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Conservation Week Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Tūroa 14–22 Mahuru

15/9/2019

This year New Zealand celebrates 50 years of Conservation Week. 

Conservation Week is run by the Department of Conservation (DOC) to encourage people to get involved in nature and help to take care of it. 

The official Department of Conservation website for Conservation Week offers information, resources, activities, conservation week events, and competitions to support your involvement.

The New Zealand Curriculum Online also has ideas, suggestions, and links to resources to help schools and students participate.

Kauwhata Reo

4/9/2019

Kauwhata Reo is a new central online hub for te reo Māori resources to support the growth of teaching and learning te reo Māori.

The hub can be viewed in te reo Māori or English.

Find out more...

Social sciences Online: Tuia Mātauranga 2019

4/9/2019

The Tuia Mātauranga 2019 national education programme supports teaching and learning, highlighting local people and places, and events that shaped their history.

The programme is aimed at inspiring children and young people to explore their own stories of who they are and where they come from, to develop a sense of whakapapa and identity.

Four themes are incorporated: globalisation, enterprise, citizenship, and sustainability. 

These will be explored within the context of Voyaging, New Zealand HistoryLegacy of Learning, and First Encounters.

Find out more...

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 9–15 Mahuru 2019

30/8/2019

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori the Māori Language Commission has an extensive collection of online resources to download, print, and distribute, to support Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week 9-15 September 2019.

The chosen theme for 2019 is again 'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’  ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong'.

The New Zealand Curriculum Online has a resource page with ideas, links, and stories to help schools engage with their parents, families, and whānau to support the learning of te reo Māori in both the school and home environment.

The National Library also has ideas and links to resources for celebrating te reo Māori within your school and community.

Science Learning Hub resources - Bee Awareness month

30/8/2019

Bee awareness month starts September 1st.

Science Learning Hub has a rich collection of classroom resources to support this.

Includes videos, activities, articles, images, and links to Connected journal articles.

Consumer protection resources: Years 4–6

29/8/2019

The suite of Consumer Protection school resources aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to be informed and confident consumers.

In the collection of modules for years 4-6 students explore their role, rights, and responsibilities as a consumer. 

Find out about modules for other levels on the Consumer Protection's School Resources page.

Kōrero Mātauranga - Pacific education fono

26/8/2019

A series of fono will be held around New Zealand from 27 August to 3 October to discuss educational aspirations for Pacific learners. 

Dates, times, and venues for fono.

The fono will be an opportunity for Pacific communities to hear what the Ministry of Education did with their feedback last year on educational aspirations for Pacific learners, and how it is feeding into the Ministry's work programme.

It will be a chance to talk about the next steps, including working together to design an action plan for Pacific education.

LEARNZ: Raranga tuku iho, tohatoha whiwhi ōrite - dual heritage, shared future

26/8/2019

Registrations for the LEARNZ Rāranga tuku iho, tohatoha whiwhi ōrite - dual heritage, shared future bilingual virtual field trip to Te Tai Tokerau are open to all New Zealand schools and kura.

The field trip is offered in both te reo Māori and English, 9 to 11 September 2019.

Based in Te Tai Tokerau Northland it will take you back in time to the arrival of Polynesians in Te Pēwhairangi/Bay of Islands, investigating their archaeological remains and exploring the way of life of our earliest explorers; then the arrival of Europeans and an exploration of the world we live in now and our future. Includes important science undertaken by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander

Woven into this bilingual field trip is an expectation that students will create their own artefacts be they fish lures, karakia, carvings, storytelling, or personal taonga.

Pūtātara: A Call to Action

26/8/2019

Pūtātara: A Call to Action is a new curriculum resource for years 7–10.

Pūtātara promotes sustainability and global citizenship through inquiry learning using tūrangawaewae, kaitiakitanga and whakapuāwai as pou arahi.

It provides tools for schools, teachers, and learners to engage with sustainability and global citizenship in their own settings, and encourages learners to actively engage with activities that incorporate real world problems within their communities. 

Pūtātara also aligns with The New Zealand Curriculum by encouraging schools and teachers to collaborate with whānau, iwi, industries, councils, and stakeholders.

Tapasā video resources

13/8/2019

Go to the Tapasā resources section of the Teachers Council website for new Tapasā video resources.

Each video has conversation starters, supplementary resources, and subtitles to build teachers' confidence in using Tapasā to engage with Pacific learners.

The Quality Practice Template – Cross Sector Examples for a QPT using a Tapasā lens is also included.


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