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Field trip Webconferences (formerly Audioconferences)

Note: For the webconference timetable for a field trip, go to that field trip and click Webconferences on the left-side menu and you will see the times for taking part live and links to the recordings. To take part live, use the same instructions as below.

Teacher PLD Sessions

An invitation to attend a free PLD training webinar for teachers is emailed out to enrolled teachers in advance of each trip. These webinars (web conferences) go over how the field trip will operate and provide a chance for teachers to put questions to the LEARNZ Teacher and also suggest specific topics they would like to see covered. The webinars use the same platform, Zoom, as the webconferences (formerly audioconferences) during field trips. Dates for PLD webinars are included on the LEARNZ Events Calendar and also described in detail below.

How to take part: How to take part in LEARNZ field trip PLD webinars before field trips as well as web conferences during field trips

Teachers, at the time of the relevant class or teacher session:

  1. New in 2018: The Zoom Room. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at https://core-ed.zoom.us/j/399587551 or iPhone one-tap: New Zealand: +6498011188,,399587551#  or +6448318959,,399587551#
  2. Wait until the Host joins
  3. Introduce yourself
  4. Watch and listen to the shared presentation or web walk-through and the discussion
  5. Ask questions at any time

The LEARNZ team will be there as facilitators, to answer questions about LEARNZ and the relevant field trip(s) and provide technical support if needed. The same platform, Zoom is used for field trip webconferences.

2018 Teacher-only PLD web conferences

PLD Webinar Date Time Topic Teacher PLD recording
Thursday 9 August 3:30pm Natural hazards - lessons from Iceland (More about this field trip starting 29 August 2018) Look above for how to take part. A link to the recording will go here.
Tuesday 7 August 3:30pm Share the road - design thinking and a safer transport system for everyone (More about this field trip starting 14 August 2018)  Look above for how to take part. A link to the recording will go here.
Tuesday 24 July (Week 1 Term 3) 3:30pm Map my waahi - my place, my story (More about this field trip starting 31 July 2018) Look above for how to take part. A link to the recording will go here.
Thursday 7 June 3:30pm Adapting after Emergencies - lessons from Kaikōura and Hurunui (More about this field trip starting 26 June 2018) Replay at https://vimeo.com/273827710 (28 minutes).
Wednesday 30 May 3:30pm Kokako - restoring birdsong to Mt Pirongia (More about this field trip starting 19 June 2018) Replay at https://vimeo.com/272500121 (22 minutes).
Wednesday 2 May 3:30pm Land, Sky and Space - accurate satellite positioning takes off! (More about this field trip starting 22 May 2018) Replay at https://vimeo.com/267522566 (23 minutes).
Wednesday 11 April 2018 3:30pm Kauri Dieback - the spread and management of disease (More about this field trip, starting 8 May 2018) Replay at https://vimeo.com/264190559 (34 minutes).
Wednesday 14 March 2018 3:30pm Wetland Biodiversity - journey to a rare inland high country ecosystem  (More about this field trip starting 3 April 2018) Replay at https://vimeo.com/259992194 (28 minutes).
Tuesday 27 February 2018 3:30pm No more tips or dumps - exploring modern engineered landfills and energy parks (More about this field trip starting 20 March 2018). Replay at https://vimeo.com/257815144 (31 minutes).
Wednesday 14 February 2018 3:30pm Sustainable seas - essential for NZ`s health and wealth (More about this field trip starting 6 March 2018). Replay at https://vimeo.com/255672264 (25 minutes).
Wednesday 31 January 2018 3:30pm Spirit of Adventure - exploring hauora during an inspirational sailing adventure (More about this field trip starting 20 February 2018). Replay at https://vimeo.com/253684858 (29 minutes).

2017

PLD Webinar Date Time Topic Teacher PLD recording
Wednesday 8 November 2017 3:45pm Antarctica - cool science in action (More about this field trip starting 20 November 2017). Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p9irtz3zi9t/ (25 minutes).
Monday 9 October 2017 3:30pm Life at the Boundary - investigating natural hazards (More about this feld trip starting 31 October) Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p60kxtwsq9e/ (24 minutes).
Wednesday 27 September 2017 3:30pm What's the plan, Stan? - getting ready for an emergency (More about this feld trip starting 17 October) Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p5jkexn4o12/ (28 minutes).
Wednesday 6 September 2017 3:30pm Spirit of Adventure - exploring hauora during a sailing adventure (More about this field trip starting 20 September). Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p2ds5kh5skn/ (26 minutes).
Wednesday 23 August 2017 3:30pm Love your rubbish - waste, or valuable resource? (More about this field trip starting 12 September) Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p1il6xbweef/ (25 minutes).
Wednesday 9 August 2017 3:30pm Finding Resilience - the technology behind locating and responding to natural hazards (More about this field trip starting 29 August) Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p57vaxut8me/ (27 minutes).
Wednesday 26 July 2017 3:30pm Kiwi - from lifted egg to free adult (More about this field trip starting 15 August). Replay http://connect.vln.school.nz/p35s9nxta38/at (27 minutes).
Wednesday 19 July 2017 10:00am Map my Waahi - my place, my story (More about this field trip starting 1 August) Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p36hsg9lx6l/ (25 minutes).
Wednesday 14 June 2017 3:30pm Waterview Connection 4 - Cycleways and our transport networks (More about this field trip starting 27 June). Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p5djh8hzaqa/ (24 minutes)
Wednesday 17 May 2017 3:30pm Opera 2017 (More about this field trip starting 20 June). Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p2d2mrvtser/ (33 minutes)
Wednesday 10 May 2017 3:30pm Primary Industries 2017 (More about this field trip starting 6 June). Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p2alb0o3s0a/ (21 minutes)
Wednesday 3 May 2017 3:30pm People and Water 2017 (More about this field trip starting 23 May). Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p1ggmk20e2t/ (25 minutes)
Wednesday 8 February 2017 3:30pm Marine Mammals 2017 (More about this field trip starting 28 Feb) Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p2jgbur1ggf/ (35 minutes)
Wednesday 15 February 2017 3:30pm Wetland Biodiversity 2017 (More about this field trip starting 14 March) Replay at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p7gosolpqcn/ (30 minutes)

2016

PLD Webinar Date Time Topic Teacher PLD recording
Monday 12 December 2016 3:15pm LEARNZ Reference Group N/A
Tuesday 27 September 2016 10:30am What's the Plan, Stan? - Getting ready for an emergency (More about this field trip starting 11 October). Replay the teacher PLD at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p6vf5213xy2/ (40 minutes)
Wednesday 19 October 2016 3:30pm Antarctica - cool science in action (More about this field trip starting 9 November). Replay the teacher PLD at https://vimeo.com/187927107 (35 minutes)
Wednesday 6 July 2016 3:30pm Love Your Rubbish - lollipop to landfill? (More about this field trip starting 2 August). Replay the teacher PLD at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p3m39r1et7e/ (40 minutes)
Wednesday 27 July 2016 3:30pm Geohazards - earthquakes, landslides, tsunami (More about this field trip starting 9 August). Replay the teacher PLD at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p33npa5jme5/ (30 minutes)
Wednesday 10 August 2016 3:30pm Kereru Count - kaitiakitanga in action. (More about this field trip starting 30 August). Replay the teacher PLD at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p2hoivjfk8d/ (30 minutes) 
Wednesday 24 August 2016 3:30pm Waterview Connection - going underground with New Zealand's bigggest roading project. (More about this field trip starting 13 September). Replay teh teacher PLD at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p7ab3l6gm2d/ (25 minutes)
Wednesday 4 May 2016 3:30pm Opera - put on a show! (More about this Arts field trip starting 26 May). Replay the teacher PLD at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p644jqfwqwa/ (30 minutes)

Wednesday 11 May 2016

3:30pm Where are we? - navigating and positioning on sea, land and air. (More about this GPS-GIS field trip starting 14 June).

Replay the teacher PLD at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p6erdjm7xho/ (30 minutes)

Thursday 2 June 2016 3:30pm Garden Bird Survey - who's in your backyard? (More about this Science - Living World field trip starting 28 June) Replay the teacher PLD at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p9ambw0s58g/ (30 minues)

If you have questions about the webinars email help@learnz.org.nz.

Kereru CountThe purpose of these webinars is to:

  • help first-timers get started with a LEARNZ virtual field trip 
  • help teachers who have used LEARNZ before to find out what's new and get more out of a LEARNZ virtual field trip
  • suggest opportunities to integrate a LEARNZ virtual field trip into your teaching and learning programme
  • show how LEARNZ integrates with Vision, Values, Principles and Key Competences of the NZ Curriulum
  • show which Learning Areas are integrated with each field trip
  • show how eLearning with LEARNZ supports 21st Century teaching and learning practices like
    • UDL
    • BYOD
    • MLE
    • incusive education
    • reflective practice 
    • collaboration
  • answer any questions you may have about LEARNZ

Smart Motorways

A selection of completed 2015-2016 PLD webinars for teachers: 

  1. LEARNZ and the NZ Curriculum - Webinar showing how LEARNZ connects with the Vision and Principles of the NZ Curriculum (High expectations, Treaty of Waitangi, Cultural diversity, Learning to learn, Community engagement, Coherence, and Future focus).
    Go the recording at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p9k6vh90ray/
  2. Webinar for Waterview Connection - going underground with New Zealand's biggest roading project (more).
    Go to the recording (start missed) at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p36hseekq7c/
  3. Webinar for Waka Voyaging - exploring hauora during an ocean adventure (more).
    Go to the recording at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p6sl1w5ghw9/
  4. Webinar for Wetland Biodiversity - journey to a rare inland high country ecosystem (more).
    Go to the recording at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p3m39qhoxlm/
  5. Webinar for Smart Motorways - technologies making roads safer and more sustainable (more).
    Go to the recording at http://connect.vln.school.nz/p39bvka865m/

Some webinars were part of Connected Educator Month 2014 and 2015.