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Makerspaces are collaborative workshops where students gain practical hands-on experience with new technologies and innovative processes to design and build projects.
Share ideas with other teachers in these professional learning communities on nzmaths.
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has confirmed the dates for Pasifika language weeks in 2017.
NZ Curriculum Online's pages for National events and The New Zealand Curriculum have ideas, resources, and tools to help schools get involved.
Journey to a rare inland high country ecosystem with this LEARNZ virtual field trip.
Travel by helicopter, 4-wheel-drive, mountain bike, and on foot with DoC experts into the wetlands and braided rivers of Ō Tū Wharekai.
Get up close to its fauna and flora to discover how its birds, insects, reptiles, and plants are uniquely adapted to surviving in such a tough place.
With local iwi, find out about interventions for native and endemic species to enable their populations to be sustainable.
To find out more, and to enrol, go to the LEARNZ website.
Education Outdoors New Zealand (EONZ), with the support of the Ministry of Education, has implemented two initiatives to support your EOTC management:
Registrations are now open for the latest series of two-day good practice workshops being offered around NZ in term 2. These workshops are free to schools and are based on the EOTC Guidelines 2016 - Bringing the Curriculum Alive. For more information and to register, visit the EONZ website
The national EOTC database for EOTC coordinators is a component of core EOTC support for schools and has been established to directly support primary and secondary schools nationwide. For more information and to register please visit the EONZ Database registration webpage
Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has developed posters and factsheets available in 22 different languages as part of their earthquake and tsunami safety campaign.
Schools can also visit What’s the Plan Stan for information and resources to help prepare for emergency events.
A new resource from NZ Police is designed to help year 7/8 students to identify and prioritise action that will make the school environment safer.
Safer Schools is a structured series of learning activities involving students, the school, and police that culminates in student-led recommendations and actions to improve the school environment.
You can download all the resources needed to implement Safer Schools from NZ Police's School Portal, or speak to your School Community Officer.
The 2017 TeachNZ Kupe Scholarships for early childhood education, primary, and secondary teaching are now open, and close on Tuesday 7 March 2017.
You can download the 2017 application form and application guide from the TeachNZ website.
Video guides that offer you some key advice when completing your application are also available on the site.
These self-paced modules from the Enabling e-Learning website can be used for personal or staff professional development.
Each module contains different activities that include questions for reflection.
These can be worked through individually or with your colleagues and are designed to be flexible.
Select the content that is relevant to you and your school from each of them.
Throughout 2017 the Connected Learning Advisory is offering free professional learning opportunities for school leaders, teachers, and leaders of digital technologies to come together and explore ways to manage and plan how their school or Community of Learning (CoL) uses digital technologies for learning.
The workshops are free and will be held across the country. The first of these will be held on 14 and 16 March in Auckland and Tauranga.
For more information about workshops and registration go to this webpage.