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Strategic planning

Use this section of the website to find information, examples, and resources that support the integration of e-learning into your strategic direction and policy.

Irene Cooper, principal of Hillcrest Normal School in Hamilton, talks about the opportunities provided through e-learning to engage differently with students. Using the e-Learning Planning Framework, the school has completed a review and used this as a basis for their strategic planning.

Using teaching as inquiry to guide an e-learning action plan

Claire Amos explains how Epsom Grammar School is using a "teaching as inquiry" cycle to inform the e-learning action plans that will be implemented by professional learning groups in each of the school's curriculum areas. Claire describes the process the teachers are going through in this initiative. This video was recorded at Learning@school 2011.

These discussion starters are intended to be used in conjunction with the e-Learning Planning Framework  to assist you with identifying what is happening in your school and where to focus for development.

Principals and school leaders 

How does your e-learning planning align with your vision?

  • How does your strategic plan integrate e-learning to describe where you want your learners to be? Does it align with your vision?
  • Does your strategic plan identify the processes and strategies that will ensure you achieve your goals? How will you know you have achieved them?
  • How does your strategic plan reinforce best practice and policy for digital citizenship including cybersafety?
  • How have you consulted with BOT, wider community, family/whānau, iwi so that everyone owns the strategic direction?

 

Teachers

Does your classroom use of technologies show progress towards learning goals?

  • How is the school’s strategic direction evident in your use of technologies as part of your classroom planning and practice?
  • Does your classroom use of technologies show progress towards learning goals?
  • Have you set e-learning goals that monitor and strategically plan for higher achievement for Māori learners?

e-Learning: Leadership community discussions

Join the discussions or create your own thread in the enabling e-Learning: leadership community

Principals and school leaders

  • Form a strategy development committee to make sure that the school and community are involved in developing and reviewing the strategic plan for e-learning.
  • Identify the strategic gap between where you are now and your vision. Make judgments based on evidence – such as classroom practice, school documentation, audits, and feedback. Create clear, measurable goals (with actions, responsibilities, and timeframes) to move forward.
  • Ensure your e-learning strategy aligns with, and is embedded in:
    • your school charter goals
    • annual school-wide strategy
    • the policies and practices related to diverse learner needs (Māori, Pasifika, gifted and talented, special needs)
    • financial plans – infrastructure, resources, budgets (short term, mid and long term)
    • professional learning and development needs
    • classroom planning and implementation.
  • Establish evidence-based reflection and review processes (aligned with teacher performance and appraisal) to review progress through your e-learning action plan. You should be able to describe the impact on students’ learning and achievement.

Teachers

  • Be proactive about being part of the strategic planning process – show commitment, ownership, and contribution.
  • Put the strategy into action through careful planning and classroom practice.
  • Set your professional e-learning goals so they align with the school’s strategic direction and review them as part of your appraisal.
Key resource

The strategic thinking roadmap – supporting the development of your digital technologies action plan

This online 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. For further support contact the Connected Learning Advisory .

e-Portfolios - policies and procedures

e-Portfolios - policies and procedures

James Rea, Deputy Principal at Russell Street School , explains the purpose and content of their e-portfolio documentation.

Transforming teaching and learning

Transforming teaching and learning

Staff at St Hilda's talk about the difference using technology has made to teaching and learning.

Trialing iPads

Trialling iPads

Principal Chris McKinlay explains the reasons for selecting iPads to trial at Grant's Braes School.

Using the eLPF to develop literacy learning goals supported by technologies

Using the eLPF to develop literacy learning goals

Brian Price, Principal of Breens Intermediate, shares how they used the e-Learning Planning Framework to develop their strategic planning.

Using Google Apps to facilitate communication

Using Google Apps to facilitate communication

Nikki Clarke, Deputy Principal at Breens Intermediate, talks about introducing Google Apps into the school.

Improving schoolwide communication using Google apps

Improving schoolwide communication using Google apps

Brian Price, shares the difference using Google Apps has made at Breens Intermediate.

Strategic planning for e-learning

Strategic planning for e-learning

Irene Cooper, principal of Hillcrest Normal School in Hamilton, talks how e-learning helps to engage differently with students.

Strategic planning using the eLPF

Strategic planning using the eLPF

Kathy Moy-Low (past principal Holy Cross School) describes how she planned and implemented processes to ensure sustainability and capability of e-learning across the school.

Integrating digital technologies into the curriculum

Integrating digital technologies into the curriculum

The Principal of Mahurangi Christian School talks about the shift from a teacher centred approach to a student centred approach supported by 1:1 iPads.

Using the eLPF to inform strategic planning at Waerenga o Kuri

Using the eLPF to inform strategic planning at Waerenga o Kuri

Principal, Richard McCosh explains how they used the e-Learning Planning Framework to identify strengths and areas needing development within their school.

Developing a framework to support Māori achieving success as Māori

Developing a framework to support Māori achieving success as Māori

The board of trustees, parent community, and school leadership team at Waerenga O Kuri School explain the collaborative process they used for developing their Māori achieving success as Māori (MASAM) framework.

Benefits of the MASAM framework for the school community

MASAM framework

Motu School community share their perspectives on the partnership that has been built based on the Māori achieving success as Māori (MASAM) framework they developed together.

Why choose a BYOD approach?

Why choose a BYOD approach?

Wairakei School principal, Shane Buckner discusses why the school adopted a BYOD approach to enable their children to become connected, capable learners, using one-to-one devices to personalise learning.

Setting up BYOD in the classroom at Wairakei School

Setting up BYOD in the classroom at Wairakei School

Kate Friedwald describes step-by-step the process she went through from researching BYOD to setting up a classroom learning programme using BYOD at Wairakei School.

BYOD – Technical systems and setup

BYOD – Technical systems and setup

Principal, Shane Buckner and e-learning leader, Kate Friedwald, talk about the systems and setup they have at Wairakei School to successfully use 1-1 devices.

Developing e-learning capability using the eLPF and teacher inquiry

Developing e-learning capability using the eLPF and teacher inquiry

e-Learning facilitator, Ross Alexander explains the importance of having a clear vision for introducing new technologies.

Hereora leaders discuss shared plans and goals

Hereoa – Clarifying goals using spirals of inquiry

Hereora cluster leaders discuss how the spirals of inquiry has been a useful tool to develop focus and coherence across the cluster. 

Hereora leaders share cluster development

Hereora – Becoming a truly collaborative cluster

Hereora cluster leaders share how a collaborative and future-focused inquiry has supported new cluster goals and a shared vision.

Planning for success for Māori across the Katote cluster

Planning for success for Māori across the Katote cluster

Supporting Māori learners success is one of Katote clusters goals. Woodend School principal, Graeme Barber discusses the process of inviting feedback from whānau. 

BYOD – Planning your digital strategy

BYOD – Planning your digital strategy

Michael Williams, principal Pakuranga College, discusses some of the key questions they worked through when developing their digital strategy.

Using the SAMR model to evaluate technology use

Using the SAMR model to evaluate technology use

Ben Britton, lead teacher ICT at Wellington High School, discusses how they use the SAMR model to evaluate plan for effective use of technologies in the classroom.

Strategic planning – Digital technologies supporting effective pedagogy

Strategic planning – Digital technologies supporting effective pedagogy

Pakuranga College’s strategic goal is to provide students with the skills, values, and attitudes they need to be successful now and in the future. Principal, Michael Williams explains how they use digital technologies as a tool to support that goal. 

Strategic planning underpinned by pedagogy

Strategic planning underpinned by pedagogy

The senior leadership team at Hampden Street School explain how their e-learning plan supports their strategic plan in terms of planning for, developing, and utilising digital technologies to support learning and teaching. 

Strategic planning – A collaborative process

Strategic planning – A collaborative process

DP, Billy Merchant describes how the senior leadership team operates using distributed leadership model at Pakuranga College. Decisions are always based on improving student learning.

BYOD - Impact on student learning

BYOD – Impact on student learning

Pakuranga College principal Michael Williams explains, learning has become more collaborative and students are more engaged.

Planning for success – Be clear about your purpose

Planning for success – Be clear about your purpose

The principal and deputy principal of Pakuranga College talk about planning for successful implementation of BYOD across the school.

Resourcing

Resourcing

Pakuranga College principal, Michael Williams explains their school systems and roles for building staff capacity to use digital technologies to support learning and teaching. 

Planning for success – Taking your staff with you

Planning for success – Taking your staff with you

Pakuranga College DP, Billy Merchant explains taking staff with you on the e-learning journey is number one. Not all staff will move at the same pace and in the same way so they provide lots of different channels and different avenues for support.

Professional learning – Planning strategically

Professional learning – Planning strategically

Pakuranga College principal, Michael Williams explains their system for PLD. Using their rubrics teachers can identify their strengths and next steps. e-Mentors support teachers with their inquiries into using digital technologies effectively.

SMS – Informing strategic planning

SMS – Informing strategic planning

Principal at Tawhai School, Matt Skilton, says that for strategic planning, having access to an SMS on data and analysis is vital and explains how they use the data to work out which areas in the school need attention.

Teacher opening book

Developing an action plan and strategic framework

Rotorua Central Kāhui Ako leader, Nancy Macfarlane explains how their community of learning developed their action plan and strategic framework.

Teacher looking at data

Implementing PaCT across the Rotorua Central Kāhui Ako

Rotorua Central Kāhui Ako leader, Nancy Macfarlane explains their staged process for implementing the PaCT for writing, reading, and maths.

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Resources

The strategic thinking roadmap – supporting the development of your digital technologies action plan

This online 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. For further support contact the Connected Learning Advisory .

Charles Newton: Thinking e-strategically

In this EDtalk, former principal Charles Newton discusses a number of models to support principals with ICT and strategic planning. Charles mentions the following models in his talk:

Strategic leadership

Guidance from the Educational Leaders website on TKI.

IDigital technologies in schools – Programmes and initiatives

Details about programmes initiated or supported under the ICT strategy for schools, and links to related websites and publications are on this page of the Ministry website.

NetSafe l Education sector policies and use agreements

A system of policies, procedures, and acceptable use agreements is one of the key components of a school cybersafety programme. NetSafe has developed a set of templates covering digital citizenship, staff responsible use, and student responsible use that schools may download and adapt to their own needs.

eLearning ICT showcases l Planning docs

This web page, from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria, Australia, provides templates for developing e-learning strategic direction in your school.

Research

Supporting future-oriented learning and teaching – a New Zealand perspective

This research project for the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) draws together findings from new data and more than 10 years of research on current practice and futures-thinking in education. The report discusses some emerging principles for future learning, how these are currently expressed in New Zealand educational thinking and practice, and what they could look like in future practice.

Enabling e-learning research publications

This section provides links to up-to-date research, which supports the development of e-learning capability.

e-Learning community discussions

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