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How are schools engaging with students?

How are schools engaging with students?

Extract from the Ministry Bulletin May 1 2020 How schools across NZ are engaging with students to support distance learning We’ve asked a number of schools from across the country how they are engaging with students to support distance learning as the disruption of...

Distance learning support Years 0-8

Distance learning support Years 0-8

AMA Networks of Expertise are running a series of 40 minute zoom sessions to discuss and share ideas around key questions for NZ  teachers of Years 0 to 8  All sessions start at 3.30pm and will run for approximately 40 minutes and are free to join Hosts Marie Hirst...

NCTM 100 days of professional learning

NCTM 100 days of professional learning

Ever wished you could go to NCTM conference? With the  cancellation of their centennial conference in Chicago this year you can... from the comfort of home and it is FREE! Over 100 days from April 1, selected speakers from the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting &...

Staying connected

Staying connected

Core Education have recently published a series of blogs offering thoughts, ideas and suggestions for us to consider as we transition to distance learning. The first reminds us to start with relationships and offers four key ideas for  building and strengthening...

Going Live online

Going Live online

From Robyn Headifen, Kaiārahi, Networks of Expertise There is nothing like a lockdown to force you to places you didn't really want to go. That's where i found myself days after the lockdown. Courses to be completed another to be started. There is no end of help of...

Recently published by NZQA

Recently published by NZQA

Published recently by NZQA: 1.2020 assessment specifications If you haven’t read these yet, please note this line at Level 1 – “Each examination will be made up of three questions, and each question may have only one opportunity for Excellence.” At Level 2 it says –...

Digging into nzmaths for home learning

Digging into nzmaths for home learning

From Maries Hirst, Primary Kaiārahi As we all move towards distance learning, don’t forget these great resources already available on nzmaths for years 0-8. Take this  - a collection of thematic learning experiences connecting maths across the strands. Maths at our...

How is your internet speed?

How is your internet speed?

Many of us are struggling with internet connections, according to a recent article New Zealand ranks 27th on the global list of countries internet speed. This is mine and I am on Auckland's North Shore I am not sure what the numbers mean, I think it is pretty dismal. ...

Planning for online learning

Planning for online learning

With the likelihood that some  New Zealand schools may need to close for a period of time in order to "flatten the curve" of the COVID-19 pandemic you might be looking for ways your students can continue to learn from home. Here are some home grown and other options:...