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Wellbeing resources for schools

Wellbeing resources for schools

3/7/2017

Resources are available to help school leaders and staff support the wellbeing of their students.

NZCER's Wellbeing at School self review tools explore how different layers of school life contribute to creating a safe and caring climate that deters bullying. You can use the toolkits to confidentially store data, access data reports, find suggestions for next steps actions, and track changes over time.

ERO provides school leaders and teachers with good ideas and models to support them in promoting wellbeing for their students:

The Ministry of Education also provides the following:

Matariki units on nzmaths

Matariki units on nzmaths

12/6/2017

New cross curricular units that explore a variety of mathematics ideas in the context of Matariki are available from nzmaths.

The units support learning at level 2level 3, and level 4

The sessions in each of these units can be run as individual activities, and most of them could be adjusted to suit different curriculum levels.

Feedback about the units is welcome and can be sent to andrew@nzmaths.co.nz

Ngā Hangarau Matihiko i ngā Kura Ara Reo Māori | Māori-medium ICT Research Report 2016: Digital Technologies

7/6/2017

In March 2016 a survey was conducted for the Ministry of Education on how Māori-medium kura are using digital technologies. The survey was delivered during terms 2 and 3 of the 2016 school year.

The findings are described in this report in relation to the key areas of inquiry in the survey: school-wide strategies, access, use, usefulness, impact, barriers, te reo Māori, and communication.

The full report is available to download from the Education Counts website.

Digital technologies for learning: Findings from NZCER national survey of primary & intermediate schools 2016

1/6/2017

This report draws on data from the NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools, conducted in late August and early September 2016.

The report looks at the role of digital technologies for learning in primary and intermediate schools.

The survey asked how digital technology is being used, how it could be used, and what it means for teaching and learning.

The survey got responses from principals, teachers, trustees, parents and whānau.

Digital technologies for learning infographic illustrates some of the key findings.

Sit less and move more

31/5/2017

The Ministries of Health and Education together with Sport New Zealand have released new Physical Activity Guidelines for children and young people (five to 17 years). The new guidelines include recommendations for sleep.

This article from Education Gazette looks at what schools could consider doing to support children getting sufficient sleep, and how else they could support the guidelines.

More information, and a link to download the guidelines, can be found on the Ministry of Health website

Teaching and School Practices Survey Tool

30/5/2017

NZCER was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to develop a new online survey tool to provide robust information for school-based inquiry into teaching and school practices, and principal leadership.

The tool is free and involves the principal and teachers completing a quick online survey

The tool is open for use in Terms 2 and 3 each year. It takes teachers around 15 to 20 minutes and principals around 10 to 15 minutes.

An instant set of reports is available to use in reviewing and planning. 

Participation is voluntary, and confidential. No individual teachers can be identified.

Find out more from these FAQ

MASAM spotlight

9/5/2017

Use this second spotlight from NZ Curriculum Online to engage in professional learning about Māori achieving success as Māori.

Explore what MASAM means to you and work together with your staff to devise ways to be more culturally responsive.  

Includes videos, interviews, a self review framework, blog posts, and questions for discussion.

Paekupu

8/5/2017

Words relating to all areas of the Ngā Toi curriculum have now been uploaded to the Paekupu website.

Paekupu was launched in 2016. It will contain the dictionaries related to the learning areas of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Over the next couple of years dictionaries relating to other curriculum areas will be added starting with Te Reo Pāngarau later this year, Te Reo Matatini, and Te Reo Pūtaiao in 2018.

The long term goal is to include all the learning areas of the curriculum.

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.

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.


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