A new website, www.sensiblescreenuse.org, has been developed by a group of health professionals and educators. It summarises research on the use of digital technology in schools, looking at both benefits and risks, and the impacts on health, wellbeing and educational achievement.
Dates: 18–19 July.
Venue:Kohia Centre, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Ave, Epsom.
This symposium will provide an opportunity for education practitioners to access the most recent research and practice that describes effective and high quality inclusive education in both NZ schools and international examples.
A variety of speakers from different parts of the sector with wide knowledge and experience will address theory and research, share personal stories, political perspectives and future plans for inclusive education in NZ. Practical support and resources for teachers in the classroom will be a strong focus with opportunity for collaboration and discussion.
For further information: https://onlineforms.education.auckland.ac.nz/447467.
The 2019 NZ Sport Stacking Open Championships are being held on Sunday 2 June (Queen’s Birthday Weekend) in Wellington.
This competition is open to everyone, with our novice section enabling those new to the sport to compete alongside seasoned stackers, facing the same thrill of a competition whilst striving for goals and records amongst those of equal experience.
This tournament doubles as trials for the NZ Black Stacks. Any competitor wishing to be considered for selection for the 2020 NZ Black Stacks team, representing NZ overseas, will need to attend this tournament.
Free entry for spectators and media.
A new unit – Health, Driving and Substance Impairment – is available for secondary teachers to freely download and use. Students analyse how medication can impair driving. This is a sizeable and serious problem in New Zealand, affecting drivers of all ages.
Five credit NCEA Level 3 resource. Students examine determinants of health, and implications for the wellbeing of people and society. From this analysis, they recommend health-enhancing strategies. High-quality data is provided plus resources designed using SOLO Taxonomy.
Supports assessment for Achievement Standard 91461: Analyse a New Zealand health issue.
Download here: www.education.nzta.govt.nz/health-ncea-l3