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How do you engage all your learners?

We know what it looks like when we are engaged, don't we? We listen, we talk with others, we write and create, we probe ideas and ask questions, and want to be actively involved in shaping the process.

So, how do we create the same opportunities for students to feel this way?

On 25 July, during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, we are running a webinar to hear how others have approached this design challenge - How are we engaging every learner?: Sharing stories of effective practice - and we will be exploring ways to design learning experiences so that our learners feel in control, feel that they belong and can see themselves in the experience. Technology is part of this (and we know that ICTs can often be catalysts for engagement) but they are only part of the story.

Check out this video, exploring 'passion projects' from Enabling e-Learning:



As we run up to the webinar, can you share what you will be doing this term?

How do you engage your students when they all bring different needs and interests?


  • Sam Cunnane (View all users posts) 25 Jul 2012 3:27pm ()

    Clearly, including 'passion' in the name of your project is the key!

    Looking forward to sharing with you this afternoon about our journey so far on Passionfruit Magazine and the Curriculum Integration Project.


  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 26 Jul 2012 12:58pm ()

    Great sharing, thanks again Sam. I found your video inspirational and enjoyed how clear and animated the students were when they talked about their learning and how amazed the teachers were by the progress made.

    Hazel Owen has summarised yesterday's LIVE seminar @ How are we engaging all learners? Ideas and examples

  • Merryn Dunmill (View all users posts) 26 Jul 2012 1:30pm ()

    Sorry I was in an aeroplane at the time BUT I was lucky enough to have two days this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) working with Sam, Lorena and Angela and the students at Fraser High. We filmed a lot of reflective discussion to include in a Snapshot of Learning based on this project. The school - staff and students - are indeed passionate, dedicated, fun-loving, creative, expressive, and all-in-all switched on! Thanks Sam for a great two days in your classroom. 

  • Jane Armstrong (View all users posts) 26 Jul 2012 2:15pm ()

    For more school stories and information on an integrated curriculum through personalised learning projects - check out the Personalised learning page on Enabling e-Learning.

    Passionfruit magazine - talked about by Sam earlier - is being produced by 17 senior visual art students in a pilot project at Fraser High School. You can read more about the educational side of the project on the Curriculum Integration Project blog.

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