Term 1 2021 is starting, and we want to ensure that schools, kura and ākonga are kept safe from COVID-19 and are prepared in the event of a future lockdown or need to transition to distance learning.

Following the first lockdown in 2020, teams in the Ministry’s National Office, PLD providers and facilitators and a Sector Reference Group of both English and Māori Medium principals and tumuaki developed the Distance Learning Review Tool.

The Distance Learning Review Tool is an editable rubric that schools and kura could use with their Board of Trustees, PLD facilitators, and school staff for discussions and strategic and continuity planning for future scenarios of distance and blended learning.

The tool is designed to help a school or kura identify where they are on certain elements of distance learning, such as parent engagement, device management, wellbeing and the approach to distance learning.

The tool is available for download as a Word document, so schools and kura can edit and work with the tool as needed.

Click the link to download the Distance Learning Review Tool [DOCX, 85 KB]

We recently published information on what schools, kura, PLD providers and facilitators can do to keep safe when engaging in PLD. You can find this information on the PLD website news section.

Term 1 2021 is starting, and we want to ensure that schools, kura and ākonga are kept safe from COVID-19 and are prepared in the event of a future lockdown or need to transition to distance learning.

Following the first lockdown in 2020, teams in the Ministry’s National Office, PLD providers and facilitators and a Sector Reference Group of both English and Māori Medium principals and tumuaki developed the Distance Learning Review Tool.

The Distance Learning Review Tool is an editable rubric that schools and kura could use with their Board of Trustees, PLD facilitators, and school staff for discussions and strategic and continuity planning for future scenarios of distance and blended learning.

The tool is designed to help a school or kura identify where they are on certain elements of distance learning, such as parent engagement, device management, wellbeing and the approach to distance learning.

The tool is available for download as a Word document, so schools and kura can edit and work with the tool as needed.

Click the link to download the Distance Learning Review Tool [DOCX, 85 KB]

We recently published information on what schools, kura, PLD providers and facilitators can do to keep safe when engaging in PLD. You can find this information on the PLD website news section.