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e-Learning round up | 19 October 2018

Bula, tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the latest e-learning pānui for October.

The Enabling e-Learning community calendar of events is out, check out the up-coming promotional events in Term 4 2018. Please feel free to on share, get involved and contribute to these events.

Next up on the calendar:

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

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.

Look out for the notifications and come join us online.

Hei konā mai,

Tess and the Enabling e-Learning team smiley 


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Snapshot of Learning: STEM learning at Muritai School: Jacky Young has shared a crowd-sourced doc and asks us to add some ideas and examples of STEM and STEAM to this shared resource.

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.

Preparing for Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko in the Technologies learning area: More resources are shared regularly in this thread to help support you as you prepare to implement Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko in the Technologies Learning area in your curriculum. Any more great resources, material, content or networks to share?

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

HangiJoin 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.


Global education challenges: Jessie Cross has started a new group LRTT (Limited Resource Teacher Training) - a social enterprise founded by teachers to upskill and connect teachers from around the world; help create a future where every child has access to a quality education, regardless of the context they are born into.

In this thread Jessie shares an article highlighting the diverse range of challenges facing education around the world and the significant positive impact that high-quality teaching has on student performance. Jessie invites you to get involved and asks, what is the most significant challenge that you face as a teacher in NZ? Could an LRTT Fellowship help you learn new skills to deal with your own teaching challenges?

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New Collaborative Partners: Mark Maddren shares some frameworks for building relationships and trust in a team. He exemplifies this with some examples of collaborative teaching partnerships in the Grow Waitaha collaborative initiative.

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.

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red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction

Highlights and updates in Enabling e-Learning (TKI)Need some inspiration or ideas? Then check out Enabling e-Learning's latest resources and examples of effective classroom practice showcasing the use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching. Any suggestions for new stories or support material?

Building culturally responsive practice schoolwide (Enabling e-Learning TKI)

In this video, principal, Roger Hornblow describes their two and a half year journey to build culturally inclusive practices at Pegasus Bay School; that has involved whānau and the wider community, including consultation with the Ngāi Tūāhuriri Education Committee (Ngāi Tahu) to help design the school and their place-based curriculum. Find out more >>>

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Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure

Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko: 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm – The Karrikins Group talk about this free programme for students in years 3–8, which is designed to build skills and understanding of digital technologies. More information about the Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko project »

MDM Options: Warren Grieve's school is using apple profile manager as their MDM, but is experiencing issues mainly around it not deploying changes correctly. Do you have experience with this system and any advice to share with Warren?

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CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

  • Check out the up-coming promotional events in Term 4 2018. Please feel free to on share, get involved and contribute to these events.
  • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars (and interviews) from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, digital teacher portfolios, computational thinking, ILEs, robotics, gaming, Digital Technologies in the curriculum and more! 

New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

Feel free to contact Tessa Gray to add your e-learning events here >>>

Twitter image Twitter Chats 

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Image source: CC BY 2.0, Flickr: Sara Stewart EDC Hangi 2010