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July 3, 2017

NZC Online Newsletter July 2017

One for my Kiwi readers.

1 July 2017
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Kia ora and welcome to the July 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.
What’s new on NZC Online?

Learner agency spotlightstudent and teacher
Use our third spotlight to explore learner agency and find strategies to help you build greater agency in your own classrooms. This spotlight is ideal for staff, department, or syndicate meetings. It includes short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection.

Using the MASAM framework at Papakowhai SchoolTaniwha
Mark Smith, principal of Papakowhai School, describes how his school uses the MASAM self review framework to help ensure they are delivering a culturally responsive curriculum. Mark offers advice to other schools wanting to develop the framework to guide their own self review.

National events and the New Zealand Curriculum
Our events calendar has been updated for term 3 and includes several language weeks for Pacific nations. Each events page offers a range of ideas, resources, and tools to help schools get involved.

Fresh from our blog

Rosalie ReiriWhat Matariki means to me
In this blog Rosalie Reiri, education facilitator, shares the deeper meaning of Matariki and provides some key messages for teachers.

Gifted Awareness Week
Ingrid Frengley-Vaipuna, education facilitator, explains the importance of identifying giftedness and offers some suggestions as to how we can support gifted and talented students in our schools.

Digital technologies in the New Zealand Curriculum

Digital Technologies and the national curriculum – what’s it all about?
In The New Zealand Curriculum, digital technologies will be recognised as part of the Technology learning area from 2018. Enabling eLearning describes the implementation process and provides information and resources to help schools prepare for teaching digital technologies.

Digital technologies for learning
This recent report by NZCER draws on data from the NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools, conducted in 2016. It looks at the role of digital technologies for learning in primary and intermediate schools. A Digital technologies for learning infographic illustrates some of the key findings.

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