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Criterion 6

Fully certified teachers conceptualise, plan, and implement an appropriate learning programme.

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Key indicators:

  • Articulate clearly the aims of their teaching, give sound professional reasons for adopting these aims, and implement them in their practice.
  • Through their planning and teaching, demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of relevant content, disciplines, and curriculum documents.

Guiding question

How can e-learning support and extend what I am trying to achieve when planning programmes of work for groups and individuals?

It is important to have explored some of the latest thinking on the integration of e-learning tools in order to use them effectively for teaching and learning.

Tamaki College teacher, Noelene Dunn, describes how she changed her classroom into a flexible learning space and the digital technologies she uses to support learning.

Innovative learning environments
This section of the website offers an overview of how learning spaces can be adapted to the future-focused changes occurring in education.

Digital fluency
This section of the website contains information and resources on how to foster digital fluency among students in order to achieve desired learning outcomes.

Scott McKenzie (senior syndicate leader) and Don McLean (principal) explain how they have been working towards their goal of building learner agency and using digital technologies to support that. 

Learner agency
This section contains strategies for using digital technologies to support learner agency.   

Kellie McRobert explains e-competencies and how they are aligned with the NZ Curriculum key competencies. She shares stories of her classroom practice with supporting research.

The e-Learning Planning Framework  
Teachers can use the descriptors in the teaching and learning dimension of the e-Learning Planning Framework (eLPF) to assess and develop their e-capability.

Bloom's digital taxonomy
Infographic made by GlobalDigitalCitizen based on Andrew Churches' revised take on Bloom's taxonomy. 

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. 

Wairakei School teacher, Kate Friewald describes how she uses Google Docs to support differentiated learning in her classroom.

Students using ICTs in the classroom

Univeral Design for Learning (UDL)
This section of the website contains information about UDL – a research-based set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn – and the e-learning tools that can help to achieve them.  

Cast contains research, case studies, and learning tools designed to help educators use UDL to improve learning opportunities for all individuals.  

This section of the website provides information, school stories, and resources to support teachers in developing their e-learning capability.

Tools for teaching and learning
This section provides links to, and information about, e-learning tools and software that can support your classroom programme.

Enabling e-Learning: Teaching community
Use the discussions and resources bookmarked to find teaching examples.

Snapshots of Learning
Examples of how specific software can be used to enhance learning and teaching. More snapshots are in the Software for Learning group  in the VLN.

This section provides links to, and information about, e-learning resources to use in your classroom teaching and learning programme. The information includes a summary of each resource, videos showing examples of how they can be used in the classroom, and links to any relevant discussion groups in the Enabling e-Learning communities.

Te Kete Ipurangi
Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) is the portal to online resources, information, and learning areas for New Zealand schools. It can now be personalised so the user can control what appears on the home page in line with their own areas of interest.

Diigo - OZ/NZ groups
In Diigo, an online bookmarking tool, teachers can collaborate to build bookmarks around topics of interest. This is the group for New Zealand and Australian teachers where they have shared links to useful online resources and readings.

Nayland College principal, Daniel Wilson explains how they use their SMS to support student learning.

SMS – Supporting learner pathways
This section offers guidance on using data to support students as they move through school, between schools, and beyond school.

Assessment tool selector  
A resource for teachers and schools to help them select the most appropriate assessment tool to suit their particular purpose.

Working with data  
If required because an SMS’s built-in tools are not sufficient, data can be exported to a spreadsheet and analysed as outlined in Assessment Online.

Starpath Project Toolkit  
Provides a large number of resources to help with:


e-Learning community discussions

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