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Connected Educator Month – October 2014

22/9/2014

  • Connecting educators across Aotearoa-New Zealand: A collaborative calendar for October is connecting thousands of educators, in NZ and beyond, to free (and freely given) professional learning events, communities and resources.
  • Free, connected professional learning: 31 event-filled days will offer free, online access to regional, national, and global workshops, keynotes, panels, discussions and more. It’s a celebration of how we can support each others’ professional learning in a connected world.
  • Check out the Starter Kete and learn new skills every day throughout October
  • Browse the calendar and plot a pathway of online learning right through October, both local and global
  • Sign up for newsletters so you don't miss a thing.

Follow the conversations on Twitter via #cenz14 / #ce14 and  @ConnectEduNZ

Junior Journal 49

18/9/2014

Junior Journal 49 is now available online as a PDF. There are also links on this page to teacher support materials and audio files for Junior Journal 49.

Essay competition for schools.

Essay competition for schools

17/9/2014

The Office for Senior Citizens is holding a competition to encourage primary school children (up to year 8) to think and write about an older person who is special to them.

The subject for this competition is “1914 – 2014: the greatest greats and grands of the last 100 years” to coincide with the 100 year commemorations of World War One. The purpose is to help young people find out more about the experiences older people have built up over their life. 

Full details available in the attached flyer: 

Word 2007 icon. Essay Competition letter to schools (Word 2007 205 KB)

Ready to Read Series explored

12/9/2014

NZC Update 28 is now available online. The Update looks at outcomes of the review of Ready to Read and the Junior Journal, including the text-levelling process. Learn about the thinking behind the series and how it supports your teaching and the needs of your students. 

Snapshots for teaching and learning in literacy

11/9/2014

These stories provide examples of ideas and approaches some schools are using in their literacy programmes.

Money Week, 13–19 October 2014

9/9/2014

MoneyWeek 2014 is October 13–19, the first week of term four. It is a nationwide week of events to motivate Kiwis to look at their financial situation. Financial literacy is an important life skill and part of the New Zealand Curriculum. MoneyWeek is a great time to get your students and school community thinking and talking about money matters. For dynamic tools and resources for the classroom to help schools participate, check out the MoneyWeek website.

Updated on Enabling e-Learning

5/9/2014

The Learning areas section has been updated and new pages created that contain school stories and resources to support e-learning across the school curriculum. 

Take a look at:

Staying Safe Online

5/9/2014

Staying Safe Online: Cybersafety tips from NZ’s leading online companies is a booklet that has been developed by NetSafe in association with several major online content providers including Facebook, YouTube, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Trade Me, and Twitter.

It has clear and practical tips for reducing risk and encouraging safety, to ensure all New Zealanders can use the internet in a positive way. The booklet has been sent out to all schools and is available for download from the NetSafe website. 

Further digital citizenship resources on Enabling e-Learning:

e-asTTle outage September 4, 6pm–midnight

4/9/2014

e-asTTle will be unavailable on Thursday 4th September 2014 between 6pm and midnight.

This scheduled outage is to install improved functionality for user maintenance via ESAA Self Service. It will resolve a technical limitation which prohibited some users from maintaining their personal details.

Please pass on this information to all staff who use e-asTTle. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact the MoE Service Desk if you have any queries.

Phone:  0800 225 542 (option 2)

Email:   MOE.ServiceDesk@minedu.govt.nz

Special Education Study Awards

4/9/2014

Applications close soon for Special Education study awards. Packages have been developed that offer study leave with an ongoing salary, a contribution towards travel and accommodation, and paid tuition fees.

Find out more... 


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