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Special education study awards and scholarships – apply now

16/9/2016

Applications are open for special education study awards and scholarships.

Find out about the specific details of each study award and scholarship, including:

  • application dates
  • what the scholarships and awards offer
  • criteria for applying
  • applying online

by going to the Ministry of Education's website

Apply now for Reading Recovery 2017

15/9/2016

If you are interested in applying for Reading Recovery support, updated forms are now online on NZ Curriculum Online.

The final date for applications is the end of term 3 2016, 23 September 2016.

Tihei Pāngarau: Te Ahumoni, Taumata 4, e-ako 1

15/9/2016

This is the first in a series of digital interactive learning modules relating to Financial Capability. It is part of the Tihei Pāngarau family of learning resource materials, is targetted at level 4 of the curriculum, and includes learning about:

  • needs and wants;
  • the place of money for a family to secure their needs and wants;
  • the various pathways that individuals and families receive income;
  • financial decisions around saving and spending.

The module includes aspects of Financial Capability relating to both mathematics and social studies, as well as being illustrated through proverb and story.

Partners in Learning: Helping your child do well at school

15/9/2016

The Education Review Office (ERO) has released a new booklet for parents, families, and whānau that sets out what parents can expect from their child’s school, and how they can help their child do well at school.

It describes what parents can do if they are concerned about their child’s learning and progress, and what they can expect the school to do to help.

The booklet can be downloaded from ERO's website and schools will receive copies of the booklet in the mail.

To order more printed copies please email info@ero.govt.nz

Haepapa – Effective Governance in Māori Medium

8/9/2016

This online flip-book has been created to support the role of a school trustee working in Māori medium Level 1 and 2, immersion, bilingual units, and Kura ā-iwi.

The document will also assist trustees working in kura kaupapa Māori and other schools with a high proportion of Māori students.

A printable version (pdf) is available for download.

Professional learning and development – how will the new system work for me?

8/9/2016

A new system of centrally-funded professional learning and development (PLD) comes into effect soon.

Two Education Gazette articles provide information on how the system will work and what schools need to do:

Professional learning and development – the story so far

How will the new system work for me?

Using digital technologies to support learning in a senior secondary context

8/9/2016

This online guide has been developed by the Connected Learning Advisory to support school leaders and teachers in preparing for NZQA's extensive innovation programme for going digital, which will impact all senior secondary students.

The guide provides ideas, resources, and school stories illustrating how NZ secondary schools use digital technologies to extend and enhance learning in the NCEA years.

The guide has been produced in response to a number of specific queries from schools.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and learning

1/9/2016

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and learning is a new guide on the Inclusive Education website.

This guide provides teachers with targeted strategies to meet the multi-faceted needs of students living with FASD.

FASD is a lifelong condition that affects brain structures, processes and functioning, and emotional regulation.

Technology Online survey

31/8/2016

Can you help by completing this short survey about the video section of Technology Online? We value your feedback and the responses will be used to help guide the ongoing development of the website.

Technology Online survey

Conservation Week – September 10-18 2016

25/8/2016

The theme for Conservation Week 2016 is 'Healthy Nature Healthy People', to encourage people to become aware of the link between a healthy natural environment and their own health.

The Department of Conservation website has many suggestions for joining in with events throughout the country, competitionsactivities at home, school, or in the community, and resources for teachers at all curriculum levels.

See NZ Curriculum Online for links to further resources and ideas for getting involved.


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