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11 June / Free

Whanganui Board Room, BNZ Partners Centre, 124 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui

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 Tuesday 11 June, 1pm to 4pm
Fee Free
Registrations close Tuesday 4 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.

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.

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.

What's provided

Afternoon tea is provided. 

Register or find out more

Registrations closed 5pm 4 June.

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