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There is always more to learn about using digital technology effectively in your teaching practice and sharing your knowledge and ideas with others.

National priorities for PLD

The national priorities have been refocused to support teachers and leaders and align with the focus on curriculum progress and achievement. Schools, kura and Kāhui Ako can apply for PLD under the new priorities from Term 3 2020.

English medium settings priorities Māori medium settings priorities
  • cultural capability
  • local curriculum design
  • assessment for learning.
  • mātauranga and te reo Māori
  • marau ā-kura
  • aromatawai.
Digital fluency remains a priority for teachers and leaders in all schools and kura.

Ministry funded PLD  – Use the Enabling e-Learning information, examples, and resources to plan and implement changes that support the national priorities.

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FREE DT & HM Readiness Workshops in your region!

Ki te Ahikāroa or Regional Meetups are hands-on workshops that support teachers, kaiako, and leaders understand and implement the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curricula content.

  • Experienced facilitators deliver workshops for people with all levels of expertise.
  • Workshops are delivered in Te Reo Māori and English for Māori and English Medium contexts. 
  • New meetups will be added in all regions for 2020.

Register for a meetup »

The e-Learning Planning Framework enables schools to identify where they are in terms of e-learning capability, and plan their next step.

The eLPF online survey tool supports this review and provides data for easy analysis. 

Find out more about using the eLPF »

Story Hui is a group storytelling process that can be used by teachers to evaluate 21st century learning in deeper and wider terms. Story Hui combines teachers' success stories with visual mapping, digital transcripts, and a group questioning process that helps to uncover hidden meaning, value, and impact.

Find out how you can use Story Hui as part of your teacher inquiry »

Whanake Ngaiotanga | Professional learning is one of the five dimensions of the e-Learning Planning Framework. This website is designed to support schools develop their e-learning capability across the five dimensions. The Whanake Ngaiotanga page contains school stories and examples to support Kura Kaupapa Māori.

The six teacher standards have been "unpacked" using e-learning examples to illustrate each standard.

Teachers can use this resource to:

  • identify how their current practice in e-learning supports the standards and record this in official appraisal documents
  • use the e-learning examples to develop their own practice and inform teacher inquires.

These free self-paced learning modules are for personal or staff professional development. Questions for reflection and discussion are contained in each module.

The modules are designed to be flexible, so you can select the content that is relevant to you and your school from each of them.

There are four modules covering:

Teachers discussing student learning at Ashhurst School

A growing body of evidence suggests that when teachers collaborate to pose and answer questions informed by data from their own students, their knowledge grows and their practice changes.

Read more about collaborative inquiry »

This paper briefly outlines the importance of professional learning in the secondary school context, reviews relevant research on professional learning groups, and then outlines the experiences of two schools that have introduced such groups.
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Deputy Principal, Vicki Trainor explains why teacher inquiry was used as a method of professional development at Holy Cross School following the development of their e-learning strategic plan. 

More about teacher inquiry into e-learning »

e-Learning community discussions

Join these groups to participate in discussions with other teachers/educators about the content here, or that is relevant for you.

Enabling e-Learning
e-Learning: Leadership
e-Learning: Teaching
e-Learning: Technologies
e-Learning: Professional Learning
e-Learning: Beyond the classroom
Using the e-Learning Planning Frameworks

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