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Information, resources and guidance, to support secondary teaching and learning.
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27 February 2014Term one e-newsletters for New Zealand secondary middle leaders are now available. The newsletters contain guidelines for effective teaching and learning strategies, subject-specific literacy strategies, the latest information on standards alignment, useful links for resources and exemplars, feedback from national moderators, links to relevant readings, plus information about upcoming regional workshops and cluster sessions.
27 February 2014The diplomacy competition is an online, educative platform designed to teach secondary students about negotiation, communication, writing effective reports, and global issues. It allows for a wide variety of educational content that can be tailored to meet The New Zealand Curriculum and foster leadership and negotiation skills. The competition is free and open to all students from Year 9–13 and runs throughout 2014.
13 February 2014Over the next few months NZC Online will feature a series of blogs about Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013-2017. The blog posts will look closely at different aspects of the Māori education strategy and provide questions, resources, and suggested actions for school leaders and kaiako.
This first blog post examines the principle of productive partnerships in closer detail. It explores what is meant by productive partnerships, provides questions for leaders and kaiako to consider, and includes links to inspirational school stories and resources. Developing productive partnerships with whānau, hapū, and iwi is a key focus of the content.
11 February 2014ELLINZ is a programme providing English language tuition.
29 January 2014This report details the bicultural approach of the He Kākano evaluation, methodology, data analysis, key findings, strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for future school leadership professional learning programmes intending to promote educational outcomes for Māori student success as Māori.
29 November 2013The first graduates of the Diploma in Middle Schooling have gained understandings and skills to support students in the middle years of schooling (years 7-10).
Information, tools, and resources to support secondary middle leaders.
Secondary student achievement initiative for English medium schools.
A series of Curriculum Guides to help design quality teaching and learning programmes.
New and updated NCEA support material and internal assessment resources.
Broad information covering NCEA standards and resources.
A portal to stories, reports, statistics, and reviews that support Māori learners achieve education success as Māori.
Four projects that support Maori students' success in English-medium schools.
Setting goals, priorities, actions, targets and outcomes to ensure Māori youth are present, engaged and achieving at secondary level.
Transitions and pathways
Vocational pathways provide a clear framework for vocational options, and assistance in programme planning.
Advice and support on providing effective career education and guidance in years 7 to 13.
Career information to help students at school, or for those making decisions about leaving.
A practical handbook to help schools manage and develop their career education programmes.
Iain McGilchrist is the head of English at John McGlashan College in Dunedin. He discusses how they use student voice to help plan the content of what they are going to teach. Iain also discusses how student voice guides assessment opportunities.
The Royal Society of New Zealand invites senior secondary students with a genuine interest and passion for science to apply for international travel awards. Students can apply to travel to the London International Youth Science Forum, the USA International Space Camp, or Youth ANZAAS (Australia New Zealand Association for sAdvancement of Science).
It is preferable that students are studying three sciences. However students studying two sciences will also be considered if reasons are stated as to why they are focusing on their particular areas of study.
Further information and application forms can be found on The Royal Society of New Zealand website. Applications close on 26 March 2014.