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New resources for Connected 2014

19/12/2014

Connected 2014 Google Slides and Google Drive are now available to accompany the recently published 2014 teacher support material (TSM). The focus in this issue of Connected is on the Nature of Science strand of the curriculum and the science capability: Use evidence to support ideas.
The resources have been published on the following pages:

TSM for Connected 2014 now available

12/12/2014

Connected promotes scientific, technological, and mathematical literacy so that students can engage in a critical and informed manner with real-life science and technology related issues and authentic, context-based mathematical explorations.

TSM for most of the articles is available, with additional digital content coming in 2015.

Advisory Group on Early Learning

11/12/2014

The Minister of Education has established an Advisory Group on Early Learning. The group will consider ways to ensure a successful learning pathway for children from early childhood education through into the first years of school, and to strengthen the implementation of the early childhood education curriculum framework, Te Whāriki.

Transitions

10/12/2014

This blog focuses on transitions, an important component of the coherence principle. It provides questions, resources, tools, practical advice, and stories to help you ensure positive transitions for your students and their families.

Modern learning environment (MLE) case studies and factsheets

5/12/2014

Schools around the country are embarking on new and innovative teaching and learning approaches to respond to the major shifts in the use of technologies and the way students are learning.

Reporting to parents – more new resources

2/12/2014

Assessment Online has added new resources on Reporting to Parents. You can find real reporting examples from schools here.

We've got examples from a range of schools:

Also check out the complete framework for effective information sharing, underpinning the approach to Reporting to Parents signalled in the new resources now available.

Waitangi 175

1/12/2014

A new website Waitangi 175 has been launched to commemorate 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi next year. The site will enable teachers, principals, boards, and their communities to develop a range of teaching and learning programmes that can link to New Zealand's history, civics, citizenship, and nationhood. Schools will also be able to share what they are doing to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Revised School Traffic Safety Team Manual

28/11/2014

The School Traffic Safety Team Manual is the guide for New Zealand schools operating school patrols, school wardens, and bus wardens. It has been revised and re-released.

The manual can be downloaded as a PDF file from the NZTA Education Portal. You can also read all the chapters online.

Supporting documents include a template consent letter to parents, traffic infringement report, and training sheet.

Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards

25/11/2014

The Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards are now open for entries. 
These awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in early childhood education, primary, and secondary schooling. 
Eligibility criteria and entry forms are available from the website.
Entries close at 5:00pm, Friday 20th March 2015. 

New online resources share future-focused learning examples

25/11/2014

A new web section has been launched to share some of the diverse ways schools are using digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
The Future-focused Learning Examples web section currently features examples and approaches from Leamington and Newmarket schools with more planned for 2015.


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