Google doc
Wallwisher - SMackDown

September Hui

Day Two

In your groups:
Session One: Maori Achievement goal
Session Two: New Zealand Curriculum
Session Three: Personal Leadership Goals
Each person in the group to present material relevant to the topic of the session.
Important job:
  1. As you listen to the presentations in each session identify emerging themes/ideas/features about:
  2. Successes noting key factors that encouraged these successes.
  3. Impediments to success, noting what constituted obstacles or pitfalls
  4. Issues, noting unforeseen problems/challenges/unforeseen matters that emerged through the work

At the end of the three reporting sessions your group will summarise for the whole course the salient information about these successes/impediments/issues arising from the work
Finish off by addressing these final two points. Overall:

1. Which particular actions/events completed by any group member would you highlight as outstanding and worthy of others adopting?
2. Does the group feel that the NLC experience was sufficiently effective as a professional development tool.

Day One Workshops

Marama Stewart

Marama's ICT Website


Marama's Blog


Pukeokahu School Blog


Mary Cuming and Nicki Fielder

Apiti School Wiki - Student e-ports

Apiti e-Portfolios - Feedback
Please sign into Voicethread and place a comment here about what you see and what you suggest for Apiti's next steps

Liz Harrison and Kareen

Here's the list of ideas you all came up with to engage your Māori learners and their whanau. Some very good ideas to get you going.

Liz and Kareen's presentations from Monday are up on the Kanohi ki te kanohi page

Web 2.0 - here we come!
During the day, please make sure you have the following accounts set up to save us time in the actual workshops. If you know you already have them, check them out early on - you guys are notorious for forgetting your passwords :)
Google Account
Once you have a Google account;* Set up a Gmail account
  • Create a Google Docs section
Register a new account here
If you already have a voicethread account, check your username and password so you can access your account
Once you have an account, go to the my account part of the page and change the MEMBER TYPE to an educator account. This will give you 50 free Voicethreads to play with and more flexibility with your threads.
Google Chrome or Firefox Web Browsers
When you are working in the cloud, you may find that Internet Explorer, the standard web browser is not able to cope with many of the features of the programmes you want to use. I recommend Firefox or Chrome as an alternative, and think that once you start using these, you won't want to use Explorer again. It just can't hack the pace any more.
What is a web browser? The web browser is arguably the most important piece of software on your computer. You spend much of your time online inside a browser. When you search, chat, email, shop, bank, read the news and watch videos online, you often do all this using a browser. So you need one that works and doesn't get met with "your browser doesn't support .... that is required to view this site ..."
Use the search terms Chrome or Firefox and follow the links.
Download the FREE version.

Monday Workshops
Liz Harrison and - Ramanui
  • Engaging your Maori Community - What does Maori success as Maori really mean?
Marama Stewart - Pukeokahu
  • ICT Infrastructure and Google Apps
May Cuming and Nicki Fielder - Apiti
  • E-Portfolios
Heather Bell - Massey

Tuesday Workshops

May Hui

A copy of the programme for the day is on the Hui Planning page. You will have received this by email too.
Link to Jenny Poskitt GDoc (nothing there yet so don't be nosey:)
Cheers, Heather


February Hui

Steph's story about future problem solving - getting water from the well. The students first thought about the issue creatively and brainstormed ideas. secondly they thought critically to see what could and couldn't work. finally they thought ethically (caring) and looked at the social issues that were involved in the problem (women socialised at the well which they couldn't do by the pump which was male oriented). When all three types of thinking work together, you get 'Complex Thinking'.
Now if you relate this to our cycles of planning, gathering data and considering cultural capital and we have a nicely aligned Ka Hikitia model.

Leadership and NZC

Graham Collins' powerpoint

Kiwi Leadership link - in case you don't know where your own copy is :)
Graham's Leadership readings

Ka Hikitia

Colleen Douglas' powerpoint

Measurable Gains Framework rubrics

There are updated versions of the ones we used at the hui at the bottom of this page on the Ka Hikitia site.


The Schagen and Meci that were confidential are now on the resources page


Ronnie Corbett Blackberry


Sector Leader Training Days 22nd - 23rd November

click this link when you have signed in.

Mindmap of how we think we can give effect to NZC




Sector Leader Training Days 21/26/27 July

Taumarunui Cluster

Google Doc

Using the Online Resources

At the first lead principal workshop (23rd July in PN) we looked at a couple of Ministry sites to see what was available. Use the Mindmeister mindmap links to have a look through some of these sites that the lead principals thought could be useful to you. Feel free to add any if you find more, but please give us a quick idea of how you see it being used in the table below.
Thanks, Heather

These links were sent to me from one of the PN groups.

Useful Websites/Readings

Comment about the material and how it could be used
Student voice






Professional Reading