#31 Newsletter 2021

Rāmere, te 5 o Noema 2021

21st Century Learning/Ako Ināianei Tonu

  • Formative assessment must be part of any conversation when discussing transforming 21st-century instruction. Scott, 2015

Good assessment is frequent assessment. It can be too easy to over-react and “remediate” students who may be banging against the limits of the assessment’s design rather than their own understanding. Rather than re-teaching, sometimes all that is necessary is re-measuring.

Teachtaught have put out 10 assessments you can do in 90 seconds. 

Hauora/Learner Support

 Sparklers provide a wide variety of activities and resources for Hauora/Wellbeing.  There are a range of age appropriate plans and activities to suit a variety of ages.

Click on this link to get there

Within the Activities, the Categories for Wellbeing include:

Some examples of topics:

Future Ready/Digital Curriculum/Anga Whakamua

Join NASA Education Specialist Alicia Baturoni Cortez for a walkthrough of our NASA-themed projects for grades K-12. Plan your CS Education Week with the latest on: 

  • NASA’s Artemis Program and the Return to the Moon.
  • Tynker’s NEW Hour of Code activities, designed in collaboration with NASA.
  • All our NASA partner events and learning opportunities, including CodeLab LIVE.

Note: This particular event is meant for teachers rather than students.

Two dates only. Recordings will be shared with registrants for their viewing convenience.

Alicia Baturoni Cortez’s one-minute teacher tip for Hour of Code!

Trial Code Avengers in your classroom FOR FREE! Sign up this week and Code Avengers will support you to be Term 4 ready, whether you are in the classroom or teaching remotely. No maximum number of students, no financial commitment. The online learning platform is browser-based, no software/download needed.

Your students will love the story-based, hands-on courses. As an educator, you’ll love the free lesson plans, curriculum alignment guides, student tracking and screen free (unplugged) activities to go with our digital courses.

Our lessons are progressive and scaffolded to ensure that students of all ages and skills can become confident digital creators. As a teacher, you can feel confident you are meeting the requirements of the curriculum.

Our junior courses provide curriculum aligned online learning activities; engaging characters and contexts within:

  • Computational Thinking
  • Programming
  • Data Representation
  • Impacts of Computing

Here’s the link to the registration form to get the full term free: https://share.hsforms.com/1EKShZI9sQAiTnEHqkhMpKA160k0Here’s the link to Code Avengers EDU information: https://www.codeavengers.com/edu

Te Ao Māori – Māori Movement Exercise Resource

This week we discovered a great online resource for both tamariki and kaiako to get moving and learn many of the movements found in kapa haka as a form of exercise called Māori Movement.

It’s a whole website jam packed with video content that takes users through 6.5min workout sessions that align with te ao Māori. It’s a great form of fitness and helps to train you body to be able to do the trickier movements and footwork found in kapa haka and to learn about the atua Māori.

Each set of workouts are leveled so you can participate in the programme no matter how fit, skilled or agile you are. Karawhuia! Give it a go!

http://www.maorimovement.co.nz/courses/tane-mahuta/level-1-tane-mahuta

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