The Government review of Tomorrow’s Schools by the Independent Taskforce is completed. Their report: Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini has now been released for public consultation. Stakeholder feedback on the report and its recommendations will be critical to inform Government decision making in 2019.
Submissions or queries can be emailed to email@example.com Taskforce-led regional hui will take place in February/March 2019. More information on these will be available in early 2019.
Access the full report and the report summary from Tomorrow's Schools Review »
Free Flickr accounts are now going to be limited to 1000 photos. If users want to store more photos, they will need to purchase a $50USD/year Pro account.
Photos uploaded with a Creative Commons licence before 1 November 2018 will remain on the site, even if the user account is over the 1000 image limit.
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Media Literacy Week is spearheaded by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).
Entries for this year's 'What's Your Story?' poster competition close this Sunday, 5 November! Young people between the ages of 5–12 can create a poster about the theme "What does the good side of the internet look like?" to be in to win cash prizes up to $1,000 for themselves and their school.
On 27 May, the Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, launched the NCEA Review to the public and asked New Zealanders to have their say on the future of NCEA. The public engagement phase has just closed almost five months later on 19 October.
Over 16,000 people engaged directly in the NCEA Review, with 8,058 filling in a survey or detailed submission. Approximately 8,000 people attended a workshop, meeting, hui, fono, focus group, in-depth interview or debate.
PaCT has some new features designed to make students’ progress and achievement in relation to The New Zealand Curriculum more visible.
New progress features include:
Progress reports can be tailored and used for teaching and learning including conversations with students, parents, and whānau.
Kura are strongly encouraged to keep using Te Waharoa Ararau and can continue to access support for this progress tool from Kia Ata Mai Trust .
Anga Tupuranga (learning progression frameworks) will be developed and tested with the Māori medium sector throughout 2019. Concept design thinking for the Anga Tupuranga is grounded in te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori as Te Marautanga o Aotearoa identifies the need to consider knowledge and skills relevant to the learner from the old world, the contemporary world and the new world.
Digital citizenship week is 15-19 October. ISTE challenges educators to commit to fostering digital citizenship in your own way. Join the #DigCitCommit movement with ISTE. They'll send you few tips and reminders to help you track your progress toward meeting your #DigCitCommit goals throughout the year.
Our final newsletter for Term 3 is out now. Find out about new content on the website, new resources, and what is coming up for Term 4.
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Principal, Heath Chittenden introduced the flipped learning model to Ashhurst School in 2014. This schoolwide approach to learning has focused teachers and improved student learning outcomes, particularly in boys writing.
The Education Council have launched the Leadership Strategy for the growth and development of leadership capability for all registered teachers.
The Leadership Strategy for the teaching profession of Aotearoa New Zealand
The Leadership Strategy supports the growth and development of leadership capability for all registered teachers across English medium and Māori medium settings, in positional and non-positional roles.
The Strategy sets out a guiding framework for teachers to develop their leadership capability – aiming to make leadership development accessible to everyone.
The Educational Leadership Capability Framework
The Educational Leadership Capability Framework (the Capability Framework) is designed to support the Leadership Strategy to advance educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Capability Framework gives life to the Leadership Strategy and outlines the core educational capabilities needed for effective leadership across different levels of the profession. It provides all teachers with a practical tool to identify, grow, and develop their leadership capability. It illustrates what leadership looks like in practice, in kura, schools, and early childhood education services.
NetSafe have launched a new text service aimed at making it easier for young people to get support for online challenges.
Netsafe offers the free and confidential service to help students understand the options available to them for dealing with the situation. This includes other types of bullying and abuse using digital technology like voicemail and text. The contact centre is open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 5pm on weekends.
The Netsafe Kit has been launched! It offers educators a selfserve model of tools and resources, knowledge and concepts, and ways of keeping up-to-date with the latest around online safety, digi citizenship, and wellbeing. The kit is designed to help school leaders and educators support their young people, staff, and community to develop capabilities, skills and values for managing online challenges, risks, and opportunities.
This new resource will help you and your community learn more about the new digital technologies curriculum content, the supports available to help unpack the new content, and how you can access that support.
The new Tapasā framework, a resource for all teachers of Pacific learners is now online.
Tapasā is a resource for all teachers of Pacific learners. It is designed to support teachers to become more culturally aware, confident and competent when engaging with Pacific learners and their parents, families and communities. It aims to contextualise quality teaching and planning within a Pacific learner setting by providing a Pacific lens to the Standards for the Teaching Profession and the Code of Professional Responsibility.
N4L is rolling out an upgrade designed to provide schools with a safer, smarter online learning environment. They are enhancing online security services, providing greater internet capacity (i.e. more data), and reducing technical complexity to provide technology that’s safe and optimised for learning.
The upgrade is fully funded and will be completed for all schools by Term 4, 2019.
In August 2018, N4L will appoint an initial panel of IT support companies to help ensure the rollout is delivered in a timely, seamless and supportive manner. A schedule will be developed from September and will be shared with schools in advance.
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