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21 June / Free

Constance Barnicoat Room, Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street, Richmond

Develop strategies to spark students' curiosity and deepen their understanding of NZ's eventful past, focusing on Tuia — Encounters 250, commemorating 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans.

Dates, fees, and registration

Date and time Friday 21 June, 9:30am to 3pm
Fee Free
Registrations close Friday 14 June, 5pm

Who this professional learning event is for

This event is for primary, intermediate, and secondary school teachers, and school library staff.

Why attend this event

  • Develop strategies to spark curiosity, engage learners, and deepen understanding of New Zealand’s eventful past, especially through questioning.
  • Use a rich collection of resources and tools, including the recently published curiosity cards.
  • Focus on topics relating to New Zealand culture and heritage, in particular, Tuia — Encounters 250.
  • Learn about the Tasman/Nelson and Marlborough local history resources available.

What you'll learn

  • Understand how rich resources can be used to inspire inquiry and inform deep learning about topics relating to our culture and heritage.
  • Find out how to access digital resources which can relate to your local area and interests.
  • Explore ways to use curiosity cards and create your own.
  • Discover how students and educators can curate New Zealand digital resources in DigitalNZ.
  • Find out about the local history resources available from some of our the local history librarians for Tasman/Nelson and Marlborough.

What you'll do

  • Experience using a resource, or a collection of resources, to inspire and inform.
  • Explore ways curiosity cards and their supporting materials can be used in your classroom.
  • Discover the features of DigitalNZ as a search engine and curation platform.
  • Meet some of the local history librarians for the Tasman/Nelson and Marlborough area.

What's provided

Morning tea is provided. Bring your own lunch (or plan to purchase from on-site café or nearby).

Register or find out more

Registrations closed 5pm 14 June.

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