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Conservation Week 2015

4/11/2015

The theme for this year's Conservation Week is Healthy Nature Healthy People. It focuses on how nature is everywhere, and has the power not only to invigorate, refresh, and amaze you, but it can also be beneficial to your body and mindThis page from NZ Curriculum Online has ideas and resources that teachers and students can use to get involved.

Connected Educator is here!

2/10/2015

Connected Educator Aotearoa NZ  (CENZ15)  is a professional learning event taking place from 28 September to 16 October 2015, that supports and promotes networked approaches to educational professional learning. 
 A collaborative calendar  connects thousands of educators so they can engage in free (and freely given) online professional learning: workshops, keynotes, panels, discussions and more.Sign up for updates, and find out how you can take part.

PB4L School Wide: case studies

1/10/2015

PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) is a suite of initiatives, supported by government-funded training, that helps parents, whānau, teachers, early childhood centres, and schools address problem behaviour, improve children’s wellbeing, and increase educational achievement.

Find out how the schools in these case studies are implementing PB4L, and how it is making a difference.

PB4L School Wide: case studies

1/10/2015

PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) is a suite of initiatives, supported by government-funded training, that helps parents, whānau, teachers, early childhood centres, and schools address problem behaviour, improve children’s wellbeing, and increase educational achievement.

Find out how the schools in these case studies are implementing PB4L, and how it is making a difference.

Free financial capability workshops for year 1–10 schools

28/9/2015

Free financial capability workshops for school leaders and teachers are being held across the North Island. During the workshops participants will explore the purpose of financial capability in The New Zealand Curriculum, examine the financial capability online resources, and discuss strategies for integration of the financial capabilities across current teaching and learning programmes.

Find out more from this page

Pasifika languages weeks coming up

23/9/2015

Tuvalu Language Week (28 September–4 October 2015) and Fiji Language Week (5 -11 October 2015) take place during the school holidays. New Zealand Curriculum Online has  resource pages filled with ideas and useful links to support your learning about the languages and cultures of these Pacific nations at any time.

Six new Ready to Read books

16/9/2015

Six new Ready to Read titles have been published, including two non-fiction books for shared reading.

At Red level, there are three titles: At the Pool, Down the Slide, and Getting Ready for the Visitors.

At Yellow level there is one book, At the Market.  The two non-fiction books for shared reading, are Camouflage and Stick Insects.

Audio versions and teacher support materials (TSM) are available for each of the new titles. 

Junior Journal 51 is now available online

16/9/2015

Junior Journal 51 is now available to download. Teacher support material and audio files can also be found online.

PB4L making big changes in schools

15/9/2015

This Education Gazette article focuses on the report  A Positive Culture of Support: PB4L School-Wide Final Evaluation Report  from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER).

The report shows how PB4L School-Wide is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. 

The programme looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective, and can be tailored to schools’ individual environments and cultural needs.More than 600 schools around the country are now using the programme. 

School-Wide is one of several PB4L initiatives that help parents, whānau, teachers, early childhood centres, and schools address problem behaviour, improve children’s wellbeing, and increase educational achievement.

DigMyIdea: Māori Innovation Challenge

9/9/2015

DigMyIdea aims to grow Māori involvement in Aotearoa’s digital economy, inspiring entrepreneurs with great ideas to build digital businesses with export potential.

The challenge calls on entrants to submit a digital business idea that has the potential to go global. Ideas could be anything from an app to a web initiative, or ways to enhance or add digital elements to a more traditional enterprise. Entrants can submit applications in te reo Māori or te reo Pākehā.

DigMyIdea is now open, and entries close on Sunday 18 October 2015.

For more information and to submit applications, visit the DigMyIdea website. 


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