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  • Lynda Stuart 12 Nov 2013 6:55pm () in Indigenous cultures and e-Learning

    Re - e-learning and cultural responsiveness

    Hi everyone. Just a quick response. We are just beginning this journey as a cluster of 6 schools in the Mt Albert/ Mt Roskill area. We are working closely with Manaiakalani ( many of you will have heard of this cluster). Our name is Ako Hiko - which encompasses teaching and learning as a two way experience which can be enhanced by the use of modern information and communication devices. As schools we have large numbers of Pasifika and Maori students alongside students of many other ethnicities. Whanau in our schools have been an integral part of making the decision to move into leasing students individual devices from the beginning of 2014. They see that this is their children's present not their future and want to take every step possible to support their children's learning. Not easy for many of them but we are making it as affordable and well supported as we can. Two classrooms in each of the schools are moving into this. Professional learning development is happening for the teachers of the rooms and this is extremely exciting. The achievement challenge that is at the centre of our work is around writing and results will be shared and we are hoping that this will be a part of research also.
    Enjoy the week.