Mike’s News Oct 5

1-31 Oct Health Literacy month www.healthliteracymonth.org/
1-31 Oct Save Kiwi month www.kiwisforkiwi.org/save-kiwi-week/schools
1-31 Oct Breast Cancer Awareness month www.nzbcf.org.nz (Pink Ribbon)
5 Oct World Habitat Day https://www.un.org/en/events/habitatday/
7-8 Oct ULearn online conference https://core-ed.org/events/ulearn
8 Oct World Sight Day (2nd Th Oct*) http://www.iapb.org/advocacy/world-sight-day
9 Oct Deadline to enter for PM’s science prizes https://www.pmscienceprizes.org.nz/
9 Oct Deadline to apply for centrally funded PLD. Info here.
11-17 Oct Niue language week www.mpia.govt.nz
11-17 Oct Earth Sciences Week (USA) http://www.earthsciweek.org/about-esw
13 Oct Ada Lovelace day, women in STEM http://findingada.com/
14 Oct NZASE online forum 3:30-4:30 pm for teachers of years 1-8. Register here
15 Oct 9:30 am NZ ShakeOut, (EQ drill & tsunami evacuation)
16 Oct World Food Day www.fao.org/wfd/
Moon 3Q 10 Oct     NM 17 Oct     1Q 24 Oct     FM 1 Nov
  1. A wallchart for Niue language week: https://www.mikesnews.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Common-phrases-Niuean.docx


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  2. Pedagogy:
  3. Science Careers


  1. Biology:
  2. Earth & Space Science
  3. Chemistry:
  4. Physics:
  5.  EfS:
    • Science Learning Hub has a lot of resources for those wanting to teach about freshwater systems, gathering data & taking action. See a recording of their latest webinar
    • Poster showing impacts of deep-sea mining on midwater ecosystems. [Mere Manning] http://ow.ly/hu6g50AtRbq
  6.  Science
  7. Years 1-8

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. Science Learning Hub – free online PLD webinar
    • Register here to join their latest webinar, All about insects, on Th 22 Oct, 4:00–4:45 pm. Look at observation, classification, lifecycles, adaptations & socio-scientific issues. This session will be valuable for both primary and secondary school teachers

Cheers, Mike