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Using digital technologies to support Māori learners

21/12/2017

This new guide provides information and examples demonstrating how you can use digital technologies to support Māori learners in your classroom. 

Teaching approaches and strategies that work

8/12/2017

This new report from the Education Review Office explores specific strategies that schools have used to improve achievement.

New: Teaching for Positive Behaviour resource

4/12/2017

A new resource, Teaching for Positive Behaviour, has been written for teachers in all New Zealand schools and kura to help them support the behaviour, engagement, participation and learning of children and young people. 

Each section has a range of strategies for teachers to use along with an example of effective practice. The resource also includes activities designed to support staff professional learning and development, links to further information, and a self-assessment tool.

Find out more...

nzmaths: Take This

21/11/2017

From toy cars and trucks and things that go, to a bag of groceries, a quilt, and much more, this collection of resources is based on the idea that you can 'take something' and use it as a context to capture the interest of students.

Each Take This is a single page of springboard ideas designed to flexibly connect mathematics across the strands, and to be adapted for your students.

English language learning progressions (ELLP) support tool

21/11/2017

A new interactive resource has been developed to support teachers using the English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP) matrices and other key ESOL documents for teaching and planning. 

Find out more...

New School Journals – November 2017

16/11/2017

Literacy Online has PDFs of all the texts for November 2017 School Journals:

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

as well as teacher support materials (TSM) for some texts and audio for some Level 2 texts.

Pasifika Dual Language Books - New titles added

6/11/2017

There are 24 new titles in the Pasifika dual language resources.

The Pasifika dual language resources are designed to support the early language and literacy learning of Pasifika new entrant students in English-medium classrooms. Teacher and parent support material accompanies these resources.

Many of the dual language books are available as PDFs and all the books are available as MP3 audio files on Literacy Online.

You can find them online here.

e-asTTle testing tips and tricks

6/11/2017

November is the busiest time of the year for e-asTTle, with lots of teachers and students using it for testing.

The system can sometimes slow down during busy periods when there are lots of users.

Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you have the fastest and smoothest experience with e-asTTle.

Diwali - festival of lights

10/10/2017

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a five day long Hindu celebration, beginning this year on 30 October.

Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and renewal of life.

 Millions of Hindus around the world, including those in New Zealand, celebrate Diwali with gifts, lights, fireworks, and special meals. Major public festivals, along with private and family celebrations, mark Diwali in New Zealand.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas, activities, and resources to help you celebrate Diwali in your school.

Working with English Language Learners

10/10/2017

The DVD that accompanies the Working with English Language Learners (WELLs) handbook for teacher aides and bilingual tutors is now available in digital form along with the handbook on ESOL Online.

The WELLs handbook consists of a series of short modules that support schools to maximise the effect of teacher aides/bilingual tutors supporting English language learners from migrant and refugee backgrounds.


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