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e-Learning round up | 27 February 2019

Calendar 2019 Bula, tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei everyone and welcome to the first e-learning community pānui for February 2019.

We've published the Enabling e-Learning community promotional events in Term 1 2019 and want you to get involved, join us online and add to these stories as well. Also check out latest Enabling e-Learning newsletter (TKI) for February including new and updated resources in Enabling e-Learning, such as App development in the classroom

Next up on the community calendar:

Technology Online Webinar: NCEA levels 2 and 3 digital technologies standards, Wednesday, 27 February: 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Come along and hear Julie McMahon (HOD Technology, St Hilda's College) and John Creighton (HOF Technology, Burnside High School) discuss these revised assessment tools and how they can be utilised in programmes of learning. At the webinar, there will also be time for you to ask Julie and John your questions. Register here

Hei konā mai,

Tess and the Enabling e-Learning team smiley 


Teaching logo Learning and Teaching


smiley DISCUSSION POST: Who's sparking up your localised curriculum? 4 February - 4 April

The Ministry of Education has released three guides to help schools design their curriculum and assessment review processes to strengthen a localised curriculum. The tools will help decision makers to assess progress that is informative, and strengthen the partnerships you have with parents and whānau. More on this to come. In the meantime, we ask, how do you design rich tasks with and for your learners? We'd love to hear more. 

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Snapshot: An Integrated Investigation; Science at Taita College, 20 February - 20 April

If you enjoyed our interview with Sujata Rajagopal last year, you'll really like this Enabling e-Learning snapshot highlighting how, at Taita College (Lower Hutt), learning is authentic, future-focused, multidisciplinary, and culturally responsive and students are gaining multiple NCEA credits this way. 

Taita College

Safer Internet Day NZ 2019! Safer Internet Day NZ 2019 has been and gone, but the theme, Together for a Better Internet as well as the resources and three top tips shared, are still relevant and worth acting on.

FREE Te Tiriti o Waitangi event and resources: Waitangi Day has also been and gone, but bookmark this page and check out the resources from Te Papa and NZC Online. Also feel free to add your own resources to keep this rich kete alive.

Whakawhanaungatanga - Getting to know our learners It’s the start of the year, and we've shared a pepeha template that helps to get to know your students a little deeper as well a template that invites parents and whānau to share their views on their child's strengths and needs.

smileyMatapihi students SNAPSHOT HIGHLIGHT: STEAM at Te Kura o Matapihi​, 7 March - 7 May

We take a closer look at authentic learning at Te Kura o Matapihi where tamariki are taking ownership of their thinking while creating in new ways using Digital Technologies to support learning, collaboration, and connecting with the wider world. Join us when this discussion goes live in the Teaching group.

imageCheck out e-Learning and Teaching >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning


Collaborationsmiley DISCUSSION POST: Collaborative Inquiry​, 11 March - 11 May

We've all heard of professional inquiry and are no doubt engaging in evidence-based teacher inquiry practices in our schools, but what is collaborative inquiry and how can examining and reflecting on our practice together make a difference to our learners? Join us in this discussion thread to share our practice and find out more. This discussion will be hosted in the Professional learning group.

   TKI logoCheck out more e-Learning & Professional Learning >>> Enabling e-Learning website. 



red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction


Digital leadership smiley DISCUSSION POST: Leading Digital Technologies, 14 March - 14 May

Technologies are a major influencer in our education, so there's always been a need to lead change with an e-learning lens. Now with the expectation to be ready to implement Digital Technologies (revised Technology Learning area) in 2020, we ask, what's needed for leadership and support in this area? Join us in this thread as we discuss implications for teacher and leadership capability to lead this change. This discussion will be hosted in the Leadership group

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

Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure

Exploring Progress outcomes 2 for CT and DDDO and Breaking down Digital Technology progress outcomes for CT and DDDO: We share a crowd-sourced resource (Google doc) by Amy Coker sharing some plugged and unplugged resources to support teaching Computational Thinking for Years 1-6. Thanks for creating and sharing this Amy. Does anyone else have anything to add?

smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Simple coding in ScratchSimple coding in Scratch, March 13 00 - 11.59pm

Check out this previous hands-on webinar on how to use Scratch (plugged and unplugged in Scratch). We'll be doing a series of hands-on workshops to teach block coding and the language of coding to support teachers implementing Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. Part of this thread: Scratching our heads for ideas with Scratch

Scratch webinar screenshot

Technology Online Webinar: Engagement through authentic learning experiences, Wednesday, 20 March: 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm


Come along and hear Deidre Senior (Principal, Waitaki Valley Primary School) and Cheryl Pym (Accredited Professional Learning and Development Facilitator, Otago University) talk about the work they have been doing together with classroom teachers developing integrated programmes of learning using local curriculum that aligns with the technology learning area.

At the webinar, there will also be time for you to ask Deidre and Cheryl your questions about their project. Register here. This webinar will be recorded and made available in Technology OnlineAlso see Online Webinar Recordings from Technology Online for previous webinars.

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

CalendarFor your calendar...

EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

  • Check out the up-coming promotional events in Term 1 2019. 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 

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

Image source: Taita College (Enabling e-Learning), Jigsaw (Pxhere), Digital Leadership (Giulla Forsythe, Flickr)