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Consultation on Draft L1 Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko Matrix and Achievement Standards

18/5/2017

The Ministry of Education, together with expert Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko teachers, industry partners, and NZQA, has been developing reviewed NCEA materials to better credential student learning in Digital Technology | Hangarau Matihiko.

The Ministry wants to hear your views on the NCEA level 1 draft achievement standards. This feedback will help ensure your voice is taken into consideration as the Ministry continues to develop these standards. 

 Feedback will be open until 4pm, Friday 2nd June 2017.

The draft achievement standards and the associated matrix and other materials can be found on this page along with the link to the questionnaires.

Samoa language week / Vaiaso o le gagana Sāmoa 28 May–3 June 2017

17/5/2017

Samoa language week / Vaiaso o le gagana Sāmoa supports the curriculum principles of cultural diversity and inclusion and takes place this year between 28 May and 3 June.

The theme for this year is Ma’au i lou ofaga; maua’a lou fa’asinomaga, Keep your identity alive, to thrive.

This page from NZ Curriculum Online has suggestions and resources to help you and your school community celebrate.

Battle of Passchendaele competition for students at NZ schools and kura

17/5/2017

This competition is open for students aged 16 -19 at schools or kura in New Zealand and closes on 2 July 2017.

Through this competition, the Ministry of Education is working with the Passchendaele Society and the Fields of Remembrance Trust to raise awareness of the service and sacrifice during this period in military history.

Students enter the competition as individuals or in groups and use digital technology in an innovative way to produce a curriculum resource for Year 7 to 10 pupils about the Battle of Passchendaele. 

More details about how to enter and an online entry form are available from this web page.

Bullying-Free NZ Week 22-26 May 2017

11/5/2017

Bullying-free NZ Week starts 22 May and ends on Pink Shirt Day 26 May.

This is an opportunity to raise awareness about bullying and to promote a bullying-free environment at your school. 

You can download a school activity pack [PDF] which has bullying prevention-themed ideas and activities to mark the week.

There is also a competition for students: Years 1-8, and Years 9-13.  Students can draw a picture; write a story, song or poem; take a photo; or shoot a film.

The closing date for entries is 5.00pm on Friday, 2 June 2017

See pages 8-9 of the school activity pack [PDF] for more information.

MASAM spotlight

9/5/2017

Use this second spotlight from NZ Curriculum Online to engage in professional learning about Māori achieving success as Māori.

Explore what MASAM means to you and work together with your staff to devise ways to be more culturally responsive.  

Includes videos, interviews, a self review framework, blog posts, and questions for discussion.

Connected Learning Advisory — Te Ara Whītiki workshops

8/5/2017

In Term 2 2017, the Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) is running free half day or optional full day workshops aimed at supporting schools and kura with their planning for the use of digital technologies.

The workshops are free of charge and are being held in locations across the country, from 12 - 22 June.

The workshops will introduce the Strategic Thinking Roadmap and provide an opportunity to apply this process to your own school planning, facilitated by CLA advisors.

Registration is open now from this page of the Connected Learning Advisory website.

Paekupu

8/5/2017

Words relating to all areas of the Ngā Toi curriculum have now been uploaded to the Paekupu website.

Paekupu was launched in 2016. It will contain the dictionaries related to the learning areas of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Over the next couple of years dictionaries relating to other curriculum areas will be added starting with Te Reo Pāngarau later this year, Te Reo Matatini, and Te Reo Pūtaiao in 2018.

The long term goal is to include all the learning areas of the curriculum.

New Zealand Music Month

2/5/2017

Each May, New Zealand music is showcased as part of New Zealand Music Month. 

New Zealand Music Month provides a useful context for students to develop understandings in several learning areas. 

This resource page from New Zealand Curriculum Online is packed with ideas on how you can celebrate New Zealand Music Month with your students and communities. 

New titles – Ready to Read

28/4/2017

There are five new titles in the Ready to Read Series.  Audio and teacher support materials (TSM) are available online:

Hannah's Game   

Helping at the Marae   

Matariki Breakfast

Sports Day for Monster

The Three Princesses

Find out more from Literacy Online.

New titles – School Journal Story Library

26/4/2017

There are two new titles available online in the School Journal Story Library Series: 

Wind Chimes, set in a dystopian future, is written by Paul Mason and illustrated by Mat Tait

Living the Dream is an interview with Māori aerospace engineer and NASA employee Mana Vautier.
 

Find out more from Literacy Online.


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