Tuesday 11 April

Another Slap in the Face for Teachers From Parata

“Ironically, this is the Minister who said Charter Schools didn’t need to have trained and qualified teachers because anyone could teach,” says Mrs Martin. “She also decided that the early childhood education and care sector didn’t need to employ 100 …

Beware of tech for tech’s sake warns education lecturer

Senior lecturer in educational technology Dr Michael Cowling warns that technology must support learning to be effective. Otherwise, it is a waste of time. The Central Queensland University lecturer says pedagogy must come before technology.

Men hope to encourage more males into early childhood roles

Those numbers excluded parent-led services including as playcentres, kohanga reo, playgroups and other services, Jones said. South Canterbury Free Kindergarten Association manager Dave Hawkey believed there were still just two men working in ECE in …

Education expo goes on tour

Education Minister Hekia Parata has launched the first regional tour of an education expo showcasing tools and resources available to Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako. “For the first time we have brought together all the tools and resources available to support teachers and principals in one expo,” says Ms Parata. “The education expo first ran at the National Cross Sector Forum in Auckland in March and we received really positive feedback from participants who attended.” …

More than 1000 staff employed in Communities of Learning

New figures show more than 1100 teachers and principals have been appointed to new roles in Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako across the country. “I’m delighted to see staff being employed in these expert roles, sharing best practice across schools, early learning services and tertiary providers to raise student achievement,” says Education Minister Hekia Parata. …

Social media making academia more user-friendly

Ivory tower tweeters, Instagrammers and bloggers are using social media to break down barriers and make academic research more accessible to everyone, say Massey University academics.

ECE teachers see red over higher fee charges

Early childhood teachers are furious with the higher fee charges for certification that the new Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (ECANZ) has put out for ‘consultation’.

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