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Cook Islands Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani 4–10 August 2019

13/7/2019

The annual Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week is being held from 4–10 August 2019.

New Zealand Curriculum Online lists resources and ideas for celebrating and learning about the rich language and culture of the Cook Islands.

Technology Online webinar: Tahi Rua Toru Tech! | NZ’s Digital Challenge in the classroom

Technology Online webinar: Tahi Rua Toru Tech! | NZ’s Digital Challenge in the classroom

11/7/2019

Come along and hear Joy Keene (project lead), Mel Sutton from Clyde Quay School and Megan Connolly from Arahoe School talk about how they are using the digital challenge to help students develop their knowledge of digital technologies within the technology learning area.

At the webinar, there will also be time for you to ask Joy, Megan, and Mel your questions about the digital challenge.

 Register here

Do you understand the changes to NCEA?

Do you understand the changes to NCEA?

7/7/2019

In May, the Minister of Education announced the changes to NCEA that will strengthen the qualification for all our young people.

The Ministry of Education is running 26 regional hui that are open to anyone wanting to learn more about the changes: 

  • What did we hear from New Zealanders last year that led to the changes?
  • Key things you need to know about the changes
  • How will the changes impact and benefit students, teachers and kaiako, parents and whānau, and the wider community?
  • When will the changes happen?

>> Register now for an event in your region.

The workshops will run from 6.30-8.30pm and catering will be provided. All ages welcome.

For more information about the changes visit the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga website.

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New guides on the Inclusive Education website with practical strategies for teachers

27/6/2019

The Inclusive Education website has three new online guides for schools and early childhood centres.

  • Supporting learners with acquired brain injury – Strategies and suggestions for schools and teacher to support students' recovery and a return to learning following a concussion or other acquired brain injury.
  • Asthma and learning – Practical strategies for teachers and early childhood educators to create an asthma-friendly learning environment.
  • Allergies and learning – Practical approaches for teachers and early childhood educators to ensure the wellbeing of those at risk of anaphylaxis and allergies.

Tuia Mātauranga 2019 education programme - curated resources

21/6/2019

A collection of curated online resources is now available via the Tuia Mātauranga website as part of the Tuia Mātauranga 2019 education programme.

These resources are intended to help you explore the themes of the commemoration, and provide further background.

The resources can be searched by topic, theme, and migration. 

VLN Primary School - Registrations invited for online programmes to start beginning of Term 3

VLN Primary School - Registrations invited for online programmes to start beginning of Term 3

20/6/2019

Extend curriculum choices for your learners and provide opportunities for gifted and talented students tailored to their talents and interests.

A wide range of language programmes including te reo Māori and Kapa Haka, in addition - Extension Maths, Literacy, Digital Technology, Science, Astronomy, Visual Arts, Web Design, Life Skills, Health, and Over the Back Fence Project.

All NZ children are welcome to learn with the VLN Primary - Nau Mai, Haere Mai!
Find out more and register your interest online or contact primary@vln.school.nz with queries.

Survey - Improving digital support for curriculum planning and resources

Survey - Improving digital support for curriculum planning and resources

13/6/2019

Invitation

We’d like to hear your ideas about how we could improve TKI.

We know Te Kete Ipurangi needs improvement, and is based on technology that needs updating. Your input will help us make the best possible job of improving online curriculum planning and resource support in the future.

We also know your time is precious. Sharing your views will take less than 5 minutes.

If you’d like to provide richer feedback, you can opt for the full online survey that should take under 15 minutes. Comments are optional on both.

Share your thoughts (select the 5 or 15 minute survey from the welcome page).

This survey closes at midnight on Sunday 23rd June.

Raranga Matihiko | Weaving digital futures

11/6/2019

The Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures programme aims to empower ākonga/kaiako to think, challenge, and create with digital technologies in authentic integrated experiences. Students solve real-world problems, while enriching their knowledge of their communities and regions. 

Te Papa has partnered with Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, Tamaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, and MTG Museum in Hawkes Bay to deliver this programme in the Northland, Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, and Wellington regions for all decile 1–3 schools and kura.

Book or inquire about the programme at rarangamatihiko@tepapa.govt.nz.

The newly launched website has a growing range of teaching and learning resources available to all. 

Matariki – the Māori New Year

11/6/2019

Matariki is the Māori name for a group of stars known as the Pleiades star cluster. The Māori New Year is marked by the rise of this star cluster and the sighting of the next new moon. 

In 2019, the Matariki cluster will set on 27 May and return from 25-28 June. The Matariki period is 25 June-3 July. 

Matariki provides an opportunity for students to explore the values of diversity, community, and participation, and respect for self and others.

New Zealand Curriculum Online has many suggestions for celebrating Matariki with students and their communities, and has links to supporting websites and resources.

Ministry of Education webinar on Technology Online: NCEA review & the review of achievement standards – What do they mean for technology?

Ministry of Education webinar on Technology Online: NCEA review & the review of achievement standards – What do they mean for technology?

30/5/2019

Wednesday, 5 June, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Kate Curtis and Nathan Owen, Senior Advisers at the Ministry of Education, will give an overview of the recently announced changes to NCEA.

They will also share details of the upcoming Ministry Review of Achievement Standards, and what this review will mean for technology.

Register here 


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