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Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 1 2017?

Term 1 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 


Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to another year where Enabling e-Learning brings you a variety of FREE e-learning online activities for your benefit. Some events are planned, while others will respond to your needs. So with that in mind, we'd like to know what you want to see more of, so please feel free to contact Tessa Gray directly or leave comments in this blog post below.

You may wish to book the following events from the Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendar.  Also see the downloadable PDF flyer for printing. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! smiley


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smiley CHALLENGE: One way to use technologies with your parents/whānau, 9 February - 9 March

Here's a challenge for the beginning of the year. This forum is an opportunity for you to think about ways you and your students are going to 'seep' out into the world. The wero is for you to be brave, dive in and Finish this sentence: "This year I plan to use **INSERT TECHNOLOGIES HERE** to make connections with parents and whānau so that..." 

This challenge/wero thread is live in Enabling e-Learning | Beyond the Classroom group.

smiley DISCUSSION: Moving towards mātau at Te Ara Whānui, 20 February - 20 March

Here's a story of how one kura has discovered a structured tool - Te Rangitukutuku (Māori Medium e-Learning Planning Framework) to reflect, reposition themselves and undertake the evolutionary changes that are needed for their tamariki and the wider community in a digital age.

This thread will be hosted in the e-Learning Planning Frameworks group.

smiley FORUM: Connecting Communities of Learning through technologies, 10 March - 10 April

As more and more schools collectively address their professional learning goals in communities of learning, how can digital technologies support collaboration within and between schools? This forum will explore ideas and examples for how digital technologies can supporting collaboration and collective action. This is also an opportunity for you to share what works for you as you connect with colleagues beyond your school.

This conversation will be held in the Professional Learning group.

smiley FORUM: Authentic curriculum in action 20 March - 20 April 

Authentic learning is nothing new right? We do this everyday. What happens when learning is more engaging, relevant and authentic for learners, where building student agency and ownership of learning becomes the norm? Great things can happen, that's what. This forum will support the live event sharing how authentic learning can become part of specialty curriculum areas. This is also an opportunity to draw ideas from yourselves as you share ways your students have been engaging in learning that has made a difference for them.

This conversation will take place in the Teaching 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: Authentic learning across the curriculum, 23 March, 3:45-4:45 pm

Students outsideIn this webinar, two teachers (primary, secondary) share how authentic learning has become part of their specialty curriculum areas (Maths, Science) and how the learning experiences are making a difference for their learners. We'll also highlight some new resources developed in Enabling e-Learning. REGISTER NOW!

This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Teaching group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray. 


smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Diving into Seesaw, 29 March, 3.45-4.45pm

Come and join us for a hands-on experience to find out about Seesaw (digital ePortfolio) and how you can use it in your learning environment. Katrina Laurie will take us on this hands-on tour. 

In this webinar we will explore...

  • What is Seesaw?

  • Why should I use it?

  • Experience Seesaw as a Student

  • Classroom Ideas and Examples

  • Class Setup & Time Saving Tips

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Questions, Help and Resources


This webinar is interactive, so REGISTER NOW and see what you'll need prior and during this live event. This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray.


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.

In 2017, the advisory is offering opportunities for school leaders, leaders of digital technologies and teachers to come together and explore effective ways to manage and plan how your school or CoL use digital technologies for learning.


Sessions will support teachers to:

  • explore ways to use technology to bring their vision for learning to life

  • model ways of professional learning

  • make connections across local schools through clusters, networks and sharing stories.

  • gain a clear, pragmatic sense of next steps in their own contexts

  • access the CLA as a critical friend through regional advisor support and online community spaces


For more information about workshops in your area, check these out online.


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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 fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

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