EDUCATION CONVERSATION | KŌRERO MĀTAURANGA
The Ministerial review of Tomorrow’s Schools continues. A new online hub has been launched at conversation.education.govt.nz. It has number of resources to help people in communities, schools and workplaces hold their own conversations about the future of education and learning. The website also has progress updates on the Government’s Education Work Programme. This programme includes the NCEA Review, the Review of Tomorrow’s Schools and two items for consultation have been added – the Progress and Achievement across the National Curriculum and Early Learning Strategic Plan.
REUSING IMAGES FROM THE INTERNET
CoreEd has written a useful post about legally reusing images from the internet, including guidelines for using images from Unsplash, Pixabay and Flickr. Read more here.
LINGUISTICAL AND CULTURAL LEARNING RESOURCES
The Ministry of Education provides a range of supports to enable teachers to build their capability to support linguistically and culturally diverse learners, including:
- Inclusive education online resources to support teachers and providers to create and develop a culture that recognises and meets the needs of all students.
- Dual language resources in five Pasifica languages, as well as professional development in how to use them effectively. The resources are based on the second language acquisition principle that building on the child’s language/s, helps to strengthen English language and literacy.
- If you’d like help with ESOL programmes for culturally and linguistically diverse students, please email Maree Jeurissen Manager ESOL, Migrant, Refugee and International Education at: firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION COUNCIL BRINGING SERVICES ONLINE
The Education Council has a major project under way to bring services online. A Teacher Advisory Group has been established to assist in testing and improving the new online services. Design, build and testing is underway, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Rollout/implementation of the new platform timing is to be confirmed. You can provide input at www.educationcouncil.org.nz/joinTAG. Email feedback and questions to email@example.com.