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VLN Primary School - Online Programmes in 2019

VLN Primary School - Online Programmes in 2019

7/2/2019

Registrations are invited from schools wishing to participate in the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Primary School.

There is a wide range of online language programmes as well as extension maths, literacy, digital technology, astronomy, visual arts, web design, life skills, health, and the Over the Back Fence Project.
Find out more and register your interest or email primary@vln.school.nz

Final date for enrolments for Semester 1 will be Friday 22 February 2019. 
Late enrolments may be accepted and will be dependent on timetable and available space.

Tomorrow's schools review: Ngā Kura mō Āpōpō: He Arotake

7/2/2019

As part of the national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the Government is reviewing Tomorrow’s Schools – the name given to the reforms that dramatically changed the governance, management, and administration of our schools nearly 30 years ago.

Public consultation on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report, Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini, is open until 7 April 2019.

This can be done via an online survey, public consultation meetings, by emailing submissions, or by emailing queries.

Find out more...

Leading Local Curriculum Guide series

24/1/2019

The Leading Local Curriculum Guide series is part of a package, including workshops with teacher-release time, guidance, and tools that will support schools and kura to develop and review local curriculum.

Connected Learning Advisory resources and ongoing support

14/1/2019

The Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) service has ended as the Ministry shifts its focus to initiatives that support the Digital Technology and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum changes.

The CLA's extensive library of resources is now incorporated within the Enabling e-Learning website, along with links to other Ministry initiatives providing ongoing support.

Student voice: Enabling student leadership, agency, and voice

12/12/2018

Student Voice, from Bullying-Free NZ, sets out the importance of student voice in finding solutions to bullying, and promoting good practice in student participation.

It includes a guide for schools, promoting good practice in student participation, agency and voice, and ideas for putting student leadership, agency, and voice into practice.

For more bullying prevention tools and resources go to the Bullying-Free NZ website.

Tapasā Expert Teacher fono shares expertise and knowledge

Tapasā Expert Teacher fono shares expertise and knowledge

2/12/2018

The implementation plan for Tapasā is a step closer following the second Expert Teacher Group fono in Wellington on 16 November 2018.

Building on the themes from the October fono, the group used talanoa discussion to understand how Ngā Turu (competencies) forming the basis of the framework relate to teaching practice in their current teaching positions, and how they can support non-Pacific colleagues to implement Tapasā.

The implementation plan will create opportunities for participation by all teachers of Pacific learners. It will focus on:

·        The creation of a cohesive suite of professional learning resources to give life to Tapasā

·        The development of strategies for socialising the framework in a way that is engaging, 
         meaningful and digestible, and

·        How to use Tapasā as a lens through which to view Code and Standards for the Teaching 
         Profession in teaching practice and appraisal processes.

The implementation plan will be finalised at the next Expert Teacher fono on 24 January 2019, and key dates will be announced shortly afterwards.

For more information, visit the Teaching Council’s website.

Curriculum, Progress, and Achievement update

Curriculum, Progress, and Achievement update

22/11/2018

Curriculum support guide

This guide will present the most useful resources and tools available to support teaching and learning through quality local curriculum design, assessment and aromatawai practices, and reporting to students, parents, and whānau.

Available on New Zealand Curriculum Online from January 22 2019, and will be sent directly to schools from 28 January.

Facilitated support

From Term 1 in 2019, in all regions, there will be facilitated workshop support for schools to develop local curriculum – more updates to come on this.

Focus on the January teacher-only day

The Ministry is suggesting that school leaders use the guidance material to aid discussions with staff on their chosen area of focus at their January teacher only day, and at planning days throughout the year.

Reminder: Feedback on the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group’s emerging ideas closes on 30 November. We will update the sector on this work in early 2019.

NZTA education portal : Case studies of teaching and learning

20/11/2018

Find out how teachers integrate road safety and the transport system as contexts for the New Zealand Curriculum.

These stories and videos cover student inquiries, design projects, presentations and other curriculum-aligned experiences in various year levels and learning areas.

Includes primary and secondary school levels.

Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko learning – Resources on the curriculum change

5/11/2018

This web page from the Ministry of Education has a range of factsheets and posters to download and print, research reports, and resources on how to teach the Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content.

NCEA Review – End of public engagement

29/10/2018

 On 27 May, the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, launched the NCEA Review to the public and asked New Zealanders to have their say on the future of NCEA. The public engagement phase has just closed almost five months later on 19 October.

We asked all New Zealanders to share their views and experiences of NCEA – the challenges, the successes, what they like, and what we can do better. We wanted to make sure that everyone’s voice has been heard.

We have seen a phenomenal amount of interest and engagement, with conversations about NCEA happening all across the country from many diverse voices. Thank you to everyone who has participated.

Over 16,000 people engaged directly in the NCEA Review, with 8,058 filling in a survey or detailed submission. Approximately 8,000 people attended a workshop, meeting, hui, fono, focus group, in-depth interview or debate.

Read more about the public engagement on NCEA


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