#29 Weekly Update

Rāmere, te 29 o Mahuru, 2020

Tuhituhi / Writing: Curriculum Integration

A mood board is multimedia collage, typically with a set topic, theme, or even feeling.

Mood boards are used by designers to collect inspiration and ideas around a particular project. Mood boards can also be used by both teachers and students in the classroom in a variety of ways and across the subject areas. A mood board can be a powerful, visual way to tell a story, make an impression, and broadcast an idea, character description or film review.

Wakelet link here to learn more about developing these boards in the classroom. An example in literacy / science on circuit boards can be found here to share with students. Milanote – follow the link here where you can login for free to design your mood/ vision boards. Canva is also a useful site to create boards, follow the link here.

Need some ideas for reading and writing? Follow the link here to browse resources for teachers, early years practitioners and other learning professionals, ranging from quick and easy activities to toolkits, lesson plans and shared practice. A pdf is also available here for 10 activities to do with any book.

Integrating Numeracy and Literacy

Follow the link here to the Science hub video where science investigations and research from Rockets resources provide students with a clear purpose to engage in extensive reading and explanatory writing. Students recognise the value of reading and maths in everyday life – and for their science learning.

Literacy in the secondary science classroom

In this recorded professional webinar here, explore some simple strategies to support literacy skills such as vocabulary development, comprehension, oral language and writing in the science classroom.

Te Ao Māori – Hākianakina/Sport

Getting outside with the warmer weather

As we head into the warmer part of the year and students are itching to get outside under the warmth of Tama-nui-te -rā so why not head out for some traditional Māori sports/ hākinakina? One of our favourite resources out there for helping guide kaiako/teachers through the learning process is the Rangitahi Tū Rangatahi. The great thing about this site is the videos. They breakdown each game in a way that can be watched alongside your students so you can all go outside with a clear picture of how the game is played.

Here’s an example of a game called Ti Uru:

Cultural Capability

Cultural capability is one of the national priorities that underpin regionally-allocated PLD.
All learners are culturally located – CORE recognises the foundation of successful relationships is being culturally responsive. CORE will work with you, exploring what it means to be culturally responsive and how to build it into your foundations. Full site here.

Understanding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and New Zealand history, and using Te Reo Māori helps with developing culturally responsive pedagogy.


A to Z of what to do these holidays

Have a go at making your own A to Z for yourself or with your family. It is a great way to get the kids involved in choices and for you to add in some time out for yourself as well. You are welcome to use any of the following ideas. Give it a go, it’s fun!

Mental Awareness week

Are You Mental? Pod Cast by Mick Andrews

Mick Andrews is from the North Shore. He is a storyteller, a movie maker and trained in counselling. He has combined his talents to create the Pod Cast: Are you Mental? It focuses on all sorts of real life stories and situations, from drug addiction to anxiety and depression.

The positive effects of exercise on your brain

What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym or get outside for a walk as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory — and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Kāhui Ako Meeting Dates for Term 3

15 September: Combined BoT (pōhiri at the marae) POSTPONED

24 September: Meeting at Orewa College all ISLs

Kāhui Ako Meeting Dates for term 4

22 October: Meeting at Orewa College all ISLs

5 November: Meeting at Orewa College all ISLs

19 November: Meeting at Orewa College all ISLs

26 November: Final

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