Mike’s News Jul 7

20jun-15Jul Matariki Festival www.matarikifestival.org.nz/
11 Jul World Population Day  www.stats.govt.nz , Schools Corner
16-17 Jul ASCD conference http://www.ascd.org/virtual-conference-respond-reimagine-restart.aspx
17-19 Jul Spectrum Ed free online summit
20 Jul Nominations for kudos award close
21 Jul 1969 1st moon walk www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11_40th.html#.UtmgLOuBr-k
Moon 3Q 13 Jul.       NM 21 Jul        1Q 28 Jul        FM 4 Aug       


  1. Culturally Responsive & Relational Pedagogy:
  1. Pedagogy:
  1. Professional reading/watching:
  1. Literacy:
  2. Digital support
  3. Alison Campbell will be back for a Schol Bio Prep Day 2020 at Sancta Maria College, 319 Te Irirangi Dr, Ak, Sat 22 Aug, 10am -3pm approx. All students and teachers welcome. No charge. If interested please email Shane the school name & students’ names.
  4. The deadline for the survey on the L1 subject list has been extended to 10 August for Science. More details on the options: https://www.mikesnews.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Options-for-NCEA-Level-1-Science.pdf


  1. Biology:
  1. Agricultural and Horticultural Science:
  1. Earth & Space Science
  1. Chemistry:
  1. Physics:
  1. Science of COVID-19
  1. EfS:
    • Earth Explorer’s club – environmental science activities aimed for 5-7 yr olds. Here [Scroll down, below Science Fun at Home intro, to EE tab 1/3 way down]
    • MPI’s Marine Pest ID Guide here
  1. Primary

Professional Learning & Development (PLD) Opportunities

  1. Online PLD on being a leader of learning with Gavin Grift. Four 2h sessions 3:15-5:15 17,18 Aug & 14,15 Sep. $295. https://www.learningnetwork.ac.nz/events/teacher-leadership-2-day-training-for-in-school-and-across-school-leaders/
  2. ASCD archived webinar & handouts on Place-Based Learning. http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars/power-of-place-webinar.aspx

Cheers, Mike