Virtual School Meanderings

June 29, 2012

NZC Online Newsletter June 2012

And a third Kiwi item…

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NZC Online Update – June 2012

Each month we bring you an email update with information, links, strategies, and schools stories on
New Zealand Curriculum Online, Key Competencies Online, and the Secondary Portal.The NZC Online team wish you a well deserved break.

New resources

Supporting future-oriented learning and teaching – a New Zealand perspective
This research report draws together findings from new data and more than 10 years of research on current practice and futures-thinking in education. It was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to support its programme of work to develop a vision of what future-oriented education could look like for New Zealand learners.Secondary Literacy Project (2009-2011) – Mt Albert Grammar
The aim of the Secondary Literacy Project (2009-2011) was to raise the achievement of year 9 and 10 students in reading and writing, specifically targeting underachieving Māori and Pasifika students. These videos provide brief summaries of the different stages of the inquiry undertaken by Mt Albert Grammar in 2011 as a result of its involvement in the project.

Tales from Te Papa
Tales from Te Papa resources support each strand from the arts curriculum.

Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning
Educator Kevin D. Washburn presents four strategies teachers can use with students to spark curiosity and maintain a learning mindset.

Sabbatical report: Wendy Kofoed
Wendy Kofoed from Newmarket School investigates how assessment to inform learning, with a focus on student voice, strengthens school and home learning partnerships through reporting.

Gifted Awareness Week
Gifted Awareness week ran from 18th to the 24th June. We have compiled some resources which may be of interest.

Key competencies

Mary Anne Murphy. Key competencies in leadership
Mary Anne Murphy links the key competencies with the skills and qualities of leadership. She challenges leaders to embody the key competencies with the same expectations we have for our students.


Senior secondary curriculum guide online updates:

Secondary middle leaders

Claire Amos. Developing relationships
Claire Amos from Epsom Girls Grammar School discusses the importance of developing relationships when leading change. Claire believes the key lies in positivity and enthusiasm, having a genuine interest in others’ opinions, and then coupling with that the willingness to share your ideas and vision.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Te wiki o te reo Māori
Māori Language Week is Monday, 23 July to Sunday, 29th July. With the help of Tamara Bell, Te Manawa Pou Facilitator, we provide this list of resources.

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1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on Eleanore's Ramblings… and commented:
    Educational problems are pretty much the same world-wide. Perhaps the problems occur at slightly different times, or perhaps interest in particular areas of skill or learning are simply a function of some global political arena. The bottom line is that education reformers and researchers must not only share but read and stay abreast of who challenges are met in other parts of the globe. The Internet has brought the world together as never before. American researchers and policy makers can no longer ignore ignore successful programs from elsewhere in the world. The “Kiwis” appear to have taken the lead in virtual education for P-12 education. American educators, read and learn.

    Comment by DrEMiller — June 30, 2012 @ 11:15 am | Reply

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