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Extending their language - expanding their world: Children’s oral language (birth-8 years)

28/3/2017

This ERO evaluation investigated how effectively young children’s oral language learning and development were supported in their early years of education.

ERO asked the question: What is the early learning service or school doing in response to children’s oral language learning and development, including concerns about and needs of particular children?

ERO’s findings are based on the analysis of data gathered from 167 early learning services and 104 schools.

NZC Spotlights

22/3/2017

NZC spotlights are mini professional learning sessions that focus on a specific aspect of The New Zealand Curriculum.

Presented on Google Slides, NZC spotlights include short readings, videos, and follow up activities.

NZC spotlights are designed for teachers and leaders in both primary and secondary schools.

They can be used during staff meetings, department or syndicate meetings, Kāhui Ako / Communities of Learning workshops, teacher only days, and for individual teachers to reflect on their own learning. 

Makerspaces

17/3/2017

Makerspaces are collaborative workshops where students gain practical hands-on experience with new technologies and innovative processes to design and build projects.

Take a look through the new Makerspaces page on Enabling e-Learning with information, school stories, examples, and resources that support teachers to utilise this innovative approach to learning.

Professional learning communities on nzmaths

17/3/2017

Share ideas with other teachers in these professional learning communities on nzmaths.

Pasifika language weeks for 2017 confirmed

17/3/2017

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. 

LEARNZ: Wetland Biodiversity Virtual Field Trip March 2017

6/3/2017

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.

Initiatives supporting Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC)

6/3/2017

Education Outdoors New Zealand (EONZ), with the support of the Ministry of Education, has implemented two initiatives to support your EOTC management:

  • Effective Safety Management Systems PLD workshops

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

  • National EOTC coordinator database

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

Emergency resources

6/3/2017

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.

New resource from NZ Police: Safer Schools

23/2/2017

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.

Kupe Scholarships for Māori and Pasifika High Achievers

23/2/2017

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.


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