Online DFI Term 4 Cohort 2021

What you need to Know:

Dates: Friday 15th Oct; then every Wednesday 20 October - 8th December

Venue: ONLINE

Time: 8am- 3pm

To give you a heads up:

This is an online cohort of the DFI programme. We will be running weekly sessions by utilising Google Meet. The first session is held on the last Friday of the school holidays. Here are some essential details for you to help make this online experience effective for everyone:

  • Time: Meet links will be live from 7:45am, commencing 8am sharp. We stick the agenda times. There will be scheduled break times throughout the day.

  • Online meeting etiquette: There is quite a number of participants in this cohort, so it is really important for us all to follow the following guidelines to ensure that things run smoothly

    • Keep your microphone muted unless you are speaking.

    • Try to keep your camera on but if your internet can't cope feel free to turn it off after our meet and greet.

    • Questions are encouraged! Feel free to use the chat bar - There will be plenty of facilitators to support you.

    • Set yourself up in a cosy spot, but make sure that your location has good lighting. Think carefully about what is in your background.

  • Setting yourself up:

    • If at all possible, have two devices set up. One for accessing the online meeting and the other for accessing the learning content. This will make navigating the day easier.

Remember to Bring Your:

  • Laptop - most important. iPads do not provide enough range for this course

  • Blog - it will be very helpful to have your own professional blog set up BEFORE you arrive on Thursday. Some of you already use one, so are good to go. If you need help with this PLEASE ask your Manaiakalani facilitator during the week. We have a template and Lenva, or Fiona could have you up and running in 10 minutes. NB: This is not your class or subject blog. It is YOUR professional space to share your learning.

Useful to have:

  • Smartphone - we include those most sessions

  • Tablets - we will notify you when we have a tablet session in advance

This is a nine week course, designed to build (and increase) confidence and digital fluency in teachers in Manaiakalani and Outreach schools.

Participants range from classroom teachers to principals, primary to secondary, and more.

Prior experience in the digital world ranges from participants who have never owned a personal digital device through to people who could be teaching this course. Educator experience ranges from first year teachers to 40+ years of teaching!

The eclectic mix adds greatly to the richness of learning experiences.

The nine days cover a wide range of digital tools and apps and each day is a prerequisite to the next ie the course is designed to build knowledge progressively.

Agenda Docs & Resources

Cohort Photo Album

Participant Blogs