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Cook Islands language week 2-8 August

31 July 2020

Kia orāna! Cook Islands Language Week / Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani takes place this year from 2 August to 8 August. 

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community go to Pacific resources»

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Newsletter: Upcoming webinars and what's new on the site

21 July 2020

Read our latest e-mail newsletter .

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Minecraft: Education Edition Chromebook Beta (version 1.14)

10 July 2020

Minecraft: Education Edition is now on the Chromebook platform in beta.

Try out the beta to help Minecraft developers uncover any issues so they can fix them before the official launch. Any user with an Office 365 Education account can download the beta. 

  • Visit our Minecraft page for more information on using Minecraft in your classroom »
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Newsletter: Beyond the classroom section updated

25 June 2020

Read our latest e-mail newsletter .

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VLN Primary School – Registrations invited for online programmes to start beginning of Term 3

15 June 2020

Extend curriculum choices for your learners and increase your schools confidence and capability in online and distance learning.

A wide range of language programmes available including te reo Māori and Kapa Haka, Digital Technology, Gifted & Talented, Creative Arts, Science & Maths, and Literacy.

Enrolments close Friday 26 June. Funding assistance available for enrolments made this term, while places available.

All NZ children are welcome to learn with the VLN Primary – Nau Mai, Haere Mai!

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Free PLD for teachers to use Minecraft Education Edition

05 June 2020

Microsoft is supporting training partners to run free Minecraft Education Edition training across the country.

Minecraft: Education Edition is included in the Ministry of Education's software agreement with Microsoft . Through to December 2021, all students and school staff in New Zealand gain free access to Microsoft 365 A3 suite, which includes Minecraft Education Edition.

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Newsletter: Snapshots of learning

26 May 2020

Are you interested in how other NZ schools use digital technologies to support teaching and learning?

Read our latest e-mail newsletter  to find out more.

To sign up for our newsletters:

  • go to the Newsletters  page
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Samoa Language Week 2020.

Samoa language week 24-30 May

22 May 2020

Tālofa lava! Afio mai!

Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa is being held in Sunday 24 May to Saturday 30 May. The theme for Samoa Language week is "Prepare yourself a gift for your travels".

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the language of Samoa with your school community go to Pasifika resources»

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Netsafe live online events to answer schools online safety questions

13 May 2020

Netsafe are hosting three Netsafe LIVE online events to answer all the online safety questions schools and kura are currently asking.

If you have questions you’d like answered send them now to education@netsafe.org.nz or ask them on the day.

Netsafe Live events

  • School leaders – May 21 @ 4pm, Netsafe’s education team and guest examine how school leaders can implement best practice online safety to support school communities.
  • Students – May 28 @ 4pm, Netsafe’s education team and members of our Youth Action Squad explore how online safety initiatives can meaningfully support students.
  • Teachers – June 4 @ 4pm, Netsafe’s education team and a guest tackle the challenges and opportunities Aotearoa’s educators are presented with as we transition back into classroom learning.

The sessions will be hosted on Netsafe’s Facebook  and YouTube  pages and if you can’t make it during the live broadcast they will be online shortly afterwards.

Rotuman language week 10-16 May

Rotuman language week 10-16 May

13 May 2020

This is Rotuman language week. The theme for the week is "Nurturing our Rotuman identity through language and culture." 2020 is the first time it has has been included in the Pacific Language Week series. 

For ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the language of Rotuma with your school community go to Pasifika resources»

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Newsletter: Project-based learning

13 May 2020

With many of your students working from home or transitioning back to school, project-based learning is a great approach to take for planning.

Read our latest e-mail newsletter  to find out more.

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Newsletter: Game development

06 May 2020

Are you looking for a creative, engaging, curriculum-based project for your students to work on? Game design and development balances the fun of play with the challenge of coding.
Read our latest e-mail newsletter to find out more.

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Newsletter: Using social media to connect with your community

20 April 2020

Are you considering how to maintain connections and reach all of your school community during this time of social distancing?
Read our latest e-mail newsletter  to find out more.

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StudyIt website is live

17 April 2020

StudyIt provides online help for NCEA for students.

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The VLN Community is extending its online programmes to more schools and students during Term 2

17 April 2020

Does your school need support to take your learning online and would you like your students to access existing online programmes?

The Ministry of Education will fund additional enrolments with the VLN Community by schools who need support to take learning online or would like their students to access existing online programmes. PLD support is also available for schools.

Find out how you can participate here:

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Free safety filter for all students learning from home

16 April 2020

Network for Learning (N4L), The Ministry of Education, and Netsafe have developed an internet safety filter for all students learning from home. Parents can set it up on their children’s learning device.

The safety filter blocks access to a range of websites known to be unsafe and inappropriate for learning. These include adult websites, as well as those known to host unsafe software, such as malware and phishing scams. 

Instructions on how to set up the safety filter can be found at www.switchonsafety.co.nz .

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Newsletter: Free webinars for teachers preparing online learning

09 April 2020

The Enabling e-Learning Community calendar of events  for term two is online now! Our focus is supporting you to set-up and plan learning from home.
Read our latest e-mail newsletter to find out more.

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New TV channels, online learning, and booklets for students learning from home during lockdown

New TV channels, online learning, and booklets for students learning from home during lockdown

08 April 2020

Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced an $87.7 million emergency funding boost to allow schools students to work from home.

It includes:

  • two new television channels for education-related content, one for English medium and one for Māori medium, including Pacific-targeted content
  • some specialised content for parents, to help them support their child's education, and early learners
  • hard-copy material provided and delivered for different year levels
  • working with telecommunications companies and internet service providers to connect households without internet connection as quickly as possible
  • working with schools to identify students who lack a suitable device for online learning, and delivering as many devices as possible to the students who will benefit the most.

Priority will be for high school students working towards NCEA and those with "greatest need to disadvantage".

Full story TV1 News »

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Newsletter: Flip learning to teach from home

03 April 2020

Have you considered how you might apply flipped learning during school closures? 
Read our latest e-mail newsletter to find out more.

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Remote learning through term two

03 April 2020

Schools will shortly be moving into distance learning delivery. This will open up many new opportunities, challenges and possibilities for the way schools and kura operate, and how staff (both teaching and non-teaching staff) work. 

Online support for distance learning

The Ministry has launched two websites which provide advice and resources to support parents, whānau and teachers. The websites will help early learning centres, schools and kura to develop online learning plans that they can share with their parents and whānau.  

Helpdesk assistance 

The Connected Learning Advisory helpdesk assist leaders, teachers, kaiako and whānau to make full use of the online environments and resources, as they provide for a continuity of learning for their students and tamariki.

CORE Education, run the helpdesk. They will provide this and other online support from 8am to 5pm on business days.

Support includes:

  • Technical advice for teachers and whānau in response to their Helpdesk enquiries
  • Online support to assist:
    • whānau to understand how to use the IT tools they have and how to engage safely in collaborative spaces
    • principals, leadership teams, and teachers to select and use appropriate tools and strategies to communicate, maintain learning programmes effectively across their community, and manage online safety
  • Community liaison: connecting early learning services/school/kura leaders and whānau with networks and resources.

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