Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) — Te Ara Whītiki

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The Ministry of Education’s Connected Learning Advisory — Te Ara Whītiki (CLA) initiative was led by CORE Education. The initiative was a three-year-long contract aimed at supporting New Zealand schools and kura to maximise the potential of ultra-fast broadband and the managed network and digital technologies to achieve better educational outcomes.

Available from Term 1 2015, the CLA’s main intent was to support schools and kura to develop and sustain their e-learning capabilities in a structured and organised way, from strategy design, to purchasing, to building the professional capabilities of teachers.

CORE drew on the strength of our relationships with schools and educational organisations to ensure the Advisory's guidance was tailored to suit the needs of schools and kura, and a cohesive, connected service across the country was established and delivered.

The CLA service worked at the point where technologies and teaching approaches intersect, providing a cohesive vision for access, quality guidance, and resources. Services included the provision of a responsive help desk across multiple channels and professional learning activities targeted to identified needs.