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Web conferences

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 Andrew the LEARNZ Teacher andrew.penny@core-ed.org. Feel free to suggest a time that better suits your timetable.

Web conference date & time Topic Experts Recording
Tuesday 10 November 9:00am Walking and wheeling. Choosing a more active mode of transport. Hugh - Wellington City Council Replay the recording at https://vimeo.com/477316067 (25 minutes) - the passcode is on the left in your teacher's MyLEARNZ.
Wednesday 11 November 9:15am Our changing streets. What will our streets look like in the future and how might we play a part in shaping how they look? Aileen - Hutt City Council Replay the recording at https://vimeo.com/478255569 (24 minutes) - the passcode is on the left in your teacher's MyLEARNZ.
Thursday 12 November 10:00am Transport: behaviour and choice. How is transport changing and what will this mean for how we choose to get around in the future? Jeremy - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Replay the recording at https://vimeo.com/478256453 (26 minutes) - the passcode is on the left in your teacher's MyLEARNZ.

Want access live web conferences? - details are in your teacher's MyLEARNZ.

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  • Web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - PDF (118k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the class web conference summary
  • Web Conference summary: The class web conference summary can be done in a format of your own choosing, but feel free to use the web conference summary sheet - PDF (78k) | Google Doc. We'd love to share your ideas on the field trip website and help your students feel valued for their efforts. Please send your class summary to andrew.penny@core-ed.org.

Questions for web conference 1: Walking and wheeling - choosing a more active mode of transport.

  1. How would you define an active mode of transport? (Are ebikes? We use our hands and feet when we drive - why is that not an active mode of transport?). Are there other similar terms we might come across that have similar meanings?
  2. What examples do you have of places where active modes of transport are used a lot. Why do you think this is?
  3. What about where active modes aren't used much? Why?
  4. Do you use active transport yourself? What sorts, when and why?
  5. What are the benefits of choosing more active modes of transport?
  6. What are some of the things we need to be aware of to make active transport modes successful/safe?
  7. Are active modes of transport increasing? Why/why not?
  8. How have active modes of transport evolved over time? How do you see them changing in the future?
  9. What are some things we can do today that could increase our own use of/improve our enjoyment of active transport?

Questions for web conference 2: Our changing streets - What will our streets look like in the future and how might we play a part in shaping how they look?

  1. Can you give an example of your favourite street? Why is it your favourite?
  2. And your least favourite street. Why is it?
  3. Can our streets be better places? How?
  4. If you were to make some changes to a street or public place, how is it decided what those changes would be?
  5. What might an ideal street or public space look like?
  6. How can people get involved in making decisions about street or public space redesign?

Questions for web conference 3: Transport: behaviour and choice. How is transport changing and what will this mean for how we choose to get around in the future?

  1. We all travel and there are many ways to travel. There are reasons for travelling and there are decisions to make about how we will travel. What do you see as being the key motivations behind people's transport choices and behaviour?
  2. In the future, what might influence our travel choices and behaviour?
  3. Does transport need to change? Why?
  4. What changes can you see happening now in transport and how people get around?
  5. What about in the next 5-10 years? What about in 50 years?
  6. What role does government play in transport choices?