These school examples are provided to show you how schools are effectively integrating digital technology with teaching and learning. Each example is referenced to the dimensions of the e-Learning Planning Framework; and the future-focused learning themes identified by New Zealand Council of Educational Research. Initially we are sharing two school examples but expect to add more over time.
Leamington School has consulted with its community to define five commonly understood and valued goals that guide teaching and learning to prepare students to successfully navigate the future. The children understand they are ‘Leamington Learners’.
Digital technologies have been widely adopted as a tool to support new learning opportunities at Leamington School.
At Newmarket School there is a strong culture of teachers as inquirers and an inquiry mindset underpins the professional learning of its teachers. Decisions about learning technologies used at the school are often guided by the outcomes of teacher inquiries.
The online community TeachMeetNZ is an example of where Newmarket’s culture of flexible inquiry can lead.
This dimension describes new opportunities and possibilities for schools to engage with families/ whānau and the wider community.
e-Learning enables learning opportunities to be tailored to students’ individual needs and interests, improving achievement and engagement.
There is always more to learn about using digital technology effectively in your teaching practice and sharing your knowledge and ideas with others.
Vision. Strategy. Implementation. Effective leadership is critical in implementing effective e-learning practices throughout your school.
Effective e-learning is underpinned by appropriate digital technologies, including infrastructure, digital devices, resources, content, and services.
Moving away from an industrial age “one-size-fits-all” model
New views of equity, diversity and inclusivity
A curriculum that uses knowledge to develop learning capacity
“Changing the script”: Rethinking learners’ and teachers’ roles
A culture of continuous learning for teachers and educational leaders
New kinds of relationships: Schools no longer siloed from the community