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February 27, 2017

NZC Online Newsletter

One for my Kiwi readers.

28 February 2017
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Kia ora and welcome to the February newsletter for NZC Online. In these newsletters we keep you up to date with resources, stories, and research to help you implement your school curriculum. Our theme for the February edition is curriculum design and delivery.
What’s new on NZC Online?
Curriculum delivery
This blog post describes some key considerations for the implementation of your school curriculum. It includes a series of questions and school stories to enable you to reflect on and refine your curriculum delivery.
Have you seen?
Reviewing your curriculum – What is important to your community
The New Zealand Curriculum includes the expectation that schools will listen to the ideas of students, parents, families, whānau, and the wider community when designing their school curriculum. This section provides ideas, resources and school stories to help you develop a deeper understanding of the values and expectations of your community.

Making it our curriculum
This short video shows how Matakohe School worked together as a community to redesign their school curriculum. Find out how they collaborated with students, parents, whānau, and the local high school to develop a graduate profile that reflects common values and aspirations.

For the calendar
This year Anzac Day and Earth Day fall in the school holidays. Check out our resource pages to try and incorporate learning around these events before the end of term one.

Earth Day, 22 April 2017
Earth Day is a global event where people honour the natural environment and raise awareness of environmental issues that trouble the world. By taking part in Earth Day students have the opportunity to learn about the future focus issue of sustainability.

Anzac Day, 25 April 2017
By examining this national event students can develop key competencies, explore values such as respect and honour, and examine the social science concepts of identity, continuity, and change.

Have your say
NZC spotlights – Quick survey
We are in the process of creating a series of NZC spotlights which are PLD support packages that explore The New Zealand Curriculum. What do you want to see under the NZC spotlight? Please fill out this quick 3 question survey to help us develop PLD packages that are right for you.
NEW on Educational Leaders
Spiral of inquiry: leaders leading learning
This resource from Educational Leaders promotes the leadership of collaborative, evidence-informed inquiry in ways that keep learners’ progress at the centre. It provides field-tested tools and ideas to support leaders and teachers to apply spirals of inquiry, learning and action with their learners.
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