Saturday 23 August 2014

The New Zealand Curriculum Online

New resources

Growing professional learning communities at St Margaret’s College
Angela White, head of the middle school at St Margaret’s College, outlines her school’s approach to supporting pedagogical change. Angela expands on the steps involved in introducing the change, and then sustaining it.
Ruia – teacher appraisal for Māori learners’ success
Brian Woods, the digital learning facilitator at St Margaret’s College, outlines their approach to supporting students and teachers with e-learning. The process was disrupted by the 2011 Canterbury earthquake, which prompted further thinking about the place of e-learning for students and teachers.
Leading from the middle: educational leadership for middle and senior learners
This resource describes the qualities, practices, and activities that middle and senior leaders need to lead in ways that enhance learner outcomes.
Mathematics and statistics update
An update to the Mathematics and Statistics (version 3) senior secondary curriculum guide is now available.
 
New reports
Science in The New Zealand Curriculum years 5 to 8
The Education Review Office has evaluated the quality of science teaching and learning, its place within the curriculum, and its relationship to literacy and numeracy teaching, focusing on years 5 to 8 in 100 schools.
Improving education outcomes for Pacific learners
This is ERO’s third national evaluation report, focusing on how schools engage with Pacific learners and act to improve their achievement outcomes. The report is based on information gathered from 302 schools from a range of deciles, roll sizes and locations across the country.
The primary school curriculum: assimilation, adaptation, transformation
A resource for principals and other school leaders who want appraisal to lead to deep learning for teachers and to educational success for Māori learners.
Review of CIAGE
A discussion paper on Career Information, Advice, Guidance and Education (CIAGE) has been released and the Ministry of Education is seeking feedback. The discussion paper and response process can be accessed online. The deadline for responses is 5pm on
15 June 2012.