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Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 4 2018?


Term 4 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events


Spring Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to the Enabling e-Learning calendar for Term 4. This term there's a mixture of recorded and on-going connections with educators like yourselves. 

We'll continue to focus on how learning and teaching can be facilitated by/supported through the appropriate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as well as focus on the new Digital technologies content; and ways Computational thinking and Designing and developing digital outcomes can continue to part of your learning programmes. 

We hope there's something in there for everyone this term. If not, let us know what you'd like to see more of.  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


Tāpasa cultural competenciessmiley DISCUSSION POST: Tapasā: Cultural competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners? 23 October - 23 November 

Join us as we discuss how Tapasā (as part of our Codes and Standards) can support teachers to become more culturally aware, confident and competent when engaging with Pacific learners and their parents, families and communities. This discussion will be hosted in the Leadership group

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Design thinking in the curriculum, 7 November - 7 December

Design thinking stands alongside other constructivist approaches such as inquiry-based learning, computational thinking, STEAM, makerspaces, and project-based learning and empowers students to change their social and environmental contexts through design. Want to know more about Design thinking and how it fits in the Technology curriculum when teaching CT and DDDO? Join us when this discussion goes live in the Teaching group.

Umu smiley DISCUSSION POST: An integrated investigation: Science at Taita College7 December (date changed)

We profile this inspirational story from the Gazette and interview Sujata Rajagopal (HOD Science) about a thematic project that integrates several strands of the curriculum in a culturally responsive way that enables students to achieve multiple NCEA credits from several different disciplines. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Exploring Progress outcomes 2 for CT and DDDO28 November 

Building on planning ideas for Progress Outcomes 1 for CT and DDDO, we continue to familiarise ourselves with the terminology and intentions of the Progress outcomes 2 linking to Digital technologies content material and examples of practice from the Enabling e-Learning media gallery. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

Collaboration smiley DISCUSSION POST: Nurturing collaborative partnerships, 5 December

Leaders are teachers and teachers are leading learning in schools, CoLs and Kāhui Ako. This discussion post will explore collaborative partnerships in teachings, collaborative professional inquiry and building relational trust. We'll explore some tools to support collaborative inquiry, share case studies and invite you to ask patai or share examples of effective practice. This discussion is hosted in the Professional learning 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. 



Plan to view our free online workshops 

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


Curriculum for the futuresmiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Curriculum for the future31 October

In this webinar (2015), we revisit important conversations and partnerships in Curriculum design. Rachel Bolstad takes us through an interactive virtual role play, to create some co-constructed arguments for future-based curriculum design, that involves teachers, leaders, students, BOT and parents. Curriculum for the future - where will these conversations take us next? This webinar is hosted in the Teaching group.

smiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Sujata Rajagopal, An integrated investigation: Science at Taita College, 13 November

Join us in this interview with a guru, as Sujata Rajagopal (HOD Science) talks about a science thematic project (umu and hangi) that integrates several strands of the curriculum in a culturally responsive way, and enables students to achieve multiple NCEA credits from several different disciplines. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

Innovation webinarsmiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: What does innovation look like in your school? 26 November

As part of current trends looking more deeply into designing thinking, authentic integration through STEM/STEAM, we revisit this webinar (2014), and hear how Alexia Hilbertidou has created a movement that encourages young NZ women to take up STEM and STEAM subjects at school and follow those passions into successful careers. This discussion is hosted in the Leadership group.

smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: What is collaborative inquiry? 3 December

In this webinar (2014), Rebbecca Sweeney talks about the process of moving from individual to collaborative inquiry, leadership of collaborative inquiry in schools, CoLs and Kāhui Ako, partnerships with learners and the wider community and shares examples of how collaborative inquiry can work. This webinar is hosted in the Professional learning group.

e-Learning leadership webinarsmiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: e-Learning leadership, what does it take? 12 December

How is leadership different from e-learning leadership? In this webinar (2015), we revisit what it takes to be an e-learning leader with Richard McLaren sharing his experiences at Shirley Boy's High School. This webinar is hosted in the Leadership group.


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CC Image sources: Unsplash: Spring flowers by Erik-Jan Leusink, Tapasā cultural competencies framework (Enabling e-Learning TKI), CC BY 2.0, Flickr: Sara Stewart EDC Hangi 2010, Max Pixel CC): Collaboration colleagues