Wednesday 22 April 2015

Volume 94 Number 6

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That Eureka moment

Hadleigh Frost and Lara Sweetapple say entering the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards helped them appreciate the need to communicate their passion for science to the world. Scientists are passionate about their vocation because it affects us all, and being able to communicate great ideas is essential to the success of game-changing innovation. Nurturing and supporting the ability to communicate …read more


An expanded perspective: Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching part two

An expanded perspective: Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching part two

In the second of two stories profiling the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme, we speak to Fiona Jeffries, who also journeyed to Indiana, USA, to get stuck into her ‘capstone’ investigation, and share educational and cultural experiences. And going in the opposite direction, Education Gazette catches up with Seth Hoffman, an American Fulbright scholar conducting his inquiry here …read more


SIEBA: bringing together international education providers

SIEBA: bringing together international education providers

The Schools International Education Business Association of New Zealand (SIEBA), established by international education providers from the school sector, is now open for business. SIEBA is a school sector member-based incorporated society born out of the development of a strategic roadmap that identified priorities to enable growth in international education for schools. Launched just over a month ago, SIEBA is …read more


NZ Flag project

NZ Flag project

Coming soon to your school or kura – the New Zealand Flag Consideration Project offers insights for all While the New Zealand flag has changed before, it’s the first time in New Zealand history that the public have ever had a say in the design of a flag. This presents a fantastic teaching and learning opportunity for term 2. …read more


Deaf youth hui offers insights for all

Deaf youth hui offers insights for all

New Zealand’s Deaf youth have unique learning experiences that offer valuable insights for all involved in their education. That’s why in August last year, the Ministry of Education brought together Deaf youth aged 12 years and over from around New Zealand for a National Deaf Youth Hui. Held in Auckland, the hui created a supportive environment in which the attendees …read more


FIFA U-20 World Cup comes to NZ

FIFA U-20 World Cup comes to NZ

FIFA’s new sports based education programme has been launched to help teachers construct learning programmes around the FIFA Under 20 football world cup. Go to: www.FIFA.com/nz2015/schools to view and download the free education pack. With 24 nations from almost every continent qualifying for New Zealand 2015, students can learn about countries as diverse as Myanmar, Panama and Uzbekistan, the footballing …read more


Their stories, our stories: Fields of Remembrance Trust - First World War national competition

Their stories, our stories: Fields of Remembrance Trust - First World War national competition

The Ministry of Education and Fields of Remembrance Trust are hosting a national competition for school students to support the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.   The competition, which is sponsored by the RNZRSA, the Auckland RSA, the Vodafone Warriors and Canterbury NZ, will open on Tuesday 28 April and run until the end of …read more


Helping schools connect to the digital world

Helping schools connect to the digital world

The Ministry of Education launched a new Connected Learning Advisory – Te Ara Whītiki – service for schools in March this year, and it’s already helping schools get up to speed with teaching and learning in the digital era. The fully funded service provides consistent, unbiased advice on integrating digital technologies with learning for all state-funded schools and kura in …read more


CONNECTED – evidence of exciting, engaging science!

CONNECTED – evidence of exciting, engaging science!

How do dolphins find things underwater? Why did the cork pop out of the bottle? Are the kākahi in the Whanganui River disappearing? How do aerodynamics help you win a cycling race? The latest three issues of Connected show how scientists have gathered and used evidence to answer these (and more) fascinating questions. Connected supports students to develop science concepts …read more


ECE UPDATES

ECE UPDATES

HE PĀNUI KŌHUNGAHUNGA ELI updates and funding information will now be communicated via He Pānui Kōhungahunga – the Early Learning Bulletin, along with other important information about early childhood education (ECE). The second issue was published and sent to ECE services via email on 23 March. If your service did not receive this, we may not have your most …read more


NZQA News

NZQA News

NEW NZQA VIDEO RESOURCES NZQA is currently producing a series of videos showcasing three schools which were early adopters of technology in teaching, learning and assessment. In the videos the schools tell their story about the challenges and successes they experienced as digital technology became an integral part of life both inside and outside of the classroom. These videos will …read more

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