Virtual School Meanderings

May 20, 2020

Level 1 To 4 And Back Again: Discovering What Was Learnt During Lock Down.

An interesting read that may be worthwhile for my Kiwi readers.

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Kia ora Michael

Lock down side swiped everyone in the education community, and once we had grappled with the new stay-at-home situation, it is now time to re-open school classrooms.

The process of lock down shed light on aspects that may not have been seen before; inequity, the importance of the social aspects for students’ and how students actually learnt in the classroom environment as opposed to the remote environment.

Level 1 to 4 and back again: Discovering what was learnt during lock down, offers schools’ an opportunity to ask what they learnt during lockdown, selected reading to give scope and other schools experiences, and a where to from here vision for the future.

Read Level 1 to 4 and back again here.

GCSN Team

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May 6, 2020

Self Management Ideas For Teachers

One for my Kiwi readers.

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Recently on Twitter the question was asked “I’m looking for some best practice pedagogy around running video calls for second schoolteachers. Eg duration, frequency per wk, types of activities to be focused on etc. Direct teaching vs Collaborative activities etc.”

This lead us to not just answer the question, but also expand on our answer to ensure that when kaiako are planning for online learning experiences, that their well-being is at the forefront.

This months post, Self Management Ideas for Teachers, is to support teachers with some guidelines and starting points when planning and teaching in a remote environment.

GCSN Team

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April 20, 2020

VLN Primary COVID19 Response

An item for my Kiwi readers.

Please note that I am a member of the Governance Group for this e-learning cluster.

April 19, 2020

Community WiFi Roll Out Hui

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Kia ora Michael

The Ministry of Education and GCSN have come together to bring you a FREE 1 hour online hui that will support your understanding of the Community WiFi roll out.

These events are happening next week, and places are limited to 40 per event, book your place early to ensure you attend a time that suits you.

The hui is about 
This hui is supported by the Ministry of Education, but will relate to community WiFi projects in schools’ specific contexts, rather than the Ministry’s COVID-19 response specifically.

The hui will be based on learnings from ConnectED Aranui, a community WiFi project in East Christchurch managed by GCSN.

A walk through of the enablers and challenges for a community WiFi project.

What this hui is not about
An update around the roll out of the MoE educational WiFi in homes response.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A’s.

Registrations
To ensure all schools have an opportunity to be represented, we have opened registrations to one representative of each school/kura in New Zealand.

We will add more timings as the weeks progress.

Day and Time options
There are a selection of times to choose from on all three days that you can select from while booking your place.

Tuesday, 21 April –  8:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Book your place here

Thursday, 23 April – 8:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Book your place here

Friday, 24 April – 8:30am, 11:00am and 2:00pm
Book your place here

These events will be hosted by Arnika Macphail (Project Manager ConnectED, GCSN) and Gabrielle Wall (General Manager, GCSN).

We are looking forward to seeing you at one of the above events.
GCSN Team

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April 15, 2020

Remote Teaching Support

An item from my Kiwi readers.

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We hope you are well and safe.

Covid-19 has shifted for many of us, the way we practice our professions, especially in the education and teaching profession, with a huge shift from classroom to teaching remotely.

We wanted to ensure both Schools and Educators that there are solutions in creating a solid foundation to remote teaching and on-line learning, as well as ways to keep students engaged with activities, so as when they return to school there is little gap as possible for teachers to catch up on.

We have pulled together a collection of resources including communication apps, resources for teachers and Ākonga and whānau and how to help students who you find have limited internet access.

Read the Remote Teaching Support post here to see what resources are available for you.

GCSN team.

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