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Connected Learning Advisory to host digital tech events this April

23 Mar 16

The Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) has announced it will run a one-day professional support workshop for leaders of digital technologies this April at two locations in New Zealand.

CLA is a free service helping New Zealand schools and kura make the most of digital technologies for learning.

In Term 1, the advisory is hosting a one-day event for school leaders/leaders of digital technologies to come together and explore effective ways to manage and plan how they use digital technologies for learning. As per Ministry of Education guidelines, a maximum of two delegates are invited to attend from each school.

There are full day and half day options, although delegates are encouraged to attend for the full day and take advantage of the opportunity. The afternoon session will give the attendees the opportunity to discuss current planning and strategic development, regarding the use of digital technologies in school, alongside expert advisors. The aim of the session is to provide tailored support for decision-making in each school, CLA says.

Running from 9am until 1:15pm, with the optional mentoring session taking place 1:14pm-3:30pm, the event focuses on strategic leadership, BYOD, how to use digital technology in the classroom, and an update on the Ministry of Education’s Student Management System Initiative.

According to CLA, all sessions will support leaders to:

  • Gain a clear, pragmatic sense of next steps in their own contexts
  • Model ways of professional learning
  • Make connections across local schools through clusters, networks and sharing stories
  • Access the CLA as a critical friend via online community spaces (VLN/Pond) and regional advisor support.

The workshops are free of charge and are being held in two locations: Waitaki Girls’ High School in Oamaru on Tuesday April 5, and Gore High School on Thursday April 7. Registrations for these events close on March 25.

For more information on the speakers and programme, click here.

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