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This blog contains many ideas and resources for talking about the curriculum in your school. Click on the find more link to see the full blog posts.

Three graduates.

Graduate profiles – a vision of future-oriented learners

17/10/16

Graduate profiles are one way that a school can communicate a shared understanding of what a future-oriented learner looks like.

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future focus
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
vision
Wellington College students.

The 7 principles of learning

13/10/16

Schools and education systems around the world are having to reconsider their design and approach to teaching and learning. What should schooling, teaching and, most especially, learning look like in this rapidly changing world?

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Classroom shop.

Financial capability in New Zealand schools

01/09/16

This blog post explores five common questions about financial capability. It offers practical ideas and resources to help teachers integrate financial capability into their classroom curriculum so that students leave school with a healthy financial IQ.

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Student with map.

Future focused learning and the Olympics

11/07/16

This blog post has been written to encourage teachers to consider the “why” of learning about the Olympics. The first part of the blog encourages teachers to frame meaningful inquiries for students that foster the development of 21st century skills. The second part highlights a range of rich, future-focused learning opportunities based around the Olympic Games.

See also: Our national events page with a focus on the Rio Olympic Games.

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Adele O'Leary.

My journey with Universal Design for Learning

26/01/16

This blog is the third in a three part series about Universal Design for Learning. Primary school teacher Adele O'Leary shares her first steps in UDL, describing the impact on her teaching and her learners.

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Inclusion

Teaching as inquiry – FAQs

22/01/16

This blog post takes a closer look at teaching as inquiry, answering five commonly asked questions. It offers stories and resources to support and inspire teachers and school leaders to investigate their practice and make a difference for all students.

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assessment
effective pedagogy

Involving your community in curriculum design

05/01/16

When approaching school-based curriculum design the involvement of your school community is crucial. NZC Online recently asked questions through social media about where we could help schools with school-based curriculum design and community engagement. At the heart of all your responses were questions around implementation, sustainability, and longevity. 

This blog highlights stories from New Zealand schools as an impetus for discussion in your school context. Resources and ideas are provided to help you explore implementation, sustainability, and longevity of your school community engagement.

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community engagement
curriculum design and review

Universal Design for Learning in action

27/11/15

This blog, the second in a three part series, features the stories of two teachers who use Universal Design for Learning. These teachers share their understandings and application of UDL, and offer a smorgasbord of inclusive ideas and strategies for you to take away and trial in your own classrooms.

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Inclusion

Introducing Universal Design for Learning

20/11/15

This blog post is the first of a three part series on Universal Design for Learning. In this blog you can find out about the origins and principles of UDL, and learn how UDL supports the implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum.

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Inclusion
Students in the playground.

High expectations in your classroom

23/06/15

This blog post examines how the principle of high expectations can be brought to life in the classroom. It presents four practical strategies that teachers can apply to unleash the potential of all students.

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high expectations
principles

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