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  • NCEA health students study effects of medication on drivers

    19 March 2018. Health teacher creates and trials NCEA Level 3 assessment to get students analysing the issue of medications that may impair driving.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/ncea-health-students-study-effects-of-medication-on-drivers
  • Virtual reality app for learner drivers

    11 December 2017. Young learner drivers now have a virtual reality app to help practise important tasks such as spotting hazards.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/virtual-reality-app-for-learner-drivers
  • Videos: teachers on context + cross-curricular learning

    27 October 2017. Teachers Sarah Howell and Catherine Hunter talk about aspects of teaching which engage students within rich learning processes.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/videos-teachers-on-context-cross-curricular-learning
  • Unicycle students learn about cycleways

    18 October 2017. Video and article. Members of a school’s unicycle club are expanding their horizons by learning about urban cycleways.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/unicycle-students-learn-about-cycleways
  • How teachers can help young people question behaviour and identity

    22 September 2017. The ways people act on our roads may reflect the identities they want for themselves or feel pressured to adopt. Here’s how teachers can surface and challenge the ideas which influence identity.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/how-teachers-can-help-young-people-question-behaviour-and-identity
  • Four new secondary English resources

    4 September 2017. Four new or revised English curriculum resources for secondary schools are available. Teacher Karen Spencer explains what’s inside.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/four-new-secondary-english-resources
  • Literacy learning tool deepens knowledge of safe road use

    28 August 2017. The new-look Pathways Awarua combines literacy learning with contexts such as safe driving. It is available to secondary schools.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/literacy-learning-tool-deepens-knowledge-of-safe-road-use
  • Rail Safety Week is here - 2017

    14 August 2017. Rail Safety Week is an annual community awareness initiative. Find out what’s happening and get links to resources.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/rail-safety-week
  • Teacher talk: design thinking and social action

    July 31 2017. Hayden Shaw discusses how secondary teachers can deploy design thinking and social action across the curriculum.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/teacher-talk-design-thinking-and-social-action
  • Kea crossing adds to school’s safe routes

    16 June 2017. A Wellington primary school expands the role of its school patrol, and adds to safe routes available for students.

    http://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/kea-crossing-adds-to-schools-safe-routes
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