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Learning from home: Supporting maths learning at home

6/5/2020

NZ Maths has a collection of resources for parents and whānau to support their child’s maths learning at home.

View the introductory video, read the maths tips by year level, and use the task sheets to complete maths activities at home.

Task sheets are organised by levels and students may work across multiple levels at any point in time.

Includes years 1 -10.

Using social media to connect with your school community

1/5/2020

Are you considering how to maintain connections and reach all of your school community during this time of social distancing?

This guide offers schools starting points for using social media with their communities.

A collection of school stories shows how schools are making these connections.

Ready to Read Shared book texts now online

Ready to Read Shared book texts now online

20/4/2020

There are 22 Ready to Read Shared books with texts newly online. 

You can find them all here

You can share the link with your students to view online or download them and share them that way.  

Please note these are Shared Readers, they are not levelled so you can use them as you like with whole class groups. 

If you want more information about Shared Reading, you can find out more in these case studies.

Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Community – COVID-19 response

18/4/2020

The Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Community is extending its online programmes to more schools and more students during Term 2.

Does your school need support to take your learning online and would you like your students to access existing online programmes?

 The Ministry of Education will fund additional enrolments with the VLN Community by schools who need support to take learning online or would like their students to access existing online programmes.

PLD support is also available for schools. Find out how you can participate here:

nzmaths: Learning at home

14/4/2020

Do you need some help supporting your students with maths learning at home?

nzmaths has suggestions for students in years 1-10 including:

  • Maths at our house: Ideas on how to engage with maths using everyday experiences and resources found around your home
  • Weekly plans: Suggestions for structured weekly plans using the resources on nzmaths. Each session has activities that would take about 45 minutes.

TV education channels launching on April 15

14/4/2020

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV starts education broadcasting for early learners and students (Years 1–10) from 9am on Wednesday April 15.

See programme schedule for ages groups on a typical day for Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV .

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV is free to air, on TVNZ channel 2+1 and on TVNZ on Demand, as well as on Sky Channel 502.

Māori Television has also launched a series of te reo educational programmes (for ages 2 to 18).

Māori Television is broadcasting these programmes from 9am to 3pm on schooldays. Te reo content will focus on learning at home for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau, who are in kōhanga reo, puna reo, kura tuatahi and wharekura. It is tailored to specific age groups throughout the day, with learning content tamariki can do on their own, with their siblings, or together as a whānau.

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.

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. 


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