Enabling e-Learning Newsletter
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Kia ora, Welcome back to a new year at school. We have been busy over the Christmas break updating the site and creating new content for you.

We want your stories 

We are seeking school stories to illustrate planning for and using digital technologies to support learning. If you are taking a STEAM approach, exploring the digital technologies strands, or using some specific technologies such as 3D printers, Augmented Reality, or SeeSaw, we would love to hear from you! Contact us:

Professional learning

Professional learning

New – Collaborative teacher inquiry

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 setting up your collaborative inquiry »

Enabling e-Learning: Teaching


New – App development in the classroom

Have a look at our new page on teaching app development in your classroom. This page is packed with information and examples so you can get started.

When students make apps, they learn:

  • valuable STEAM skills like coding, programming, graphic design, and content creation
  • how to solve real-world problems with digital design.
Get started with app development in your classroom »

New – Cultural intelligence inspires authentic learning in STEAM at Taita College

Taking the rich cultural diversity of their student cohort as a starting point for deep learning, school leaders have been integrating NCEA units around authentic cultural contexts, such as the cooking of food in a hāngī and umu (Māori and Pacific earth ovens).

Read this new snapshot »



Safer Internet day – 5 February

The theme is "Together for a better Internet". Take a look through Netsafe's resources to raise awareness and start conversations about online safety.

Use the information and resources on Enabling e-Learning to get started with digital citizenship.


Waitangi day – 6 February

Use the collection of resources and ideas as you plan to commemorate Waitangi day in your classroom.

Enabling e-Learning Leadership



Local curriculum package of support for 2019

Schools and kura want to focus on local curriculum – both design and review. The Ministry is responding to this feedback with a package of support on local curriculum in 2019 including workshops with teacher-release time, guidance, and tools. 

As part of this package, the Leading Local Curriculum Guide series has been developed to deliberately steer your curriculum and assessment review and design decisions as you strengthen your local curriculum.

Inclusive Education

Take a look through the re-designed and completely refreshed Inclusive Education website. The site provides practical guidance for Aotearoa teachers and educational leaders. There are 26 guides to help school leaders and teachers recognise, plan for, and meet the learning and wellbeing needs of learners needing additional support.
Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives


Students with laptopsLearning with 1-1 digital devices

Browse through this updated section on Enabling e-Learning. It contains a wealth of information and school stories about developing your strategy, selecting and using devices, and providing technical support.

Connected Learning Advisory

The Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) service has ended as the Ministry shifts its focus to initiatives that support the Digital Technology and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum changes. The CLA's extensive library of resources is now incorporated across the Technologies section of the site. You can also find them all in one place, on the CLA resources page » 

Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives

Enabling e-Learning community

Join our Enabling e-Learning online community. Each term we feature interviews with "experts", practical webinars on using technologies, and discussions which are full of ideas and resources.

Discussions to join now –

Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives

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We would love to hear from you if you have ideas to make the website easier to use, or better for you, or if you have ideas for future blog posts or newsletters.

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