Future Education & Technology 2015 gives schools the opportunity to find out all the latest developments in education technology, and how e-learning is transforming the way pupils and students learn. A packed programme, which includes leaders in their field from schools, government, and other organisations, will give presentations, interactive workshops, and Q & A sessions allowing you to transform your school into an e-learning environment....
These awards are to recognise personal excellence in Primary or Secondary classroom teaching and support given to others in enhancing their classroom teaching.
Nominations are called for these awards which recognise excellence in mathematics teaching. They are presented biennially at the NZAMT Conference in September/October.
The criteria for these awards are:
A excellence in the teaching of mathematics in the classroom at a particular school;
B contribution and support to mathematics teaching at other schools in the district and/or contribution to mathematics teaching throughout New Zealand; and
C support of a local mathematics association or mathematics group.
Teachers from primary, intermediate and secondary schools may be nominated. Nominations on the official form are to be made initially by a teacher, principal or other mathematics educator. Three referee statements on the official forms are required, one of which must be from a person not teaching at the same school. It is the nominator’s responsibility to request the appropriate forms and distribute them.
The New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers (NZAMT) is pleased to call for applications for this award, in accordance with the Trust Deed. The awards are of monetary value and available to teachers at any New Zealand school within the meaning of the Education Act. The awards are made in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution to the classroom teaching of mathematics. The general (but not exclusive) criteria for selection are:
an effective sequence or resource for teaching mathematics in primary or secondary school classes;
a device for teaching some aspects of mathematics
a television, video, audio-visual or other communication programme on or for teaching mathematics;
a paper proposing or examining a method of teaching mathematics.
Applicants must indicate their contribution to the classroom teaching for mathematics and provide evidence of fulfilling the criteria.
All nominations and applications must be with NZAMT by Friday September 25th 2015.
New Format to membership - School Registration includes individual resources
To gain access to these resources you must be have registered with NZAMT.
School (website assessment access) Membership fees for the year ending December 2014
School size # of students
500 or less
501 to 1000
1001 to 1500
1501 to 2000
2001 or more
Benefits – access to all NCEA assessments from NZAMT .
This fee gives schools/providers access to all secure NZAMT Assessment tasks
Provides all mathematics teachers in your school with individual membership of NZAMT. *Please be aware that some assessment tasks will be released later in the year (particularly practice external assessments) to maintain the security of the tasks for schools. To register and gain access to the resources download and complete membership form.
“The intention of the development band is to encourage teachers to offer broader, richer and more challenging mathematical experiences. Work from the development band should allow better students to investigate whole new topics which would not otherwise be studied and work at a higher conceptual level. Talented students should have their interest in mathematical ideas further stimulated and their understanding of the nature of mathematics deepened.”
finish work early and are looking for something to challenge them?
would benefit from doing extended individual inquiry activities
need to be extended / enriched to achieve their potential
you have difficulty in finding material to keep them motivated
Does your school:
need to collect further evidence towards the NEGS and NAGS
wish to move into a more student inquiry based teaching and learning programme
plan to encompass the STEM philosophy
Then NZAMT may have the answers to these for you.
Motivating Mathematical Minds using the Development Band material is a programme that can be modified to fit individual situations.
Check it out on the NZAMT website
Resources are available for purchase and certificates on completions are also available at a very reasonable cost. It is all done for you, you only need to photocopy the material or load it onto the student management system at your school once you have chosen which modules you wish to use.
Only two weeks left to get free access to the “Data to Insight” materials
If you have lost your senior classes this is an excellent time to exploit the PD opportunity provided by Chris Wild and Tracey Meek’s free online course “Data to Insight” and get up to speed with the content and thinking behind the new statistics curriculum.
There are large numbers of New Zealand maths and stats teachers already taking the course including most of the educational leaders. There are even quite a number of maths and stats departments doing the course together as a shared learning and departmental-upskilling experience. It is hard to think of a better way to learn than with your own built-in support group of colleagues.