2023 DFI Dates
Online DFI - Wednesday, starting 8 February
Online DFI - Thursday, starting 27 April
Online DFI (Small Cohort) - Friday, starting 28 April
Horowhenua: Face to Face - Wednesday, starting 19 July
Online DFI - Friday, starting 21 July
Online DFI - Wednesday, starting 11 October, with session 3 on Tuesday 24 October
About The Digital Fluency Intensive
In 2017 the Manaiakalani Principals in partnership with the Manaiakalani Education Trust decided to pilot a new approach to supporting effective teachers in their quest to become "At Home in Digital World". All our 3000+ learners now live in a digital world, and the majority of them are now being educated in digital learning environments, so it is essential that:
Our teachers are supported to acquire fluency using the basic tools our young people use for learning
Our teachers are supported to acquire fluency using the basic tools required for effective teaching, planning, assessment and professional learning
Our teachers are supported to understand how digital technologies used effectively can have a significant impact on accelerating achievement outcomes
Our teachers are supported to understand how the Manaiakalani pedagogy and kaupapa has been co-constructed over more than a decade to maximise the impact of effective teaching and learning in a digital learning environment.
Manaiakalani teachers (including those across our Network Schools) have the opportunity to join a professional learning group to learn together, following a programme designed to meet these four key goals. The Digital Fluency Intensive releases them from class one day a week for nine consecutive weeks. The cluster calendar is populated with the dates for each cohort.