As we go back into lockdown here in Aotearoa New Zealand, we want to take the opportunity to share some online resources to support you during this time.
Now is a great time to explore the NEX Directory to see what the Networks of Expertise are sharing via their websites and social media. During this time of stress and anxiety for many, connecting to your peers in education, linking up with a supportive community and taking care of your well-being has never been more important. It serves as a great reminder that you are part of a network of educators going through the same challenges.
Across the NEX websites and social media pages, you'll also find helpful resources, such as quality home learning resources to assist ākonga and students, and updates on any online events taking place during lockdown.
For advice on taking learning online and for a wealth of resources on anything to do with Online Learning in general, visit the Kōtuitui Online Teachers Network online teaching resource.
For tips or a refresher on how to navigate virtual classrooms, and for guidance on how to keep our ākonga and students safe online, visit Netsafe.
To access cross-sector information for parents and whānau, ākonga and students, and educators and leaders, head over to the Ministry of Education's Learning from Home and Kauwhata Reo pages, where you can keep up to date with information, advice and support, including Covid-19 well-being guidance.
Led by Professor Peter O’Connor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, Te Rito Toi provides detailed, arts-rich lesson plans and classroom activities to support ākonga and students with the return to school after a traumatic event.
Thank you and acknowledgements to all of the hard working kaiako and teachers across the country! Kia kaha, stay safe and well.