Enabling e-Learning Newsletter
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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

Webinar: Getting ready with Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko, Digital Technologies National Digital Readiness programme

Bring your questions and queries about up-skilling kaiako (teachers) and pouahi (leaders).

Webinar: Digital tools for supporting Māori language, culture, and identity

  • Registrations open soon

Online discussions in the Enabling e-Learning community

Full calendar of events

Digital Technologies and the national curriculum

  • Computational thinking for digital technologies
  • Designing and developing digital outcomes
Are you ready to implement these new technological areas in 2020? Access the free PLD available to your school.

Technology online logoWebinar: The revised technology learning area
Cheryl Pym describes and explores the revised technology learning area – helping you understand the curriculum change, including the strengthening of digital technologies. Ask Cheryl your questions.

Kia takatū ā-matihiko logoKia Takatū ā-Matihiko -– the National Digital Readiness Programme
Introduces teachers and principals to the new digital technologies and hangarau matihiko curriculum content and teaching strategies. The programme is available for free to NZ educators.

Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures
Museum-led workshops that weave student/ākonga learning through digital technologies, creative exploration, and collaboration. This programme is free to schools. Costs covered include one Teacher Release Day for planning, transport while visiting the museum, facilitation, and technology use.
Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko programme
The programme includes professionally facilitated digital technology workshops for years 3-8 students in deciles 1-3 schools. It is available in English or Māori Medium.

Tahi Rua Toru Tech 
A national team-based challenge for students about creating solutions for real-world problems using digital technologies. Challenges are organised for all year levels, 1-6, 5-8, 9-10, and 11-13.
Enabling e-Learning: Teaching


Frankley School – App development

Watch this new series of videos, which have been added to the App development page. The videos illustrate the design process students went through to develop apps.


Supporting Pacific students

Tokelau language week is Sunday 27 Oct – Saturday 2 Nov.


StudyIt logoStudyIt is an online learning environment for NCEA science, maths, and English students. It has information for students about what they need to know to achieve particular achievement standards, as well as discussion forums, and general study and exam advice.

Students can use forums to discuss NCEA issues with other students and teachers, and send specific questions to expert teachers.

Enabling e-Learning Leadership


Real-time reporting – New page

Student using cellphoneSchools that have implemented real-time reporting experience significant benefits.

  • Students engage in conversations about their learning while it’s still relevant. 
  • Teachers can easily monitor progress and support student learning in a timely manner.
  • Parents are more connected with their child's learning.
  • Deeper conversations about learning can take place at parent-teacher-student conferences.
Find out more about engaging your community, different software, and overcoming some of the challenges with a change.
Enabling e-Learning Technologies


3D printing in the classroom – New page

Plastic cogThis new page is full of practical information for schools considering purchasing a 3D printer or those who have one and are looking for innovative ways to use it.  Find out more about:

  • planning to use your 3D printer in learning across the curriculum, including technology
  • what software to use with your 3D printer
  • considerations when purchasing.
Enabling e-Learning: Ministry initiatives

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