Tuesday, July 9, 2013

LangSem 2013

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Fabulous Opportunity for PLD in Learning Languages, including te Reo Māori yrs 0 – 13.


NZALT Waikato LangSem 2013 - “Where Next for Language Learning?”

(New Zealand Association of Language Teachers)

will take place on Friday August 30 at the Hamilton Airport Motor Hotel conference Centre.

This year the programme has been extended to include all languages, including te Reo Māori, from years 0 – 13.


·         The programme is looking exciting with a plenary session and workshops being facilitated by national specialists and National Advisers.

·         If you are teaching a language that is not included above e.g. Sign, Samoan please contact me and if possible we will organise a specific facilitator.

·         Workshops will cater for primary and secondary diversity as well as provide an opportunity for cross sector networking.

·         There will be a choice between workshops in target language(s) and English.

·         Registration form and letters with all details are attached. The deadline for registering is August 12 but because LangSem organisation is done by teachers/facilitators with full time jobs we would ask you to register as soon as possible to make things run more smoothly for us.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions/suggestions or you would like to present a workshop.

Please pass on this information to colleagues in your own school and to others who you feel may be interested.


Ngaa mihinui, naa Jeanne

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Curriculum Collation Documents

A link through myPortfolio101 will take you to the Curriculum Collation Documents that the myPortfolio NLC have been working on.
The purpose of these documents is to provide an overview of 2 levels at a time of currrent and second tier documents all on one page. This should be particulary helpful to teachers beginning with a second language. For the older curriculum docs that didn't have suggested text types or topics we have defaulted to French in the NZC (FiNZC). We hope you will find these collations useful - feedback welcomed: http://myportfolio.school.nz/view/view.php?id=120954
We are currently working on the Japanese and Chinese curriculum docs.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

myPortfolio101 by NLC Learning Languages

A Waikato based Networked Learning Cluster produced an exciting site for first time users of myPortfolio in 2011 and are now delighted to share these resources - have a play!

Monday, February 27, 2012

NCEA 2012 Feb update

Christchurch and Auckland have won the MOE contract and will share NZ coverage. Emails were sent last week (Feb 23) with details about applying for a one year Central North LL adviser position with Team Solutions. Contact Jeanne: jeanneg@waikato.ac.nz in her new role as NZALT Waikato Communications Person if you haven't seen this letter or better still contact Karl Mutch at Team Solutions directly: k.mutch@auckland.ac.nz DEADLNE IS FEB 28.

Please continue to support one another through 2011 cluster contacts and the language specific websites e.g. http://www.french.ac.nz/

Go to http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/
That's the landing page for all subjects. Just drill into the subject and everything is there.

Remember to register for the Hamilton Jumbo day, June 15 - other areas are asked to wait until Jumbo day dates can be confirmed: Go to NZQA site > Secondary Schools and Teachers> Best Practice Workshops>
The National Moderator will most likely to able to run a workshop at conference 2012 in Rotorua . This would not be a usual MBP workshop but something allied to it- watch this space for confirmation and details. Conference registration: http://www.nzalt.org.nz/conference/

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NZALT Waikato 2012

The NZALT Waikato executive was re/elected at the Dec 2011 AGM:
President - Natalie Blackburn, Hamilton Boys' HS: mcmahonc@xtra.co.nz
Secretary - Britta Frogley, Berkley Normal Middle School: brit@berkley.school.nz
Regional Officer - Christine Williams, Matamata College: WI@matamatacollege.school.nz
Treasurer - David Hall, St Peter's: DavidH@stpeters.school.nz
The role of Communications Person was added after the Feb meeting - Jeanne Gilbert: jeanneg@waikato.ac.nz
Special thanks to these people for the work they will undertake on behalf of Waikato teachers in 2012.
Meetings for 2012: Feb 23 @ 4.30 at Hamilton BHS; May 10 @ 4.30 at St Peter's; September 6 @ 4.30 at Hamilton Girls'; and AGM Nov 22 @ 4.30 at Dio (TBC)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

LangSem 2011

Go to the LangSem 2011 page to view resources, evaluations and conveners' reports.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 31, 2010