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Learning with digital technologies PLD for schools

Selection of schools for learning with digital technologies professional learning and development (LWDT PLD), funded by the Ministry of Education, is managed by Regional Ministry offices.

Supplementary support application 2015

Whether you are a school, kura, or cluster, complete this online form to apply for supplementary professional learning and development (PLD) for 2015.

Application deadline is 19 September 2014.

More information from the Ministry of Education about Supplementary support, professional learning and development »

Who will get priority? l LWDT PLD programme l Accessing LWDT PLDSchool stories l Regional Ministry Offices

Who will get priority?

Priority groups include schools/kura/clusters:

  • with a high proportion of students traditionally underserved by the education system
  • with an identified e-learning capability need
  • connecting to ultra-fast broadband and/or upgrading their network (SNUP).

Learning with Digital Technologies PLD programme 

The LWDT PLD programme combines online and face-to-face support. The PLD may include guidance with:

  • developing and realising your school's vision for your students as connected, engaged, creative life long learners
  • e-learning strategic planning
  • integrating technologies into teaching and learning
  • developing your infrastructure
  • using technologies to connect with and engage your community
  • conducting a self-review using the e-Learning Planning Framework.

The system of support section on the NZC website has information about the everyday resources and tools available to learners, teachers, leaders, and schools. The purpose of these centrally funded and managed supports is to supplement a school’s improvement actions.

  • Professional learning and development – school-initiated supports - information about the professional learning and development (PLD) provision of support for leaders and teachers to improve student achievement outcomes, particularly for priority learner groups, across a number of identified areas.
  • Learning with digital technologies – information specifically about the LWDT PLD programme of support for school leaders and teachers who are involved in whole school e-learning capability review and development.

Accessing learning with digital technologies PLD

Professional Learning and Development (PLD) is the provision of support for leaders and teachers to improve student achievement outcomes, particularly for priority learner groups, across a number of identified areas. 

Allocation of these resources is based on priority of need and is linked to schools’ targets and annual plans as set out in their charters. Schools need to talk with local or regional MoE staff about these supports.

Your local office Ministry of Education advisor is available to support in your next steps.

Tools to help with this can be found in the Self-review tools section of NZ Curriculum Online. Your analysis will be the basis for requesting PLD from your Regional Team.

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School stories

Teaching as inquiry through an e-learning lens
Anna Harrison, facilitator with the learning with digital technologies professional learning and development (LWDT PLD) team, talks about the value of the teaching and inquiry model as a basis for PLD for e-learning. 

A blended approach to e-learning PLD
Teachers from Paihia School talk about the benefits of implementing a blended approach to e-learning professional learning and development (PLD).

Teaching as inquiry through a blended e-learning lens
Facilitators and teachers discuss teaching as inquiry through a blended e-learning lens.

Tailoring professional learning to enhance literacy e-learning needs: A blended model 
Teachers discuss tailored professional learning to enhance literacy e-learning needs using a blended model. 

Introducing the SAMR model
In this video Diana Wilkes explains how she as a facilitator has introduced the (SAMR) Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition model with digital technologies into the schools she works with.

Developing critical thinking using the SAMR model
Diana Wilkes discusses how using the SAMR framework – substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition, helped shift teachers skills and ability from merely using ICTs, to making the best choices of technologies for their students' learning.

The power of online professional learning communities
Josie Woon, Assistant Principal at Takaro School, talks about how and why she uses the Virtual Learning Network. The community has helped her integrate technology into her class in a purposeful way by enabling her to connect with other "expert" teachers.

The impact of using the Virtual Learning Network on professional development
Teachers discuss the impact of using the Virtual Learning Network on their professional development.

Using the Virtual Learning Network as part of a blended professional learning model
Teachers discuss using the Virtual Learning Network as part of a blended professional learning model and the benefits it has had for their cluster.

Bringing the classroom to the community
Staff at Mahurangi Christian School discuss how the school connects the classroom to the community through digital technologies.

Introducing digital technologies to the community through student voice
Staff and students of Ruawai Primary School used student voice to share with their parent community the ways in which digital technologies are used to support learning, and to share what students are learning with their families.

Integrating digital technologies into the curriculums
Principal of Mahurangi Christian School, Helen Pearson talks about the shift from a teacher centred approach to a student centred approach supported by 1:1 iPads. Students describe why their levels of engagement have increased as a result.

Regional Ministry offices

Northern

Central North

Central South

Southern

The Learning with Digital Technologies (LWDT) PLD team from the Te Toi Tupu consortium work in partnership with the Ministry of Education to mentor schools in the National LWDT PLD programme.


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