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Te Ara Whītiki me ngā kura arareo Māori

Issue: Volume 95, Number 22

Posted: 5 December 2016
Reference #: 1H9d5g

Ko Wai Mātou?

In traditional times, Māori communities would connect with people who had different expertise to solve problems and chart pathways forward, thus strengthening their communities. Te Ara Whītiki – The Connected Learning Advisory draws on these ideas of connecting people and expertise in charting, discovering, and finding a pathway of learning.

Making connections

Te Ara Whītiki has a dedicated Māori medium team across Aotearoa who are available to connect with you in te reo Māori or in English. They have a deep understanding of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and can support you to interweave digital technologies for learning to benefit all ākonga. If additional expertise is needed, the Māori medium team can bring in other regional advisors from Te Ara Whītiki so that you get exactly the help you’re after.

How can we support kura?

Te Ara Whītiki has already supported many kura to explore queries around:

  • digital technologies and resources that are available to support Māori learners and engage whānau and community
  • how to lead a kura through technological change and develop a strategy around the purpose of introducing devices
  • how to implement digital technologies to support modern learning practices
  • advice on purchasing laptops, tablets, and other ICT equipment.

Working with Te Ara Whītiki

Recently, one of our Te Ara Whītiki Māori medium advisors connected with a kura to speak with the tumuaki to find out ways in which we could help. After reaching a shared understanding of the aspirations the whānau and community hold for their ākonga, our advisor was able to help the kura ensure that the educational potential of digital technologies was incorporated into this collective vision to achieve success for all.

Te Ara Whītiki was also able to help the kura with strategic planning, procuring technical support, and addressing other infrastructure concerns. We will continue to work in a mentoring role with this kura over the coming months.

Keep an eye out for our new guide

Te Ara Whītiki is in the process of gathering stories and resources to produce a guide on supporting Māori learners with digital technologies. This guide will be available in the new year.

Contact Te Ara Whītiki

Te Ara Whītiki – The Connected Learning Advisory is supporting hundreds of kura Māori, schools, and now also Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, as they make strategic decisions related to learning with digital technologies.

If you have a query about integrating technology with teaching and learning, or you want to suggest a topic for this column, contact The Connected Learning Advisory on:

The Ministry of Education’s Connected Learning Advisory is managed by CORE Education.

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 10:06 pm, 5 December 2016

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