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Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 1 2018?


Term 1 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events


New year Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to Enabling e-Learning's FREE online professional learning for Term 1 2018. We want to make the most of the rich plethora of resources and conversations we have already in Enabling e-Learning (TKI and VLN), so this term we'll be highlighting forums, discussions and webinar recordings that relate to digital planners, Teacher Codes and Standards, e-portfolios and digital gaming in the classroom. 

We also want to make connections to Ministry of Education's foci as the year unfolds, including Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko. As always, there's an invitation for you to share what you'd like see more of or be part of, so please feel free to make contact directly or leave comments below.

You may also wish to print off the flyer for your staffroom. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! 

See you online! smiley


Join our discussions


smiley REVITALISATION POST: Digital Teacher Planners, 6 March - 6 April.

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Digitising data means you can input ‘stuff’ once, re-use, tweak, modify share and even co-construct with others - all without re-inventing the wheel. Having good systems and templates enables us to organise all kinds of things and having links to calendars/diaries allow us to organise those things over a period of time. Join us in this discussion as we rethink teacher planning digitally, so that our planning can be transparent, adaptable and collaborative. We'll also touch on digital tools to help teach in collaborative, innovative spaces.

Quality teaching

smiley REVITALISATION POST: New Codes and Standards for teaching, 16 March - 16 April.

Codes and standardsThis discussion invites you to engage and interactive with current resources that bring the new Codes and Standards (professional guidelines) for NZ teachers into practice in your school. We will also extend our thinking around cultural competencies focused on raising achievement for Māori and Pasifika learners as well as practical ways to keep the artefacts of Te Tiriti o Waitangi alive. Your experiences, ideas and templates are welcome.

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Digital gaming in the classroom/games for learning, 23 March - 23 April.

GamificationGamification and games for learning is steeped in game theory and has huge potential in the classroom From game users to game creators, we'll explore games for learning and games to transform learning for now and the future. Come join us, as we explore what's possible for both teachers and learners as active participants in learning design with links to the new Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko elements of the Technology document. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group. 21st Century learning

smiley REVITALISATION POST: Innovation in the classroom, 11 April - 11 May.

InnovationThere is so much innovation going on in our schools. Leaders and teachers are coming up with new ideas, and new ways of doing things all the time. But what innovation looks like to one school could be completely different for another as each school has different goals and philosophies. In this discussion we have a challenge/wero for you - to add one image, slide or a 30 sec video into a shared resource showcasing what innovation in learning looks like to you. More to come...

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 SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Digital planners for teachers, March 9, 00.00am - 11.59pm

Digital Planners webinar

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 recording 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.


Technology Online webinar: Introducing the learning progressions for digital technologiesMarch 14, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Digital technologies

Come along and hear Catherine Johnson (Lead facilitator) discuss the new learning progressions for digital technologies: What they are, How they are embedded within technology and The New Zealand Curriculum and What supports and information are available for teachers

This webinar is useful for teachers who will be involved in implementing the new learning progressions for technology in digital technologies, including:

  • classroom teachers in primary and secondary 
  • technology lead teachers 
  • syndicate leaders
  • heads of technology departments/learning areas/faculties 
  • digital technologies teachers. Register for the webinar

smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Digital portfolios for teachers, March 20, 00.00am - 11.59pm

Portfolio webinar

Digital portfolios enable teachers to archive, share and reflect on their professional practice. View this webinar recording as Leigh Hynes shares some practical useful and time saving ways to maintain teacher digital portfolios for registration, appraisal and a professional digital profile. Let's work smarter, not harder.

Quality teaching


smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Seesaw and teacher e-portfolios, March 27, 00.00am - 11.59pm

Screenshot Seesaw 2 webinar

View this webinar recording with Katrina Laurie as we learn some practical ways to archive and reflect on the evidence for our teacher appraisal - aligned with the new Codes and Standards and professional inquiry. There are also some considerations for how to make our reflective practice visible and collaborative with others.

smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Gaming in education, April 5, 00.00am - 11.59pm

Gaming in educationView this webinar recording as Karen Spencer sets the scene for gaming in education, while Hamish Chalmers takes us on a journey in the world of MineCraft and shares how it could be used as part of a classroom - not only to extend boys' writing, but to also offer rich opportunities for negotiation, collaboration and co-operation.

Learners at centre


smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: 3D Gaming and virtual reality, April 12, 00.00am - 11.59pm

Virtual webinar View this webinar recording with guest presenters Charlie Smith and Tyne Crow as they share how their students are engaging in innovative, high-end learning using digital technologies - in particular designing, developing and creating (programming, modelling) 3D virtual reality games. We also explore how this innovative practice aligns with the new Digital Technologies |  Hangarau Matihiko sections of the Technology document.

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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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