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Pasifika Dual Language Books - New titles added

6/11/2017

There are 24 new titles in the Pasifika dual language resources.

The Pasifika dual language resources are designed to support the early language and literacy learning of Pasifika new entrant students in English-medium classrooms. Teacher and parent support material accompanies these resources.

Many of the dual language books are available as PDFs and all the books are available as MP3 audio files on Literacy Online.

You can find them online here.

e-asTTle testing tips and tricks

6/11/2017

November is the busiest time of the year for e-asTTle, with lots of teachers and students using it for testing.

The system can sometimes slow down during busy periods when there are lots of users.

Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you have the fastest and smoothest experience with e-asTTle.

Diwali - festival of lights

10/10/2017

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a five day long Hindu celebration, beginning this year on 30 October.

Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life.

 Millions of Hindus around the world, including those in New Zealand, celebrate Diwali with gifts, lights, fireworks, and special meals. Major public festivals, along with private and family celebrations, mark Diwali in New Zealand.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas, activities, and resources to help you celebrate Diwali in your school.

Working with English Language Learners

10/10/2017

The DVD that accompanies the Working with English Language Learners (WELLs) handbook for teacher aides and bilingual tutors is now available in digital form along with the handbook on ESOL Online.

The WELLs handbook consists of a series of short modules that support schools to maximise the effect of teacher aides/bilingual tutors supporting English language learners from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Wellbeing@School student survey free of charge until December 2018

10/10/2017

The Wellbeing@School student survey is now free of charge until December 2018. 

The Wellbeing@school survey has been designed to help schools identify how different aspects of school life contribute to a safe and caring environment that deters bullying. 

Gathering data also provides a baseline for monitoring outcomes over time. 

You can sign up for the free Wellbeing@School student survey and find out more about the toolkit here. 

Supporting LGBTIQA+ students

27/9/2017

This online guide provides strategies and suggestions for supporting the inclusion and wellbeing of students who identify as sex, gender, or sexuality diverse (SGSD).

The strategies in this guide encompass a variety of initiatives, from school policies and guidelines, to learning experiences that acknowledge, value, and respect the diversity that exists within the school community.

NEW! Oral language resources

19/9/2017

The Ministry of Education has developed resources to support oral language awareness and learning for parents, schools, and early childhood centres.

The resources include two posters for schools and early childhood centres, and a pamphlet for parents.  
These resources form part of the Ministry’s response to the recent ERO Extending their language - Expanding their world. Children’s oral language (birth - 8 years) report

The resources are available on Literacy Online, and Te Whāriki under the Language and literacies in early childhood services section.

Digital Technologies and the national curriculum – what’s it all about?

14/9/2017

This section of the enabling e-Learning website is updated regularly with new information about the Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko curriculum which will be introduced to all schools in Term one 2018.

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) resource: Te Ao Tūroa

30/8/2017

This recently released cross-curricular resource from MPI looks at how 3 key interrelated systems – animal welfare, biosecurity, and food – support our primary industries.

Learning experiences for levels 1–5 of The New Zealand Curriculum are contextualised into one or more of the key interrelated systems and link to the learning areas of health and physical education, science, social studies, and technology. 

ERO: Improvement in Action Te Ahu Whakamua videos for schools

22/8/2017

Education Review Office (ERO) has released a series of online resources showcasing schools that are making a significant difference for their learners.  

This collection of videos and publications Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua shows aspects of practice that have been effective in improving learner outcomes in each school context, and is intended to support schools in their internal evaluation and improvement efforts.  

The videos capture the perspectives and voices of children and young people, parents, teachers and leaders, and bring to life ERO School Evaluation Indicators released last year.


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