NEWS & EVENTS
NEWS & EVENTS
Mon, 30 January, 2023
PLD course for leading the social sciences refresh
Implementing the Curriculum
ASSEN is pleased to announce that registrations for the leading social sciences courses are now open. This year, we will host the course twice.
Opportunities to do things differently abound for us as leaders of learning in the social sciences. This is exciting and challenging. This two-day course is designed to support primary, intermediate and secondary kaiako who have responsibilities for leading the planning and implementation of the refreshed social sciences learning area, including Aotearoa New Zealand's histories curriculum.
Over the two days, participants will have multiple opportunities to engage with the social sciences learning area through He Pā Harakeke, a Kaupapa Māori informed generative process to support the implementation of the new curriculum. ASSEN and NZHTA have developed He Pā Harakeke specifically for this purpose. The course will consist of workshops to model He Pā Harakeke in practice and provide significant time for participants to apply it to their own teaching and learning contexts. There will be workshops for progress outcome level groupings, as well as sessions for cross sector engagement. We will also shine a light on weaving numeracy and literacy teaching and learning through the social sciences. Transformative change for teaching and learning, kaiako, ākonga, whānau and communities - that’s our vision!
Mon, Oct 17, 2022
Welcome to the team!
We have appointed four exceptional kaiako to work alongside Maria for 2023.
Fri, Jun 3, 2022
ASSEN is looking for kaiako to join our team
We have multiple projects on the go and need our team to grow in order to deliver on our contract with the Ministry of Education. We are creating one or more fixed-term contracts (or secondments) to meet these needs.
Tues, 12 April, 2022
PLD course for middle leaders
Reimagining the Curriculum
ASSEN is pleased to announce that registrations for the middle leaders course are now open. The hui will be at Tiakiwai Conference Centre, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington in the first week of the term two holidays - 12 & 13 July 2022.
Opportunities to do things differently abound for us as leaders of learning in the social sciences. This is exciting and challenging. This two day course is designed to support primary, intermediate and secondary kaiako in middle leadership positions - DPs, APs, HODs, team leaders, curriculum leaders - to reimagine the possibilities of the curriculum through effective social science education that is grounded in culturally responsive practice.
The course will offer experiences that will inspire, challenge and engage you with the Understand, Know, Do model of the new Aotearoa New Zealand histories curriculum and how that sits within the wider social sciences learning area. Transformative change for teaching and learning, kaiako, ākonga, whānau and communities - that’s our vision!
Opening Keynote Speaker: Professor Mere Berryman
with a follow-up workshop by members of the Poutama Pounamu PLD team
Wed, Mar 30, 2022
If you've not already checked out the information about SocCon 2022 then make sure you do! The theme is Embracing Change. 'Kei tua o Tāwauwau te rā e whiti ana' – Rewi Maniapoto | Beyond these troubling times the sun is shining.
5 - 7 October 2021, Christchurch Town Hall, Ōtautahi Christchurch [...]
Tue, Jan 26, 2021
NCEA - Review of Achievement Standards
For those looking for the updates and resources to do with the ongoing process of the RAS for senior social studies, please find these on the Building Teacher Capabilities page [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Te Tiriti, civics & citizenship wānanga: mā mua, mō muri
ASSEN is pleased to announce that a new TRCC course for 10 secondary and 10 primary teachers is now taking applicants. The wānanga runs from 27-30 September 2020. It recognises the significance of the intersection of civics and citizenship [...]
Sun, Jun 14, 2020
ASSEN has started creating Toby collections
Have you heard of Toby? It's a way of collecting and curating web-pages for a particular topic. Here's an example of the collection we're created for the new Refugee Crisis resources we've just uploaded to the Level 2 section of the Senior Social Studies [...]
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