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There is always more to learn about using digital technology effectively in your teaching practice and sharing your knowledge and ideas with others.

Collaborative inquiry

Teachers discussing student learning at Ashhurst School

A growing body of evidence suggests that when teachers collaborate to pose and answer questions informed by data from their own students, their knowledge grows and their practice changes.

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Story Hui is a group storytelling process that can be used by teachers to evaluate 21st century learning in deeper and wider terms. Story Hui combines teachers' success stories with visual mapping, digital transcripts, and a group questioning process that helps to uncover hidden meaning, value, and impact.

Find out how you can use Story Hui as part of your teacher inquiry »

Whanake Ngaiotanga | Professional learning is one of the five dimensions of the e-Learning Planning Framework. This website is designed to support schools develop their e-learning capability across the five dimensions. The Whanake Ngaiotanga page contains school stories and examples to support Kura Kaupapa Māori.

This paper briefly outlines the importance of professional learning in the secondary school context, reviews relevant research on professional learning groups, and then outlines the experiences of two schools that have introduced such groups.
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These free self-paced learning modules are for personal or staff professional development. Questions for reflection and discussion are contained in each module.

The modules are designed to be flexible, so you can select the content that is relevant to you and your school from each of them.

There are four modules covering:

The six teacher standards have been "unpacked" using e-learning examples to illustrate each standard.

Teachers can use this resource to:

  • identify how their current practice in e-learning supports the standards and record this in official appraisal documents
  • use the e-learning examples to develop their own practice and inform teacher inquires.

Deputy Principal, Vicki Trainor explains why teacher inquiry was used as a method of professional development at Holy Cross School following the development of their e-learning strategic plan. 

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The e-Learning Planning Framework enables schools to identify where they are in terms of e-learning capability, and plan their next step.

The eLPF online survey tool supports this review and provides data for easy analysis. 

Find out more about using the eLPF »

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