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May 22, 2019

NZC Online Newsletter May 2019

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May 2019
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Welcome to the May 2019 newsletter for NZC Online. In these newsletters we keep you up to date with resources to help you implement your school curriculum.

What’s new on NZC Online? 

Whose voices help to shape your local curriculum?
The New Zealand Curriculum encourages schools to seek out and listen to the ideas of students, parents, families, whānau, and the wider community when designing their local curriculum. This blog provides ideas, questions, tools, and examples to help you design a local curriculum that reflects what is important to your community.

Some misunderstandings about play
Leslee Allen, principal of Kaurihohore School, is an advocate and practitioner of play based learning. In this blog, Leslee responds to three common misunderstandings about play.

NCEA News
NCEA Change Package Overview 2019
Following the national conversation on the future of NCEA the Government has now announced the change package which has resulted from this engagement.
Take another look

Strengthening Local Curriculum guides

The Strengthening Local Curriculum guides are arriving in schools this week.
You can also download them from NZC Online.

Local Curriculum: This guide focuses on the key elements of designing and reviewing your local curriculum. It can also be used for ongoing review.

Assessment for Learning: This guide focuses on informal assessment for learning in the classroom to inform teaching and learning, including selecting appropriate assessment tools for equitable and positive outcomes for all students.

Information Sharing and Building Learning Partnerships: 
This guide can be used to lead conversations with:

  • your staff, parents, whānau, hapū, iwi, and the wider community – so you can better understand what opportunities there are to build and strengthen learning partnerships.
  • your staff – to review your local information sharing practices and decide what is working well and what can be improved.

Professional Learning
TeachNZ scholarships 2019

Applications for 2019 TeachNZ scholarships are now open for the third and final time. There are still places available for the following scholarships:
• 2019 TeachNZ Science, Technology and Maths Secondary
• 2019 TeachNZ Māori Medium (Primary) and Te Reo Māori (Secondary or Wharekura)
• 2019 TeachNZ Career Changer Scholarships

Visit the TeachNZ website for more information. If you have any questions about these scholarships email TeachNZ.Admin@education.govt.nz or call 0800 165 225.

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko Digital Readiness – free workshops
Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko are in your region offering free workshops
to support teachers, kaiako, and leaders to better understand and implement the revised DT & HM curricula content. Find out more and register at https://ahikaroa.kiatakatu.ac.nz/ 

Mark your calendars
National events and the NZC 

Techweek 2019  20–26 May 2019
Techweek celebrates New Zealand’s fast-growing technology and innovation sectors and raises awareness of the need for greater ICT skills and a “tech-savvy” culture for everyone.

Ramadan
Our New Zealand Muslim community is currently observing Ramadan, a month long celebration to commemorate Allah. We have shared information on Islamic practices and etiquette.

Sāmoan Language Week  26 May–1 June 2019 
Samoan Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa is being held this year from Sunday 26 May to Saturday 1 June. The theme for this year is: ‘Lalaga le si’osi’omaga mo se lumana’i manuia’ – ‘Weave an environment for a better future’.

If you’d like to share how you are celebrating these special days in your school, send us an email at nzcurriculum@tki.org.nz or jump onto our NZC Online facebook page and leave us a comment under the appropriate post.

Your feedback helps
NZC OnlineWe would love to hear from you if you have ideas to make the website easier to use, or better for you, or if you have ideas for future blog posts or newsletters.

Email us at: nzcurriculum@tki.org.nz

Access The Inaccessible With LEARNZ

An item from my Kiwi readers.

Access the inaccessible! LEARNZ takes you there. Powered by CORE.
Kia ora Michael

Would you like to help your students access the inaccessible?

CORE Education’s LEARNZ team help you do just that, via free virtual experiences that transport students around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond.

The award-winning team have been expanding learners’ horizons for over 20 years. Integrated with the New Zealand curriculum, LEARNZ virtual field trips are real and current – an awesome way to inspire and inform students.

Live and interactive experiences, supported by a wealth of online resources, are led by LEARNZ teachers and field trip experts. Web conferences, videos, images and diary entries connect you with people and places that are otherwise hard to reach.

Participation is free to all registered and provisionally registered primary and secondary educators teaching in Aotearoa.

Check out some upcoming field trips – enrolments open now! Let LEARNZ take you there!

Matariki and navigation – Kupe, Cook and today

Matariki stars
11-13 June 2019

Explore navigation techniques around Aotearoa over time. Learn why maps matter, use the stars to locate Matariki, paddle a waka, board a modern ship and so much more

Discover more >

Map my waahi – discovering our shared heritage

Globe
25-27 June 2019

In Aotearoa, our ancestors all came from another place. Explore where those places were, how we got here, and take a peek into the different lives we lead.

Discover more >

Tūhura Ahuahu – cultural and ecological stories from Great Mercury Island

Waves crashing on a beach
30 July – 1 August 2019

Meet with archaeologists on Great Mercury Island to uncover secrets from Māori ancestors and their early days in Aotearoa.

Discover more >

Rail safety – more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand

Train coming up to a platform
13-15 August 2019

During Rail Safety Week, join us to explore issues involving trains and how this impacts us all in more ways than we think!

Discover more >

Natural hazards – our supervolcano

Erupting volcano
27-29 August 2019

Join geologists at Lake Taupō to understand how the supervolcano that created the lake works, and how we can prepare for another eruption.

Discover more >

Access anytime

Can’t take part in these field trips live? Don’t worry – resources for all LEARNZ trips remain online for you to access and share with your class at a time that suits you.
Find a previous trip >

Contact us

If you’ve got a question, please email enquiries@learnz.org.nz. The team will be happy to help!
LEARNZ takes you there. Powered by CORE.
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May 6, 2019

The Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit Makes A Difference To You

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Supporting staff in education | Te tautāwhi kaimahi i te ao mātauranga
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Educators' Wellbeing Toolkit. Supporting staff in education.

Kia ora Michael

An overwhelming body of research highlights the excessive stress faced by educators. Finding ways to increase wellbeing in ourselves, our students and our educational communities is vital.

The Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit makes a difference.

The only programme of its kind in Aotearoa, the Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit helps you to proactively manage your own wellbeing. The Toolkit provides strategies for professional communities to better understand and support each other.

hands in a circle
The Toolkit is a simple and effective programme designed to help create a professional climate which is conducive to the optimal wellbeing of all staff.
Educational communities in Aotearoa are already having success with the Educator’s Wellbeing Toolkit.
Helen, RTLB, Cobden School
Effective, flexible and easily implemented, the Wellbeing Toolkit addresses the overwhelming need for manaakitanga in education.
Let the Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit make a difference to you.
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May 5, 2019

uLearn19 Keynotes Are Revealed

Another item from my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

World-class innovative speakers you won’t want to miss!

Nei te mihi nui ki a koutou,

If you’re looking for big picture thinking and ideas to support your professional learning and development, the keynote speakers will certainly motivate you to shift your thinking. Create your own ideas and strategies for transformational change. They bring industry and global knowledge and practical wisdom to uLearn19.

Introducing the keynote speakers

You won’t want to miss these influential keynote speakers who will inspire you to think about new ways of doing things. We’ll be announcing more well-known remarkable spotlight speakers this month.

Save $70 when you register by May 31.
REGISTER
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ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

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