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Te Mangōroa - Online site to support Māori learners

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Started by Moana Timoko 25 Sep 2012 10:01pm () Replies (13)

Kia ora koutou

Have you used this website Te Mangōroa

If you have - what and how have you used it?

I am attempting to use a blended e-Learning approach to share information about this site and would really appreciate reading about how you have used or shared this space.  I have copied some information below for those who are first time visitors to the Te Mangōroa.

He rauemi a Te Mangōroa mō ngā kura reo Ingarihi. He tomokanga ki ngā kōrero, rīpoata, tatauranga, me ngā arotake puta mai i ngā wāhanga o TKI me ētahi atu paetukutuku tērā e whakaata ana i ngā whakaakoranga tōtika mō ngā ākonga Māori.

Te Mangōroa is a resource for English-medium schools. It is a portal to stories, reports, statistics, and reviews from across TKI and other sites that reflect effective practices to support Māori learners to achieve education success as Māori. Te Mangōroa contains practical illustrations of what Ka Hikitia- Managing for Success means for teaching and learning. These examples come from a wide range of schools and offer a wide range of examples of where they were at, what approaches they used to get started, what worked and what didn’t, and how they measured their success.



  • Tamara Bell  (View all users posts) 26 Sep 2012 5:57pm ()

    YES - I regularly access and share Te Mangōroa! It is a 1-stop shop for me as it links to everything of relevance and importance in relation to my work in Te Manawa Pou and Poipoia te Reo, both te reo Māori in English-medium contracts. It is so helpful as it has links to all the key docs, resources, research, videos etc around this important kaupapa but what I particularly like is that it is broken down into 3 sub pages specifically discussing 1) Ako, 2) Identity, Language and Culture and 3) Productive partnerships. It then also has supporting pages with the latest updates for effective leaders, effective teachers, te reo māori, research & evaluation and the latest statistics & results. I ALWAYS promote this site when facilitating any session around blended e-learning tools/resources to support Māori achievement, or culturally responsive practice. Lastly, I would thoroughly recommend emailing temangoroa@tki.org.nz and ask to join the monthly update subscribers list, this way you will receive an email update of any new content/info being added to the site. Mauri ora ki a koutou! 

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 28 Sep 2012 10:10pm ()

    Ngā mihi ki a koe Tamara - Thanks!!!!! Your response covers a range of benefits and it's obviously a great shop - Why???? Because it's free!!!  Free knowledge at your fingertips!!!

     I recently attended a Social Media session with DK - Social Media Manager of CORE Education and he showed our crew how to use Google Reader to receive updates about sites that you choose from the web - So I've subscribed using the RSS feed on Te Mangōroa to receive updates from the site in my Google Reader Subscriptions.  I'm updated with new stories that are being added to the site - just like an email inbox - I then get to skim over the content and decide if I want to read it, archive it...or discard it.

    I will also email temangoroa@tki.org.nz for the monthly updates and see if the info received differs from my subscription via Google Reader.  Thanks for the idea Tamara!! 

  • Nichole Gully (View all users posts) 29 Sep 2012 5:06am ()

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention again. Relooking at it made me think about  an awesome activity  I remodeled from another facilitators session.  It is a really simple concept but was very  powerful. It used the Key Collections initiatives (He Kākāno, Te Kauhua etc.) and others like Ka Hikitia, Tatai ako, the different marau and a symbol of a tamaiti (and I think you would add iwi, whanau and hapori now). Participants were asked to make a whakapapa with the symbols and explain why they had grouped them in that way. All were different and it was a really interesting process. Showed not only their knowledge (and gaps which between them they could often fill) of the different initiatives/docs etc but also showed how they thought. Maori had very different ways of grouping and it was enlightening for non Maori to hear about the why behind decisions. Mmmm not sure I am making myself clear

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 29 Sep 2012 7:28am ()

    Ngā mihi moata ki a koe Nichole - Thanks for your contribution!!!!  Sounds like a great activity - will actually do that for myself and create a whakapapa using different symbols of the numerous Māori initiatives/resources - I need to familiarise myself with the intiatives and Māori resources available as I tend to draw on ideas from the projects/initiatives that I have directly been involved with, or worked with...know there are others available so am needing to make the time to do this.  I think you've explained yourself very clearly, I just hope I've interpreted what you've said correctly - Let me know if I haven't please.  Thanks againxx

  • Catriona Pene (View all users posts) 29 Sep 2012 7:34am ()

    Kia Ora Nichole and Moana, just thinking maybe we could adapt this activity for our north team day?  Thought it might be perfect to build shared understanding!? What do you think Moana? 

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 29 Sep 2012 7:39am ()

    Sounds like a great idea Catriona!!!

  • Anaru White (View all users posts) 29 Sep 2012 11:04am ()

    Kia ora rā

    Here's an activity Janelle Riki and I used with a school we are working with. The focus of the PDL is Culturally Responsive Practice and the purpose of this activity was to see how Te Mangōroa can support this PDL now and in the future. For this PLD the staff have been placed in three groups and each group was given one of the kaupapa (Ako, Identity, Language and Culture and Productive Partnerships) to focus on. Each group had to navigate through their kaupapa on the website and complete three tasks: 1. A short summary of their kaupapa. 2. Within a school context what their kaupapa looks, sounds and feels like. 3. Examples at their school and a supoorting resource on the site. This was completed on one Google doc. This was all faciltiated online via a Moodle course, we are using a blended approach for this PLD. Follow-up tasks were reading the mahi of the other groups and inviting each group or staff member to post a reflection using one of our Moodle forums. Reflections were positive, they enjoyed the collaborative approach and the resources especially the school stories. 

    Teachers like to hear other schools stories. I believe they are great for learning, reinforcing and convincing in a supportive way.

    Let me know if I need to make anything clearer. Pai āu mahi Moana! Tau kē!

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 29 Sep 2012 12:32pm ()

    Kia ora Anaru - Ngā mihi o te ahiahi ki a koe e hoa.  Thanks for sharing your activity - I haven't used Moodle myself but I have heard you and Janelle singing it's praises a few times.  I think I may have checked it out in the past but...will need to revisit Moodle.  I like the tasks ...especially Task 2 - the look, the sound...the feel!!!  Get a feel for the kaupapa.  You and Janelle make a great working team!  I have the privledge of joining my CORE Education colleagues - Anaru White, Janelle Riki & Togi Lemanu to facilitate a couple of Workshops at ULearn 2012.  We will be sharing info about 'A PROfessional e-Learning approach to working with Māori & Pasifika Students'.  Will be adding more info soon.

  • Anaru White (View all users posts) 29 Sep 2012 2:09pm ()

    Kia ora anō

    We are using Moodle because that is what is in place. There are numerous other platforms to deliver this online. The VLN would be perfect, it has the functions we need such as discussions. Plus as we all know, you have access to relevant resources and information. Bring on #ULearn12. Tau kē Moana!

  • Kelly Yakas (View all users posts) 01 Oct 2012 10:02am ()

    Kia ora e hoa - I haven't used this site but will check it out now Smile

  • Janelle Riki (View all users posts) 01 Oct 2012 10:11am ()

    Kia ora koutou!  Yes Te Mangōroa is a fantastic one-stop-shop!  Anaru has already spoken about how we have used it with schools.  I think the video clips are fantastic as a way to showcase what schools have done and a process that a school embarking on a new journey might take.  I highly recommend this site to all schools and invite them to delve into the areas that they are particularly wanting to focus on.  Great discussion here and thanks Moana for kicking it off and inviting people to share there experiences.

  • Tania (View all users posts) 01 Oct 2012 1:52pm ()

    Kia Ora Koutou - I have used the Te Mangōroa website to support sharing strategies for enhancing identity, language and culture within a MOE leadership cluster I am co-facilitating with Ann Hatherly.  We are working with 10 Early Childhood Centres who are focusing on mathematics and literacy.  Each centre is led by a pedagogical leader who is developing their understanding around identity, language and culture.  I particularly like to share the video snippets within the effective leaders and effective teachers tabsCool

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