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Kia ora, In this newsletter 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

Enabling e-Learning webinars and events

We have some great webinars and online discussion forums for you to participate in this term.

Register now for this free webinar

Take part in our online discussions that are happening now

Look in the Enabling e-Learning calendar for discussions coming soon

  • Place-based learning and culturally responsive practice in a localised curriculum,  28 August – 28 September
  • Career pathways beyond school, 4 September – 4 October
  • Te wiki o te reo Māori, 11 September – 11 October
  • Using 3D printing in real-world contexts, 18 September – 18 October

Digital citizenship modules

These self-paced modules can be used for personal or staff professional development. Each module contains different activities that include questions for reflection. These can be worked through individually or with your colleagues. The modules are designed to be flexible. Select the content that is relevant to you and your school from each of them.  

Teacher standards and e-learning

Teachers can use the information on Enabling e-Learning to develop goals related to the standards, which incorporate digital technologies for teaching, collaboration, and recording or sharing evidence.
  • New – Tapasā video resources from the Teacher's Council are included on our updated page. These videos include conversation starters and links to specific Standards to support teachers set goals and exemplify their practice. 

Minecraft Edu Training Series Introducing Ngā Motu

Minecraft Education is free to all schools as part of the Microsoft Agreement. The NZ Microsoft Education team are providing a series of hands-on introductory workshops that support teachers to use Minecraft as a vehicle for learning in the classroom.
Enabling e-Learning: Teaching


Make a machine INTERFACE/MOTAT Minecraft student Competition 2019

Students from St Hilda's CollegiateThe challenge is for students to design and create a 'machine' of their choice in Minecraft, then record a video showing how it works. The competition is divided into three categories – primary, intermediate, and secondary.

Need some help getting started with Minecraft?


Tonga Language Week

Mālō e lelei! Tonga Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga 2019 runs from 1-7 September.

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the language of Tonga with your school community visit our online resources:

Note the upcoming 2019 language weeks dates also:

  • Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – 9-15 Sep
  • Tuvalu – 29 Sep-5 Oct
  • Fiji – 6-12 Oct
  • Niue – 13-19 Oct
  • Tokelau – 27 Oct-2 Nov
Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives

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