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News of December 2019

Climate Change: Prepare today, live well tomorrow - Level 4 learning programme


The Climate Change: Prepare today, live well tomorrow - Level 4 learning programme (PDF) supports schools and teachers to increase awareness of climate change and helps students understand how it impacts them on a local, national and global scale.

This teaching resource, aimed at level 4 of the NZ Curriculum, allows students to explore and act on opportunities to reduce and adapt to the impact of climate change on everyday life.

The Climate Change: Prepare today, live well tomorrow - Wellbeing Guide (PDF) links into, and is intended to be used alongside this learning programme.

This guide provides teachers with background information and tailored resources, including practical activities and tip sheets, to help them navigate the delivery of climate change scientific content, whilst maintaining the wellbeing/hauora of students. 

For more information see the Education for Sustainability Tools and Resources section of NZ Curriculum Online.

Game development in the classroom


More and more schools are making digital game design part of their learning programmes.

This new page from Enabling e-Learning explores the benefits for students, suggests approaches to planning a game design unit, and links to a number of related readings and resources.

Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures Programme


The Raranga Matihiko programme is continuing in 2020, serving decile 1–3 schools and kura in Northland, Auckland, Wellington, and Hawke's Bay.
Book now to secure your place in this museum-led, locally delivered, student learning programme, which integrates the revised technology learning area and hangarau matihiko content with your class inquiry.

Each class will have a bespoke programme plan designed for their learners.

The programme is provided at no cost to the school. The costs covered include Teacher Release Day (TRD) for one planning day, transport while visiting the museum, facilitation, and technology use.

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