Web Conferences

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Web conferences with schools are hosted live from the field by the LEARNZ Teacher and are coordinated by the LEARNZ Office. More about web conferences.

 

 

 

To book as a speaking school, email Shelley the LEARNZ Teacher shelley.hersey@core-ed.org.

Web conference date Time Location; Where are you? Topic Experts Speaking Schools Recording
Tuesday 20 February  9.15am On board the Spirit of New Zealand in the Hauraki Gulf Finding your spirit of adventure in Aotearoa (planning and completion)  Gerard Prendeville (Ship's Captain) Papakōwhai School, Year 7 and Cosgrove School Year 5-6 https://vimeo.com/256491613 (31 minutes - the password for accessing web conference recordings is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ) 
Wednesday 21 February 9.15am On board the Spirit of New Zealand in the Hauraki Gulf Life onboard the Spirit of Adventure (hauora and risk management) Tamati Munroe (3rd Mate) Hamilton West School, Year 7 and Picton School Year 4-5 https://vimeo.com/256670440 (35 minutes - the password for accessing web conference recordings is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ)
Thursday 22 February 9.15am On board the Spirit of New Zealand in the Hauraki Gulf Working as a team to achieve your goals Tessa Campbell (Cadet) Papakōwhai School, Year 7 https://vimeo.com/256849126 (37 minutes - the password for accessing web conference recordings is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ)

Questions for web conference 1

Questions from Papakōwhai School

  1. What is it like sleeping on the Spirit of New Zealand? Harrison
  2. What jobs do you have to do on the ship? Harriet
  3. What is the best activity that you've done so far with the Spirit of Adventure? Oreon
  4. Do some people need extra support to do their activities? Jayin

Questions from Cosgrove School

  1. How can kids sign up to do this?
  2. How do you sort out problems between people on the boat?
  3. What do you use for navigation?
  4. Is it hard working with the ropes?

Questions for web conference 2

Questions from Picton School

  1. Being a square rig means that someone has to climb up the 30 foot mast and untie the sails. How do you prepare the crew to do this and how do some people overcome their fear of heights?
  2. If I was asleep and there was a fire onboard, is there a buddy system to check that everyone gets to the muster station and do I need to make sure that my buddy gets out?
  3. If I was on the Spirit of New Zealand could you please give some examples of how you would help me develop self awareness?
  4. How do you record the marine life you see or any problems that might be harming the environment throughout the voyage and if so, is this data recorded and analysed over time?
  5. What are good exercises for me to do on a daily basis to improve my physical strength in preparation for sailing?

Questions from Hamilton West School

  1. Have your feelings changed over the time of the trip?
  2. What technology do you have onbard?
  3. Has anyone had any injuries?
  4. What is the most challenging thing you have to do aboard?
  5. How do you take care of the toilets?

Questions for webconference 3

Questions from Papakōwhai School

  1. What types of activities and challenges are there and how long do they usually take? Sarah
  2. What’s it like meeting new people and working together to do things around the boat? Bella
  3. Do you have running water, hot water and showers on the ship and how do you cope without the luxuries of home? Palash
  4. What is the best part about the Spirit of Adventure? Matilda

Web conferences connect you with experts, and the LEARNZ field trip teacher, live on location. Image: LEARNZ.