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RAMP literature reports

12/4/2017

The Review and Maintenance Programme (RAMP) implemented a review process to ensure materials that support NCEA continue to be aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) and support the development and use of quality teaching and learning programmes in secondary schools and other providers.

New Zealand Sign Language Week from 8 May 2017

11/4/2017

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) became an official language of New Zealand in 2006.

This year we are celebrating 10 years of NZSL's official language status and our 10th NZSL Week. 

This NZ Curriculum Online page has resources, links, and ideas for supporting you to introduce New Zealand Sign Language to your class.

New Zealand Sign Language Week provides an opportunity for schools to reflect on the inclusion principle and explore the values of diversity and respect. 

National Library of New Zealand - improvements to Services to Schools

11/4/2017

The National Library of New Zealand is rolling out a series of improvements to its Services to Schools online presence.

Services to Schools is now included as part of the National Library of New Zealand website.

You can access the new home of Services to Schools  at www.natlib.govt.nz/schools

The existing Services to Schools website address will be redirected to this new location. 

Find out more about the services, including placing a loan request, and access to Topic Explorer from this page of Literacy Online.

Game of Awesome

31/3/2017

Game of Awesome is a card game aimed at inspiring New Zealand students to write.

It was  developed with a specific focus on suitability for boys in years 5–8 using boys of that age to create the material. 

You can hear more about Game of Awesome in this RNZ interview.

You can order copies of the resource for your school from Down The Back Of The Chair.

GeoTrips

28/3/2017

Visit New Zealand's geology and landforms with these GeoTrips - rock outcrops, geological displays, and landforms that you can visit and explore.

GeoTrips are compiled by GNS Science, geologists, and knowledgeable enthusiasts from around the country.

Each GeoTrip includes images, maps, useful background information, and advice to get you started with your own geological explorations and discoveries.

More learning resources are available from the GNS Science website.

Extending their language - expanding their world: Children’s oral language (birth-8 years)

28/3/2017

This ERO evaluation investigated how effectively young children’s oral language learning and development were supported in their early years of education.

ERO asked the question: What is the early learning service or school doing in response to children’s oral language learning and development, including concerns about and needs of particular children?

ERO’s findings are based on the analysis of data gathered from 167 early learning services and 104 schools.

NZC Spotlights

22/3/2017

NZC spotlights are mini professional learning sessions that focus on a specific aspect of The New Zealand Curriculum.

Presented on Google Slides, NZC spotlights include short readings, videos, and follow up activities.

NZC spotlights are designed for teachers and leaders in both primary and secondary schools.

They can be used during staff meetings, department or syndicate meetings, Kāhui Ako / Communities of Learning workshops, teacher only days, and for individual teachers to reflect on their own learning. 

Makerspaces

17/3/2017

Makerspaces are collaborative workshops where students gain practical hands-on experience with new technologies and innovative processes to design and build projects.

Take a look through the new Makerspaces page on Enabling e-Learning with information, school stories, examples, and resources that support teachers to utilise this innovative approach to learning.

Professional learning communities on nzmaths

17/3/2017

Share ideas with other teachers in these professional learning communities on nzmaths.

Pasifika language weeks for 2017 confirmed

17/3/2017

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has confirmed the dates for Pasifika language weeks in 2017.

NZ Curriculum Online's pages for National events and The New Zealand Curriculum have ideas, resources, and tools to help schools get involved. 


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