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Connected Learning Advisory professional support for schools in 2017

10/2/2017

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.

Staying Safe Online: A Quick Reference Guide

7/2/2017

Netsafe and their educational partners have put together some ideas to help schools talk about staying safe online.

Staying Safe Online: A Quick Reference Guide is full of advice to help students, staff and whānau. It includes tips to help students safely use apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Google, Facebook, and more.

Download the guide from NetSafe’s website.

Ministry for Primary Industries teacher resources

7/2/2017

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has developed a set of level 4 and 5 learning activities for mathematics, science, social studies, and technology with a specific focus on the New Zealand kiwifruit industry.

The industry snapshot gives an update on the kiwifruit industry and is suitable for all subject areas.

Problem Solving

30/1/2017

This section of the nzmaths website has problem-solving lessons for levels 1 to 6.

The context of most problems can be adapted to suit your students and your current class inquiry.

It includes practical information about how to implement problem solving in your maths programme, and each lesson has a copymaster of the problem in English and in Māori. 

Waitangi Day – how will you commemorate?

25/1/2017

The resources on this page from New Zealand Curriculum Online encourage you to consider how Waitangi Day can be celebrated with your students and the wider community, and how you can use the Treaty of Waitangi principle as a foundation of curriculum decision making at your school.

Waitangi Day provides an opportunity for students to examine the social sciences concepts of cultural identity, place and environment, and continuity and change.

It is also a useful context to explore values such as diversity, equity, and respect, and to develop key competencies such as thinking and participating and contributing.

Chinese New Year, from Saturday January 28 2017

25/1/2017

Chinese New Year takes place in 2017 from Saturday 28 January.

This resource page from New Zealand Curriculum Online provides ideas and resources to help you plan programmes of learning around this event.

Students can examine the social science concepts of cultural identity, place and environment, and continuity and change.

It is also a useful context to explore values such as diversity and respect, and to develop key competencies such as thinking, relating to others, and participating and contributing. 

Seaweek 2017

17/1/2017

Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE), Seaweek focuses on learning from the sea.

Seaweek comprises a wide range of events, activities, opportunities, competitions, and calls to action.

Seaweek Kaupapa Moana 2017 will take place from Saturday 25 February to Sunday 5 March 2017.

The theme will be “Toiora te Moana – Toiora te Tangata – Healthy Seas, Healthy People”.

Find out more...

Cricket Smart

17/1/2017

Cricket Smart is a free online resource from New Zealand Cricket for primary and intermediate students.

The resource uses cricket to support a range of learning areas within the New Zealand Curriculum. 

Resource materials, themes, and suggestions for teachers are available on the website.

Connected 2016

19/12/2016

Google slides, re-usable content, and teacher support materials for the 2016 Connected series are available online via the new Instructional Series search.

School leadership that works: a resource for school leaders

13/12/2016

ERO has released School leadership that works: a resource for school leaders, that contains real life stories for current and aspiring school leaders who want to become more successful in the future by learning from the good practice of others. 

The report draws on findings from recent evaluative work with school leaders and combines them with the best evidence of what works in school leadership and why. 

Download a summary or the full report from this page.


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