Over the summer we’ve made some improvements to the website, based on feedback from our survey at the end of last year. We have simplified messaging and processes for memberships and removed the 'save to your kete' function, as this was not well used and created some confusion.
We’ve also taken on board your ideas for content and professional learning and used these to prioritise our work this year, including a commitment to sharing a diverse range of voices and experiences.
Educators want support to integrate mātauranga Māori and Aotearoa histories, along with place-based, local resources, that focus on hauora, social justice and connection to nature.
Our 2022 national conference created space for important discussions and we will be sharing key ideas and some recorded sessions more widely over the next few months, to maintain momentum and support positive change across Aotearoa.
New Resources on our Website
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NZAEE Spotlight: Inspiration for 2023 - Learning with Te Taiao | Nature
As you plan for the year ahead, take some time to listen to honest and inspiring stories from educators who are passionate about providing regular, integrated opportunities for ākonga to connect with te taiao and lead positive action for their local places.
NIWA Climate Adaptation Teaching Resources
This online resource includes a ‘serious game’ called My Coastal Futures. Using critical thinking skills, teamwork and compromise to get the best outcome, the game will introduce students to community-level decision-making and adaptation.
Ki te hoe! Education for Aotearoa
This new pukapuka from NZCER Press addresses one of the most pressing questions for educators in Aotearoa New Zealand—how to enact te Tiriti o Waitangi and equitably privilege mātauranga, kaupapa, and tikanga Māori with mātauranga, kaupapa, and tikanga Pākehā.
Sustainability Education - Enough for all, forever | Mātauranga whakauka taiao – mā te katoa, mō āke tonu atu
Written by Lynnette Rogers and Andrea Soanes, Waikato Regional Council, this teaching guide is aimed at secondary teachers who are using the EfS standards at Years 12 and 13.
Student Activism: Learning Through Doing
Written by Sophie Watson, NZ Council for Educational Research, this paper suggests that schools and teachers are ideally placed to develop students’ skills and competency to support their activism ambitions.