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We hope your year is getting off to a great start! Take a look at some of the new content on the website as you get started for the year. And, please give us your input so we can develop really useful content for you.  
Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives

We need your input

Enabling e-Learning: TeachingWe are planning the content and online events in the community for 2020. Let us know what you need, what you would like to see, or what you find useful on the website.

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Professional learning

Professional learning

Join the Enabling e-Learning online community

The online community is a space for teachers and school leaders to participate in discussions, ask questions, share and find resources.

Tessa GrayMeet our online facilitator, Tessa Gray who can help you get started in the Enabling e-Learning community group

Participate in one of these new online discussions now!

Full calendar of events with Free webinars coming soon.


Webinar: Technology and integrating storytelling

Technology online logoLisa Byers, technology specialist at Maori Hill School, talks about how she planned and integrated the revised technology learning area and other learning areas in digital storytelling.

  • Wednesday, 26 February, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm
  • Register » 
Leadership swirl


Digital technologies support toolDigital technologies implementation support tool 2020

This new tool gives a model process and plan to support schools with teaching the revised Technology Learning Area. It is for school leaders, school teams, clusters of schools, and boards of trustees to help with change planning.

Find out more about what supports are available »

On your marks...Get set...Go! A tale of six schools and the digital technologies curriculum content

ERO conducted case studies of six schools’ implementation of the digital technologies curriculum content in Term 1, 2019. Schools that had successfully integrated the curriculum had leaders who promoted a growth mindset for teachers and looked to integrate digital technologies into existing curriculum. Timely professional development for teachers and positive community connections also enhanced schools’ ability to integrate the digital technologies curriculum.

Enabling e-Learning: Teaching


New page – Year 9 and 10 Integrated programme at Orewa College

Students from St Hilda's CollegiateAt Orewa College, year 9 and 10 students no longer have timetabled specialist subjects. Instead, they undertake eight topics each year with each topic being taught by three specialist teachers. This snapshot outlines why the school has taken this route and how the approach was developed.

Digital citizenship

As you setup your new classrooms, establishing with students what it is to be a responsible digital citizen is important.
Digital citizenship – this page provides useful information, school stories, and resource links – including these new resources from Netsafe:

Enabling e-Learning Technologies


Transferring digital accounts and data – New page

Students from St Hilda's Collegiate

The beginning and end of the year are busy times as students move from one school to another. This new page provides practical information on how to transfer digital accounts and data.

Having clear systems and procedures gives everybody confidence about what is going to happen to their digital data and accounts and what they need to do to avoid losing anything that they might need in future.

Student agency when purchasing a 3D printer – New video

Students from St Hilda's CollegiateLower Moutere School principal, Chris Bascand relates the story of how a Year 8 student lead the researching, fundraising, and purchase of a 3D printer for the school. He explains how the printer is being used for learning.

This new video adds a school story to the 3D printing in the classroom page.

Enabling e-Learning Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the classroom

Connecting with parents and whānau

Parent and teacher looking at iPadsAs you are building relationships with new students and their whānau, take a look at these page for some tips and practical examples of using digital technologies to set up communication systems, share students work, and support parents to engage with them. 

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