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Criterion 3

Fully certified teachers demonstrate commitment to bicultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Key indicator:

  • Demonstrate respect for the heritages, languages, and cultures of both partners to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Māori student using ICT

Guiding question

How do I/can I utilise e-learning to demonstrate respect for the cultural heritages of both Treaty partners in Aotearoa/New Zealand?

Students and parents talk about the difference marae-based learning has made to their engagement, motivation, and confidence. Students are sharing their learning about their own history with their parents and also using digital technologies to share it more widely.

The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017
This is an updated strategy, following its predecessor, Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success 2008–2012, that set the direction for improving how the education system performs for Māori students.

Te kotahitanga project
School stories, resources, and discussions surrounding the inclusion of Māori contexts in learning.   

Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners
This resource is designed to support teachers to personalise learning for, and with, Māori learners, and to ensure they enjoy educational success as Māori. 

Research and readings - Access the following documents via the research and readings page on Enabling e-Learning 

Paul and Shelley Cornwall describe the changes they made to their teaching approach at Motu School. They have used digital technologies to support learning and connect with parents.

Supporting Māori students through ako-e (e-learning)  
These stories and resources demonstrate how e-learning tools can be used to build relationships and engage with Māori learners, whānau, and iwi.

Māori achieving succes as Māori – MASAM
This page contains information about MASAM, how it intersects with e-learning, and how it can help Māori students to achieve educative success in our schools. 

Blended e-learning for Māori and Pasifika learners
This group in the VLN has a wealth of resources to support teaching and learning.

Hillcrest School teacher, Miel MacLean, and students, share how learning experiences, in a student-led inquiry into Māori kites, were enriched through using technologies and publishing via a collaborative wiki.

Reo maori resources
Links to online resources designed for teachers and students to develop te reo māori.

Typing Māori easily
Instructions on how to type macrons for all computer platforms.

He Kupu o te Rā
In-depth instructions for using macrons in email, text messages, documents, and websites.

Te Kāhui Māngai
Te Kāhui Māngai is primarily designed to provide information on iwi (tribes) in New Zealand, including their rohe, hapū, marae, and representative organisations. It also includes certain national and Māori organisations.

e-Learning community discussions

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