Support for learning at home
This is an update on the support the Ministry is providing for learning at home. Over the next two and a half weeks we will be working with you so you are supported for the 15th of April to open your school and kura for distance learning (16 April for Southland).
Learning from home website and Ki te Ao Mārama
Two online spaces went live this week. These have been produced with other agencies and are available online with resources for parents and whānau, spanning early learning through to senior secondary.
Ki te Ao Marama has been developed to support those students learning te reo Māori and for those in kōhanga reo, kura and Māori medium settings. They have been purposefully packaged to support learning at home.
Parents and whānau will find advice and activities they can use to support learning at home, without needing to become teachers themselves.
Access to devices and the Internet
We know that not all households will have access to devices for their children to use for their learning. We also know that some households will have Internet connectivity issues. We are working hard on increasing connectivity and getting devices to households that need them. This is complex and we will be working with schools and communities on how we make this happen.
In the next week we will be in touch about support you need for online learning, devices and hard copy resources.
Hard copy material for home
We are working to provide hard packs for children who don’t have technology at home and we will work with you on the best approach to getting this to those children. Our aim is to provide a supply of these by 15 April, if printing and distribution times make this possible. We will update you on this as soon as we can.
For Advice for students, parents and whānau:
Information in other languages
Information for kids
Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) has a great informational video for kids about COVID-19.