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Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 3 2015?

Term 3 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 


Tēnā koutou, talofa lava. There's no better time to access virtual PLD (anytime, anywhere, anyhow), than from the comfort of your school or home during winter. This term we address some common e-learning trends and warmly invite you to get involved in our dedicated e-learning forum discussions and live workshops. 

You may wish to book the following events from the Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendars. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! smiley


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Smile FORUM: Coding, digital literacy or a new kind of language? 29 July - 29 August


Guiding question: Are your students using/writing code using apps or software as part of computer programming at school? If so, we’d love to hear more.

Audience: Primary and secondary school teachers, leaders or e-learning leaders interested in developing students' digital literacy, problem solving and collaborative skills through coding and computer programming. Come join us on this thread in the Enabling e-Learning | Teaching group when it goes live on 29th July.

Smile FORUM: Inclusive education, what does this mean? 19 August - 18 September 


Inclusive education is a term we are hearing more and more about. This forum will share and unpack some of the recent material released (TKI and NZC) to help educators think about inclusive education for all students. For more see, http://inclusive.tki.org.nz/.

Audience: Primary and secondary school teachers and leaders interested in creating inclusive environments to better meet the needs of all diverse learners. Come join us on this thread in the Enabling | Teaching group when it goes live on 5th August.

Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 




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All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar


Smile WEBINAR: Personalising PLD using social networks, 12 August, 3.45-4.45pm


More and more educators are finding ways to meet their PLD needs through social networks like Twitter, Facebook as well as live webinars in Google Hangouts. These can be accessed in real-time or as archived, recorded events. Come and join Danielle Myburgh (EdchatNZ founder) and Sonya Van Schaijik (TeachMeetNZ fame) as they share the purpose, potential and practicalities for how Twitter and Google Hangouts can make the most of a growing teacher network - to help meet your professional learning needs. 

Audience: Primary and secondary school leaders or e-learning leaders interested in connecting with other like-minded NZ educators via social networking. This webinar will be supported with thread in the Enabling e-Learning | Professional Learning group. Hosted in Adobe Connect with Nathaniel Louwrens. REGISTER NOW!


Smile WEBINAR: Pakirehua, Teacher Inquiry with a Māori world view​ 19 August, 3.45-4.45pm


When we talk about Teaching as Inquiry, we immediately think about Spirals of Inquiry and the work of Timperley, Kaser and Halbert. From a Māori perspective Inquiry/Pakirehua has always been and is what we’ve always done, it's part of our DNA. Ancestors, tipuna show the way for us; their stories, experiences and knowledge are a natural part of understanding how we (as Māori) inquire, are curious and solve problems. Using this approach, kaiako and tumuaki (in kura) have been engaging in cycles of inquiry to improve student achievement and the results have been hugely successful.

Come and join Tammy Gardiner and Marama Reweti-Martin (Te Toi Tupu facilitators for Assessment, Management and Tumuaki projects) as they share the story and success of Pakirehua.

Audience: All kaiako, tumuaki, teachers and leaders interested in raising achievement for Māori students using teaching as Inquiry with a Māori world view. This webinar will be supported with thread in the Enabling e-Learning | Leadership groupHosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray. REGISTER NOW!

smiley WEBINAR: e-Learning leadership, what does it take?​ 26 August, 3.45-4.45pm


Future-focused schools acknowledge the important role of technologies as we prepare our students for a world beyond school. What does it take to be an e-leader in a future-focused educational secondary environment? What needs to be taken into consideration when resourcing and supporting all learners within and beyond the school? How can we help each other, as e-leaders to support the work we do in school? Come join Richard McLaren (Assistant Principal, Shirley Boy’s High School, Christchurch) as he shares his experiences of e-leadership in a secondary school. 

Audience: Secondary teachers, leaders, e-leaders interested in e-leadership in a secondary context. This webinar will be supported with thread in the Enabling e-Learning Leadership group. Hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa GrayREGISTER NOW!

Smile UNCONFERENCE WEBINAR: E-Learning in your classroom - Your voice 2015, 9 September, 3.45-4.45pm


This webinar is an open/unconference event. Each year we create a space for community members to informally share how e-learning activities are impacting on you as teachers and your students' learning. You determine the contexts and content (fast snappy 4 minute presentations). Guest presenters: YOU! 

Audience:  Anyone interested in sharing or hearing about the impact of e-learning in both primary and secondary schools. This webinar will be supported by a thread in the Enabling e-Learning | Teaching group. Hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa GrayREGISTER NOW!


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The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks


Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every three weeks - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

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