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NEX - Kōtuitui Online Teachers Network

February Newsletter

Tūhononga o ngā tangata mōhio ipurangi 

Building capability in online learning and teaching through Networks of Expertise

Nau mai haere mai to our first newsletter for our new teachers network NEX. Keep up to date with what is happening in online teaching and learning in New Zealand, share and access resources and ideas with your teaching colleagues, and find out about PLD opportunities and events. In this issue we: 

Online teachers and support teachers are making a difference for thousands of learners across New Zealand schools and homes. Our work is often invisible in virtual spaces and stands apart from other classroom teachers. We create learning experiences that extend our curious learners, ignite passions, bring together isolated students and make learning accessible to our children where ever they are. Our work is innovative, exciting and often challenging, but above all it is rewarding! A network for teachers involved in online learning is long overdue. Our aim is to create a learning community that extends beyond our own organisations, where teachers are supported to lead; strengths, expertise, and practice is shared; and teachers not only connect but collaborate with others who have similar interests and needs that is specific to being an online teacher and the diverse needs of our online learners.

We invite you to register your membership to NEX (if you haven't already). If you have already expressed your interest as a member of NEX, our online community site is now ready for you to join. We look forward to seeing you in there.

Nga mihi maioha

Rachel & Darren

Contents

NEX Membership

by Darren Sudlow

Membership is open to all teachers who deliver or support online programmes of learning, teachers who support online learners, and/or teachers interested in getting involved in this environment.

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NEX - Lead Teacher Team

by Rachel Whalley

We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic online teachers who are keen to be part of the lead teacher team to drive NEX - is this you?

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Contestable funds for research/inquiry or collaborative projects

by Rachel Whalley

NEX is pleased to offer, with the support of the MoE, funding for teacher research and inquiry and collaborative projects in online teaching and learning.

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Student View: NetNZ and Me

by Oak Roberts

Kia ora my name is Oak. I am a year 11 homeschooler, and this is my first year studying with NetNZ online, I am enrolled in NetNZ’s philosophy course for 2018. I am a passionate Shakespeare fan and I love all things algebra.

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Teacher Supply and Networks of Learning

by Darren Sudlow

The emerging issue of teacher supply in many regions of New Zealand has been well documented over the past year and the various solutions mooted by the Minister have worth.

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