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The New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s 2016 Top Outdoor Spot competition offers NZ primary and intermediate schools and students the chance to win great prizes by sending in photos, drawings, and creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places.
The competition is being run from the Both Sides of the Fence educational website from 1 February to 8 May 2016. Teachers can combine Social Sciences, English, and EOTC learning with the Both Sides of the Fence message of responsible behaviour in the outdoors, considering different people’s viewpoints and valuing the outdoors.
The Ministry of Education has an online ESOL programme available for schools who have students in years 7–10 who are new learners of the English language.
This programme on the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) is designed to accelerate English language learning to support these students in their mainstream classes.
Schools who are new to ESOL students and who do not have established ESOL departments or ESOL teachers will find this resource invaluable.
For more information about ACCELL, see ESOL Online.
If you would like to discuss the programme, please contact Ruthanne Kennedy, email@example.com
Find out about Assessment Online PLD resources to use in your school in the latest newsletter from Assessment Online.
With more to come, free online LEARNZ field trips for NZ schools in 2016 include: Opera (performing arts); Where are We? (social sciences); Wetland Biodiversity (science-living world); Waka Voyaging (PE/health); Love Your Rubbish (social sciences, technology); Smart Motorways (technology, social sciences); Geohazards (science, social sciences); Waterview Connection (technology, social sciences); Antarctica (science, nature of science).
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has the resources you need for setting up a Walking School Bus at your school.
This collection of video stories, ideas, resources, and readings shows how e-Learning can enable learning opportunities to be tailored to students’ individual needs and interests, improving achievement and engagement.