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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.

Emergency resources

6/3/2017

Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has developed posters and factsheets available in 22 different languages as part of their earthquake and tsunami safety campaign.

Schools can also visit What’s the Plan Stan for information and resources to help prepare for emergency events.

New resource from NZ Police: Safer Schools

23/2/2017

A new resource from NZ Police is designed to help year 7/8 students to identify and prioritise action that will make the school environment safer. 

Safer Schools is a structured series of learning activities involving students, the school, and police that culminates in student-led recommendations and actions to improve the school environment.

You can download all the resources needed to implement Safer Schools from NZ Police's School Portal, or speak to your School Community Officer.

Digital citizenship modules

21/2/2017

These self-paced modules from the Enabling e-Learning website can be used for personal or staff professional development.

Each module contains different activities that include questions for reflection.

These can be worked through individually or with your colleagues and are designed to be flexible.

Select the content that is relevant to you and your school from each of them.

Staying Safe Online: A Quick Reference Guide

7/2/2017

Netsafe and their educational partners have put together some ideas to help schools talk about staying safe online.

Staying Safe Online: A Quick Reference Guide is full of advice to help students, staff and whānau. It includes tips to help students safely use apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Google, Facebook, and more.

Download the guide from NetSafe’s website.

Ministry for Primary Industries teacher resources

7/2/2017

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has developed a set of level 4 and 5 learning activities for mathematics, science, social studies, and technology with a specific focus on the New Zealand kiwifruit industry.

The industry snapshot gives an update on the kiwifruit industry and is suitable for all subject areas.


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