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Enabling e-learning | What's on in term 4 2015?

Term 4 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 


Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to Term 4's FREE online e-learning opportunities on offer. Whatever's trending, we've got it covered again this term!

We'd also also love to hear your ideas and experiences, so feel free to get involved in our dedicated forum discussions and live webinars/seminars. You may wish to book the following events from the Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendars.

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Smile BLOG SERIES: Teaching as inquiry with MrsB30 (September 18 - December 16)


The Lie of the Land in 2015: In this three part blog series, community member MrsB30 opens up and shares a bit about herself, her teaching and leadership roles and provides an insight into her role as an e-learning coach and mentor in her school. Up-coming blog posts in Term 4 will unpack MrB30’s 'leadership as inquiry' journey. Come join Sarah, asks some questions or just follow her story to see what happens. Sarah would love to hear back from you, so please feel free to leave some encouraging comments as we follow Sarah's reflective journey.

Smile BLOG SERIES: Leadership as inquiry | Responsive PLD (October 27 - December 20) 

This three part blog series highlights how one school leader has helped to create flexible learning pathways, so that staff can have ownership of their own professional learning and development. A blended approach to accessing PLD (face-to-face and online) means that professional learning can be responsive, timely and relevant to both adult and student learners' needs. Find out more. Join us once this thread goes live in the Enabling e-Learning Leadership group.

Smile DISCUSSION FORUM: Mobile digital devices, what's working, what's not? (November 5 - December 5) 


How do you make device decisions in your school? When is it appropriate to use desktops, laptops or mobile devices? Who's making these decisions and how are they informed? We'd love to hear more, maybe even crowd-source a resource to help others with these pivotal decisions - about what's appropriate when it comes to decisions about what devices to purchase, when to use them and why. This conversation will be hosted in the Technology group.

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 LIVE WEBINAR: Digital portfolios for teachers (October 28, 3.45 -4.45pm) 


More and more teachers are creating professional spaces online for; teacher inquiry, goal setting, reflections, appraisals, Registered Teacher Criteria, CVs and more. Come and join Leigh Hynes and others and together we'll explore the potential of online tools to create digital portfolios for teachers. We'd also love to hear how you archive your teaching journey as well. This webinar will be supported by the thread, Appraisal, registered teacher criteria and your e-learning goals in the Enabling e-Learning | Teaching groupHosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa GrayREGISTER NOW!


Smile LIVE WEBINAR: Maker space and Maker movement, what is it and why do we do it? (November 11, 3.45-4.45pm) 


As Mark Osborne shared in the Ulearn showcase,

"Technology has now become inaccessible in terms of maintenance and modification. There's an ‘open hardware movement’ – designed so we can, “open stuff up and find out how it works” like we used to do in Granddad’s shed. Here we can share a space and our knowledge together to solve problems – with open-sourced materials, software and hardware (free, low cost computers). “Let’s create kid-centric autonomous zones, where we’re taking back control of our technology."

Come join Leanne Stubbing (Kelburn Normal School and presenter in our last unconference webinar) and Nicki Tempero (LwDT facilitator) as they talk about the philosophy that's driving their creative, problem solving learning activities in their schools. We'd also love to hear your experiences with 'tinkering', 'maker space' or the 'maker movement'. A support discussion will feature In the Enabling e-Learning | Teaching group. Hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray. REGISTER NOW!


Connected Learning Advisory webinars:


  • Ipad webinar inviteLIVE WEBINAR: Leaders are you connected? 21st October, 3.45-4.45pm REGISTER NOW.
  • LIVE WEBINAR: How do I make the right choice when procuring digital technology for learning? Wednesday 19th November, 3.45pm-4.45pm REGISTER NOW.


The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

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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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