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Meet and Greet Hui Kaupapa: March 2015

Started by Jeanette Hinerangi Eruera Murphy 07 Mar 2015 3:46am () Replies (3)

Kia ora Koutou. What an awesome turnout for our first gathering of the year - thank you.  To those who were unable to attend, we do hope you follow along or continue to connect and support our group of like-minded colleagues.

Kaupapa:

1. Jude Cornelius-Nuku welcomed the group and talked about her role and involvement as the REAP Schools Co-Ordinator.  She also mentioned the upcoming local 2015 Eastern BOP  e-Learning conference initiated by the Whakatane Principals Association, Noel Leeming and supported by REAP.  Registrations close Wednesday March 18th.  A panui or flyer will be posted within this webspace.  For more information contact Jude or Tony Horsfall.

2, Jeanette Murphy talked briefly about the Virtual Learning Network and enabling e-Learning for 2015.  Attendees were encouraged to fully utilise this free online resource by joining the VLN, becoming a member of our EBOP Connected Teachers group, sharing what has motivated them to be part of our team and following the thinking and learning journey of others.

3. Introductions and general group discussion.  Topics of interest included safety online, deployment and management of ipads and chromebooks, ipads in the classroom, Google Docs, motivating colleagues to use ipads well, blogging and ways to get staff on board with ICT.  Do check the resources space (ie: within this webpage) for follow-on resources and links that were shared. 

4. Time to document wants/needs or ideas for future meetings, grab refreshments then mix and mingle.

5. Jude spoke about REAP funding for digital technology.  The focus for 2015 will be on building the ICT capacity of teachers.  For further information contact Jude directly. 

6. Group concenus that EBOP Connected Teachers Hui will be held twice a term on a Friday from 4pm-5.30pm at REAP in Whakatane.  Jeanette and Jude to collaborate and then advise colleagues of future dates and kaupapa/agenda.

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