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Criterion 2

Fully certified teachers demonstrate commitment to promoting the well-being of ākonga.

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Key indicators:

  • Take all reasonable steps to provide and maintain a teaching and learning environment that is physically, socially, culturally, and emotionally safe.
  • Acknowledge and respect the languages, heritages, and cultures of all ākonga.
  • Comply with relevant regulatory and statutory requirements.

Guiding question

How do I/can I use e-learning effectively to actively promote the well-being of all ākonga/learners for whom I am responsible?

Digital citizenship encompasses a number of areas. It involves students being digitally fluent users of technology who know how to protect themselves and respect others in online spaces. The students should demonstrate values and key competencies from The New Zealand Curriculum in their use of digital tools and online content.

Students, teachers, and the BoT describe their pedagogy and process for collaborating to create, understand, and implement their digital citizenship policy and student agreement.

Digital citizenship
Use the information, school stories, and resources on this page to develop your understanding of digital citizenship and ways to integrate this teaching into your classroom. 

Digital fluency
This section of the website describes ways in which students' capability in using digital technologies can be increased to achieve desired learning outcomes. 

Digital citizenship modules
These free self-paced learning modules can be used for professional development. They contain information and useful links for teaching and learning in the classroom as well as providing information for parents.

NetSafe has a comprehensive range of information and resources to support schools and teachers to develop policies and practices that ensure a safe digital environment.

This site from the UK provides a range of activities and resources for classroom use.

Common Sense
This site from the US contains a host of tools and resources for teaching digital citizenship. 

Teachers can harness e-learning tools and online resources to recognise and value the cultures that students bring with them to the classroom.

Yvonne Nikora, Deputy principal at Waerenga o Kuri School, talks about the impact the Māori achieving success as Māori (MASAM) framework has had on her teaching. She describes using technologies to enable students as they create a story of their turangawaewae.

Supporting Māori students through ako-e (e-learning)
Snapshots, school stories, and resources for using e-learning tools to make a difference to ākonga Māori.

Blended e-Learning for Māori and Pasifika Learners
A group in the VLN for educators to share ideas and resources, discuss practice and pedagogy, and provide support for each other with the aim of engaging Māori and Pasifika learners so that they may achieve educational success whilst maintaining their cultural integrity.

Māori achieving success as Māori – MASAM
This section of the site explains how schools can setup a framework for Māori achieving success as Māori (MASAM), and the digital technologies they can use for support.  

Supporting Pasifika students
Snapshots, school stories, and resources for using e-learning tools to make a difference for Pasifika students.

Students have different learning needs and e-learning tools provide ways to cater for those differences and personalise the learning. Online resources can also provide support to teachers working with students with specific needs.

Teacher, Kate Friedwald, explains how careful and consistent presentation of visual information and classroom organisation, supported by technology is designed to foster independent learning in Felix, a student with dyslexia.

Inclusive classrooms
Information, school stories, and resources focused on developing an inclusive learning environment to meet the needs of diverse learners, value and include all students, and ensure student wellbeing.

Assistive technology
Information, school stories, and resources focused on using assistive technologies to improve learning outcomes for students.

Using e-Portfolios to engage with the community
e-Portfolios provide anywhere, anytime access for family/whānau and the wider community. These school stories describe the benefits of using e-portfolios to connect students with special needs and their families.

BLENNZ Learning Library
A collection of stories written by BLENNZ educators for parents, whānau (family), and colleagues about children and young people who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision. Many of the stories show the use of technology to support student learning.

Enabling e-learning: Teaching community
Join this group in the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) to explore how and why we use ICTs to support effective teaching and learning.

Digital learning objects
The digital learning objects within the NZ Maths  website have different versions to allow for differentiation to meet the needs of learners. 

Multiple intelligences and technology
A site to help you explore how using technology can support learners with strengths in different areas.

e-Learning community discussions

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