Smart tool for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako

We’re working with Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako (CoL) on a ‘smart tool’ to help their members to collaboratively design a quality, local curriculum for their learners.

The initial concepts came from workshops led by English and Māori medium curriculum experts working with several Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.  Find out more about the key themes that informed the initial design concepts.

These workshops identified 4 key areas where Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako leaders thought an online tool could support their members to work more collaboratively to enhance learning.  These initial concepts show how each part of the tool might work.

Shared learner profiles

Learner profiles enable children and young people - and all who support their learning — to have a clear, shared view of what progress looks like.

Rich learning opportunities

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako can use the expertise available across early childhood education services me ngā kōhanga reo, schools, kura, post-secondary and their wider communities to design rich learning opportunities for their children and young people.

Community relationships

Building strong community relationships with individuals groups and businesses allows Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako members to then work and share resources with these groups to support learners.

Collaborative inquiries

The collaborative structure of a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako offers the ability to address achievement challenges and inquire into new and innovative practices.


We’ll work with the sector to refine these concepts and plan on releasing working prototypes in stages throughout 2017.

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For more on the Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako Smart Tools project, view the Smart Tools video:

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