Mike’s News July 25

27 Jul International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. Info here.
28 Jul Dan Hikuroa on using mātauranga Māori when caring for te moana. 7pm. Book here
28 Jul Webinar on Myrtle rust: how can we support our ngahere? 7pm. Zoom link.
31Jul-6Aug Cook Islands Māori Language week www.mpia.govt.nz
1 Aug 1st Teach Engineering 2-day online workshop starts 3am. Info here. Next 3 Aug.
6 Aug 1945 Hiroshima Day http://www.hiroshima-remembered.com/
8-14 Aug Maths Week www.mathsweek.org.nz/
Moon NM Jul 29      1Q Aug 5      FM Aug 12      3Q Aug 19
  1. Resources for Cook Islands Māori Language Week: https://www.mikesnews.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Cook-Island-Maori-phrases-2p.doc
  2. Book Riley Hathway (marine education) for terms 3 or 4 (face to face or online) and/or sign up for the 21 day challenge. More info here http://www.youngoceanexplorers.com.


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  2. Mātauranga Māori
  3. Pedagogy:
  4. Professional reading/watching:
  5. Student opportunities:
    • Design and create a robot, inspired from insects’ unique characteristics, capable of surviving on Mars and win an exclusive tour at the Rocket Lab facilities. Competition for NZ rangatahi 10 – 16 years old. Deadline 9 Aug https://www.taurangastemfestival.co.nz/space/
    • Those aged 18-25 can apply for the BLAKE Ambassador Programme. Focus on science and conservation projects in remote locations with NIWA (5 positions), DoC (4) or GNS (2) from Nov 2022 – Jun 2023. More info https://www.blakenz.org/programmes/blake-ambassadors/
  6. Literacy:
  7. Revision:
  8. Science Careers:


  1. Biology:
  2. Agricultural and Horticultural Science:
  3. Earth & Space Science:
  4. Chemistry:
  5. Physics:
  6. Primary & intermediate:
  7.  EfS:
  8.  STEM:
  9. NZ History-Science links:

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. UK’s STEM learning has online PLD on managing behaviour for learning. https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/ondemand/45271/managing-behaviour-learning
  2. Kohia Teachers Centre:
  3. Free Share My Lesson PLD webinars Jul 26 – Aug 4. Register now to access in your own time.
  4. ESS webinars:
    • Wed 27 Jul 7.30 – 8.30pm, 1st ESS Scholarship tutorial Introduction to ESS Scholarship and the online resources. Please let your scholarship students know. The zoom link.
    • Tues 2 Aug ESS webinar on teaching ESS 2.5 (91191) Extreme Earth Events on Tues 2 August, 7.30 – 9.00 pm ( a week later than originally advertised).  The Zoom link: ESS 2.5 (91191)
  5. STEM conference Brisbane, Fri 5 – Sat 6 August https://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/brisbane/stem-across-the-curriculum

Cheers, Mike

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