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September 30, 2021

3 fantastic PLD opportunities to take in Term 4

The third of three items for my Kiwi readers.

GCSN Upcoming Events and Workshops                                                     View this email in your browser
Kia ora Michael
The popular tool Minecraft Education Edition is free for all ākonga and kaiako in Aotearoa, which is kind of cool, and is now available on most educational devices, including iPads and ChromeBooks.

To support you in making the most of this free tool, we’ve planned two Term 4 hui for you to take your Minecraft skills to the next level.

Minecraft: Taking it to the Next Level 
Friday, 29 October
9:00 – 3:00
Tūranga, Christchurch

If you love designing and developing digital outcomes, then this is for you.

During the day you will,

  • Learn how to use Blockbench to create your own mobs in Minecraft:EE.
  • Discover how to use Code Builder.
  • Learn how to 3D print your players, and creations.

Book your space here.
Spaces are limited.

Minecraft Education Edition for Beginners
Wednesday, 3 November
9:00 – 3:00
South Library, Christchurch

This introduction to Minecraft Education Edition will help you build confidence in using Minecraft:EE across the curriculum.

During the day you will,

  • Discover how other kaiako have used Minecraft:EE with their students.
  • Explore and learn through Ngā Motu, the Te Ao Māori Minecraft experience for kaiako and ākonga.
  • Be introduced to MakeCode within Minecraft.

Book your place here.
Spaces are limited.

Afterschool hui for Kaiako
Tuesday, 9 November
3:15 – 5:00
Ararira Springs Primary
These afterschool hui are designed for kaiako to learn about how these two amazing DigiTech tools can be used across the curriculum or introduced into the classroom.
Beginners Minecraft:EE
Make the most of this free tool by discovering how to use Minecraft:EE in the classroom.

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Book Creator
Discover a collection of ways that Book Creator can be used across the curriculum.
DigiTech by Design PLD Sessions for kaiako.
Your Choice  | Your time  | Your place
To help ease the pressure of finding time to let staff go during school hours, or rushing to attend a hui at another school, we have taken our PLD for you and your kaiako to the next level.

These DigiTech by Design hui allow you to select the DigiTech you would like to learn and develop skills in using.

Choose from,

  • BYO Robot
  • Book Creator
  • Unplugged
  • CAD Design

Next steps
Visit the GCSN website here and let us know your interested in a hui. Our team will be intouch to organise details with you.

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VLN Primary Pānui September 2021

The first of three items for my Kiwi readers.

Please note that I am a member of the Governance Group for this e-learning cluster.

September 22, 2021

NZ Chinese Language Week 2021

An item for my Kiwi readers.

Please note that I am a member of the Governance Group for this e-learning cluster.

September 2, 2021

Mahi for the moment!

An item for my Kiwi readers.

Please note that I am a member of the Governance Group for this e-learning cluster.

August 31, 2021

Kōtuitui August Pānui

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