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PRINCIPLES OF DISTANCE LEARNING

Home learning: Developing a structure for your day

While the research base is rather limited on structuring a day for home learning, there are some underlying principles based on research about effective learning and human behaviour, that might be useful.

12 initial ideas for teachers and schools to consider when planning for remote learning

As the probability of wide-scale school closures becomes increasingly likely, we provide some useful ideas about distance learning for teachers and schools to consider.

ONLINE LEARNING

Learning at home: The importance of self-regulation and how to promote it

A step-by-step approach for teachers to help develop their students’ self-regulation skills for distance learning.

Learning at home: Engaging with parents

Practical advice on how to engage with parents during school closure and the key information to communicate.

How teachers can support student engagement in online learning

How teachers can develop the conditions and practices online to support student engagement.

Matching technology to your learning objectives when teaching remotely

When designing online learning for students to complete at home, it’s important to select the right technological solution for what you are trying to achieve.

High-level guidance for teachers when teaching online

9 recommendations to guide teachers as they transition to online remote teaching.

REMOTE WORKING

Virtual meeting protocols

Protocols to follow when hosting virtual meetings with staff.

Three instructional models for remote learning

There are three potential models for distance learning for schools to consider.

Questions and actions to guide the planning of teaching and learning for a school closure

It is important to ask the right questions and take beneficial actions when planning teaching and learning during a school closure.

Establishing the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders

Establishing and communicating explicit expectations for the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders in a school community is essential

Establishing policies and processes for remote working: considerations for leaders

It is important for senior leaders to establish clear policies, expectations and guidance for their staff around remote working.

We can help you share your ideas

One of our key roles is to give teachers easy access to carefully curated high-quality resources from other organisations and educators. If you are a teacher who has developed curriculum-aligned resources for students and you are happy to share them with others across New Zealand, please contact us.

How can we help you?

Let us take the strain and find the research that gives you the information you need – simply tell us what topics and resources you would like us to develop and we will get to work.

TOPICS IN THIS SECTION

WELLBEING

The importance of play for wellbeing and learning at all ages

An introduction to the different types of play and their extensive benefits for children’s emotional wellbeing and cognitive development.

ACTIVITIES FOR PARENTS & WHANAU

Learning at home: Supporting twice-exceptional learners

Strategies for helping to support the home-based learning of gifted students who have one or more co-existing learning challenges.

Taking action: A short guide to cybersafety for parents

The most important steps you need to take to keep your children safe online, with links to a number of useful cybersafety tools and resources.

Build a balloon-powered lego car

Build and race lego cars with this idea that invites plenty of design and engineering and encourages a variety of different possible solutions

Story time! Great stories available as audiobooks for your children

Reading books with your child is an incredibly powerful way of supporting your child’s learning. We’ve put together a list of stories that are available as audiobooks (one for each day of the week) that we think make for great listening

Ice sculpture

Playing with ice offers children a lot of potential for exploration, experimentation and physical manipulation and the fun lasts until the ice is all melted

Learning at home: Supporting twice-exceptional learners

Strategies for helping to support the home-based learning of gifted students who have one or more co-existing learning challenges.

Taking action: A short guide to cybersafety for parents

The most important steps you need to take to keep your children safe online, with links to a number of useful cybersafety tools and resources.

How teachers can support student engagement in online learning

How teachers can develop the conditions and practices online to support student engagement.

Some initial thoughts on how parents can support their children’s learning

As a parent, there are lots of ways that you can support the learning, wellbeing and development of your child.

Learning at home: Supporting children with Special Education Needs

Some specific ideas to help parents establish routines and support their children’s learning at home.