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!
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.
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.
FORUM: How can we foster digital fluency? 3 Nov 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
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.
FORUM: 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.
All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar.
LIVE 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
LIVE 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 Louwrens. REGISTER NOW!
LIVE WEBINAR: Innovation in your school, 15:45 - 16:45, 30 Nov 2016
What 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 Louwrens. REGISTER NOW!
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.
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 Louwrens. REGISTER NOW!
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 Louwrens. REGISTER NOW!
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 Louwrens. REGISTER NOW!
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