Integrating Learning With Digital Technologies to optimise learner outcomes

Vision for Education works with schools and Kāhui Ako to support them to explore not only how digital technologies can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning.  We explore authentic contexts, connection and collaboration within a holistic curriculum.  Our focus is the effective use of digital technology to enhance learning. We use the lens of literacy and start with the desired learning before exploring activities to support the learning goal.  Next we consider the possible tools and skills that students could use/ need to complete the chosen activities that enable learning to occur.

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Skillful and Strategic Professional Learning

“Our Vision facilitator (Justine) built positive relationships with everyone she worked alongside and skillfully aligned her sessions with what we needed to develop in our practice based on our strategic aims.  Her professional development with staff has grown teacher knowledge, improved practice and accelerated progress for our learners.”

Tracey Bennett
Hautapu School

Knowledgeable and Authentic Professional Development

Benneydale School has been working with Leitia for 2 years in a wide range of capacities. Leitia has run a number of Teacher Only Days focusing on effective literacy practice in the classroom and she has modelled and supported best practice related to differentiated learning programs that support accelerated learning. Leitia has worked alongside teachers in the classroom providing feedback and support on teacher effectiveness. She has supported planning meetings with teachers and worked with them to refine their programs through using a coaching model. Evidence of teacher growth due to these coaching sessions can be seen in class practice. We have found Leitia to be very knowledgeable, quick to understand our needs and work with us to create our own PLD journey. I would recommend Leitia as a facilitator for any school wanting to provide authentic opportunities for staff to challenge their thinking and work towards enhancing their practice for the benefit of all learners.

Vanessa Te Huia
Benneydale School