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Changes to The Mind Lab at MOTAT

After two years of operating The Mind Lab out of MOTAT, owner Frances Valintine has gifted The Mind Lab school groups programmes to the museum, which is “committed to keeping The Mind Lab spirit and pedagogy” alive under their own MOTAT Education banner. “We’re excited to bring Damon […]

Support and advice for remote learning from Microsoft

As part of Microsoft’s response to COVID-19, a number of its Global Training Partners are offering Remote Learning Training Sessions via Microsoft Teams to help education institutions operate remote learning. Training sessions are delivered at no cost until June 30, 2020, with a maximum of five hours per […]

Free SCSP videos for empowering and protecting students

As announced in our last issue,  there’s now a vast library of video resources from Student Communications and Safe Practices Charitable Trust (SCSP) freely available to teachers on ETV. Among the currently very pertinent topics are Student Mental Health, Cyber Education, Fire and Emergency Education, and Road Education. […]

MOTAT launches free online education platform for teachers

In response to the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, the MOTAT Education team has created MOTAT.fun, an online education platform for teachers. The site includes short, child-focused STEM activities through to longer duration lesson suggestions that teachers can use as part of their distance learning plans for students. […]

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko is going fully virtual for Term 2

‘Meet ups’ with the Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko – the National Digital Readiness programme – are going virtual. Kauhaurangi Tuihono / Online Webinars are designed to support educators integrate the revised Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content in a virtual classroom. The sessions are 30 minutes long and with […]

TENZ launches 2020 Techno Challenge

TENZ – Technology Education New Zealand – has launched the TENZ 2020 Techno Challenge, a hands-on and creative learning experience for Year 1-10 students to take part in during the lockdown. “We are proud to present this nationwide competition for Years 1 to 10, encouraging tamariki to innovate […]