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Progress and consistency tools update

29 October 2018

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:

  1. Expected curriculum progress: This shows the progress expected through levels 1 to 5 of the curriculum. It is based on the expectation that students will take two years of schooling to move through each level of the NZC. It provides a visual trajectory for expected achievement and appropriate rates of progress in relation to the demands of the curriculum.
  2. Typical progress: This shows the achievement of the middle 50% of students (between the 25th and 75th percentiles). It is based on data collected within PaCT. It shows student achievement in relation to the wider population.
  3. Progress trend: This shows what the student’s expected rate of progress will be over the next 12 months, if learning conditions are unchanged. It is based on the student’s achievement over the previous 14 months.
  4. Progress narratives: Concise general descriptions, which summarise what students can usually do when they achieve at different stages of the New Zealand Curriculum levels (this is shown on the PaCT scale).

Progress reports can be tailored and used for teaching and learning including conversations with students, parents, and whānau.

Find out more information and get support

Update on progress tool for Māori medium – Te Waharoa Ararau (TWA)

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.

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Digital citizenship week

16 October 2018

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. 

Enabling e-Learning

Term 4 – Calendar of events on Enabling e-Learning

11 October 2018

We have a fresh series of free online webinars and forums to support your professional learning and development for Term 4. 

Find out and share what's on with your colleagues

Enabling e-Learning

Newsletter

28 September 2018

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. 

To sign up for our newsletters:

  • Go to the Newsletters  page
  • Look for the heading Keep Informed  enter your email, and click on the subscribe button.
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Collaborative teaching

26 September 2018

This new page has information, resources, and school stories on developing collaborative capabilities and explores different approaches to collaborative teaching.

Read more about collaborative teaching »

Enabling e-Learning | Teaching

Snapshot of learning – Flipped learning at Ashhurst School

17 September 2018

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. 

Read the full snapshot of learning »

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Launch of the Leadership Strategy for the teaching profession and Educational Leadership Capability Framework

31 August 2018

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 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

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.

Download the Leadership Strategy and Capability Framework »

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Netsafe launches new text service for young people

28 August 2018

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. 

  • Get in touch by texting "Netsafe" to 4282.
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New NetSafe Kit launched

22 August 2018

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.  

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Digital Technologies and the NZ Curriculum – Your guide to finding support and getting ready

16 August 2018

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.
 

Digital Technologies and the New Zealand Curriculum – Your guide to finding support and getting ready

Digital Technologies and the New Zealand Curriculum – Your guide to finding support and getting ready

Information supporting schools and teachers understand and implement the new Digital Technologies strands

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Tapasā: Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners

16 August 2018

The new Tapasā framework, a resource for all teachers of Pacific learners is now online.

Tapasā: Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners

Tapasā: Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners

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.

Information and examples to support meeting the needs of Pasifika learners

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Nationwide upgrade to the N4L Managed Network

08 August 2018

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. 

Find out more about the upgrade »
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Newsletter

02 August 2018

Our latest newsletter is out now. Find out about our new interviews with experts and webinars available this term to support your professional learning and development.

To sign up for our newsletters:

  • Go to the Newsletters  page
  • Look for the heading Keep Informed  enter your email, and click on the subscribe button.
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Newsletter

06 July 2018

Our July newsletter is out now. Read the latest updates and find out what's new on the website.

To sign up for our newsletters:

  • Go to the Newsletters  page
  • Look for the heading Keep Informed  enter your email, and click on the subscribe button.
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Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko | Digital Readiness programme launched

22 June 2018

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.

Sign up today »

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Change coming for PaCT and TWA users

05 June 2018

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.

More information on the Ministry of Education website »

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At the Crossroads – Trans-Tasman Online Safety Conference 2018

31 May 2018

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.

Register your interest »

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NCEA review – Have your say

31 May 2018

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.

Big Opportunities

Give your feedback on the six Big Opportunities to strengthen NCEA.

Make your Mark competition

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.

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Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko | Digital Readiness programme

27 April 2018

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. 

More information »

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Term 2 – Calendar of events on Enabling e-Learning

26 April 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. 

Find out and share what's on with your colleagues

e-Learning community discussions

Join these groups to participate in discussions with other teachers/educators about the content here, or that is relevant for you.

Enabling e-Learning
e-Learning: Leadership
e-Learning: Teaching
e-Learning: Technologies
e-Learning: Professional Learning
e-Learning: Beyond the classroom
Using the e-Learning Planning Frameworks

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