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New curriculum support website for schools

29 September 2008

New curriculum support website for schools - www.curriculum.co.nz

A website to help schools implement the new New Zealand Curriculum was launched today by education consultancy company, Educating NZ.

www.curriculum.co.nz offers free tools and templates to help schools review and redesign their local programmes of teaching and learning, in line with the new curriculum.

Educating NZ Managing Director, Janelle Grady, says the new curriculum gives schools the flexibility to implement and design their own curriculum to meet the needs of their community.

"This is a significant shift for schools. Through our current work with teachers, principals and other educators, we became aware of the need to provide them with further support to meet the new direction set out in the curriculum, which comes into effect in 2010.

"We want the site to be 'by teachers, for teachers'. We will be encouraging other educators to post their own suggestions, experiences, ideas and resources for others to trial, evaluate, and learn from.

"The teaching profession is very good at sharing best practice and the internet provides an ideal vehicle for this exchange of information. It's also empowering for educators to pass on and receive information developed by and for schools," said Janelle Grady.

We believe this site is complementary to the resources and support provided by the Ministry of Education. The more support available the better for schools and young people.

The material has been developed by curriculum experts, principals and the education specialists working at Educating NZ.

Educating NZ is a consultancy specialising in training and professional learning, resource development and publishing, and educational research and development.

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