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.
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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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Education Minister Chris Hipkins launched the $12 million professional support programme to help schools implement the new digital curriculum.
Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko| Nationwide Readiness Programme is one part of a wider $38 million Government funding package to help teachers and kaiako with the roll out of the new digital curriculum content.
The programme recognises that teachers will have different levels of experience in working with the new strands in the Technology Curriculum. Teachers can use a self-assessment tool that is designed to individually tailor the programme to their individual needs.
If your school uses the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) or Te Waharoa Ararau (TWA) you now have the option to have your settings aligned to the National Curriculum as opposed to National Standards and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori.
Updated versions of the PaCT and TWA tools were released on 28 May. The changes will align judgements to all five levels of the curriculum for The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa respectively.
This enhancement is part of how the Ministry is supporting teachers, kaiako, and education leaders with tools to help all students progress and achieve against the curriculum.
Netsafe and the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner are co-hosting the online safety conference on 10-11 October 2018. At the Crossroads conference will be held at Hilton Auckland in New Zealand.
The Government is looking at ways to strengthen NCEA that will benefit all our young people.
Everyone with an interest in NCEA is invited to share their experiences and ideas. Choose how to have your say – in English or Te Reo Māori, online or on paper, at workshops or hui, or through social media.
Give your feedback on the six Big Opportunities to strengthen NCEA.
Young New Zealanders from 5-20 years' are invited to share their vision of what education might look like in the future in the Make your Mark competition.
This programme has been developed based on the traditional story of how Māui discovered the source of fire from his grandmother, Mahuika. The online self review tool will support educators to identify their current level of "readiness" as well as suggest a personalised learning pathway to grow their confidence and ability to implement the new curriculum content.
The self review tool will be made available to teachers and school leaders mid-Term 2, 2018.
We have a fresh series of free online webinars and forums to support your professional learning and development, and build your e-capability for Term 2.
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