Use the content in this section, in conjunction with the e-Learning Planning Framework and Strategic thinking roadmap to support your development of e-learning and digital fluency within your local curriculum.
Plan for your staff, students and the wider community to develop and own a negotiated local curriculum in which technologies are integrated with clear alignment to your vision and strategy.
“Deliberate leadership aligns digital literacy and the use of digital technologies with curriculum needs.”
As you watch this clip, consider how developing your students’ digital fluency can be woven through your local curriculum.
Effective local curriculum design
Effective local curriculum design is framed around progression based on the purposes for learning. Developing capability in local curriculum design brings The New Zealand Curriculum framework to life in our schools and kura and supports the classroom curriculum to be responsive to the needs of ākonga and students.
Local curriculum design weaves the national curriculum framework into your community's context, to provide rich learning opportunities for ākonga.
Strong local curriculum design responds to ākonga and whānau needs and aspirations and facilitates learning connections and strengthens partnerships with whānau, hapū, Iwi and community. It includes opportunities for ākonga to learn in and with their community and to contribute to it in ways that build on, and strengthen both community and ākonga capabilities.
– Ministry of Education, PLD priorities
Staff at St Hilda's talk about the difference using technology has made to teaching and learning. The change in their approach to teaching allows more time for teacher–student interaction. Students can make choices about what tools they use for learning.
The New Zealand Curriculum describes the learning all young people should experience no matter what school or kura they go to and the progress and expectations associated with this learning. It provides the framework for schools and kura to use in their local curriculum design.
Curriculum design and review involves making decisions about how to give effect to the national curriculum in ways that best address the particular needs, interests, and circumstances of the school’s students and community.
Plan and put into practice authentic learning experiences that will make the best use of technologies to support student-driven inquiry practices by:
Snapshot of learning: Year 9 & 10 Integrated programme at Orewa College – In 2018, Orewa College launched a curriculum review to consider new approaches to better align the national curriculum with its own contemporary thinking about effective learning, and how to prepare students for the world they live in today. This snapshot outlines why the school took this route and how the approach was developed.
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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.
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.
Motu School principal, Paul Cornwall explains the process they went through to setup a framework for Māori achieving success as Māori (MASAM).
Principal, Richard McCosh explains how they used the e-Learning Planning Framework to identify strengths and areas needing development within their school.
Principal, James Petronelli explains Clearview School's collaborative learning approach operates links back to their school vision.
Brian Price, Principal of Breens Intermediate, shares how they used the e-Learning Planning Framework to develop their strategic planning.
Nikki Clarke, Deputy Principal at Breens Intermediate, talks about introducing Google Apps into the school.
Michael Williams, principal Pakuranga College, discusses some of the key questions they worked through when developing their digital strategy.
e-Learning facilitator, Ross Alexander explains the importance of having a clear vision for introducing new technologies.
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.
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.
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.
Pakuranga College principal Michael Williams explains, learning has become more collaborative and students are more engaged.
Irene Cooper, principal of Hillcrest Normal School in Hamilton, talks how e-learning helps to engage differently with students.
Michael Williams and Billy Merchant from Pakuranga College, explain their change in pedagogy from telling students which device to purchase to being "device agnostic".
e-Learning lead teacher, John O’Regan describes the important considerations for Hampden Street School to create reliable systems that meet the needs of their BYOD programme.
John O’Regan, e-Learning lead teacher Hampden Street School, describes their system for providing technical support to staff.
Parents from Hampden Street School share how the school’s open door approach gave them confidence that their children’s learning needs were being met in an innovative learning environment.
Michael Williams Billy Merchant, Pakuranga College, describe how their teaching staff have developed good pedagogy and are more confident in using digital technologies to support learning.
Allister Williamson explains his role as e-Learning coordinator at Pakuranga College, which involves overseeing their professional learning programme.
Pakuranga College principal, Michael Williams describes their intensive PLD programme.
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.
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.
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.
CLA Advisor, Charles Newton explains how to use the templates as you plan.
Connected Learning Advisor, Charles Newton explains how to use this guide to support developing your digital technologies action plan.
Connected Learning Advisor, Charles Newton explains how to to get started developing your digital technologies plan
CLA Advisor, Charles Newton explains ten key considerations for successful planning.
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Strengthening your local curriculum
This section of the NZC Online website supports the process of curriculum design and review. It includes local curriculum guides, information, tools, and inspirational stories to help schools make decisions about curriculum.
Local curriculum design tool | Rapua te ara tika
This online Toolkit will help you design a quality local curriculum for your ākonga. It is for all Kāhui Ako, schools and kura in New Zealand.
Tātaiako: Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners
Tātaiako provides a framework that can support professional development and learning for teachers, leaders, and aspiring principals. The framework identifies five competencies and for each provides indicators at four levels: entry to initial teacher education, graduating teachers, certified teachers, and leaders. Supporting the indicators are possible outcomes expressed as examples of learner voice and of whānau voice.
Tapasā – Cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners
A tool that can be used to increase the capability of all teachers of Pacific learners.
Ka Hikitia – Ka Hāpaitia
Based on the guiding principles of excellent outcomes, belonging, strengths-based, productive partnerships, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Ka Hikitia – Ka Hāpaitia sets out the cross-agency strategy for achieving system shifts in education to support Māori learners and their whānau, hapū and iwi to achieve excellent and equitable outcomes.
Learning progressions framework
The Learning Progressions Frameworks in reading, writing and mathematics show the significant steps that learners take as they develop in reading, writing and mathematics from Years 1–10.
Progress and consistency tool
PaCT is a tool designed to help teachers make dependable judgments about students' achievement that can be used to track progress in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Te Waharoa ararau
Te Waharoa Ararau (TWA) is an online system that kura in Communities of Learning can use to collect and report individual student achievement information in relation to Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. It is available to all schools with Year 1-8 students.
Positive behaviour for learning
Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L-SW) is an evidence-based framework that provides schools with a process for teaching social and behavioural skills to support learning, engagement and retention at school.