The standards provide reference points to help us stay focused on our goal - confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.
Fact sheets - National Standards introductory webinar
This Powerpoint introduces the National Standards and provides you with some initial information. It looks at the purpose of the standards, how they relate to the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, and what you might need to consider as you begin working with the National Standards.
It does not address the specifics of how you might do things in your school as each school is unique. Each school will decide how they will use the National Standards to support their on-going implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum.
Professional development - BOT webinar series
The Ministry of Education delivered two series of webinars during 2010 to directly support Boards of Trustees. Starting November 1, a series titled "What Made a Difference?" looked at school planning and reporting, and how Boards can work with the principals and staff to make a positive and sustainable difference to student progress and achievement. Another webinar series on November 15 covered school charters 2011 and provided guidance to incorporate National Standards.
The National Standards sector advisory group
This group operated between 2010-2012 and provided a formal avenue for the education sector to contribute to the continuous improvement of the National Standards implementation.
Fact sheet 3: Consultation on National Standards archived 28.4.10
The process the Ministry of Education used for consultation, key themes and issues identified in feedback, and the Ministry’s response to that feedback.
Fact sheet 2: Key assumptions archived 1.6.10
Key assumptions (PDF, 45 KB)
Key assumptions underpinning the design of the National Standards.
Professional development opportunities diagram
The professional development opportunities diagram outlines the broad range of professional development opportunities available to all principals, teachers, and board members to support the implementation of the National Standards in 2010.
Professional development for the National Standards - 2010 (PDF, 100 KB)
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