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    We've arrived at the end of the year, and what a year it's been!  Thank you to everyone who has joined us online. smiley

    In 2016 Enabling e-Learning (TKI and VLN) captured your voice in:

     

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    As well as all the new online material in TKI, we also published:

     

    ...posted:

     

    We hosted as well as recorded:

     
    Guest bloggers and presenters were you! We couldn't have shared the gems, hot tips and deep thinking about all things relating to 21st Century pedagogies and practices without your expertise and willingness to share. A big huge thank you to the following:
     
    Nathaniel, Louwrens, Adrienne Simpson, Graeme Barber, Scott Mackenzie, Rebbecca Sweeney, Rachel Bolstad, Pukekohe North School, Titahi Bay North School, Daphne Papuni, Kathe Tawhiwhirangi, Rachell Leitch, Wendy Keating, Carol Dickinson, Erika Ward, Jacqui Pennington, Renee Raroa, Jane Armstrong, Lynne Silcock, Steve Bargh, Philippa Nicoll Antipas, Tony Cairns, Kate Friedwald, Tam Yuill Proctor , Bernice Swain, Helen McEwen, Nina Boyes, Alexia Hilbertidou, Vicky Crawford, Julie Mills, Stuart Kelly, Rachel Whalley, Maurie Abraham, Leanne Stubbing, Chris McLean.
    Please feel free to download an Enabling e-Learning community badge (Guest BloggerGuest Presenter) and add this to your profiles.
     

     

     
    And a special mention for those who also joined, asked questions or responded to others in our conversations:
     
    Andrea Tapsell, Gretchen Cocks, Allanah King, Monika Kern, CatWooller, Margaux Hlavac, Matt Nicholl, Barrie Matthews, Justin hickey, Rachel Peak, Carol Dickinson, Hannah Simpson, Rebecca Williams, Charlotte Hills, Josie Redmond, TraceC, Carly Kidd, Kane Fraser, Juliet Revell, Barbara Reid, Jenny Coyle, Jan Bolton, Catherine Hill, Vanity Govini, Nicholas Lekakis, Togi Lemanu, Tim Thatcher, Lenva Shearing, Richard Gillespie, Nikki, Sophie Ralph, Warren Grieve, Jan Kumar, Larissa Hogan, Anna Stockman, Penny Kinsella, Josie Redmond, Leigh Hynes, Tash Jacobs, Chris May, Ray Burkhill, Charles Newton, Jill MacDonald, Lawrence Naicker, Graham Young, Jill MacDonald, Mohammedazim, Gaylyn Lockington, Chris Coomes, Emma Scobie-Jennings, Linda Baran, Rebecca Ronald, Tim Harper, Jamie De La Haye, Rebecca Cox, Linda, Saunil Hagler, Geoff Siave, CSheffield, Roger Keedle, Lynne Crowe, Warren Grieve, Tom Neumann, Steve Trotter, Luke, Ginette Van Praag, Katarina Moore, Tara Fagan, Shannon9, Rosemary Thorpe.
    A super big thank you to the rigorous thoughts, theory and experiences shared my NAPPers in the Enabling e-Learning leadership forums. This year we sadly said goodbye to online facilitator Nathaniel Louwrens.
     
    And last, but not least, a big thank you to all those who attended our live webinars - your input helped make these opportunities interactive and engaging. And to everyone else who lurked, liked and viewed.... next year you might like to dive in yourself. smiley We'd love to hear more from you!
     
    Meri Kirihimete me ngā o te hou ki a koutou katoa,

    Tess smiley 

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the last Enabling e-Learning community pānui for 2016.

    It has been a privilege being part of your conversations and collating these for you in our regular e-learning round-up. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up as guest presenters, guest bloggers and shared their e-learning stories either formally or informally throughout the year. We'll be highlighting those special people in a dedicated blog to follow.

    Please feel free to contact me, we'd love to hear from you - especially about the things that interest or provoke you in regards to e-learning in teaching and learning. You might be embarking in a Teacher-led funded programme, a new CoL (Community of Learning) or a dedicated teacher inquiry focus for 2017. Either way we'd love to know how we can support each of you, support each other with your own learning.

    We'll be having a break in this community over the holidays and will be back on board from mid-January. In the meantime, have a deserved rest and quality time with your whānau over the holidays.

    See you in the New Year! Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa,

    Tess smiley 


     

    Teaching logo Learning and Teaching

    An Enabling e-Learning forum: Coding, digital literacy or a new kind of language? STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is a multidisciplinary way of looking at curriculum with the understanding these form a sound basis for learning and now seen a minimum requirement for entering the workforce. Read more >>>

    Netsafe white paper on Digital Citizenship

    Read this new paper from Netsafe on Digital Citizenship: Karen Spencer shares Netsafe's revised position on digital citizenship in an educational paper - From literacy to fluency to citizenship: Digital citizenship in education. Download it today.
     

    Facebook Guidelines: Community threads from across the VLN have been shared here. Do you or your school/kura have any guidelines for teachers regarding how to use Facebook; protocols; rules; best practice etc that you can share?

    Collaborative Planning - What does it look like on screen? Carly Kidd is looking for some ideas for collaborative teaching plans as she heads into into a larger team with 5 teachers and 150 students. Does anyone have any templates or resources to share?

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    Individual Learning Plans ILP: Lenva Shearing clarifies some helpful tips on how Hapara student notes can be shared with students. Any other practical advice for Tim Thatcher in this thread?

    Pasifika dual language books for your Pasifika new entrants and their fanau: Catriona Pene shares a new resource in TKI. Pasifika dual language resources (PDF and MP3 files) are designed to support the early language and literacy learning of Pasifika new entrant students in English-medium classrooms.

     

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    Enabling e-learning forum: Look how far we've come | NAPP Kōrero 14 2016: It's not always easy to know what impact you can have on others online or visa versa. Sometimes it's a take-a-way, a thought to ponder, a resource to revisit, an idea to implement or an experience or understanding to share.

    Either way, having a network where you can go (beyond your immediate professional community), means you're part of a bigger learning community, like a national staffroom for educators. Some recent NAPP stories 2016 capturing the impact and influence of engaging online worth reading are:

    TKI logoCheck out more e-Learning & Professional Learning >>> Enabling e-Learning website. 


     

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    Why are innovator's mind-sets and in-depth collaboration and cooperation crucial in resourcing ILEs? | NAPP Kōrero 6 2016: For all those who missed it, Alexia's webinar presentation (30/11) was very inspirational. For a group of young women to have this much vision, passion and energy to grow an important project like this across NZ is truly inspiring. View the recording and find out more about GirlBossNZ, and the push to help girls into more areas of STEM education and careers in New Zealand.

    BYOD Model: Nic asks, as we embark on BYOD in schools, are schools rushing headlong into the BYOD or 'connected' environments without pause for a coordinated and reflective response to a fundamental question - is it causing learning? How has your school initiated a BYOD programme, based on effective pedagogies and student learning needs?

    Enabling e-Learning (TKI): Planning for Learning with BYOD

    Wellington High School teacher, Ben Britton describes the differences and opportunities to planning and teaching as a result of using online resources and students bringing their own devices. Working in a one-to-one classroom, "makes it much easier to find activities that cater to different ability levels".

     

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    Transitioning accounts from primary school to junior college? Tim Harper shares the services of the Connected Learning Advisory in this thread. Anyone else in charge of migrating GAFE accounts between schools?

    Robotics for IntermediateChris CoomesEmma Scobie-Jennings and Linda Baran have shared their experience, opinions and insights into ways to set up learning with robotics for year 7/8 students. Any more ideas to share with Lynne?

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    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    Calling Kiwi Educators - Want to help kids engage in complex issues?

    The United Nations Association of NZ is pleased to announce the launch of a new project to help Kiwi educators and students explore the complex issues of our times - UNwebquests.nz

    This project aims to raise awareness of the variety of local and global issues that the United Nations champions. To learn more about the vision behind this project and how it works, please visit this link.

    The project is designed and led by Rob Clarke from Learning Architects in his role as Special Officer Education for UNANZ. We are seeking educators who are keen be involved in the following ways:

    1.     Undertake a webquest with your class - the list of webquests will grow over time.

    2.     Contribute the learning from your students to the site.

    3.     Create webquests for this important project and use these with your class - we have an incentive scheme to support you in this.

    If you would like to contribute we are asking for expressions of interest from NZ educators.

    Please visit this link to complete the expression of interest form.

    Free online learning series - 23 Teaching things

    Check out what is on offer from Learning Architects to power up your professional learning - there is something for school leaders, office staff and class teachers.
     

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  • In March 2016, senior kaiako (Parani Te Moana, Pohoira Clay and Tania Chapman) at Titahi Bay North School attended an Enabling e-Learning webinar on Digital Teacher Planners. It was good timing for them, as they were using Google Docs and finding them increasingly harder to manage their planning and assessment.

     

    At the same time their LwDT facilitator, Kathe Tawhiwhirangi had given them a challenge to attend an e-learning event online - part of their own personalised BINGO game (Digital Selves Bingo) to encourage kaiako and tumuaki to try something new. As a result of attending the LIVE event, Titahi Bay North School is now looking into trialing a digital planning system that will suit their needs across a dual medium school.

     

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    There are 2 rumaki and 3 auraki classrooms in Titahi Bay North school and while all the teachers were becoming more transparent with their planning and assessment practices using Google Docs, they were also finding things difficult to locate, and in some cases items were misplaced. Senior management (including teaching deputy principals) would get multiple notifications from everyone sharing their planning - weekly plans, reading plans, maths plans and anything else they had uploaded - often filed in different places. LwDT facilitator Kathe Tawhiwhirangi was aware of what they were hoping to achieve using cloud solutions, and made the connection to the up-coming Enabling e-Learning live event on Digital Teaching Planners (3/2016).

     

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    Webinar: Digital Planners (3/2016) Part of this thread: Forum: Digital Teacher Planners - an Enabling e-Learning event

    With Kathe’s help, they registered for this event. Prior to the webinar, Parani wanted to see what other teachers are doing in regards to this area. Three kaiako (Parani, Pohoira and Tania) attended the webinar in Adobe Connect with a single sign-in (their first one ever), using a data projector and speakers.

     

    During the webinar, Tam Yuill Proctor (St Andrews College) talked about Onenote, Bernice Swain shared Google Drive and Helen McEwen represented iUgo as a company representative. The live event was about showcasing digital tools teachers are using for planning as well as sharing affordances, possibilities and challenges with some of the tools. The invaluable part of the live event was the examples shared.

     

     

    As they had already trialed paper/digital planning with Google docs prior to the webinar, they were looking for another solution and expressed an early interest in iUgo because they could see how it connected directly with both NZC and TMOA in their dual medium setting. They wanted to trial the tool straight away, but decided instead to get the rest of the staff on-board so they could have ownership of the digital planning processes.

     

    A time to share the webinar recording was set with the other five kaiako in the kura, and the next designated LwDT staff hui, became a “movie” session.  Following this Parani and the team reflected on the tool using a P.M.I (Positive, Minuses, Interesting). With the principal on-board, they set about trialling iUgo, which extended beyond the initial six weeks. The teachers were increasingly liking the tool;

     

    “Because everything was there at a click of a bottom. You could click on one thing once, press a button,  and it was instant, you don’t have to repeat yourself.”

     

    During the trial phase, kaiako were supported from afar by the iUgo team using screen-sharing tools. Staff have in-turn shared what they have learned with each other; so the conversations, skills and shared understandings have grown. The iUgo team also understood the specific kupu of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, which has been most useful in this context.

     

    Where to from here?

     

    In the future, Titahi Bay North staff want to continue to explore the relationship between digital planning, assessment and evaluation and the potential for tracking student data and improving student outcomes for all.

     

    Kaiako attribute their progress towards digital planning directly to Kathe’s support and the webinar hosted and presentations shared that day because, we got to see a variety of different styles and then we could make a choice.

     

    A big thank you to Titahi Bay North School, Parani, Kathe Tawhiwhirangi for sharing this story. Nice to know we help schools whenever they are online, wherever they are :-)

     

    Please note, there are costs associated with using iUgo and Titahi Bay North have yet to confirm which online planning platform they will proceed with.

     
  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the latest e-learning related pānui for November from across the VLN and Enabling e-Learning community groups.

    Here's an up-coming event not to be missed!

    smileyLIVE WEBINAR: Innovation in your school, 15:45 - 16:45, 30 Nov 2016

    blue orangeWhat does innovation look like when it’s student-driven? In this webinar, we’ll hear from Alexia Hilbertidou (Y13 student at Albany Senior High School, Auckland) and her mum Vicky Crawford as they talk about Alexia’s initiative GirlBossNZ. GirlBoss was founded with one key mission in mind - to inspire, empower and equip New Zealand girls to become the change-makers of the future. This webinar will be hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa GrayREGISTER NOW!

    Also check out the latest e-learning gold in final Enabling e-Learning TKI newsletter for 2016 with updates on current resources and additions such as:

    Planning an innovative learning environment – this new guide on the Inclusive Education website provides school leaders with practical strategies and suggestions to support comprehensive planning, PLD, and preparation for an ILE that is flexible and inclusive of diversity.

    Looking forward to seeing you online.

    Hei konā mai

    Tess smiley 


     

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    smiley FORUM: Designing inclusive, innovative learning environments, 14 Nov 2016 - 14 Dec 2016

    What does designing an inclusive innovative learning environment using digital technologies look like in your school? Come join us in this discussion, as we explore the potential for meeting the needs of all learners.

    Half ILE and half single cell: Lee Austin has added to this rich conversation by sharing comments like, 'a focus on the pedagogy and developing a vision for the school of what learning for the 21st Century looks like. Then treat the team teaching and flexible space as a way to facilitate this vision'. Magic. Do you have more to add from your school's perspective?

    Enabling e-Learning forum: How can we foster digital fluency? Margaux Hlavac has shared ways her teachers are providing digital opportunities for students who might have previously been disadvantaged from being on the fringes of learning. Do you have examples of how digital learning opportunities are removing barriers for learners?

    Facebook on a mobile deviceFacebook Guidelines: Giles Panting, principal of a small rural school wants to use Facebook to connect with parents/whānau and wondering if any schools have guidelines for the teachers regarding how to use Facebook; protocols; rules; best practice etc to share. Can you help Giles?

    Digital assessment practices in secondary schoolsUpdates from two live events with Steve Bargh have now been added to this VLN thread. All comments and feedback about NZQA and digital assessment initiatives, school trials and practices welcome.

    Using digital technologies to support learning in a senior secondary context: Philippa Nicoll Antipas has shared a webinar recording showcasing the Connected Learning Advisory's new guide: Using digital technologies to support learning in senior secondary.

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    Individual Learning Plans ILP: Tim Thatcher asks if anyone has implemented or investigated digital platforms for ILP's and invites you to share how you have used ILP's digitally across an entire school.

     

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    Enabling e-learning forum: Look how far we've come | NAPP Kōrero 14 2016: Rich sharing and feedback from progressive leaders in our schools continues in this thread. The benefits of engaging online have also been acknowledged, where open and honest sharing has resulted in a deeper reflection of similar and different pedagogical perspectives. Anything else to share?

    Forum: How do schools ready themselves for modern learning pedagogies? Keriata Kuiti shares some exciting new MLE/ILE developments in their kura, where students and staff love the changes. Keriata attributes this to hard work and three top tips. Find out more >>>

    What is collaborative inquiry? Gretchen Cocks shares how her school is embarking on the Spirals of Inquiry to address the needs of children who stand out for whatever reasons or are not making the kinds of progress they should be. Are you and your colleagues engaging in Spirals of Inquiry, if so, would you be willing to share any outcomes observed so far?

    Here's a clever way to integrate teacher inquiry with an SMS system - journalling progress and professional learning development for both teachers and students. Connected Learning Advisory video: SMS – Facilitating teacher inquiry

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    red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction  

    Why are innovator's mind-sets and in-depth collaboration and cooperation crucial in resourcing ILEs? | NAPP Kōrero 6 2016: PaulaHay responds with some compelling questions around innovation vs reimagining in education, asking how we can be innovating in a disruptive way. She asks, are we implementing tech to substitute what we are currently doing, or are we implementing tech in ways that is disrupting what our current practice is? What do you think?

    FORUM: What does innovation look like in your school? | An Enabling e-Learning event:  Sophie Ralph adds to this thread by sharing her school experiences as well as a thought provoking professional blog about being a 'Reimagineer'. More fantastic sharing thank you.

     

    TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

     

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    Jolly Phonics: Nicky Crawford wants to know if anyone has used the Jolly Phonics app with their class. Is it worth $10? Does anyone have an alternative recommendation for teaching phonics? She is also interested in any recommendations around sight words. Can you offer Nicky some advice?

    Bulk send photos from computer to iPad Jannbhy has offered a fresh solution to this original request posted a while back. Just goes to show people are still reading and responding, even if the discussion has gone quiet for a wee while. Thank you Jannbhy.

     

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    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    Calling Kiwi Educators - Want to help kids engage in complex issues?

    The United Nations Association of NZ is pleased to announce the launch of a new project to help Kiwi educators and students explore the complex issues of our times - UNwebquests.nz

    This project aims to raise awareness of the variety of local and global issues that the United Nations champions. To learn more about the vision behind this project and how it works, please visit this link.

    The project is designed and led by Rob Clarke from Learning Architects in his role as Special Officer Education for UNANZ. We are seeking educators who are keen be involved in the following ways:

    1.     Undertake a webquest with your class - the list of webquests will grow over time.

    2.     Contribute the learning from your students to the site.

    3.     Create webquests for this important project and use these with your class - we have an incentive scheme to support you in this.

    If you would like to contribute we are asking for expressions of interest from NZ educators.

    Please visit this link to complete the expression of interest form.

    Free online learning series - 23 Teaching things

    Check out what is on offer from Learning Architects to power up your professional learning - there is something for school leaders, office staff and class teachers.
     

    Twitter image Twitter Chats 

    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the latest e-learning related pānui from across the VLN and Enabling e-Learning community groups.

    Here are some up-coming events for you:

    We recently hosted a webinar with Steve Bargh NZQA. Many participants have requested another live session with Steve, so we have now set up an informal 30min Youtube LIVE streamed meeting for 8th November 3.30-4.00pm.

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    Please feel free to tell your friends and colleagues and take 2mins to express your interest in this Google form. In the meantime, feel free to add any questions for Steve about digital secondary school assessment practices in this thread, Digital assessment practices in secondary schools.


    smileyLIVE WEBINAR: Learning for all, 15:45 - 16:45, 17 Nov 2016

    We want all our learners to succeed. In this webinar, Lynne Silcock (CORE / Connected Learning Advisory), will take us through the possibilities that digital technology affords us to enhance and enrich learning opportunities for all students. This webinar will be hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray and Nathaniel LouwrensREGISTER NOW!

    Looking forward to seeing you online.

    Hei konā mai

    Tess smiley 


    Teaching logo Learning and Teaching

     

    smileyFORUM: Designing inclusive, innovative learning environments, 14 Nov 2016 - 14 Dec 2016

    As we consider the environment in which our ākonga learn, we need to ensure that it includes all learners. Sensitivity to individual differences and learner variability should inform decisions relating to pedagogy, practice, and design of a flexible space. In this forum, we will discuss:

    • designing an inclusive innovative learning environment that works for all learners

    • using digital technologies to remove barriers and support learning

    • using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to create an inclusive innovative learning environment.

    This discussion will take place in the Enabling e-Learning: Teaching group.

    Enabling e-Learning forum: How can we foster digital fluency? As we grow our e-learning capacity in schools, one thing is clear, our students will need to be digital savvy and digitally literate; therefore schools need to foster digital fluency, so that students can thrive in a digital age. What is digital literacy and digital fluency and why do our students need it? Respond and score yourself a community badge.

    Half ILE and half single cell: Rachel Weinberg asks if anyone has a school where ILEs are being developed in half of the school, and the other half remains as single cell classrooms? Is this the same for you?

    Antarctica - cool science in action: Shelley invites us to join her for the trip of a lifetime down to Scott Base on Ross Island, Antarctica. This special field trip will take place in term 4 from 9-15 November. Click on the link to find out how you and your class can be involved.

    Integrated curriculum planning Y7-10? Alyson asks if anyone has Google based planning template to share that could help her with collaborative planning/teaching between curriculum areas in the Year 7-10 area. Do you have advice, templates or ideas to share? All welcome.

    LIVE WEBINAR: Innovation in your school, 15:45 - 16:45, 30 Nov 2016

    blue orangeWhat does innovation look like when it’s student-driven? In this webinar, we’ll hear from Alexia Hilbertidou (Y13 student at Albany Senior High School, Auckland) and her mum Vicky Crawford as they talk about Alexia’s initiative GirlBossNZ. GirlBoss was founded with one key mission in mind - to inspire, empower and equip New Zealand girls to become the change-makers of the future. This webinar will be hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray. REGISTER NOW!

     

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    Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning 

     

    What is collaborative inquiry? Have a look at the ERO School Evaluation Indicators which includes a framework to help improve achievement for Māori learners, that looks similar to Collaborative Inquiry.

    Enabling e-learning forum: Look how far we've come | NAPP Kōrero 14 2016: Read the many great stories and journeys of NAPP participants as they share positive outcomes of engaging in the NAPP programme and online.

    Forum: How do schools ready themselves for modern learning pedagogies? James offers innovative ways for schools to get connected via mobile apps.

    Image of video: Collaboration beyond sharing

    In this Edtalks, Rebbecca Sweeney talks about how effective collaboration can be more than visiting classrooms and sharing practice. 

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    red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction  

    Being a Connected Leader: Why? How? Philippa Nicoll Antipas shares some key ideas and resources from the webinar hosted where Bede Gilmore (Winchester School) and Steph Thompson (Beach Haven Primary School), shared their journeys as connected leaders.

    Why are innovator's mind-sets and in-depth collaboration and cooperation crucial in resourcing ILEs? | NAPP Kōrero 6 2016: Tara O'Neill shares a wonderful post on the difference between collaboration and co-operation and has embedded a diagram that illustrates the stages of team development in the pursuit of real collaboration. 

    FORUM: What does innovation look like in your school? | An Enabling e-Learning event:  Sophie Ralph shares a blog about the 'brightspots and challenges' of working collaboratively, and how this poses some good questions for us to think about as we undertake this adventure. 

    ILE in a small rural school: Neil Anderson has just started as a principal at a small school with a recently completed ILE upgrade and would like to connect with people from similar settings. Do you have some ILE practices to share?

    Developing an ILE: material updates in Enabling e-Learning TKI.

    TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

     Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

    Deploying Apps to Android Devices: Kimberlie Cording is after some solid solutions to the question, Does anyone know if there is a way to deploy purchased Apps to all tablets in the school without having to individually log in to each tablet? Can you offer any?

    Rebecca Ronald is keen to hear feedback from schools who have moved their school servers onto 'the cloud' so that they are fully hosted online @ Seeking secondary schools that host their school servers online and School network support - who maintains your ICT network?

    Opening Clicker files: Susan McMillan is looking for some specific advice on how to open a .clkb files that has been downloaded from the Clicker website. Do you have some solutions to offer Susan?

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    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

     

    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, ILEs, digital assessment, gaming and more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    Free online learning series - 23 Teaching things

    Check out what is on offer from Learning Architects to power up your professional learning - there is something for school leaders, office staff and class teachers.
     

    Twitter image Twitter Chats 

    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the latest e-learning related pānui from across the VLN and Enabling e-Learning community groups.

    calendarWe have a range of live events planned for Term 4 from a webinar with NZQA outlining the progress on digital assessment, to forums on unpacking digital fluency. Check out all the upcoming events in Enabling e-Learning | What's on in Term 4 2016? You can also download and print the Term 4 events flier to display in your staffroom.

    Keep an eye out for the following discussion forum starting next week.

    smiley FORUM: Digital assessment practices in secondary schools, 21 Oct 2016 - 21 Nov 2016

    With so much ready access to mobile technologies digital tools and resources how is this changing the way senior students share, archive and assess their learning? In this discussion, we invite you to share your stories as we explore some possibilities that technology can afford to give students agency and ownership of their learning while still meeting assessment requirements. This discussion will take place in the Enabling e-Learning: Teaching group.

    Hei konā mai

    Tess & Nathaniel smiley 


    Teaching logo Learning and Teaching

    Learning Licences, do they really work?: Alyson has added to the discussion sharing about how she has introduced passion projects, genius hour and STEM challenges and found that "behaviour issues simply don't exist". Are you using learning licences? What is your experience?

    What's the Plan, Stan?: Andrew Penny shares the introduction and resources to the LEARNZ Virtual Field Trip, What's the Plan, Stan?

    Newly launched Instructional Series online catalogAll your favourite online resources for Ready to Read, Junior Journal, School Journal, SJSL and Connected are in a new site that is easy to use on all devices.

    Listening to reading with UNITE: Anne Kenneally shares a resource bank of talking books.

    Success for BoysThis resource provides you with a directory of programmes, resources, and information to help your school engage boys in learning.

    smileyLIVE WEBINAR: NZQA update on digital exams, 15:45 - 16:45, 26 Oct 2016

    keyboard light Join Steve Bargh (NZQA) as he presents a follow up webinar looking at digitising external assessments in regards to:

    • NZQA journey to date

    • Schools currently trialing digital assessment

    • Outcomes and feedback so far from trials

    • Where to from here for the future

    This webinar will be hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray REGISTER NOW!

     

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    red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction  

    Enabling e-Learning forum: Look how far we've come | NAPP Kōrero 14 2016: Read the many great stories and journeys of NAPP participants as they share positive outcomes of engaging in the NAPP programme and online.

    ILE in a small rural school: Neil Anderson has just started as a principal at a small school with a recently completed ILE upgrade and would like to connect with people from similar settings. Do you have some ILE practices to share?

    take photoWhy are innovator's mind-sets and in-depth collaboration and cooperation crucial in resourcing ILEs? | NAPP Kōrero 6 2016: Pōhatu Paku adds to the discussion, talking about at a small school they work as a whānau, and with whānau to ensure the support development of fine global citizens.

    FORUM: What does innovation look like in your school? | An Enabling e-Learning event: Graham Young discusses the need for leaders to help develop teacher's 'assessment of learning' capabilities.

     

    TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

     

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    What is collaborative inquiry? Have a look at the ERO School Evaluation Indicators which includes a framework to help improve achievement for Māori learners, that looks similar to Collaborative Inquiry.

    Developing the e-Learning teacher inquiry process

    TKI logoCheck out more e-Learning & Professional Learning >>> Enabling e-Learning website. 


     

     Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

    Google +: Jamie De La Haye asks about the responsibility of technicians and teachers in regards to sharing on social media.

    Transferring Google Site: Heather Harper asked how she can transfer a school managed Google Site to another GMail account. Leigh Hynes has shared a video on how to do this.

    Planning infrastructure to support learning

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    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


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    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

     

    • Keep an eye out for the upcoming Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events for Term 4. Out soon!
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, MLEs, gaming and many more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    Free online learning series - 23 Teaching things

    Check out what is on offer from Learning Architects to power up your professional learning - there is something for school leaders, office staff and class teachers.
     

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  • Term 4 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events 

     

    Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, we hope you're enjoying the school holidays. We have a great variety of FREE e-learning activities planned for you virtually during Term 4. Sign up and don't miss out! Here's the Term 4 flyer (PDF) to print for staff rooms. Please feel free to add events to your own calendar and tell your friends and colleagues! smiley

    As always, we like to hear about what you'd like to be involved in, so feel free to contact Enabling e-Learning online facilitators Nathaniel Louwrens and Tessa Gray directly or leave comments in this blog post.


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    smiley FORUM: Digital assessment practices in secondary schools, 21 Oct 2016 - 21 Nov 2016

    With so much ready access to mobile technologies digital tools and resources how is this changing the way senior students share, archive and assess their learning? In this discussion, we invite you to share your stories as we explore some possibilities that technology can afford to give students agency and ownership of their learning while still meeting assessment requirements. This discussion will take place in the Enabling e-Learning: Teaching group.

    smileyFORUM: How can we foster digital fluency? 3 Nov 2016 - 3 Dec 2016

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    Digital literacy and digital fluency describe students' level of ability in using digital technologies to achieve desired learning outcomes. Join us in the forum discussion when we unpack digital fluency. We look at what it is, and how we can work towards supporting our students to be digitally fluent. This discussion will take place in the Enabling e-Learning: Teaching group.

    smileyFORUM: Designing inclusive, innovative learning environments, 14 Nov 2016 - 14 Dec 2016

    As we consider the environment in which our ākonga learn, we need to ensure that it includes all learners. Sensitivity to individual differences and learner variability should inform decisions relating to pedagogy, practice, and design of a flexible space. In this forum, we will discuss:

    • designing an inclusive innovative learning environment that works for all learners

    • using digital technologies to remove barriers and support learning

    • using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to create an inclusive innovative learning environment.

    This discussion will take place in the Enabling e-Learning: Teaching group.

     
    Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 

     

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    All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar

     

    smileyLIVE WEBINAR: NZQA update on digital exams, 15:45 - 16:45, 26 Oct 2016

    Join Steve Bargh (NZQA) as he presents a follow up webinar looking at digitising external assessments in regards to:

    • NZQA journey to date

    • Schools currently trialing digital assessment

    • Outcomes and feedback so far from trials

    • Where to from here for the future

    This webinar will be hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray and Nathaniel LouwrensREGISTER NOW!

    smileyLIVE WEBINAR: Learning for all, 15:45 - 16:45, 17 Nov 2016

    We want all our learners to succeed. In this webinar, Lynne Silcock (CORE / Connected Learning Advisory), will take us through the possibilities that digital technology affords us to enhance and enrich learning opportunities for all students. This webinar will be hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray and Nathaniel LouwrensREGISTER NOW!

    smileyLIVE WEBINAR: Innovation in your school, 15:45 - 16:45, 30 Nov 2016

    blue orangeWhat does innovation look like when it’s student-driven? In this webinar, we’ll hear from Alexia Hilbertidou (Y13 student at Albany Senior High School, Auckland) and her mum Vicky Crawford as they talk about Alexia’s initiative GirlBossNZ. GirlBoss was founded with one key mission in mind - to inspire, empower and equip New Zealand girls to become the change-makers of the future. This webinar will be hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray and Nathaniel LouwrensREGISTER NOW!

     


    Connected Learning Advisory workshops


    The Connected Learning Advisory — Te Ara Whītiki is a free, Ministry of Education service which gives advice on support on integrating digital technologies with learning.

    smiley Webinar: Being a connected leader: Why? How? 15:45 - 16:45, 19 Oct 2016

    As part of Connected Educator Aotearoa NZ (#CENZ16), in this interactive webinar we will consider the role of the connected leader. Why should we be connected? How can we connect as leaders? And is, as David Weinberger claims, the smartest person in the room, the room? Join Bede Gilmore from Winchester School and Steph Thompson from Beach Haven Primary School, as they discuss being connected leaders, and the Twitter chat they have developed: #LdrchatNZ. Contact Nathaniel LouwrensREGISTER NOW!

    smiley Webinar: Using digital technologies to support learning in senior secondary, 15:45 - 16:45, 3 Nov, 2016

    The Advisory has recently published a guide, Using digital technologies to support learning in a senior secondary context. In this webinar, CLA advisor, Lynne Silcock, will support us as we explore the guide and develop an understanding of how digital technologies can support secondary school learners. This webinar aims to share ideas, resources and stories that are based on current practice in NZ secondary schools with a focus on how digital technologies can extend and enhance learning in the NCEA years. Contact Nathaniel LouwrensREGISTER NOW!

    smiley Webinar: Using the strategic thinking roadmap, 15:45 - 16:45, 24 Nov, 2016

    The Advisory has published a guide, the Strategic Thinking Roadmap. The guide is designed to help your leadership team implement a strategic direction that ensures technologies are integrated into a school-wide drive for effective teaching and learning. In this webinar a panel of leaders, representative of the sector, will outline how they used the roadmap guide in their school, to develop a cohesive plan for their learners. This webinar aims to share practical, tested strategies and will provide opportunity for collaborative discussion. Contact Nathaniel LouwrensREGISTER NOW!

     


     

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    The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

    Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the latest e-learning related pānui from across the VLN and Enabling e-Learning community groups.

    The holidays are nearly upon us, so here are some goodies to catch up on from the Enabling e-Learning community and VLN, as well as the latest news in the Enabling e-Learning Newsletter (TKI).

    We're looking forward to working with you more again in Term 4. Keep an eye out for the upcoming calendar of events.

    In the meantime, have a lovely break everyone.

    Hei konā mai

    Tess & Nathaniel smiley 


     

    Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo  Beyond the classroom

     

    Communities of Online Learning: In this thread we invite you to discuss the how the new initiative of Communities of Online Learning (COOLs) could benefit our learners. How do you see online learning being utilised to benefit your students?

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    Check out Beyond the Classroom >>>  Enabling e-Learning website.
     


     

    Teaching logo Learning and Teaching

    Curriculum for the future: In a fast-paced, increasingly technological world, we can’t predict what our students will need to know, instead we'll need to have a focus on how to prepare our students to become life-long learners. We're going to need a Curriculum for the future for that. Find out more here >>>

    What skills and dispositions are students going to need in a world like this? We’re in a fast-paced changing world influenced by many emerging technologies. What skills and dispositions will our students need and are we ensuring they'll be well equipped when they leave our schools?

    FORUM: 7 principles of learning | Building horizontal connections: Several community members continue to share how they build horizontal connections through different opportunities for their learners. What are you doing to support your learners to connect further with the content as well as locally and globally?

    Putting the learning outcome first: Why instructional design must focus on learning outcomes, not learning activities highlights. Here's some useful things to consider when designing and planning learning experiences for students. 

    Update from the NetSafe team: Karen Spencer updates us on the changes that have happened in NetSafe over the past few months. Here's a rundown of the news and the new resources available.

    Using digital technologies to support learning in a senior secondary context: Jane Armstrong shares a new online guide (CLA) that provides support for school leaders and teachers preparing for NZQA's extensive innovation programme for going digital. Jane asks, what are you doing in your school to prepare? 

    There's been a spike in activity across the network focused on teaching and learning, here is a quick round up of these e-learning related gems:

    Digital assessment

    Modern learning or Innovative Learning Environments

    Reading with digital resources

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    Te Rangitukutuku | Navigating the digital landscape: LwDT project facilitator Daphne Papuni has been working with ngā ruma rumaki at Pukekohe North School to grow their e-capability using Te Rangitukutuku (digital Māori Medium e-learning planning framework). Read more here >>>

    Questions about Blended Learning in Kaupapa Maori setting: Miss Mary asks some important questions around whether or not blended learning can improve students' academic success in a Kaupapa Maori setting. Daphne Papuni has commented on how some kura are addressing blended ways to meet Māori learner needs. Do you have more to add?

    Raising NCEA achievement at year 11 using Polyfest as an authentic learning context

     

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    red spiral logo Leadership & strategic direction  

    Enabling e-learning forum: Look how far we've come | NAPP Kōrero 14 2016: In this forum we invite all community members (you) to reflect on the impact of your learning so far, as a result of engaging in professional learning conversations online. What has been new learning for you?

    Why are innovator’s mind-sets and in-depth collaboration and cooperation crucial in resourcing ILEs? | NAPP Kōrero 6 2016NAPP and Enabling e-Learning community members continue to discuss and debate their opinions, views and experiences in the four themes derived from this question.

    FORUM: What does innovation look like in your school? | An Enabling e-Learning event: More great stories of innovation have been shared in this discussion. Definitely well worth the read! We'd also love to hear more about how your students are engaging in innovative learning opportunities

     

    TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

     

    Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning 

     

    Teachers leading teachers: An interview with Wendy Keating: What happens when NZ teachers get together and engage in learning online in Enabling e-Learning? Great things happen - just like in this story with NAPPers Wendy Keating and Rachell Leitch. Read more here >>>

    Online learning translates to improved classroom practice: Meet Erika Ward, teacher at Outram School in Dunedin. Through a series of online engagements and through a process of action and reflection, Erika has initiated changes to her classroom environment and teaching that has resulted in positive outcomes for her students. Read more here >>>

    When formal research meets informal networks online, shifts in practice can occur: This story is about the power and potential of an organised educational network to support and drive new learning for adult educators.

    New ways to reimagine PLD in 2016: Are you a self-driven learner online? You might recognise these five ways teachers can participate in their own professional development. Do you have more to add?

    Forum: How do schools ready themselves for modern learning pedagogies? NAPP and Enabling e-Learning community members continue to share points of view, experiences, current research and theory associated with implementing ILEs and modern learning pedagogies. How are you trialling or implementing innovative learning practices in your school?

     

    TKI logoCheck out more e-Learning & Professional Learning >>> Enabling e-Learning website. 


     

     Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

    Enabling e-Learning event | What will we see in technology and e-learning now and in the future? Knowledge is building on itself so rapidly that technological advancements can be hard to keep up with. Science fiction becomes a reality as new technologies touch all facets of our lives. What does this mean for us as teachers and more importantly, what does it mean for our students?

    Upgrading Teacher Laptops / Issues with TELA: In this thread, community members share some ongoing support around technical queries related to TELA laptops.

    Some Google related threads that may interest you: 

    Mobile
     

    Grammar Apps: Kate Friedwald asks, can anyone recommend any good apps for assisting with grammar learning for primary-aged students? Can you help?

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    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

     

    • Keep an eye out for the upcoming Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events for Term 4. Out soon!
    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, MLEs, gaming and many more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    Free online learning series - 23 Teaching things

    Check out what is on offer from Learning Architects to power up your professional learning - there is something for school leaders, office staff and class teachers.
     

    Twitter image Twitter Chats 

    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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  • Tēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei and welcome to the latest e-learning related pānui from across the VLN and Enabling e-Learning community groups.

    Don't miss out on the next up-coming hosted webinar next week:

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR Curriculum for the Future, 3.45 - 4.45pm, 7th September. A webinar with senior researcher NZCER and now game developer Rachel Bolstad.

    Curriculum for the Future is a set of three resources designed to stimulate open-ended conversations about learning and curriculum today and into the future. The resources can be used separately or together, and in any order. Find out more here>>>.

    Better yet, come and join us LIVE as Rachel Bolstad shows us the potential for using these resources (as well as the interactive game) to help shape the future of education. We're not just going to look at the game, we'll be playing ourselves! See you there.

    Feel free to REGISTER YOUR INTEREST in our calendar event and tell your friends.

    Check out the online learning opportunities available for the rest of Term 3 in the Enabling e-learning community calendar. The Term 3 flier can be downloaded and printed for your staff room walls as well.

    We're looking forward to working with you more closely over the next term.

    Hei konā mai

    Tess & Nathaniel smiley 


    C KiddIn the Spotlight

    This year in Enabling e-Learning we are inviting members to be put In the Spotlight and share a bit more about themselves so that we can get to know them. 

    In the Spotlight this week is Carly Kidd. Find out more about Carly here >>>


     

    Enabling e-Learning: Beyond the classroom swirl logo  Beyond the classroom

     

    FORUM: Wicked problems and real world issuesWicked problems and real world issues are all around us, so can we afford to ignore them in education? In this forum we invite you to join us to discuss: 

    • What could be a good starting point when weaving wicked problems into learning that enables our students to make a difference, rather than be rendered powerless?
    • What kinds of skills, dispositions and competencies do you think our students will need to engage with real world issues, while also being culturally responsive?
    • What might this look like with the effective use of e-learning tools and pedagogies?
    • Can you share examples of approaches you are planning or have trialled with your own learners (primary, secondary)?

    Homework and authentic learning: Here's some American-based research on homework for primary-aged students and the results say there is little benefit to it. What do you think? Does your school do something different for homework?

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    FORUM: 7 principles of learning | Building horizontal connections, 16th August - 16th September: Several community members have shared how they build horizontal connections through different opportunities for their learners. What are you doing to support your learners to connect further with the content as well as locally and globally?

    FORUM: New technologies and collaborative practices | An Enabling e-Learning event: Join the discussion on how you are using digital technologies to promote communication and collaboration.

    Maori student achievement and ILE's: Vianney Douglas is looking for ideas, both about the design and the innovative ways of teaching, collaborating that is really successful with Māori students who are learning in te reo.

    Waterview Connection - going underground with New Zealand's biggest road project 2014-2017: Shelley Hersey invites you and your class to join her on the next instalment of the Waterview Connection LEARNZ field trip taking place on 13-15 September.

    controllerGame-based learning and gamification in the ESOL classroom: Lauren Briggs is looking to hear from ESOL teachers about what game-based learning or gamifiied sites or apps they use with their ESOL students and if it improves collaboration and communication. 

    Gifted Pasifika podcasts - young, gifted and brown: Manu Faaea-Semeatu has shared a range of podcasts about the identification process for gifted Pasifika students.

    Learning for all - using technology to enrich learning for every student: Lynne Silcock asks, "How are you using technologies to support a diverse range of learners?"


    Planning for inclusive learning
    e-Learning teacher at Ashburton College, Nicky Lewis explains how and why content is presented in a variety of ways to make it accessible for all students to engage with.

     

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    FORUM: What does innovation look like in your school? | An Enabling e-Learning event: Neil Penfold continues the discussion by suggesting that "real innovation should come from our pedagogy and the effect that it has on the student's learning".

    BYOD model: Kane Boulton would like to hear about the "effect on our students education with them being 'continually connected' on their own devices" when in a BYOD environment. What have your experiences been? iPad

    BYOD - Challenging old school beliefs: This interesting discussion continues with the sharing of Enabling e-Learning resources looking at BYOD policies, rules and understandings.

    The strategic thinking roadmap - supporting the develop of your digital technologies action plan: Where are you currently on your digital technologies journey? This resource, along with support from the Connected Learning Advisory can help you on your way.

    SMS - LMS etc: Check out the Connected Learning Advisory guide on Making the best use of your student data.

     

    TKI logoCheck out Leadership and e-Learning >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.

     

    Professional Learning yellow logo Professional Learning 

     

    Forum: How do schools ready themselves for modern learning pedagogies? NAPP and Enabling e-Learning community members continue to share points of view, experiences, current research and theory associated with implementing ILEs and modern learning pedagogies. How are you trialing or implementing innovative learning practices in your school?

    How to help the 'technophobes'...: Here's a blog post by Steve Wheeler who talks about the three biggest fears of teachers and students in using technology.

    What is collaborative inquiry?: In this discussion you will find the recording and slides from our recent webinar with Rebbecca Sweeney, "Understanding collaborative inquiry".

     

    TKI logoCheck out more e-Learning & Professional Learning >>> Enabling e-Learning website. 


     

     Green swirly logo Technologies & Infrastructure  

    cableAdobe Spark: Allanah King informs us that Adobe Voice is now Adobe Spark and is available on Chromebooks. "It delivers very slick presentations and video narration of slides".

    How to transfer voice memos from iPhone to computer: Jannbhy and Xisisi share two more ways to transfer voice memos from your iPhone to your computer.

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    Check out e-Learning and Technologies >>> the Enabling e-Learning website.


    CalendarFor your calendar...

     

    EEL logo Enabling e-Learning events

     

    • Enabling e-Learning webinars: On this page, you'll find the recorded webinars from 2011 to current. These include; teacher portfolios, innovative learning environments, BYOD, iPads in junior classes, registered teacher criteria, appraisal and e-learning, getting to know our learners, MLEs, gaming and many more! 

    New Zealand mape-Learning events around NZ

    ​Connected Learning Advisory webinars and events

    ​​Free online learning series - 23 Teaching things

    Check out what is on offer from Learning Architects to power up your professional learning - there is something for school leaders, office staff and class teachers.
     

    Twitter image Twitter Chats 

    Follow the hashtags or users to find out details of each Twitter chat.

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  • spotlightEnabling e-Learning is inviting members to be put In the Spotlight and share a bit more about themselves so that we can get to know them. You may be approached to share, or if you would like to volunteer yourself or suggest someone else then please contact Nathaniel or Tessa.

    In the Spotlight this week is Carly Kidd.



    C KiddName: Carly Kidd

    School/organisation: The Gardens School, Manurewa

    Mihi/introduction

    Kia ora tatou, ko Carly Kidd ahau!

    This year I am teaching in a Year 6 e-learning class, with two fantastic teachers and 45 students. We are currently enjoying the opportunity to learn together in a collaborative learning environment at The Gardens School in Manurewa.

    I am the Hapori (team) leader, Senior Literacy Leader and part of the Change Team - planning for our new school that is expected to be completed in November 2017 (which is super exciting!!!).  
     

    What is the most exciting/inspiring thing that you have been involved with in education that involves e-learning tools or pedagogies?
    This year I completed my postgraduate studies through Mind Lab, which has been a very inspiring journey! Getting time to tinker with cool new gadgets and tools and then taking these straight back into the classroom has been a lot of fun for both my students and I! From my MInd Lab papers I now have a much greater understanding of the current changes in education and the need for future focused education.  I have really enjoyed being able to introduce exciting e-tools and implement changes to my teaching as well as encouraging and supporting my teaching team to do so too.  The weekly sessions at Mind Lab gave me the opportunity to discuss ideas, experiences and challenges with a range of teachers who had a lot to offer! It has also been very reassuring that much of what I do is effective pedagogy for developing the 21st century skills students need to be successful in their futures.  I am a big advocate for the Mind Lab course being a core component for those studying to become teachers!!!

    I am also excited that our school has an awesome leadership team… they have given us the opportunity to inquire into what works in MLE/ILE/ILS through visiting other schools, taking up PD opportunities and then bringing those ideas back to trial in our classrooms - so that we can work out what will work for our kids and our place. You learn so much when you are in an environment that fosters risk taking and promotes ‘Kids being kids’ and that ‘learning should be fun’!

     
    What are you most looking forward to in regards to 21st Century education this year?

    This year I have been working in a collaborative space (for the first time in my 15 years of teaching!) with 45 wonderful Year 6 students.

    Our focus has been on fostering student agency through teaching our students how to analyse their assessments to develop their own next steps and learning programmes (self directed learning), encouraging a growth mindset and building relationships with our parent group through using Class Dojo.  So far, experimenting with collaborative teaching has been a great experience - especially having a shared responsibility for our students and to be able to utilise the strengths of our teaching team so that we can maximise the learning and achievement of all of our students. So I guess what I am most looking forward to, is seeing how all of these key components develop and evolve, to enhance our student’s learning journeys and of course their achievement for the rest of the year!

     

     

    What do you get up to in your relaxation time?
    I like to visit cafes and have a coffee, go shopping, drink wine and spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy playing touch and watching rugby!


    Favourite quote:

    An important Maori proverb for me is Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi - Which means, with your food basket and my food basket, the people will prosper.  I think this depicts collaborative teaching and learning quite well!