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News of March 2020

Learning from home

24/3/2020

The Ministry of Education's Learning from home website has advice and resources for parents and whānau, teachers and leaders that spans early learning through to senior secondary to support learning at home.

More resources will be added in the coming days and weeks.

The resources include activities that parents can use with their children and young people alongside what teachers provide.

The resources will also support teachers to plan activities for children and young people to work on from home.

The resources are sorted into age groups and year levels to help you find things that you can use or adapt for your children’s learning.

Take home kits will also be provided and you will be advised how to access these when they are available.

Refer to the website's menu to access information for Getting ReadyWellbeing and Supporting Learning.

If your tamaiti is learning Te Reo Māori or you would like resources in Te Reo Māori, visit the Kauwhata Reo website.

If your child or young person is engaged in NCEA this year, you can also visit the NZQA website for more information.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

19/3/2020

The Ministry of Education has a regularly updated webpage with information and advice about COVID-19 for students, whānau, and the education sector. 

Diversity resources available

16/3/2020

One year on from the Christchurch terror attacks many communities and schools will pause and reflect on what happened to remember those who were lost and those who continue to be affected to this day.

There are a number of resources that support safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments for all students, while celebrating the diversity of our nation.

Additionally they can support students to appreciate the diverse cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, and languages which comprise New Zealand. 

Resources are available from this page of NZ Curriculum Online.

'Leading local curriculum design in the revised technology learning area' guide - have your say

16/3/2020

The Ministry of Education is  seeking feedback on the advance copy of this guide, part of the Leading Local Curriculum Guide series released in early 2019.

The series takes users through the change in the technology learning area along with the high-impact practices to help design and implement this learning in a school curriculum.

If there are areas that you feel need improving, please email your ideas by 31 March 2020 to digi.tech@education.govt.nz

Digital technologies implementation support tool

16/3/2020

The new Digital Technologies implementation support tool is a resource to help you with teaching the revised technology learning area.

The tool provides a model and process of steps to follow to take you from not yet started, through to leading and innovating.

You can find the support tool on the Technology Online website along with the complementary guide. 

Dyslexia resource kete

3/3/2020

These Ministry of Education resources provide specific strategies for supporting students with dyslexia in phonological awareness, reading, and writing. They include:

Find out more...

2020 PLD – EOTC & Effective Safety Management Systems

3/3/2020

Registrations are open for this Education Outside the Classroom two-day PLD available to schools in March, April, and May 2020.

It is offered FREE to school staff and members of school boards of trustees and is supported by the Ministry of Education.

This workshop series is for schools seeking to:

  • understand and implement good practice processes in EOTC, and to
  • embed them in programmes and school-wide safety systems

Find out more...

Updated EOTC Learning Modules

3/3/2020

Redesigned learning modules aimed at improving knowledge and processes for planning Education Outside the Classroom experiences are now available on TKI's EOTC website.  .

The nine modules include information on staffing and preparing for emergencies, as well as legal responsibilities and codes of practice for taking students into the outdoors. 

The modules may be of particular interest to school leaders, EOTC co-ordinators and boards of trustees, and could be used to support EOTC-focused staff meetings, or when providing information for parents. 

Find out more...

2020 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards

3/3/2020

Entries are open for the 2020 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, closing 10 April.

The Awards recognise inspiring work by schools, kura and early learning services that benefits children and young people, whānau, and communities.

Visit the Awards website for more information and to download the entry form.


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