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Maintaining relationships when working remotely

In a world where technology and artificial intelligence seem set to take over, I feel secure in the knowledge that the human connection is still the single most powerful teaching and learning tool that we have. “Teachers instruct of course, but it is not all that they do... Time spent establishing relations of care and trust is not time wasted.…

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Staff Brainstorming During Teacher Only Day PLD

Setting up exciting possibilities for the year

One of the aspects I love about this time in the school calendar, is the level of energy that staff, students and leaders have. There’s always a sense of positivity at the start of Term 1, and with most teacher-only days complete, there’s also excitement for the possibilities for the year ahead. Being involved in teacher-only days across the country,…

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Make learning engaging with the Electric Garden

Electric Garden is an innovative programme where learners engage with computer science concepts through gardening. We are inspired by their vision of digital enablement of all Kiwis now matter where they live, and proud to be their PLD provider.
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The ethics of the future – Data Science Pioneers

I recently attended the premiere screening of the documentary movie Data Science Pioneers in Christchurch. This was a great chance to learn and reflect on what I believe will become the ethics of the future. The movie dispels the myth that artificial intelligence and robots will rise against humanity and conquer the world. If you are interested in the future roles our students may have (or create for themselves), the convergence of humans and technology, machine learning, AI and of course, the ethical dilemmas all this presents, then this movie will be worth watching. There will also be a discussion panel with the team from Digital Future Aotearoa after the movie.
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