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Sustainable Strategies: Integrating e-learning, leadership inquiry and classroom practice | Kōrero 14 2015

Resources and Discussion through the Years

Use these resources and Korero to gain a clear picture of leadership of e-learning planning over the past three years.

  • Using the e-Learning Planning Framework – this is useful in guiding us through the use of the e-LPF
  • The e-Learning Planning Framework (eLPF) online tool is live for all schools/kura on the Enabling E-Learning  (EEL) site with full instructions and support material. Once you have created your account you can then manage your schools surveys within the e-Learning Planning Framework online tool. The MMeLPF /te Rangitukutuku (Maori Medium eLPF) tool is also available as a download on EEL.
  • Korero from Previous Years

>>> 2014 Integration of Technologies across the School Community – Korero 14

>>> 2013 Leadership and Strategic Planning for e-Learning – Korero 14

>>> 2012 The e-Learning Planning Framework – how and Why to Use it? – Korero 16

It will be best for all new posts to be in this thread so they are easier to follow.

2015 Korero 14: Sustainable strategies: integrating e-learning, leadership inquiry and classroom practice

During the last three years the discussion in this strategic Korero has focused on leadership learning about the e-Learning Planning Framework and how to use it. (See just above)

We think this year’s NAPP cohort is stepping past this level of understanding and needs to focus on teaching/learning transformations that are going on as school leaders apply inquiry learning and use the e-LPF. 

Professional learning using teacher inquiry

In this Enabling e-Learning video, Chris Allen, principal of Sacred Heart Girls' College, and Mike Wilson, ICT cluster director, share why they chose to use a teacher inquiry model as a focus for professional learning and why that approach has been so successful.


2015 Korero 14


Leadership inquiry and use of the e-Learning Planning Framework should fit well together.

  • Use the elements of leadership inquiry and the e-Learning Planning Framework to support discussion on how they have in specific instances brought or are bringing about transformative change to teaching and or leadership practice
  • Explain how specific parts of the inquiry cycle, shown below, and the e-Learning Planning Framework have worked together for you and your school

Inquiry cycle

 Source: Inclusive Education Guides for Schools  - original source Timperley: Teacher Professional Learning and Development.

Follow the link and look under Plan and Lead Inclusive Practices, Transitions and Pathways.


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  • Dean Sheppard (View all users posts) 02 Oct 2015 12:36pm ()


    We have been working on this at our school for the last 18 months or so...and it is amazing just how much there is that needs to be considered in order for a school to reach the extending and empowering stages.  We have bought in KAMAR 12 months ago and that has been a fantastic tool for communicating with caregivers and staff are now engaged in using its power which is great.  We are keen to keep up with the times in terms of the use of digital tech in the classrooms but before we could really invest in this we have been waiting for an infrastructure upgrade. Our current WIFI system can be a little hit and miss depending on your location in the school, this is due to the density of the wifi access points), luckily this is currently happening...after this upgrade we will be fairly confident that our network will deliver the capacity and robustness required for BYOD and reliable access for all.

    Then we need to think about how teaching and learning can benefit from digital tech? what will teachers do, what will students do and how....is it simply about access to online tools?, should we consider a more holistic approach such as using Google Classroom and associated apps? Should it be all of the above? My best guess is probably yes. 

    The next thing we needed to consider was a digital citizenship doc...easy take the generic one off the NZ website...(www.netsafe.org.nz/done!

    Ok so where to next? this begs the question...when do you tell caregivers it is compulsory for their students to have a device (laptop, ipad, chromebook etc)..To me this is a little like the chicken and egg scenario.  I actually believe if we want it to work effectively we need to develop the knowledge and skills of teachers so they feel confident using digital tech with their students...but not only this allow them to recognise that their students may well be able to teach them a few things...This is the stage where we are currently at probably still 'Emerging' but we are working on entering the 'Engaging' phase

    We have also recently appointed an E-learning co-ordinator who is using the eLPF as a reference point to drive our school in the right direction.

    NB...My previous school implemented a compulsory policy for Year 9 students and by Year 11 many students were not using their devices...this worries me a little..something else to consider when pondering the question when to make it compulsory.

    Anyways just a few thoughts


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