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May 1, 2017

NZC Online Newsletter

One for my Kiwi readers…

1 May 2017
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Kia ora and welcome back to school for term 2. In this newsletter we keep you up to date with resources, stories, and research to help you implement your school curriculum.
What’s new on NZC Online?
MASAM spotlight
Use our second spotlight to engage in professional learning about Māori achieving success as Māori. Explore what MASAM means to you and work together with your staff to devise ways to be more culturally responsive.

Fina’s journey
Following on from our school story about peer coaching at Flanshaw Road School we feature Fina’s journey. Teacher Fina Hallman shares how peer coaching has enriched her inquiry into culturally responsive pedagogy.

Mark your calendars
New Zealand Music Month this May

Each May we celebrate New Zealand Music Month. Our latest resource page is packed with ideas on how you can celebrate New Zealand Music Month with your students and communities.

New Zealand Sign Language Week, from 8 May 2017

New Zealand Sign Language Week provides an opportunity for schools to reflect on the inclusion principle and explore the values of diversity and respect. Use our resource page to find out ways you can get involved.

Sāmoa Language Week, from 28 May 2017

Sāmoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le gagana Sāmoa helps to preserve gagana Sāmoa as a living and rich language. Our resource page is full of teaching ideas and useful links to help you nurture gagana Sāmoa in your schools.

What’s new?

Te Whāriki has been updated

New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki has been updated. Te Whāriki now better reflects the context of children’s lives in the 21st century as well as changes in early learning theory and practice.

Project based learning on Enabling eLearning

This support package on Enabling eLearning helps you implement a project-based learning (PBL) approach where students address challenges that are real to them and their lives. Find tools, school stories, and resources to help you bring PBL to life in your classrooms.

Professional learning

Update – Inclusive Practice and the School Curriculum

The ‘Facilitating professional learning’ section of Inclusive Practices has been updated to include three new activities and module 5.

Update – Reading Together® and Early Reading Together®

There has been an extension to fund Early Reading Together®. The Reading Together grant application is also available online. These programmes help parents/whānau lay a sound language and literacy foundation for children and build stronger learning partnerships between home and school.

Digital technologies for learning – Free one-day workshops

The Connected Learning Advisory is offering opportunities for school leaders, teachers, and leaders of digital technologies to come together and explore effective ways to manage and plan how your school or Community of Learning (CoL) use digital technologies for learning. Register now.

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Email us at: nzcurriculum@tki.org.nz

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