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 in our Outreach 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 PLG cohort.