Asia New Zealand Foundation is offering up to 12 places to science and digital technology teachers from New Zealand to take part in a professional development opportunity in China, between 21 March to 28 March 2020.
The purpose of the trip is to provide teachers with first-hand experience of the rapidly growing science and digital technology industry in China as well as the economy, history, culture, and customs.
Applicants must be NZ citizens and NZ registered primary teachers with a STEM focus or secondary teachers of science, digital technologies or robotics.
Applications close 6 November.
More information: www.asianz.org.nz/education.
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The Confucius Institute at Victoria University is calling for applications to join their Principals’ tours to China. Targeted for schools currently offering, or considering offering, Chinese as part of their curriculum, this is an opportunity for principals to experience Chinese culture, schools and contemporary Chinese society first-hand.
All expenses in China, including domestic travel, food and accommodation, are covered. Airfares, visa, travel insurance and personal expenses will be the responsibility of the individual.
For principals from the Bay of Plenty south to Wellington
Tour date: 4–18 April 2020 (TBC).
Application deadline: 1 November.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.