Mike’s News Jul 13

20jun-15JulMatariki Festival www.matarikifestival.org.nz/
16-17 JulASCD conference http://www.ascd.org/virtual-conference-respond-reimagine-restart.aspx
17-19 JulSpectrum Ed free online summit
20 JulNominations for kudos award close
21 Jul 19691st moon walk www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11_40th.html#.UtmgLOuBr-k
27 Jul 1921Insulin 1st isolated  https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323774
Moon3Q 13 Jul       NM 21 Jul        1Q 28 Jul        FM 4 Aug        
  1. uLearn20 is calling for abstracts. Deadline 20 Aug. https://www.core-ed.org/events/ulearn


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  2. Pedagogy:
  3. Professional reading/watching:
  4. Digital support
  1. The Beeby award provides $30,000 to support the development of an innovative learning resource based on high quality research. Applications close 21 Aug. What about a resource around Mātauranga science? https://www.nzcer.org.nz/fellowships/beeby-award


  1. Biology:
  1. Agricultural and Horticultural Science:
  1. Earth & Space Science
  1. Chemistry:
  1. Physics:
  1. Science of COVID-19
  1. Primary
    • UK’s primary Science Teaching Trust has some science activities for remote learning [Scroll down, below Science Fun at Home intro, to the relevant tab 1/3 way down page]:
      • Engineering our world – 8 engineering activities that introduce famous scientists
      • Challenge Chasers – 8 science challenges for 7-11 yr olds. Here
  1. Nature of Science


  1. Have your say, should there be one, three, or five subjects in NCEA L1 Science? Let MoE know by 10 Aug). ly/2Vj9RVb
  2. From questions in Parliament wrt relief costs for school trips: “The cost of employing a relief teacher, under any circumstances, cannot be passed on to parents.”

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. Future Learning Solutions (Ak uni) course Growing Great Leaders https://www.uacel.ac.nz/growing-great-leaders-level-1


  1. To make a tea-bag rocket – remove the tea, unfold the bag & stand it up like a little tube. Light the top & it begins to burn down. At last it floats up, still burning, on its own hot air. There are YouTube videos. Try Red Seal – herbal fruit or red bush.
  2. At her Health & Safety workshops in 2019 Sabina Cleary recommended a particular format for Safe Methods of Use sheets e.g. the SMU for Na in water on the STANZ website. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g3wxHuw0YOWWyV_8AivBqy_kcSW13bPs/view

Cheers, Mike