Materials from the Ministry of Education
Te Kete Ipurangi
Te Kete Ipurangi is a great place – it offers a great range of tools and resources you can use to get your community involved.
Key resources used by PLD providers and teachers are available at:
Technology Online has a great series of resources where teachers/kaiako have shared ideas they have successfully used in their classroom practice.
It also showcases outstanding student work and examples of contemporary teaching/learning as well as provide curriculum support materials.
Printed materials with online support
All schools in New Zealand are sent a range of print materials from the Ministry of Education, each of which is designed for a different purpose. You can get more information about how to use the printed materials using these online resources:
Pūtaiao me tikanga
Science knowledge is a product of human culture, and belongs to all cultures. A Nation of Curious Minds supports students to engage with science by linking science / pūtaiao to Māori language, culture and identity through students’ local tikanga, whakapapa and stories.
When Rangitane o Wairarapa partner with the Ministry of Education to develop a curriculum framework to create these links, they both took up the opportunity enthusiastically.
The end product is Iti Kahurangi, the Rangitāne o Wairarapa Education Curriculum for Years 7-8. While it is aimed at one age group it has already proven to be easy to modify it to fit other age groups.
Read more and watch a video about how Iti Kahurangi was developed.
Education outside the classroom
"He waka eke noa - a canoe on which everyone can embark"
Education Outside the Classroom kete
The Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) kete recognises that learning takes place everywhere. This kete supports safe and effective curriculum-based teaching and learning that extends beyond the classroom walls.
Education outside the Classroom – a resource for some tips, hints and resources.
Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom
Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) programmes provide students with access to tools, objects, exhibits, artefacts, expertise, and hands-on experiences that are not available in the immediate school environment. They offer unique and stimulating learning opportunities. The visits involve teachers and LEOTC providers working together to support student learning.
Visit LEOTC For Teachers for resources to support LEOTC experiences.
Staying in the loop
The Royal Society of New Zealand has a great collection of resources for teachers interested in science, technology and maths. Visit the Heads Up website or subscribe to the monthly newsletter to keep abreast of what's happening.
Education Review explores the big issues in New Zealand education, from early childhood through to tertiary education.
New Zealand Science Teacher
New Zealand Science Teacheris published on behalf of the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) by NZME.
Science Learning Hub PLD
Access free regular online webinars about a range of science topics and concepts.
The Mind Lab
These hands-on sessions are designed to expose teachers to new technologies and learning methodologies that can be applied across the curriculum. Visit The Mind Lab website to learn more and make a booking.
Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academies
These intensive four day professional development programmes are for teachers of Years 1–8. The academies have been running since 2012, but now have 'zero course fees' and are available in more areas.
Find out more and register here.
Science and technology education organisations
Student opportunities and resources
Visit the Resources for Students page for the latest opportunities and information you can share with your students.