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Waitaha Staff At Stand

Creating an inclusive, equitable future

I’ve just spent two days at Addington Raceway as one of the sponsors of the Canterbury Primary Principals Association 2021 leadership conference. I always enjoy an opportunity to reconnect and share ideas with so many passionate educators from the Waitaha region and beyond in one place. Entitled ‘Sowing Seeds for the Future’, the conference themes were Equity and inclusion, Futures,…

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How to make an assistive tech Minecraft controller

At Newlands Intermediate School in Wellington, NZ they have a focus on developing digital fluency and learner agency. Following is just one example of how the school is developing an inclusive local curriculum using technology, in this case, by building an assistive tech Minecraft controller. Here is their story...

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Students Working At Table

Learner agency and community building – lockdown lessons

One of the real joys I have had over the past month of lockdown has been watching my own children, as well as teachers and leaders right across New Zealand, try new things. We’ve also tried some new things at Learning Architects which has been fun. It’s also been a great way to prototype new solutions. Although it’s had its…

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Solutions for contact tracing

In a rapidly changing landscape, leaders are inevitably presented with complex challenges. How quickly we adapt and how effectively we communicate is crucial at such times. With NZ's move from Level 3 to Level 2 about to become a reality, one particular challenge for schools and businesses is how to quickly set up measures that ensure they meet the Ministry…

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Hāpara Sharing Initiative

Global sharing initiative with Hāpara

We love the idea of a smart way to share and curate useful resources for educators and communities - especially at this time! This idea started out as an idea from a small rural school district in Alberta, Canada - what if Hāpara teachers got together and publicly shared Workspaces that cover every grade level, subject and learning outcome in…

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