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Friday, August 7, 2020

Teaching Council goes digital

The Teaching Council’s new online system Hapori Matatū went online in mid-May and hundreds of educators from throughout Aotearoa have already experienced the benefits of the move online.

Creatives in Schools: second round now open

Applications are invited for the second round of Creatives in Schools, which can be implemented at any time during Terms 1 to 4 in 2021.

Later bedtimes fine for pre-schoolers if they get enough sleep

Parents of pre-schoolers can take reassurance from new Otago research which shows early bedtimes aren’t vital for healthy development, as long as young children get enough sleep.

Support package for distance learning

"The Ministry has surveyed schools and about half say they are well set up currently for distance learning using the internet. But we are taking action to support new connections and resources for students...

Using books to bust boredom and anxiety

By Carole Brungar As I write this, we’re one week into our country’s amazing effort to self-isolate. How do you keep things ‘real’ and ‘normal’ for children when the world around you has come to...

Massey University Semester One Updates

Face-to-face teaching at Massey University stopped as of 24 March 2020, due to the COVID-19 regulations. This meant both staff and students quickly moved to using online-teaching resources, greatly impacting the performance of all...

NCEA online-learning tool LearnCoach made free for lockdown

LearnCoach, which offers video tutorials to help students with NCEA studies, has made its service free during the lockdown. It usually costs $2 a week or a one-off annual payment of $104 for unrestricted access...

Whitireia focus on cutting edge interactive learning

The School of Health & Social Services at Whitireia has opened a new interactive lab for students as it continues to build on its impressive suite of cutting-edge facilities - and more is planned. The...

Insight into hospital careers opened for Palmerston North students

MidCentral DHB in partnership with Industry Training Organisation, Careerforce, are working together to generate interest in health careers among young people. They have developed a customised Gateway programme for the students to not only...

HeyFuture! Programme launched for 18-22-year olds

The Mind Lab today announced the launch of a new hands-on programmed targeted at 18-22-year olds unsure of their next step after finishing high-school. This comes as a response to last week’s Government initiative...


PLD that works using CORE’s Theory of Action

Sponsored article  With a vision for “An equitable and thriving Aotearoa through learning”, CORE Education | Tātai Aho Rau is on a mission to push...