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Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 2020

Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events


Online video conference Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to the Enabling e-Learning PLD events planned for Term 2 2020. At the beginning of the year, I don't think any of us could have imagined, just how much how our focus on teaching and learning would change; where all schools/kura are now planning for distance learning - at home, from home. 

We're not sure how long this will be a requirement going forward, but the fortunate thing is, we can continue to support each other virtually in our very own dedicated community online. This term Enabling e-Learning has planned a series of learning opportunities to support educators to find; timely, practical and exciting new ways to engage in learning, with the aid of technologies (and effective teaching strategies) online. 

We have sought the support of educators with experience in designing for distance learning and have also curated some useful content in Enabling e-Learning (TKI)As always, there's an invitation for you to tell us what's important to you now, as you navigate uncharted waters of online engagement and learning design. 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! 

See you online! smiley


Join our discussions


smiley DISCUSSION POST: What does an online programme of learning look like? 8 April - 8 May

Timetable plan As we transition towards planning and facilitating distance learning, what could an online programme of learning look like? How might you plan online and offline experiences, so that the wellbeing of your learners, whānau and yourself is taken into consideration? What e-learning tools might help make this visible or collaborative to all? In this discussion, we'll share what some daily/weekly timetables might look like and invite you to do the same. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

smiley Digital Resource #3: Digital citizenship when learning from home, 6 May

This pick-up-and-go teacher resource will focus on practical examples and ideas for ensuring our learners are safe online as they engage with web content, communication technologies as well as social media. This teaching resource links to the e-Learning Planning Framework, NetSafe, snapshots for learning, Ministry foci for PLD priorities as well as bigger picture ideas. This resource will be hosted in the Digital Citizenship group.

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Digital resources to support literacy learning online, 19 May - 19 June

Digital book shelf This discussion will curate some local and global resources and strategies to support literacy (reading, writing, visual, oral language) learning online. We welcome your top tips for learning sites as well. It will be hosted in the Teaching group.

smiley Digital Resource #4:  Using digital tools to flip learning, 2 June

This pick-up-and-go teacher resource captures how digital tools (such as video) and platforms can help students access knowledge resources, prior to engaging with teachers to help strengthen understandings and apply new learning. This teaching resource links to; changing role of the teacher, digital tools to flipped learning models, grow learner agency and enrich learning opportunities, snapshots for learning, Ministry foci for PLD priorities as well as bigger picture ideas such as Ten TrendsThis resource will be hosted in the Beyond the classroom group. Collaboration

smiley Digital Resource #5:  Collaborative learning for ākonga and kaiako, 18 June

This pick-up-and-go teacher resource showcases how digital tools and platforms can support collaborative planning, learning and evaluation. This teaching resource links to; assessment for learning, learner agency, e-Learning Planning Framework. This resource will be 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


smiley edSpace live event: Interactive learning online​, 9 April, 1.00 - 1.40pm

Heard of Flipgrid? Used Answer Garden, JamBoard or played Kahoot? Interactive tools online

These easily accessible online tools are a great way to invite interaction, participation and collaboration from near or far. Want to know more? Come and join this free edSpace (hosted by CORE Education) Thursday, 1pm (9 April), with Accredited facilitator, Katrina Laurie. Please feel free to pass this invitation on to others. REGISTER NOW!

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Distance learning for dummies​, 15 April, 1.00 - 1.30pm

Not really for dummies, rather for everyone! Feel free to join us in this informal Q&A with Heath Chittenden (Principal) leading flipped learning at Ashhurst School. There is no agenda in this clinic-style session. Bring along your questions (or ideas) about facilitating programmes of learning from a distance. Target audience: Lower and upper Primary school. REGISTER NOW!

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Facilitating online meetings from a distance, 16 April, 3.15pm - 3.45pm

Learning onlineFeel free to join us in this webinar as Lynne Silcock (Accredited Facilitator) shares some top tips for facilitating live meetings (Zoom and Google Hangouts) with a UDL lens (Universal Design for Learning). Bring along your questions (or ideas) about facilitating programmes of learning from a distance. Target audience: All levels. REGISTER NOW!

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Developing online programmes of learning for diverse learners, 22 April, 3.15pm - 3.45pm

Feel free to join us in this webinar as Ruthanne Kennedy (e-Principal) offers some tips and considerations - management and tools, modelled strategies and activities for designing programme opportunities for diverse learners online. Target audience: All levels. REGISTER NOW!

smiley Spotlight WEBINAR:  Benefits of online learning, 12 May, 7.30am - 5pm

We shine a light on a past event (2017) that showcased the, Benefits of online learning with a special expert panel; Anne Williams Nicky Lewis, Darren Sudlow and Rachel Whalley. Watch this space for more!

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The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

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.

Image sources: Video conferencing, Armin Schreijäg from PixabayFlickr, CC2.0, Alan Levine, Studio on Collaborative LearningPxfuel.com timetable, CC0Pikrepo.com, white and black bookshelf CC0Pikrepo.com: CC0, Macbook pro on white table