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News of October 2018

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

29/10/2018

Wednesday, 7 November, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Register here

Join this webinar to hear Joy Keene talk about the programme and how to get started running the challenge in your classroom or Code Club.

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

For more information about Tahi Rua Toru Tech, see: Digital technologies professional supports

NCEA Review – End of public engagement

29/10/2018

 On 27 May, the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, launched the NCEA Review to the public and asked New Zealanders to have their say on the future of NCEA. The public engagement phase has just closed almost five months later on 19 October.

We asked all New Zealanders to share their views and experiences of NCEA – the challenges, the successes, what they like, and what we can do better. We wanted to make sure that everyone’s voice has been heard.

We have seen a phenomenal amount of interest and engagement, with conversations about NCEA happening all across the country from many diverse voices. Thank you to everyone who has participated.

Over 16,000 people engaged directly in the NCEA Review, with 8,058 filling in a survey or detailed submission. Approximately 8,000 people attended a workshop, meeting, hui, fono, focus group, in-depth interview or debate.

Read more about the public engagement on NCEA

Help to shape the future of learning

26/10/2018

The Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) wants to hear from educators, students, parents, whānau, iwi, and communities on its emerging ideas for making sure every child experiences rich opportunities to learn and progress in learning that matters.

The emerging ideas include developing records of learning that take a holistic view of student progress, growing partnerships with parents and whānau to support learning, and supporting the design of responsive local curriculum.

The ideas aim to ensure that all students in years 1 to 10 make progress in learning that is important for lifelong wellbeing, through a rich and engaging curriculum that is relevant to their local contexts.

Mary Chamberlain, Chair of the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement MAG, says the group wants to test the ideas with educators, learners, parents, whānau, communities, and iwi. “The more feedback we get, the more we can refine the ideas and the stronger they’ll become.”

Go to the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement section on the Education Conversation website to find out more or join the conversation.

Armistice centenary - 11 November 2018

25/10/2018

The Armistice centenary on 11 November 2018 will be marked in events and activities across the country. 

This website has information about activities, projects, and resources to help schools and communities be a part of this historic moment.

Diwali - festival of lights

25/10/2018

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is a five day long Hindu celebration, beginning this year on 7 November.

This page from New Zealand Curriculum Online has ideas, suggestions, and resources to help you celebrate Diwali with your school and community, affirm students’ different cultural identities, and incorporate their cultural contexts into teaching and learning programmes.  

Curriculum research reports

25/10/2018

Research reports published in 2018 to support The New Zealand Curriculum. 

Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition| Māpura Matihiko 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition| Māpura Matihiko 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

15/10/2018

Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition| Māpura Matihiko

Wednesday, 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Register here

Come along and hear the team from the Karrikins Group talk about how the Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko programme is engaging years 3–8 students in an innovative approach to digital technologies.

For more information about the Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko project, see Digital technologies professional supports – Digital Technology for All Equity Fund.

Niue Language Week 14–20 October 2018

12/10/2018

This special week gives speakers of Vagahau Niue the chance to be experts in the classroom, and allows whānau and the wider Niue community to see their language and culture being treasured in New Zealand schools.

This resource page from New Zealand Curriculum Online offers ideas and resources to help you celebrate Vagahau Niue Week with your students and school community.

Updated Reading Recovery Application 2019

12/10/2018

The Reading Recovery Application has been updated for 2019. 

Please complete and return your form via email to both your local Ministry office enquiries and your local Reading Recovery lead by Friday 16 November 2018.

TeachNZ scholarships

4/10/2018

All TeachNZ Scholarships for 2019 are now open!

Find out which scholarship can support you on your path to being a great teacher and apply now online or by post.

Please complete your application by 26 October 2018 for it to be considered in the initial round of assessment.

You will be notified of your outcome by 29 November 2018.

You do not need to be enrolled in an approved teaching programme when applying for a scholarship, unless you are applying for a Kupe Scholarship, and part-time options are available. 

Please follow the links on the TeachNZ website to find out more about the scholarships available.


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