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  • Secondary students organise campaign to drive phone-free

    25 May 2018. Persistent use of cellphones by drivers prompts students to take a stand on distracted driving, urging New Zealand to Drive Phone Free.

    https://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/secondary-students-organise-campaign-to-drive-phone-free
  • School bus safety resources available for schools

    8 May 2018. Schools reviewing safety on bus routes can find resources to help, including guidelines for siting bus stops and information for families.

    https://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/school-bus-safety
  • Virtual field trip focuses on design thinking behind transport system

    23 April 2018. Term 3 features a LEARNZ virtual field trip with scope to support student inquiry projects and other classroom learning.

    https://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/virtual-field-trip-focuses-on-design-thinking-behind-transport-system
  • 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.

    https://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.

    https://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.

    https://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.

    https://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.

    https://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.

    https://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.

    https://education.nzta.govt.nz/news/national/literacy-learning-tool-deepens-knowledge-of-safe-road-use
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