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Term 3 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

Term 3 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events


Teachers back at work Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome back to Term 3. Here are the virtual Enabling e-Learning PLD events on offer for Term 3 2020.

This term sees us settle into more familiar routines of in-school teaching and learning. For some, this might mean taking the best of what we have learned from distance learning and integrating those practices more frequently in our classrooms going forward. We're also looking forward post-lockdown and are offering opportunities to highlight effective e-learning pedagogies in action, as well as useful examples of learning with/through/about digital technologies.

We are constantly updating our content in Enabling e-Learning (TKI), as always, we love for you to tell us what you'd like to see more of. 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: Managing multiple digital platforms 21 July - 21 August 

As a result of COVID-19 and distance learning, many teachers found themselves finding, using, creating, curating and managing digital content across multiple platforms. In this discussion we look at some options for schools to make this manageable and explore this in more detail with Warren Hall on Thursday 23rd July. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Year 9 and 10 Digital Innovation and Design course at Aorere College 29 July - 29 August 

The revised Technology Learning area recommends a cross-curricula approach to designing learning can be applied in years 9 and 10, before students begin to specialise in particular technological areas, including digital technologies. What can this look like for current specialist teachers in Years 9 and 10? In this thread we shine a light on Aorere College, where all year nine students take a whole year course called Digital Innovation and Design as a core subject. This snapshot outlines the course content, why the school took this route, how the course was developed, and the impact for students and teachers. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group. Digital tools to capture learning

smiley Digital Resource:  Using digital tools to capture learning, 4 August

This pick-up-and-go teacher resource curates digital platforms and processes that enable students to take ownership, share and reflect on their learning. This teaching resource links to; assessment for learning, digital tools (e-Portfolios) to support learner agency, as well as strengthening connections with family and whānau. This resource will be hosted in the Beyond the classroom group. 

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Engaging with the community at Newbury School, 9 September - 9 October

In this discussion, we highlight Newbury School and the opportunities they have taken advantage of (due to conditions created for distance teaching and learning) to strengthened connections between school, home and the learner. We welcome your stories about ways you have used digital tools and processes to enhance home-school partnerships as well. Join us when this discussion goes live in Beyond the classroom group.

smiley  Online web conferencing Digital Resource: Using digital tools to connect beyond the classroom, 16 September - 16 October

This pick-up-and-go teacher resource captures how digital tools can be used to connect with others to strengthen home school partnerships. This teaching resource links to; place-based learning and strengthening connections with family and whānau. This resource will be hosted in the Beyond the classroom group.

smiley DISCUSSION POST: Game-based learning and game design, 24 September - 24 October

In this discussion we build on the themes of game-based learning, gamification and game design can become an integral part of an integrated authentic approach to learning designThis 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


smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Managing multiple digital platforms with Warren Hall  23 July, 3.45 - 4.45pm 

As a result of COVID-19 and distance learning, many teachers found themselves using, creating, curating and managing digital content across multiple platforms. In this webinar, Warren Hall (Accredited Facilitator) will share some top tips on managing Google apps, Hapara, Gmail and Google Classrooms and more.  Bring along your questions (or ideas) about using these platforms and more. Target audience: Secondary. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group REGISTER NOW!

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Designing learning for diverse learners, 20 August, 3.45pm - 4.45pm

As a result of COVID-19, many teachers found out first-hand about the complexities of designing and delivering programmes of learning from a distance that meets the needs of all diverse learners. Feel free to join us in this webinar, as Mary Anne Mills (Education Consultant) shares a framework (Universal Design for Learning) that enables accessible and inclusive access to learning both from a distance and in the classroom. Bring along your questions (or ideas) about facilitating programmes of 

Diverse learners

learning from a distance. Target audience: All levels. REGISTER NOW!

smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Flexibility and freedom of learning, 26 August, 3.45pm - 4.45pm

Our taiohi (students) got a taste of freedom during Covid-19 lockdown, where they enjoyed the flexibility of timetables, choices they could make about when and how they were learning. How might we support the freedom, flexibility that our learner have experienced over covid? Let's explore this national issue further together. Feel free to join Tessa Gray (Accredited Facilitator) in this webinar as she shares some ideas, strategies and frameworks to help for designing opportunities that provide more freedom, flexibility, choice and voice in learning. Target audience: All levels. REGISTER NOW!

smiley Spotlight WEBINAR: Benefits of online learning, 31 August 7.30am - 5pm

We shine a light on a past event, Learning for all (2016) as part of Enabling e-Learning forum: Designing inclusive innovative learning environmentsWatch 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: At work: Photo by imperioame form PxHere, Pikist Royalty free Online learning web conference, Flickr, Ken Whytock, Differentiated instruction involves creating multiple paths to learning for diverse students.