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January 26, 2023

[REPOST] CANeLearn Webinar – State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada (24 January 2023)

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This item was originally posted at https://k12sotn.ca/blog/canelearn-webinar-state-of-the-nation-k-12-e-learning-in-canada-24-january-2023/

The recording from the 24 January 2023 Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) webinar where Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte present the results of the latest State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada annual report.

The slides can be found at https://www.slideshare.net/mkb/canelearn-webinar-state-of-the-nation-k12-elearning-in-canada-24-january-2023

This item was also posted at https://canelearn.net/2023/01/24/webinar-state-of-the-nation-k-12-e-learning-in-canada-24-january-2023/

January 24, 2023

Final Reminder – 2022 State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada – CANeLearn Webinar

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:00 am
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This entry was crossposted from https://k12sotn.ca/blog/final-reminder-2022-state-of-the-nation-k-12-e-learning-in-canada-canelearn-webinar/

Join one of these two Canadian eLearning Network webinars where Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte present the results of the latest State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada annual report.

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

To register, visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcu2rrTwpHN0GpdvyinWnPgH1nr0TFV-X

Thursday, 26 January 2023 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time

To register, visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsc-mrpj0tEtFF0rYYPVxpHqW6szxOHf4e

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

January 23, 2023

NZCER – Research Briefs: National Survey of Schools

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:01 pm
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I referenced this report in the entry yesterday entitled “Whakatere Tōmua, the NZCER newsletter | Kohitātea 2023,” but I thought it was worth highlighting more for all of my readers.

Research Briefs: National Survey of Schools

Author(s): Mohamed Alansari, Mengnan Li, Sally Boyd

Every three years, Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa / New Zealand Council for Educational Research conducts the National Survey of Schools. In our most recent survey, we asked teachers and principals about everything from workload and wellbeing to the latest innovations in the classroom, providing a comprehensive summary of the state of our schools.

This series of research briefs highlights factors that can support teachers to thrive and that will create positive experiences in the school environment.

What do these research briefs cover? 

Brief 1, Teacher experiences working in Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs), highlights the importance of ongoing professional learning and development (PLD) and improved digital resourcing to improve ILE experiences, as well as improving staff morale and workload.

Brief 2, PLD and school-wide wellbeing as predictors of teacher morale and workload, shows how a culture of PLD and school-wide plans to manage social behaviours both enable and shape positive classroom experiences, and have positive links to overall morale levels in a school.

Brief 3, PLD, NCEA changes, and teachers’ work, highlights the links between attitudes towards NCEA changes, an ongoing culture of PLD and knowledge of how NCEA changes can improve outcomes for Māori and Pacific learners.

These briefings provide a snapshot of key areas from the data, identifying variables that can affect the school environment while also providing examples of good practice from the responses.

“Across the briefs, there is a common theme – the importance of having systems and processes in place that support teachers and their practice,” explains Kairangahau Matua Mohamed Alansari.

“Teachers are more likely to report good working experiences if their schools support them and create ongoing opportunities for development and learning – particularly as those teachers navigate new challenges and changes.”

January 22, 2023

Whakatere Tōmua, the NZCER newsletter | Kohitātea 2023

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:09 pm
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An item for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.  Note the report below entitled Teacher experiences working in Innovative Learning Environments.

Tēnā koutou!

We hope you all feel parohe / relaxed and ready for a vibrant 2023. Our kaimahi are, for the most part, back on board and we have some very exciting publications and mahi on the way. You’ll find the latest below!

PAT: Mathematics Refreshed now here

The refreshed PAT: Mathematics assessments are now available for purchase through NZCER Assist. With a redesign of content and imagery, we’re really excited about this first step on our wider PAT refresh journey.

Previous versions of PAT Mathematics will remain supported for 2023, with a view to only the refreshed assessment being available from 2024 onwards. You can read more about the refresh here.

Also, our PAT: Reading Comprehension refresh is in its pilot phase, with one round already completed. We have been thrilled with the feedback so far and will be sending requests for the second round of pilots in the near future!

If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact our Assessment Services team.

He pukapuka hou:

He rangahau hou:

He putanga hou:

That’s all from us for now – we look forward to sharing more with you all very soon.

Ka kite anō,

The NZCER team

January 18, 2023

Reminder – 2022 State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada – CANeLearn Webinar

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 12:00 pm
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This entry was crossposted from https://k12sotn.ca/blog/reminder-2022-state-of-the-nation-k-12-e-learning-in-canada-canelearn-webinar/

Join one of these two Canadian eLearning Network webinars where Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte present the results of the latest State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada annual report.

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

To register, visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcu2rrTwpHN0GpdvyinWnPgH1nr0TFV-X

Thursday, 26 January 2023 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time

To register, visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsc-mrpj0tEtFF0rYYPVxpHqW6szxOHf4e

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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