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Teacher professional associations aligned to technology include:
This website provides specialist advice and guidance in teaching and learning technology. It houses curriculum support resources, case study materials on technologists and classroom practice, showcase examples of teacher and student practice, and support materials for teacher education.
This website provides information about careers in technology, engineering and science. Futureintech aims to provide students, teachers, caregivers, careers advisers with the tools, insight, and advice they need to discover the vast range of careers out there.
This site is New Zealand Government initiative, and has been developed in collaboration with educators and the biotechnology sector. It features up-to-date examples of biotechnology in practice, along with supporting classroom resources.
This website provides resources for teachers from years 5–10.
This glossary provides explanations and contextualised examples of terms associated with technology and student learning.
In 2007, ERO published three reports on schools’ effectiveness in the collection and use of assessment.
BES is a collaborative knowledge-building strategy designed to strengthen the evidence base that informs education policy and practice in New Zealand.
The following references will help you to plan teaching and learning activities.
Students can go to this website to find useful, accurate, online information. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each weekday between 1 pm and 6 pm to help students search online. To use AnyQuestions, students must attend a New Zealand primary, intermediate, or secondary school or be home schooled.
Over 500 000 items are available through the Schools Collection, including books, videos, and DVDs. Schools can also interloan music, books, and serials from the National Library’s general collections through their local curriculum information service centre.
The On Disk library of audiovisual teaching resources for secondary schools includes over 40 titles covering a range of subjects, with more titles to be added. On Disk has now ceased to operate as a lending library, however, all titles can be screened and guided by teachers from the Film Archive’s team.
Te ara in Māori means the pathway. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. When complete, it will be a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.
This website provides an online biographical database on the people who have helped shape New Zealand.
Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017 is a strategy to rapidly change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.
This Ministry of Education professional development strategy focuses on improving outcomes for Māori students in English-medium schools. This strategy supports four main projects, each of which can be accessed from the main page: Te Kotahitanga, Te Kauhua, Ako Panuku, and Te Mana Kōrero.
Tātaiako sets out competencies integral to creating culturally responsive learning environments and contexts, based on knowledge, respect, and collaborative approaches to Māori students, their whānau, and iwi. Successful teachers of Māori learners need to develop these competencies in each phase of their careers.
This site takes a closer look at the Pasifika Education Plan and the Pasifika Education Implementation Plan. It offers reflective questions, ideas, stories, and resources to support and inspire schools to make a difference for all Pasifika students.
As well as the HTML version of The New Zealand Curriculum, this interactive site offers a variety of support and strategies, news updates, digital stories of schools’ experiences, and archived material relating to development of the curriculum.
This site includes an English translation of the main sections of the draft marautanga. Of the learning areas, only levels 1, 4, and 6 have been translated.
This section of New Zealand Curriculum online offers specific guidance to school leaders and teachers on integrating the key competencies into the daily activities of the school and its teaching and learning programmes.
The secondary education portal provides links to information, resources, and guidance to support secondary teaching and learning.
This site is designed to assist secondary middle managers to work with their departments to implement The New Zealand Curriculum. It explores various aspects of effective pedagogy.
Last updated July 31, 2015