Te Ao Māori For Educators Course: FAQs
Below we have answered some of the frequently asked questions from teachers around our Staff Te Ao Māori course.
How do I access the course learning material?
To be eligible for the Certificate of Completion for the Staff Te Ao Māori course, a participant must be using an EP Student Account to complete the required work. If you have a Teachers’ Account with us, you will need to log out of this account and then log back in using your student account user details sent to you when you first enrolled in the Staff Te Ao Māori course. If you use your Teachers’ Account with your students, please remember to log out of your Student Account once you are done working on the Staff Te Ao Māori course and then re-login to your Teachers’ Account.
Below are some step by step instructions to help you navigate to the Staff Te Ao Māori course learning material:
- Log in to the platform using your student account details by going to www.educationperfect.com and clicking on the 'Login' button (top right).
- You will be prompted to change your password.
- Once in, you will land on the student control panel page. Click 'Student Zone' (top right) to enter the student learning area.
- Click on subject 'Māori' and then 'Done, start learning'
- In the following screen, select 'Browse All Content'.
- Click into the Staff Te Ao Māori Course folder (you may need to scroll down).
- Inside you will find 9 folders containing scaffolded lessons. Work through these sub-folders in any order.
Why do I need a separate student learner account?
A separate student account is used for our Staff Te Ao Māori course so that our team can easily track the progress of participants in the course. This allows us to quickly identify areas of the course that have been successfully completed and any lessons or units that still need to be accomplished.
Can a nominated Staff member within our school facilitate our involvement in the course?
Yes. A teacher from your kura can be assigned as a facilitator, but this is not a requirement. If the option of using an in-school facilitator is chosen, they will be able to check staff progress, assign tasks to their colleagues from the Te Ao Māori course and also reset passwords for their team, if needed.
What levels does this course cover?
This course has been developed for beginner to intermediate learners of Te Reo Māori and general Tikanga. It ranges from Te Whakahuatanga (Pronunciation) through to more complex rerenga kōrero (sentence structures) using primary tense markers, common verbs, nouns and adjectives. It also includes a variety of figurative language and a selection of intermediate to advanced learning material for participants looking for extension. Note: Learning material is constantly being revised & updated with new material added (based on demand) when it becomes available.
What are Smart Lessons & Vocabulary Lists on EP?
Smart Lessons are our scaffolded learning activities. These lessons are indicated by a Yellow Lightbulb icon. Within these lessons, you will find Information slides with the Learning Outcomes for the lesson, an introduction to any new terms, sentence structures and concepts and a range of interactive questions to consolidate this knowledge. Vocabulary Lists (or Translation Lists) are a list of new vocabulary for a particular topic. These are identified by a Blue Icon. There are 5 Learning Modes that you can choose to learn new words when working through a Vocabulary List: Reading, Listening, Dictation, Writing & Speaking.
Do I need to complete the lessons in the course marked as ‘Optional’?
No. These lessons are purely there as an extension or additional challenge once you have completed the core requirements of the course.
What do I do when I've finished the course?
Firstly check your progress by ensuring each Smart Lesson within the Staff Te Ao Māori folder has been completed (indicated by a green tick located to the right of each lesson). The terms within Vocabulary Lists (blue icons) only need to be completed to a 1-star rating. Click here for more information on tracking your progress.
How do I get acknowledged for the work I have done on this course?
Once the learning material (all lessons) in our Staff Te Ao Māori course has been completed, a Certificate of Completion will be issued by our team to successful participants. This can then be used as evidence of your professional development in this area. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your certificate issued.
Who wrote the content?
The majority of the content for our Te Ao Māori courses has been written and produced by our Head of Kaupapa Māori, Te Rau Winterburn. Te Rau is a Primary trained level 1 immersion teacher and has over 15 years of experience working in Māori-medium settings from Primary through to University & Wānanga levels. Te Rau is of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa descent.
How many educators have participated in this course?
Over 4,000 educators have participated in the Staff Te Ao Māori course to date, with new teachers and staff around the country enrolling weekly.
Please reach out to our Support Team at email@example.com if you have any further questions about this course! :)