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Waterview Connection Newsletter 4

Waterview Connection 2 Newsletter 4 - For Teachers

Tēnā koutou, it's Shelley here.

This is the fourth newsletter for the second LEARNZ Waterview Connection virtual field trip supported by NZTA. Read previous newsletters.

Things to do from this newsletter:


  • Well done everyone for taking part in our Waterview Connection field trip to Auckland. What a great learning experience we had.
  • Thanks to our many experts associated with the field trip, especially Claire Cooney from the Well Connected Alliance who helped organise the trip and co-ordinate experts.
  • The time and effort that has been put into the field trip from everyone involved has been very much appreciated.


  • Please complete the evaluation form now on your MyLEARNZ control panel - More info.
  • 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) and
    • You have a chance to win the field trip evaluation prize if you submit an evaluation by Friday 28 August 2015
  • Forgotten your password? Recover it now.


  • 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. audioconference summaries, photos of artwork, Blog links etc and I will publish it for your class and others to view.


  • The Waterview Connection website has all the field trip material recorded for you and your class to use, including the first field trip from 2014. 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 new enhanced LEARNZ audioconferences are available for replay at any time in Audioconference Recordings. These recordings include the supporting visuals, text and audio from the formal audioconference 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.
  • The Ask-an-Expert Web Board will be open for your questions until Friday 4 September 2015. This is an excellent place for students to ask questions and learn about the correct procedure and language to use on an internet forum such as this.
  • 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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