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The Māori Medium e-Learning Planning Framework/Te Rangitukutuku

Started by Kathe Tawhiwhirangi 28 Jul 2014 12:00pm () Replies (9)

Kia ora everyone -as the Māori Medium e-Learning Planning Framework (MMeLPF)/Te Rangitukutuku gains traction in our Maori medium settings, how have you self reviewed your schools e-Capability? Have you used Te Rangitukutuku? or something else? Whatever you have done...has it been useful to date? Please share your stories so that we can all benefit from your journeys :-)


  • Jason Ruakere (View all users posts) 04 Aug 2014 1:57pm ()

    Tēnā rā koe e Kathe nāu nei te wānanga i timata ai.

    Tuatahi, Ko Taranaki, ko Hikurangi ngā maunga. Ko Puniho Pā te kāinga. Ko Jason Ruakere ahau e mihi ana ki a koutou katoa!

    I am a digital technologies facilicitator with Te Toi Tupu and am working in the Central South region. I am working alongside TKKM o Te Pihipihinga Kakano Mai i Rangiatea and TKKM o Ngāti Ruanui in Taranaki.

    Both kura utilised Te Rangitukutuku self-review tool to inform their planning for the integration of digital technologies. The tool was useful in helping the pouako think about their e-Learning capability from from two perspectives, that of their kura and a personal one. This is a great way to wānanga the why, the what and the how when considering how technologies can be introduced appropriately and effectively. 

    To provide an example, Te Pihipihinga have identified three areas of Te Rangitukutuktu to focus on: Ngā Whanake Ngaiotanga (Professional learning), Te Uru Ipurangi me Haumaru ā-tāurungi (Digital citizenship and cyber safety) and Aromatawai (Assessment). 

    The pouako at Te Pihipihinga are developing their e-Learning capability through trialing google docs and calendar, while introducing various ipad apps that I have recommended to trial with their students. 

    If there is one key message I can higlight with this kura it is: 'iti nei, iti nei', one step at a time and keep it simple!

  • Nadell Karatea-Kokiri (View all users posts) 04 Aug 2014 6:09pm ()

    Kia Ora koutou katoa,


    My name is Nadell Karatea-Kokiri and I too am a digital technologies facilitator with Te Toi Tupu and am working in the Central South region particularly in Māori medium schools.  I have a school in the area I am working in that have been on the programme for at least 18months and we are about to go back to go forward to reposition ourselves with possibilities of a more focussed approach.  We will compare and contrast the last 18months to current day with the intent to see where shift has happened and progress made.

    Titiro whakamuri kia haere whakamua - Reflection on past work in order to move forward.  Karawhiua e hoa mai!

  • Maika Te Amo (View all users posts) 05 Aug 2014 3:45pm ()

    Ko Rangiuru te maunga
    Ko Kaituna te awa
    Ko Te Arawa te waka
    Ko Tapuika te iwi
    Tihei mauri ora!

    Like my tuakana Jason and my tuahine Nadell, I'm a Learning with Digital Technologies facilitator with Te Toi Tupu too, working with kura in Central North.

    Kura I work with use Te Rangitukutuku in similar ways as my colleagues do (so read their posts!), as a tool to review the things they do with their tech, and just as (or sometimes more) importantly WHY they do them.

    Some of the most beneficial outcomes of the process are the conversations and thinking that happen, powerful stuff! One kura also presented their findings to the BoT to support procurement and device replacement programmes.

    Ki te hoe!

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 12 Aug 2014 11:17am ()

    Kia ora 

    Nō Hokianga

    Ngāpuhi te iwi hii haa hii!

    He kaimahi ahau mō te tīma Learning with Digital Technologies hoki.  E tautoko ana ahau i ngā kōrero o aku hoamahi.

    I have used paper versions of Te Rangitukutuku and I have also created Google doc versions of Te Rangitukutuku. I tend to use a selected Google doc version (such as the Personal positioning version) as I like to encourage people I may be working with to get in to complete their positioning straight into the doc. I insert a row between the Reo and English explanations and ask kaiako to indicate their positioning by typing their name straight in to the doc.  For most it's a first time experience of working collaboratively on a google doc.  The conversations still happen and as a consequential outcome they receive some purposeful PD around working in a google doc

    Discussions are shared about their positioning - and an instant visual is provided.  

    Here's an example - It's not the clearest of pics but you'll see I've positioned myself under Te Wahangū:

    Hei tauira

    Some kaiako can be swayed by the positioning of others when working through this task - but it's best to just continue the discussions - ask that everyone is honest about their positioning, and ensure that everyone feels safe to contribute their true positioning.  

    I then provide an action plan template with a prepared example of the 'What next' mahi.

    We identify focus areas, and co-construct specific actions to allow kaiako to improve their current positioning to progress through the phases from Te Wahangū to the aspirational phase of Mātau.

    One main benefit of working in a google doc version is that Te Rangitukutuku becomes an active, living document that teachers can revisit at anytime to review their positioning.  However I do suggest that a copy of their original positioning is created so that successes about their progress can be shared at another time.

  • Janelle Riki (View all users posts) 12 Aug 2014 3:31pm ()

    Kia ora koutou,

    Ko Janelle Riki ahau.  I am also a facilitator in the Learning with Digital Technologies contract.  I have used Te Rangitukutuku with several of my kura now and found it to be an extremely powerful review tool for kura and their whānau.  My kura were involved in the pilot programme and placed themselves on the rubric at the very beginning of their journey.  They are now about to embark on another review using the new and improved Te Rangitukutuku online survey to ascertain where they have made gains in terms of progress and also highlight areas of further development.  This tool can be utilsed to continually review progress in relation to e-Learning to ensure that strategic plans are current and are hitting the right spots in relation to professional development for kaiako and ensuring home-school partnerships are having an impact on the kura's strategic direction.  Ngā mihi.

  • Anaru White (View all users posts) 25 Aug 2014 10:37am ()

    Kia ora e te whānau

    I have worked alongside two kura who have used Te Rangitukutuku. Both kura where interested in utilising digital technologies however didn't know where to start. After each kura plotted themselves on a Te Rangitukutuku positioning table, this cemented where each kura where and brought the 'Why' to the fore. Each kura then identified areas to focus on and created PD opportunities around these with student achievement (the Why) at the heart of it all.

    One success for both kura was the introduction of blogging. Blogs empowered learners by:

    • motivating reluctant writers
    • tuakana/teina through peer tutoring and commenting
    • further engaging whānau by sharing blogs
    Blogging aligned with Te Taiao Ako and Te Ako that were foci of kura and or indivdual pouako inquiries.
    What have kura out there implemented (strategies, professional learning, technology) to meet the opportunities they have identified? 


  • Min O'Carroll (View all users posts) 09 Sep 2014 12:50pm ()

    Kia ora koutou,

    Jason is trying to teach me how to get around the VLN and has recommended me joining this group. I've heard about the online tool and was wondering how it compares with paper copies or just how they found getting around the tool and if they have any hints to make the process easier?

    Nga mihi, Min

  • Janelle Riki (View all users posts) 09 Sep 2014 1:00pm ()

    Tēnā koe Min,

    Nau mai ki te VLN!  He pātai pai tēnei e pa ana ki te Rangitukutuku.  I have found that the paper copy of Te Rangitukutuku can be really helpful to have alongside you as you work through the online survey.  They are both wonderful resources.  The online survey produces some amazing data which can be the basis for some really rich kōrero amongst staff.  The paper version can allow opportunties for staff to discuss various questions and share their thoughts about how their kura is doing and future next steps.  Basically, I think both tools are wonderful and used together they can be really effective.  

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