The Teacher Education Refresh (TER) programme is currently funded by the Ministry of Education.
The Kohia Centre programme can be completed in 2–3 months. It is delivered through a combination of 4 face-to-face workshops, online modules/tasks and a 4 week practicum in a school. (Teachers already employed in long term teaching positions can use their current position to demonstrate effective teaching practice).
The TER programme covers a wide range of topics including planning and assessment in the New Zealand Curriculum, teaching as inquiry, working with priority learners, and cultural competencies.
Find out more at: tinyurl.com/y4gjvmsp or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists has just published its 17th issue. With over 100 pages of incredible writing and art by young New Zealanders aged 5–13, Toitoi is a fantastic resource for the classroom.
The next submission deadline is on 29 November. Email your writing and art to email@example.com.
Every issue of the journal comes with teacher support materials.
For submission guidelines go to toitoi.nz.
43rd National Youth Jazz Competition, 2020 in Tauranga
Open to students Y7–13
Wednesday 8 April to Thursday 9 April 2020.
Registration form and competition rules: www.nationalyouthjazz.org.nz
Combos: Mr PC (John Coltrane)
Big Bands: Groovemaker (Jeff Taylor)
Registrations close: Friday 28 February 2020 at 4pm, or once limited spaces have been filled.
Enquiries: Liam Ryan, Manager National Youth Jazz Competition
Liam mobile: (021) 042 1322 or Mandy (027) 453 3425
Address: Box 2057, Tauranga 3140.
Melanoma Awareness Week is fast approaching (21-27 October) and there's an amazing 'SPOT PRIZE' up for grabs:
A Shade Systems StarShade® shade sail valued at nearly $10,000
To be in to win, all you need to do is:
1. Register your school at www.melanoma.org.nz/get-spotted
2. Hold your 'Get Spotted' mufti day (throw in a spot of fundraising and education about being SunSmart too, if you can)
3. Upload photos or videos of your school 'Getting Spotted' to our Facebook event page, linked to www.facebook.com/MelanomaFoundationNZ/
Good luck and thanks for your support.
The Melanoma New Zealand Team.
(Ts&Cs online at www.melanoma.org.nz/s/TCs.pdf).
To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:
* What is waste?
*The 5 Rs' of waste management – reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, residual management
*Recycling and plastic – organics and non-organics
*What happens to waste?
* The carbon cycle
* Decomposition, leachate, carbon dioxide and methane gas Biodigesters
* Valuable waste
* Collecting methane gas to generate electricity
* Electric vehicles
* What is a landfill?
* Special liners in modern landfills
* The environment, water quality and modern engineered landfills
* Community projects from landfill projects
* Restoration, sustainability and modern landfills.