Our work load changed in the year of Covid -19 and our delivery evolved. Remote learning provision became a priority. Making connections via Zoom and messaging become the order of the day. Appropriate devices and parental help have been paramount. Post lockdown rescheduling activities, better promoting digital access and learning PD have been valuable.
A delayed visit to Otago University and Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin took place at the end of Term 3. Three ākonga and their parents looked at available opportunities for post school options. The group met with the Blind Low Vision NZ transition manager, the institutes’ disability support managers and subject tutors. Ākonga navigated the unknown environment using individual strategies while viewing the campus’s and accommodation options.
This was a highly valued by ākonga and parents for the connections made and possible options.