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Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 1 2016?

Term 1 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 


Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to another inspirational year, jam-packed full of FREE e-learning online activities. We've got more great events planned for you this term, so don't miss out! We'd also like to hear what you want to see more of, so please feel free to contact Enabling e-Learning online facilitators Nathaniel Louwrens and Tessa Gray directly or leave comments in this blog post.

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



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smiley FORUM: One word to define your school, 11 February - 3 March

inspireThis forum is an opportunity for you to think about this school year and what you want your school to be like. What is the one word that describes what you want the rest of the school year to be like? What is the one word that describes what you want your school to reek of?

This conversation is currently live in Enabling e-Learning group.

smiley FORUM: Digital teaching planners, planning systems. 3 March - 3 April

plannerEvery teacher needs their own planning systems. In this forum you will be given the opportunity to share about your digital planning system, whether it be Google Docs, Office 365, or something else. Share what you use, why you use it and the pros and cons. Is it for individual or collaborative planning? Find out what others are using and why and share your experiences.

This conversation will be held in the Teaching group.

smiley FORUM: What does innovation look like in your school? March 16 - April 16


To innovate means to “make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products”. Innovation in schools will look different depending where the school is at and what they are doing. This forum will give you the opportunity to showcase how your school views innovation and what it looks like for you, your teachers, your students and the wider community. It's an opportunity to get ideas from others and to discuss innovative ideas in schools across the country.

This conversation will take place in the Leadership 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


smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Digital teaching planners, 17 March 2016 @ 3:45-4:45 pm

More and more teachers are moving away from the traditional paper-based teacher planners towards digital solutions such as Google Docs and Office 365. In this webinar we will hear from classroom teachers who have used various digital systems in their planning. They will discuss how they have gone about their planning; why they chose the digital platform they are using; and share their experiences. This webinar will be supported by a thread in the Enabling e-Learning | Teaching group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray and Nathaniel Louwrens. REGISTER NOW!

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Getting started in an Innovative Learning Environment, 6 April 2016 @ 3:45-4:45 pm

How does a school start to implement an Innovative Learning Environment and what does it take in an established school/kura? What are the environmental and infrastructural logistics? How is learning pedagogy developed and shared? How is the community engaged with? How are teachers supported to work work collaboratively and innovatively? How are resources (including digital tools) used to support student-driven learning? This webinar will be supported by a thread in the Enabling e-Learning | Leadership group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray and Nathaniel Louwrens. REGISTER NOW!


Connected Learning Advisory webinars

The Connected Learning Advisory — Te Ara Whītiki is a free, Ministry of Education service which gives advice on support on integrating digital technologies with learning.

WEBINAR: The Connected Learning Advisory — Te Ara Whītiki: How we can support you

15:45 - 16:45, 9 Mar 2016
In this introductory webinar you can find out how the advisory can and is supporting schools and kura. Resources and school stories will also be shared. REGISTER NOW!

WEBINAR: Choosing the right digital device

15:45 - 16:45, 23 Mar 2016
In this webinar, advice will be shared focussing on choosing the right digital device. Key ideas around educational and function purpose, learner needs, personalisation, innovative learning and professional learning.  REGISTER NOW!

WEBINAR: Making decisions around whole school platforms

15:45 - 16:45, 13 Apr 2016
In this webinar, advice will be shared focused on choosing whole school platforms (eg. Office 365 or Google Apps for Education) - what's available, why would a school want one, how might a school choose one. REGISTER NOW!



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