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Newsletter 4

Spirit of Adventure Newsletter 4 - For Teachers

Tēnā koutou, it's Shelley here.

This is the fourth newsletter for the LEARNZ Spirit of Adventure virtual field trip. Read previous newsletters.

Things to do from this newsletter:

1. Thank you

  • Thank you for your participation in the Spirit of Adventure field trip to Auckland. What an exciting week we had!
  • Thanks to our experts associated with the field trip, and to Talei Williams from the Spirit of Adventure Trust, who helped organise the trip.
  • The time and effort that has been put into the field trip by everyone involved has been very much appreciated.

2. Evaluation form

  • Please complete the evaluation form now on your MyLEARNZ control panel - More.
  • Why?
    • We need your input to make sure we provide the highest quality LEOTC experiences
    • Our sponsors need to know what you think of LEARNZ so they keep paying the bills (i.e. we want to keep LEARNZ freely available)
    • You have a chance to win the field trip evaluation prize kindly donated by the Spirit of Adventure Trust
    • The prize includes: Spirit of Adventure Trust Posters, the book "Thirty Years of the Spirit of the Adventure Trust" and the Spirit of New Zealand 3D Ship Puzzle.
  • Forgotten your password? Recover it now.

3. Pre-test and post-test self-assessment

  • The pre-test was an opportunity to find out more about what your students knew before the Spirit of Adventure field trip.
  • The post-test can help show what your students have learned from participating in the field trip. If your students did not complete the pre-test prior to the field trip they still can complete the post-test.
  • Email help@learnz.org.nz to request your class results.

4. Field trip contributions

  • Let me know how you used the trip with your class so I can encourage other teachers. Send your ideas to me shelley.hersey@core-ed.org, e.g. web conference summaries, photos of artwork, Blog links etc. and I will publish it for your class and others to view.

5. Keep using the field trip

  • The Spirit of Adventure website has all the field trip material recorded for you and your class to use. Remember to continue to access the activities. Be sure to take a look at the videos and the many still images in the photo gallery. Also get a better idea of the field trip surroundings by looking at the panoramas included in the diaries.
  • The LEARNZ web conferences are available for replay at any time on the web conference page. These recordings include the supporting web cam view, text and audio from the formal web conference as well as the spontaneous questions and answers from the open session.
  • Watch the videos and follow the video questions link to encourage further inquiry.
  • Read or listen to the background reading pages and field trip material to help focus your class inquiry.

Ka kite anō,

LEARNZ Field Trip Teacher.
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Newsletter #4