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The Learning Progression Frameworks - new Ministry release

Posted by Catriona Pene on August 25, 2016 at 12:08 0 Comments

New Online Curriculum Resource Launched


The Ministry has launched a new resource for teachers and school leaders – The Learning Progression Frameworks (LPF). All teachers of students in years 1-10 will be able to access the LPF.   


The LPF is an online tool that illustrates the significant steps that students take as they develop their expertise in reading, writing and mathematics from Years 1-10, spanning levels 1-5 of the New Zealand Curriculum…


Biggest update to education in 27 years - Minister announces changes to Education Amendment Bill today

Posted by Merryn Dunmill on August 23, 2016 at 12:00 0 Comments

 Check this out too in relation to the ministerial announcement below.

Hon Hekia Parata

Minister of Education

23 August…


Taking learning beyond classroom walls with new features for Back to School

Posted by Merryn Dunmill on August 18, 2016 at 9:16 0 Comments

This may be of interest if you havenʻt already seen this Google for Education blog post - you can now annotate docs etc and Classroom will also send weekly summaries to guardians.  Both good features to know about and share ….

6 Months in and the shine is still blinding me.

Posted by Debra Burson on August 15, 2016 at 21:18 1 Comment

So 6 months into my new job.  I am in a safe, environment that has encouraged me to grow as a teacher, and to share my knowledge and kete with others. I feel valued by the staff and the community. I feel like I have always worked there. I feel like I am home at last. 

My new challenge now I am settled is to not get settled. The move itself was uncomfortable simply because that is the nature of change. Now I feel like I am where I was meant to be it is time to look at how to shake my…



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Developing school wide student agency in primary schools

Started by Justin Mark Hickey in Pedagogy. Last reply by Jo Wheway Aug 3. 3 Replies

HI there everybody. I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about student agency and meaningful learning experiences for our students. This has come about as a result of my four year old…Continue

Tags: agency, student


Started by Merryn Dunmill in ICT Ehanced Learning and Teaching Jul 4. 0 Replies

This Enabling E-Learning page on Robotics tells some initiatives and approaches taking…Continue

Classroom Dynamics: Pairwork Strategies

Started by Said Ahmad Zohairy in Pedagogy. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jun 27. 2 Replies

Classroom dynamics is a very hot topic for all teachers, especially English language teachers. This includes group work and pair work techniques.- Is there a certain method(s) of pairing students? -…Continue

Mystery Skype

Started by Cyndi Kruijer in Requests for / offers to help & Frequently asked questions May 15. 0 Replies

A NZ colleague (NZ school) would like to mystery Skype. If you are keen send me a message.


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