BLEND AOTEAROA'S HISTORY

The draft histories curriculum is all about what learning we cannot leave to chance. Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content supports a focus on critical citizenship – understanding the past to make sense of the present and to inform future decisions and actions. It focuses on stories of interactions across time that connect us to one another and to place. There are three elements to the histories curriculum content: UNDERSTAND, KNOW, and DO and teachers will need to  design learning experiences that blend these elements together, so that student learning is deep and meaningful.

DIGITAL STORYTELLING 

Blend can work with teachers to ensure we unpack the new curriculum in an easy to understand manner, together. We can facilitate planning rich inquiries that cover the new curriculum outcomes. 

An effective way to actualise and plan for delivering the curriculum within an engaging context is to blend digital technologies into this learning. Students can tell stories digitally of voyages, traditions and timelines. 

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LEADING THROUGH BLENDED INQUIRY

Blended inquiry means engaging students effectively across the NZ curriculum in science, social studies, technology and sustainability. It is about planning robust and rigorous inquiries where students are getting hands-on and learning through creating, explaining, comparing, making links through critical thinking and teachers feel confident acting as a guide through the inquiry process. Technology is integrated, classrooms are flipped, students become self managing however they are still carefully scaffolded for success, providing opportunities for deep thinking, use of technology and time to celebrate their learning.

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How ready are you to deliver 
       learning that cannot be left to                               chance? 

Blend facilitates change through :

INCREASING YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL HISTORIES 


EXPLORING AND DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING AND INQUIRY SKILLS 

TAKING A mātauranga Māori lens

HIGHLIGHTING LOCAL PLACES,  RELATIONSHIPS AND STORIES

COLLABORATIVE PLANNING SUPPORT

BLENDING DT AND SCIENCE THROUGH THIS CURRICULUM  

 

Lead your local curriculum through local places, histories, stories and people.       

Summer Camp Kids
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Check out this awesome resource - one of many that builds our knowledge of the past, present and future.