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Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 2 2017?

Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 


Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to Term 2 where Enabling e-Learning brings you a new series of FREE e-learning online activities. The calendar events are designed to meet your arising needs, interests, concerns, trends, so as always, we'd love for you to make contact directly or leave comments in this blog post below about what you'd like to be  apart of or host and share.

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 FORUM: Digital technologies in the national curriculum, 12 May - 12 June

Enabling e-Learning has published some new resources on, Digital Technologies in the national curriculum - what's it all about? In this forum we'll unpack some of the key ideas and resources around understanding computational thinking page, digital technologies, digital fluency and more. We invite your input and would love for you to share how you're unpacking digital technologies in the curriculum in your organisation, school or kura. This conversation will be held in the Teaching group.

smiley FORUM: Assessment in a digital age, 26 May - 26 June

AssessmentAuthentic, project-based learning and collaboration are growing trends in education - all for good reason. But what about assessment for learning? What does this look like for both primary and secondary in a digital age? What tools do we have access to and how can data be shared within and beyond schools/kura (CoLs) and why would we? This forum is an opportunity to discuss current needs/issues/trends for both students and teachers. We'd like to hear what works for you and how your ideas can help others with similar needs and interests. This conversation will be facilitated in the Teaching group.

smiley FORUM: Snapshots of Universal Design for Learning, 25 July - 25 August

Teachers are passionate about meeting the diverse needs of all their learners, sometimes this can be overwhelming, so it's encouraging to see that there are digital tools, teaching ideas examples and support material to help us in the classroom. In this forum, we'll explore some school stories and snapshots that showcase how digital technologies can support learners with learning challenges such as; ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia and low vision. We'll also share a framework that support planning for differentiated learning. This is also an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas, wonderings, concerns and needs. This conversation will be hosted 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: VLN and Enabling e-Learning groups scavenger hunt, May 17, 3:45-4:45 pm

Treasure huntAre you a school or CoL leader, or want to get more out of your own PLD online? In this interactive webinar, we invite you to join us on a series of online adventures around the VLN. We'll use some gaming techniques to help you familiarise yourself with what is available and what's currently waiting for your input. A VLN tour with a difference. REGISTER NOW!

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

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Robotics, coding and 3D printers, 25 May, 3:45-4:45 pm

RoboticsWhat do you think of this? Here are some secondary students designing and printing parts for moving vehicles using a 3D printer and then creating some code to make them move. Inspiring! In this webinar, we talk to those involved  at Pakuranga College and find out why and how the students were able to get inventive with robotics, coding and 3D printers. REGISTER NOW!

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

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Simple coding in Scratch, 21 June, 3:45-4:45 pm

Scratch codeIn this hands-on webinar, we invite to you join us to explore the programme Scratch - the look/feel, tools and potential for your students. We'll also share some practical examples, top tips for educators and talk about how simple programming in Scratch can help digital literacies and digital fluency. Please note: Instructions on what is needed for this session will be made clearer closer to the live webinar, so REGISTER NOW for more information. 

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


Half Day Professional Support for Leaders of Digital Technologies  
Term 2 2017

The Connected Learning Advisory is a free service from the Ministry of Education that is helping New Zealand schools and kura make the most of digital technologies for learning.

What are these workshops about?

These are half day or full day workshops aimed at supporting schools and kura with their planning for the use of digital technologies. 

Who should attend these workshops?

The workshops are aimed at school leaders / leaders of digital technologies / BOT members with responsibility for planning and implementing strategy for the use of digital technologies. Up to three people from a school/kura can attend each event.

Workshop content:

Your local CLA advisors will introduce you to the CLA’s Strategic Thinking Roadmap which aims to bring coherence to the challenge of ensuring effective pedagogy is driving the use of digital technologies in your school. Practical, tested strategies and plenty of opportunity for collaborative discussion.

The workshops are free of charge and are being held in locations across the country, from the 12 - 22 June. Venues and location to be confirmed.

For more information go to /blog/view/970730/cla-pld-days-2017


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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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