Enabling e-Learning Newsletter
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Kia ora. In our final newsletter for Term 3 we keep you up-to-date with the latest updates from the Enabling e-Learning website and online community in the Virtual Learning Network.
Professional learning

Professional learning

Coming up in Term 4

Keep an eye out for the Term 4 calendar which will be up in the VLN and on Enabling e-Learning soon. We have lots of discussion threads and webinars coming up, including webinars on: 

  • Curriculum for the future
  • What does innovation look like in your school?

New NetSafe Kit launched

The Netsafe Kit has been launched! It offers educators a self-serve model of tools and resources. The kit is designed to help school leaders and educators support their young people, staff, and community to develop capabilities, skills, and values for managing online challenges, risks, and opportunities.  

NetSafe text service for young people

This free and confidential service helps students understand the options available to them for dealing with online challenges. This includes other types of bullying and abuse using digital technology like voicemail and text. The contact centre is open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 5pm on weekends. 

Enabling e-Learning: Teaching


Pacific language weeks 

  • Tuvaluan language week 30 September – 6 October
  • Fijian language week 7 – 13 October 
  • Niuean language week 14 – 20 October
  • Tokelauan language week 21 – 27 October

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to promote these language weeks in your classroom, go to:

New website content

Snapshot of learning – Flipped learning at Ashhurst School

Principal, Heath Chittenden introduced the flipped learning model to Ashhurst School in 2014. This schoolwide approach to learning has focused teachers and improved student learning outcomes, particularly in boys writing. Read the snapshot and view the following videos to find out more.
Design thinking

Design thinking is an iterative process that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. This new page provides information on what design thinking is, design thinking in education, and what design thinking looks like the classroom.

Collaborative teaching 
This new page has information, resources, and school stories on developing collaborative capabilities and explores different approaches to collaborative teaching. 


Tapasā: Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners

Tapasā is a resource for all teachers of Pacific learners. It is designed to support teachers to become more culturally aware, confident, and competent when engaging with Pacific learners and their parents, families, and communities. It provides a Pacific lens to the Standards for the Teaching Profession and the Code of Professional Responsibility.

Information and examples to support meeting the needs of Pacific learners
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Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki

The Ministry of Education's Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki is a free service committed to supporting schools, kura, and communities of learning plan for, manage, and use digital technologies for learning.

Contact the Advisory

Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives

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