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NetNZ Annual Report 2016

Welcome to the NetNZ Annual Report for 2016. We have collected a series of articles that include messages from the board and executive, summaries of activities, and articles that help tell the story of 2016.

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Contents

Summary highlights in 2016

by Darren Sudlow

NetNZ continues to mature as an organisation and this is reflected in a number of highlights in 2016.

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What is NetNZ?

by Darren Sudlow

NetNZ is a community of secondary and area schools from the Otago, Canterbury, Southland, and West Coast regions who work together to provide online learning opportunities for their students based on the New Zealand Curriculum. In 2016 membership consisted of around 54 schools across the South Island.

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Why learn online? Looking beyond curriculum

by Darren Sudlow

If we are to prepare our learners for an ever changing world we need to see online learning as more than a bolt on to our local curriculum

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2016 NetNZ Financial Summary and Comments 

by Ken Pullar

In 2016, NetNZ’s third full year of operation, has again achieved a modest ‘bottom line’ surplus.

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Video: Knowledge Building report

Teacher Perspective: A reflection on Knowledge Building

by Philippa Mallinson

Knowledge Building with Art Historians

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Video: Learning online with NetNZ

An eDean Perspective: Supporting students as they learn online

by Anne Williams

NetNZ online students are fortunate to have an eDean in their schools to support them with their learning.

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An innovative learning environment creates enormous flexibility but what happens when you have no walls at all?

Future Opportunities: How could we organise online learning?

by Darren Sudlow

The growing numbers in our programmes means we need to think about how online classes should be organised to fully realise what the environment provides learners.

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Korean and Kiwi kids meeting online

'Connected'

by Darren Sudlow

Approaches to online learning vary, but NetNZ is slowly developing a particular flavour of online learning that is ‘connected’. 

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Project group meeting in Dunedin

Grass Roots Initiative: Deep Support

by Darren Sudlow

In 2016 we received funding from the Grass Roots Initiative which has enabled us to form a community of practice focused on exploring the concept of Deep Support.

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Community and Communities

by Darren Sudlow

NetNZ teachers are free to use whatever platform they choose to develop an online hub for their course, but we do aim to develop a certain ‘flavour’ of online learning that emphasizes community and connectedness. 

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Video: Perceptions of Asia - infographic

The Asian Language Imperative

by Darren Sudlow

2016 article from our old blog highlighting the importance of developing understanding of Asian culture and language within our schools

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Video: NetNZ Intro Principals

A view from our Neighbours

by Darren Sudlow

In 2016 we had ongoing discussions and engagement with an emerging network of schools in Western Australia

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