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March Events Newsletter

Whangaia ka tupu ka puāwai

That which is nurtured blossoms and grows.

With 2023 well underway GCSN is looking ahead to how we can best support you during what will no doubt be another busy year!

This month we are letting you know what we have been up to recently and sharing our newly updated PLD opportunities.

Keep an eye out for further updates about new and exciting opportunities and resources coming your way soon. We are looking forward to providing our community with:

  • Support for schools, ākonga and whānau about staying safe online

  • Creative STEAM programmes for ākonga of all ages

  • Innovative PLD opportunities

  • Resources to support digital fluency

  • Another engaging panel as part of Ōtautahi Learning Days 2023

Stay in the loop on Twitter, Facebook or via the GCSN website.

PLD opportunities for 2023

To support ākonga and kaiako GCSN is committed to providing engaging, innovative and relevant teaching and learning opportunities. The Libraries PLD programmes facilitated by the Christchurch City Council Libraries Design and Delivery Team are an example of how we can support you to access exciting digital technologies-based opportunities. These programmes include:

Term 1 is filling up however, we have plenty of availability throughout Terms 2 - 4. Register your interest now to access these exciting opportunities.

We have other resources and opportunities available through the GCSN site, all designed to support kaiako and ākonga integrate digital technologies into teaching and learning in new, exciting ways.

GCSN x Digital Learning PLD

The Launch into 2023 - Chrome Creativity PLD session facilitated by Emma Planicka from Digital Learning PLD was a success with local kaiako joining Emma to learn all about getting creative with Google Apps. From Emma:

"Launch into 2023 - Chrome Creativity, kicked off setting kaiako up for success, building engagement, creativity and getting their Google on!

Kaiako came away with loads of useful resources and learning to integrate into their teaching and learning programmes straight away. Spreading the love, on what happened to be Valentine's Day, kaiako got stuck in with hands on mahi, developing their confidence and applying professional learning to their own contexts, to best meet the needs for their learners. Building Whanaungatanga through create apps, it was amazing to see kaiako supporting one another, sharing ideas and reflecting on next steps together. Kaiako came away with tips, tricks, ideas and resources to fill their kete to the brim!

We are super excited to see the impact of this professional learning opportunity and the engaging learning happening across Ōtautahi kura, to kick off 2023!"

Learn more about Digital Learning PLD and all that Emma has to offer here.


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