Tapatoru Online Educator Pathway

ESOL, Supporting learners, Learner access and pathways, Distance and flexible learning

The Tapatoru Online Educator Pathway is an evolving series of complimentary modules created to introduce and support the primary Tapatoru program. Currently offering 37 modules, with more slated for the upcoming year, each module features a self-paced lesson encompassing text, videos, reflective questions, and quizzes.

These lessons aim to enhance comprehension across various facets of tertiary education in Aotearoa New Zealand, ranging from core cultural values to practical tools for educators. The topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Tapatoru
  • PLD Planning
  • Core Values of Tapatoru
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Māori Cultural Capability
  • Pacific Cultural Centredness
  • Learning Differences & Neurodiversity
  • Technology in Education
  • ESOL Teaching.

How to register

To start the pathway, register as an educator, log in to your account, navigate to 'Educator pathways,' and select the 'Tapatoru Ako Professional Practice' tile.


Tapatoru Digital Professional Learning and Development Tool

This collaborative project aims to create a digital tool, in partnership with Education Technology Limited and The Tarn Group, providing personalised Professional Learning Development (PLD) pathways for educators with a focus on Māori and Pacific cultural capabilities, utilising Tapatoru content on the Pathways Awarua platform.

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Partnered with

The Tarn Group

Education Technology Ltd

Ako Aotearoa

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