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Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 2 2018?


Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events


Planning togetherTēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to a fresh new variety of online professional learning opportunities for Term 2, 2018. We continue to offer forums, discussions, webinar recordings, as well as something special this term - a series of Interviews with a guru.

As always, we want these opportunities to meet your digital needs, so please feel free to get involved, share experience and expertise of your own or join our Q&A with CLA sessions if you have some queries of your own.

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


Quality teachingsmiley DISCUSSION POST: How can Computational Thinking be infused into Māori Medium contexts for learning, 10 May - 10 June

Join us as we share some ideas and resources for ways in which we might integrate Hangarau Matihiko in English medium and Kura kaupapa Māori settings. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

smiley DISCUSSION POST: CLA resource bank for sustainability, 30 May - 30 June

Join us as we shine a light on some rich resources and updates from Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki and invite you to share some of your own. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group.

smiley REVITALISATION POST: Maker culture, is it really all that new? 13 June - 13 July

We revisit this rich kōrero that looks at what makerspace culture is, how and why this approach is being taught in primary schools. We also make some connections to Computer Science, in particular two new technological areas of the curricula: Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes.


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. 



Plan to view our free online workshops 

All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar


smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: The People Share: Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko, 2 May

In this webinar (8/2017), we look back on an informal chat with experienced educators across Aotearoa (passionate about Computer Science), talking about the introduction of  Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko into the Technology Curriculum.

Binarysmiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Computational Thinking in the primary classroom, 17 may

Join us in this Interview with Ginette Van Praag, as we talk about Computer Science, Digital Technologies learning progressions and more. There's some top tips here for teachers starting to unpack the new areas of the Technology curriculum - Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. This interview will be hosted in the Technologies group.

smiley  WEBINAR: The people share | Tools to encourage creative, logical and analytical thinking, 23 May, 3.45 - 4.30pm

In this live event, we invite you to share a tip/trick/digital tool that helps your students to think creatively, logically or analytically. In this informal session we invite you to bring along one idea or digital tool that helps your students to process learning in a 'different' way. This webinar will be hosted in the Teaching group.

smiley Getting started with the learning progressions for digital technologies in primary | Technology Online, 30 May, 3.45 pm–4.45 pm

Phillipa Dick (Hatch Education), Rebecca Allnutt (Maori Hill School), and Lisa Dixon (Balmacewen Intermediate) discuss the progress they are making together on their digital technologies programmes.

Connected Learning Advisory

smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Introducing the Connected Learning Advisory - Te Ara Whītiki, 30 May

Review this webinar and see what the Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki can provide in terms of free, consistent, unbiased advice on integrating digital technologies into all schools and kura. 

smiley WEBINAR: Q&A with CLA, 6 June, 3.30-4pm Do you have a digital query? Not sure who to ask? You might find others looking for the same solutions. Join us in this short Q&A session with Clive Francis from the Connected Learning Advisory, as we talk through your digital needs and inquiries. This webinar will be hosted in the Leadership group.

smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Maker space, maker movement, what is it, why do we do it? 18 June

This webinar recording (11/2015) explores the potential for Makerspace in the classroom and across the curriculum. Lots of food for thought with some related discussions around: curiosity/exploratory play/discovery learning and the role of the teacher and curriculum.

Learners at centre

smiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Makerspace in the primary classroom20 June, 00.00am - 11.59pm

Join us in this Interview with our very special guru talking about the processes and benefits for teaching Makerspace and creative design in the classroom. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group.

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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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