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March 11, 2013

[General] GCSN Newsletter – 11 March 2013

GCSNFrom the inbox last night, and posted today for my Kiwi readers…

GCSN Newsletter – 11 March 2013

Kevin Honeycutt session
We were delighted with the success of the Kevin Honeycutt.  Inspirational.  The enthusiam and enjoyment of the students was great.  The focus is on Learn 2 Love 2 Learn – Connecting With Learners was a winner.  See Kevin talking on Ed Talks – “Inviting teachers into the light”  or Join the kids on the 21st century playground!  and talking about his passion for music.

GCSN Secondary Champions meeting –  Thursday, March 14, 2013 – 13:00
This will be the first get together of the Secondary champions  .  Make sure your school is represented by a champion/ representative from your school. If staff have change please make sure we have your replacement enrolled and their email details.

Bulk purchasing
Bulk purchasing for IPADs, netbooks and android tablets will continue through 2013. iPad Iv’s and Mac Minis are now available as well! Contact mike.hilliard@gcsn.school.nz

Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers
Further information

GCSN on Twitter
Just a reminder that we are now regularly using Twitter to keep the community up to date with developments as they happen. You can follow us on twitter @GCSN_NZ or view our profile at http://twitter.com/GCSN_NZ.

Future directions for ICT development
EDUIGNITE EVENING – Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes. Come hear some amazing and inspiring presenters .Tuesday 16th April at Riccarton Library booking info link

What else is on the go
Pascale Hyboud-Peron.is leading one-day My Portfolio in-school workshops in four local secondary schools from Monday, March 25 to Thursday 28 March.  Check it out and contact carol.moffat@gcsn.school.nz if you are interested in arranging future sessions

  • GCSN is presently working with the Linwood schools in setting up a learning community.  If other schools are interested in forming such a community please contact carol.moffat@gcsn.school.nz 
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