As part of the LwDT project, facilitator Daphne Papuni has been working within ngā ruma rumaki at Pukekohe North School. Kaiako were keen to focus on growing their e-capability, so Daphne introduced them to Te Rangitukutuku (digital mapping tool for MM or MM e-Learning Planning Framework) as a starting point. Using Te Rangitukutuku has enabled kaiako to see the bigger picture about the drivers and influences of effectively using e-learning throughout learning. It has also given them a great starting point for embarking on their own e-learning journey.
Daphne introduced Te Rangitukutuku and shared the video of Kathe Tawhiwhirangi talking about the kaupapa of the tool (see presentation below). Daphne shared the overview of the tool as well as the whakapapa - where it emerged from, with whom, why and how it was developed.
Daphne also took some time to share synergies between Te Rangitukutuku as a tool in a Māori world-view. This was important as the tool isn’t innately part of ‘Te ao Māori’, but as treasured whakatauki remind us, using tools of the Pākehā can also help grow and nurture things that matter most for Māori.
"Ko tō ringa ki ngā rākau o te Pākehā"
Once Te Rangitukutuku was introduced, kaiako were invited to play with a demonstration version of the digital tool, while Daphne supported them technically to sign-in, use the sliders, leave comments, pause and save the results. This way they became more familiar with statements, got to experience first-hand how the questions are randomly introduced, and were able to access their results after they were submitted. Discussions were open for kaiako to ask questions and share understandings with each other during this time. The expectations were that the actual survey would be completed once Daphne was gone.
Prior to the next visit, Daphne analysed the survey data and created an accumulative overview of the responses for Ngā Whenu (dimensions) and Wahangū (strands) in a Google spreadsheet; showing where they were currently positioned in terms of progress and development. The facilitated session (face to face) involved discussing strengths, need and ‘where to next’. The three kaiako chose an area they were tracking at ‘Marama’ (Engaging phase) and identified two goals across two dimensions (Ngā Whenu) - Teaching and learning and Beyond the Classroom; around Digital Citizenship were identified as a priority. From there, an action plan was created to define set tasks to be addressed.
As time has gone on, kaiako have addressed specific goals in action plan, and in doing so, have helped supported each other to progress while also touching on different Ngā Whenu and Wahanga within Te Rangitukutuku. Individual goals; to build capability to use the tools and personal PLD plans, have been strengthened.
Follow-up PLD sessions have looked more deeply at resources and influences from Netsafe while a draft Digital Citizenship profile in a Māori Medium setting has been developed. This is where a set of values and behaviours in the ‘physical world’ have been transposed over to the digital world; in line with what Netsafe advocates, but more importantly an integral part of Te ao Māori.
Kaiako have used Te Rangitukutuku twice so far to track trends and progress (April 2015 - Nov 2016). While the data from the second survey indicated some steps back in terms of progression, what it highlighted for kaiako, was that they understood the statements more, that there is more of a conscious awareness of the process made and that they were clearer on what they want to have achieved by the end of 2016.
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A huge thank you to the wonderful kaiako from ngā rūma rumaki at Pukekohe North School and Daphne Papuni for sharing this story.