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Thursday, 4 June 2015

MIT Update 6 - Exciting News!

Just a boast-post because I'm so excited!  I have just registered to attend the Core Education's:  Ako e - Te whakamahi taputapu hangarau hei hāpai i te ako o tō tātou reo‘Using technologies to support Te Reo Māori’  Edventure!

They describe the event as:

Ka āta tirohia e tātou ētahi rautaki me ētahi tūmahi mā ngā kaiako e ako ana i ngā kura Māori, waihoki, ngā kaiako e ako ana i ngā kura auraki me ērā e kaingākau ana ki te reo Māori. Ko ēnei taputapu hangarau he taonga, ehara i te taniwha, koirā ō tātou tūpuna i tere mau ai ki te pene me te pepa. Me mau tātou o tēnei wā nei ki te rorohiko, ki te iPapa tae atu ki te waea pūkoro. Tēnā kia tirohia e tātou ētahi rawa matihiko, ētahi taputapu hangarau e hāpai ana i te ako o tō tātou reo.

This wānanga is designed to support teachers who are working in immersion Māori kura or settings and will also benefit those who teach in English medium and have a passion for te reo. Many teachers are already capable with different devices, but let’s look at what technology is out there to support te reo Māori language development.

I am really excited because:
  1. I have been wondering about this very thing, in this inquiry - what technology can do to support language acquisition for bilingual learners.
  2. It's great to see more and more people are thinking about this issue as much as I am!  And probably long before I started!  
  3. I am looking forward to meeting interesting people who can help me on this journey.
Thanks to Core Education for putting this on and for your future focussed thinking.  

I can't wait to share my learning from this event with you!

Interested in registering?

1 comment:

  1. Kyla enthusiasm sparks enthusiasm. I am looking forward to hearing what comes from this. Without much reo I am getting a lot from ako the whakatoke and values coming from Maori educators and culturally responsive communities.