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e-Learning round-up | 20 October 2017

Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome back to Term 4 and a short pānui highlighting all the news, events, discussions and developments related to e-learning across the VLN.

Term 4 calendar of events offering FREE PLD events has now been published. You may wish to book the following events from the Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendar, or print off the flyer for your staffroom. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! 

Don't miss out, these events are starting early in the term:

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Online learning and the benefits for students, 1 November, 3.45pm - 4.45pm

Online learningDo you have students, that for whatever reason, it's a challenge to meet or extend their learning needs in the traditional sense? Then join us in this webinar as we hear from Anne Williams and Nicky from Ashburton College, Darren Sudlow, one of the eDirectors from NetNZ and e-Principal Rachel Whalley as we find out more about how online learning services and programmes are providing successful, personalised learning pathways for students. REGISTER NOW!

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

See you there!

Hei konā mai,

Tess smiley 


Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo  Beyond the classroom


LEARNZ What's the Plan, Stan - getting ready for an emergency field trip. Watch the intro video. Barrie Matthews shares a virtual field trip where students learn about New Zealand's history of emergencies caused by natural hazards and explore the latest and best practice recommended for you and your school during an emergency. Find out more>>>


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smiley FORUM: Online Learning – Benefits for students, 24 October - 24 November

In this forum we take a look at some initiatives to help make learning more accessible for students using online networks and programmes for learning. We talk to teachers and students and find out how utilising online courses offered through NetNZ and the VLN Primary School initiative can support timetable flexibility, personalisation of learning and extend learning opportunities for students. We'd also encourage you to share your own online learning initiatives in a discussion that will be hosted in the Teaching group.

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FORUM: Collaboration in Kāhui Ako and Event: Collaboration in Kāhui Ako

Sonya Van Schaijik shared some updates from a recent #TeachMeetNZ event where 8 educators share their stories from within Kāhui Ako. Sonya also shared presenter videos and material, as well as her reflections on this event. Well worth a view/listen/read. 

What's your role and goal/s in your community of learning?

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smiley COLLABORATIVE CHALLENGE: Recruiting new staff 2018? Add your top tips here, 20 October - 20 November

We need your help: In 2018, what kinds of skills, knowledge and attributes do you think a future-focused teacher needs to bring to a new teaching role, and how might this be best presented in an interview/application process? Please feel free to add your top tips here:


TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

  • Check out the Term 4 calendar of events.
  • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, digital teacher portfolios, computational thinking, ILEs, robotics, gaming and more! 

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

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Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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