Thursday, November 21, 2013

Literacy Online Update - 17 October 2013

Kia ora tātou,
Here we are in the first week of term four already.  I hope you have all had a restful break and are settling back into school. 
Niue Language Week runs from October 13-19 with the theme,Leveki mo e fakaaoga e Vagahau Niue – Treasure and use the Niue Language.
During the holidays I presented at a conference. 
The main messages I took away from the conference are:
·      Make learning fun and engage all learners on a journey of challenge and discovery;
·       We are in a hyperconnected era where our learners come in only knowing a connected world.  Our role will be to assist learners to solve the harder problems that they or peers can’t solve themselves.
·       Connect - share - learn - do is a cycle of learning which is lifelong!
Even if you were unable to attend the conference, you are able to connect and learn via the Twitter Thread.  There are some great links, thoughts and reflections linked from the tweets. 
In the Blended e-Learning Literacy group on the vln Mary-Anne Murphy has shared information onCritical Literacy 
NZCER is running free interactive sessions on PAT: Punctuation and Grammar across NZ early in November
Reading Recovery New Zealand has opened Tutor training applications for 2014. or check out the website.
This blogpost could be useful to stimulate ideas for reading      
There is a wonderful new addition to the literacy shed!  Check out the alphabet shed!  How could you use this shed to support alphabet learning?
Have a fabulous term. 
Ngā mihi nui

Anne Kenneally
Literacy Online Facilitator
CORE Education

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