The recent period of school and kura closures during the COVID-19 lockdown saw educators, learners, parents and whānau suddenly confronted with the need to think differently about how to engage in their learning when no longer operating within the familiar physical learning spaces.
Many turned to some form of technology to ‘bridge the gaps’. While recognising this was an emergency remote learning response and not a model for going forward, the lockdown experience has provided some valuable insights into what can work and how.
In this panel session speakers from CORE Education will share their perspectives and experiences through the lockdown, focusing in particular on the role of technology in the approach they took. Common themes will be identified, and an emphasis on the affordances of particular technology enablers will be discussed.
The session will conclude with a brief discussion and opportunities to ask questions about the ways these lessons may be used to inform the design of learning experiences into the future.
You should be present for the whole duration of this event.
Derek is regarded as one of New Zealand education’s foremost future-focused thinkers, and is regularly asked to consult with policy makers and government agencies regarding the future directions of New Zealand educational policy and practice.
Janelle is a highly experienced leader and consultant at CORE Education specialising in areas such as developing cultural competencies, Te Tiriti o Waitangi education and digital technologies.
Te Mako Orzecki - Ngāti Wehi Wehi, Ngāti Raukawa, is a Project Manager for the Kauwhata Reo content migration project. He is a project lead (Māori medium) for Te Ara Whītiki, and an online advisor. Lastly he is a content loader/editor for the Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) Channel Support team.
Warren is a professional learning facilitator with expertise in supporting schools to set up their infrastructure in a way that allows them to achieve their e-learning objectives. His strengths include goal setting, strategic planning, IT budgeting, networking and e-learning.
Josh is an experienced secondary and tertiary educator with notable expertise in the areas of education design, designing for equity, project-based learning, and digital technologies.