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Keynotes and presentations

Leading speakers deliver keynotes and presentations around New Zealand with an emphasis on The New Zealand Curriculum. On this page you will find links through to videos, as provided to NZC Online, of these presentations.

Deanne Thomas and Wharehoka Wano - Language, culture, identity, and raising student achievement
(EDtalks - recorded February 2012)

Deanne Thomas and Wharehoka Wano.

Deanne Thomas and Wharehoka Wano, Kaihautu Māori for CORE Education, describe their personal learning journey and provide the historical context for raising student achievement for Māori students through language, culture and identity.

Mary Chamberlain - Using standards to improve learning
(EDtalks - recorded March 2010)

Mary Chamberlain.

Mary Chamberlain, as Group Manager, Curriculum Teaching and Learning-design for the NZ Ministry of Education, presented this spotlight at the Learning@School conference. She focuses on the essential ingredients of the National Standards, and the conditions and actions needed to ensure National Standards make a positive difference for children's learning.

Dr Julia Atkin - Expressing the essence of the New Zealand Curriculum
(EDtalks - recorded August 2011)

Julia Atkin.

"The New Zealand Curriculum is the best in the world." Dr. Julia Atkin looks back at the history of curriculum change. She discusses the shift in perspective the current curriculum requires, and the particular challenge for secondary teachers to change from being a teacher of the subject to being a teacher of the person.

Rose Hipkins – The shape of curriculum change
(Embedded movie - recorded March 2011)

Rosemary Hipkins.

Rosemary Hipkins presented this session at the CORE Breakfast seminar in Dunedin, March 2011, which sketched the overall shape of curriculum change in CIES schools.

The video is supported by the PowerPoint presentation and full Curriculum Implementation Exploratory Studies 2 report, as well as a discussion paper covering the key findings – The Shape of Curriculum Change summary.

Ministry of Education 2010 seminar series:

Red Beach School

Female student.

The Red Beach School vision
How we have developed e-reflection in our school
Students' perspectives
A parent's perspective
A teacher's perspective
Where to next and questions

Albany Senior High School

Vision, values and eportfolios at Albany Senior High School
Curriculum structure and eportfolios
The three step process of constructing a student eportfolio

Rose Hague - Curriculum integration
(Embedded Quicktime movie - recorded November 2009)

Rose Hague

'My role today is to touch base with the messages and key principles that are coming through in the curriculum that, whenever you design your school curriculum, they are the ones you come back to. The way you pull those together will be informed by the work you are doing with your communities, which will be vastly different.'

Jennifer Garvey Berger - Principals as leaders of learning cultures
(Embedded Quicktime movie - recorded February 2009)

Jennifer Garvey Berger.

'The thinking of teachers creates the schools, the thinking of teachers creates the practice, and the thinking of teachers mingles with the thinking of children to create the learning... We need to create places to think about the transformation of adult lives and how you could support those transformations.'

Cheryl Doig - Selling, telling, compelling: Developing community engagement in curriculum
(Embedded Quicktime movie - recorded February 2009)

Cheryl Doig.

Cheryl Doig presents this spotlight at the Learning@School Conference in Rotorua in February 2009. She discusses the five levels of community engagement and challenges schools to think about how inviting their school environment is.

Rosemary Hipkins - Inquiry learning and key competencies. Perfect match or problematic partners?
(Embedded Quicktime movie - recorded June 2008)

Rosemary Hipkins.

Rosemary Hipkins gave this presentation at a CORE breakfast seminar held at the Royal Society in Wellington on 20th June 2008. 70 invited school leaders and Ministry of Education personnel attended. We wish to acknowledge Rose Hipkins and NZCER for making this presentation available for online publication.

Updated on: 27 Aug 2013