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Inclusive Practice and the School Curriculum

20/4/2016

Inclusive Practice and the School Curriculum is an online resource for teachers and leaders in New Zealand English-medium school settings.

It has been developed to build professional knowledge and create a shared understanding of inclusive practice within the New Zealand Curriculum.

It is anticipated that providers of PLD will draw on the resource as they work in and with schools to develop effective and inclusive teaching and learning programmes.

Anzac Day resource page

9/4/2016

Use this Anzac Day resource page to help plan learning activities around this significant national day.

The page offers a rich array of classroom ideas and links to support students to gain insights and understandings.

Latest Junior Journal and School Journal Story Library audio and TSMs available

8/4/2016

Audio files and teacher support materials are now available on Literacy Online for Junior Journal 52 and School Journal Story Library 2016 texts Breathless and Diary of a Wild Boy.

LEARNZ: Where are We? – Navigating and Positioning on Sea, Land, and Air

8/4/2016

On this virtual field trip with LEARNZ, starting 14 June 2016, you and your students will learn why maps matter and explore what 'location' really means to them while journeying on land, sea and air.

They will meet all sorts of people making careers out of using clever location-based tools and see what opportunities lie ahead for them.

Teachers are encouraged to register with LEARNZ and enrol in this Where are we? field trip to become part of the community of users and have full access to the interactive components of this trip.

Social Sciences: Geography Levels 6-8; Social Studies: Place and Environment Levels 2-5; Technology Levels 2-4.

Maintenance of the Vocational Pathways

5/4/2016

To ensure that the Vocational Pathways remain current and relevant we are carrying out a minor update for 2016.

This means expired standards and qualifications can be removed and newly registered standards and qualifications can be considered for inclusion.

Submissions are being received for any proposed inclusion of standards and qualifications into the Vocational Pathways. 

You have until the 18th April to make a submission.

Find out more from this page on the Youth Guarantee website.

Student Management System Workshops

1/4/2016

The Ministry’s Student Information Sharing Initiative (SISI) is working with the sector to resolve  the challenge of easily accessing and sharing information that schools, students, and caregivers need.

Following sector feedback requesting professional learning support on the use of student management systems (SMS), the Connected Learning Advisory—Te Ara Whītiki is running a series of half-day workshops throughout Term 2 on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

These workshops are free of charge and are being held in 30 regional locations. These workshops will be useful to senior leaders in all schools and kura, regardless of the SMS you use.

You can register here for a workshop in your area.

Read more about the Student Information Sharing Initiative here in this Education Gazette article.

Choosing the right digital device

21/3/2016

Choosing the right digital devices for your school can be a challenge. There are many devices to choose from with different specifications, prices, and functionality.

The Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) can support you in the decision-making process and has produced a guide to help you: Choosing the right digital device.

CLA also hosted a webinar on this topic where contributors shared their experiences with digital device choices in school.

View the webinar and find out more....

ERO resources to help schools improve student wellbeing

21/3/2016

The Education Review Office (ERO) has released two new publications about supporting the wellbeing of children and young people at school:

Wellbeing for success: a resource for schools

Wellbeing for success: effective practice

Together these reports will help you to better promote and respond to learners’ wellbeing.

Wellbeing for success: effective practice gives you examples of what works and why.

Wellbeing for success: a resource for schools helps to evaluate and improve student wellbeing. The resource builds on ERO's previous work and complements the School Evaluation Indicators published in May 2015. 


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