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Tessa Gray

Getting ready for this afternoon's webinar on authentic learning across the curriculum. Join us? http://connect.vln.school.nz/eelwebinar/


Brief description: Enabling e-Learning online facilitator. I'm excited about the prospects of the VLN and how it can bring like-minded people together online. I am here to help promote discussions and share effective practice.
Contact email: tessa.gray@core-ed.net
Telephone: skype: tessagray
Mobile phone: 021 337 529
Twitter username: https://twitter.com/tessagray

About me

Enabling e-Learning online facilitator. I currently work for CORE Education in the Te Toi Tupu consortium as the online facilitator for the Ministry of Education's Enabling e-Learning.

A big part of my role, is to help build a sense of community identity in the VLN community groups space. I'm here to help support partnerships within our professional network - which includes brokering relationships within and beyond the VLN.

I'm also here to support community members mentor others online, as we share opinions, ideas, resource and teacher reflections - that will enhance learning opportunities for all our learners. A priority focus will concentrate on conversations and live events that focus on the effective role of e-learning in education. This will happen largely within the Enabling e-Learning community groups. Come join me there!

My educational background spans 26 years - both here and in London. It includes generalist classroom teaching, art specialist, art adviser, ICT adviser, ICT PD national facilitator and now online facilitator for the Te Toi Tupu Leading Learning consortium and the Ministry of Education.

At home, I am the third child of four. I have a fabulous partner, cheeky son and two gorgeous step-children. Life is pretty good in the sunny BOP. I'm proud to be a published author of five books on art and ICT.

Please feel free to drop me a line or leave me a message at any time. I'd love to hear from you Smile

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  • New toolkit for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako

    The toolkit, developed by The Ministry of Education, contains information about the tools, resources, and services available to support Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako to meet their achievement challenges and deliver personalised learning pathways for all ākonga.

    The tools are arranged into six domains. Each Kāhui Ako will be at different stages of development in key areas within these six domains. The Development Map is designed to help each Kāhui Ako identify potential future development areas under each domain.

    Communities of Learning Toolkit

    Go to the Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako toolkit »

    Posted: 3 days ago

  • Newsletter

    We have developed some useful new pages on the Enabling e-Learning website and are providing some excellent free professional learning opportunities in our online community. 

    The Enabling e-Learning website is now responsive, so you can view it easily on your phone!

    Check out the latest newsletter to find out what's new!

    Go to the Newsletters  page to:

    • sign up for the newsletter – look for the heading Keep Informed, enter your email, and click on the yellow subscribe button. 
    • view archived newsletters.

    Posted: 3 days ago

  • Invitation to join the pilot of Netsafe's Capability Review Tool

    Netsafe’s Education Team has started work on the first update to the Netsafe Kit for Schools in five years. NetSafe worked closely with CORE Education and a team of researchers to develop the draft tool.

    The pilot process

    The team are piloting sections of the kit with schools and kura using a "test and learn" approach.

    The first pilot involves a tool to help schools review the strategies, processes and resourcing they have in place to support digital citizenship and student wellbeing. 

    There are already over 50 schools participating in the pilot which is now underway and runs through March/April.

    Join the pilot »

    If your school would like to join the pilot, email Karen Spencer  Director of Education at NetSafe.

    Posted: 10 days ago



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