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Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 1 2020?

Term 1 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events


2020 plansTēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome back to our Enabling e-Learning community, 2020. This year we have a number of new professional learning initiatives planned for you; to make the most out of the Enabling e-Learning resources and community links. We have devised a series of digital packages that enable you to quickly access ideas and resources to teach with, through and about Digital Technologies; some of which enable you to support others in your school as well.

Again, we'll strongly align with the Ministry of Education's PLD priorities with a focus on Maths, Science, Reading, Writing, and Digital Fluency and as well as new PLD priorities for cultural capability, local curriculum design and assessment for learning, and we will link closely to the Technology Learning areas; Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes by curating and disseminating key resources and school stories from within and beyond Enabling e-Learning (TKI).

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 and feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! 

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smiley DISCUSSION POST: Welcome to 2020 from the Enabling e-Learning team, 30 January

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Welcome to the Enabling e-Learning community 2020. This is a space for us to share resources, ideas and experiences around the effective implementation of e-learning tools and pedagogies. Join our groups and feel free to contribute where you can. This discussion is currently live in the Enabling e-Learning group. 

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Enabling e-Learning snapshot: Year 9 and 10 Integrated programme at Orewa College 10 February - 10 April

With a focus on localised curriculum, schools are talking a fresh look at learning design that is relevant, authentic and negotiated; where natural connections are made across the curriculum. Find out how Orewa College is creating a contemporary, integrated, values-driven curriculum in response to student needs. This discussion is currently live in the Leadership group

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Safer Internet every DAY of the year, 12 February

Safer Internet planningSafer Internet Day NZ 2020 (the world’s biggest campaign to make the internet a safer place), doesn't have to be celebrated only one day a year.  What do your safer internet days look like? Any classroom resources, digital citizenship programmes or policy documentation to share with others? This discussion is currently live in the Digital Citizenship group.

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Ministry funded PLD national priorities and e-Learning, 10 March - 10 April

Enabling e-Learning closely aligns resource creation and conversation around the Ministry of Education's national priorities for professional learning. Join us in this thread as we highlight some e-learning content and conversation that supports these initiatives. This discussion will be hosted in the Leadership group

smiley Digital Resource #1: Using video to support and enhance writing, 18 March

This pick-up-and-go teacher resource showcases how digital storytelling and documentaries using video, can strengthen literacy skills such as; clarifying thinking, developing planning and storyboarding, crafting script writing and using content rich language and terminology; using localised contexts. This teaching resource links to the Literacy Progression Framework, e-learning pedagogies, snapshots for learning, Ministry foci for PLD priorities as well as bigger picture ideas. This resource will be hosted in the Teaching group. Camera film making

smiley Digital Resource #2:  Using digital tools help get to know each other - Whakawhanaungatanga, 25 March 

This pick-up-and-go teacher resource focuses on e-learning tools and processes that help strengthen relationships and encourage students to practice and share who they are through; pepeha, mihi whakatau and learning portfolios. This teaching resource links to culturally responsive practice, Universal Design for Learning and digital tools to support Māori achieving success as Māori This resource will be hosted in the Teaching group.

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Break out the games in your classroom PT2, 2 April 

This is a second instalment of a four part series discussing the value and place of games, game-based learning and game development in the classroom. In this discussion, we take a peek at what makes a game a game, and how lessons can be gamified using game mechanics and design elements. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching 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

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CC Image sources: Flickr: Marco Verch Professional 2020 calendar, Phere.com CCO camera, Flickr: IYU Pictures Safer Internet DayJisc blog digital stories