Key information: Accord Teacher Only Day 2020
The November Accord Teacher Only Day will be held in teachers’ own schools, with light-touch facilitation by school staff.
The day has been structured into six modules that will be delivered via the Ministry of Education’s Learning Management System in video, PowerPoint and module format.
No planning or content creation is required from schools. All resources you need for the day will be provided by the Ministry.
Week ending 23 October 2020, schools and kura will receive:
- a list of resources that the Ministry will be providing for the November Accord Teacher Only Day
- a timeline for when each of these resources will be available to schools and kura
Week ending 30 October 2020, schools and kura will receive:
- a detailed plan of the Accord Teacher Only Day structure
- options for facilitating the day
- overview of each of the six modules
- PowerPoint slides, notes, resources and training guides
On 5 November 2020, schools and kura will receive:
- detailed guides, including LMS logins
The Accord Teacher Only Day in November will focus on the details of the NCEA Change Package, the purpose of the changes, and the progress in the NCEA change journey. This will be relevant to your senior secondary teachers (Years 11-13). Teachers of Year 9-10 students should also attend to ensure they are familiar with the NCEA Change Package.
The materials and resources for the Accord Teacher Only Day in November will be accessible online and will be available for teachers in private schools and other centres that offer NCEA.
Specific guidance will be sent to private schools and other centres on 28 October 2020. Log-in details will be provided on 5 November 2020.
The 2020 Accord Teacher Only Day dates were advised in September 2019 and were decided in collaboration with our Accord partners, the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) and NZEI Te Riu Roa.
Schools are expected to participate on the date designated for their education region. For example, if your school is in the Tai Tokerau education region, then your school should attend the Accord Teacher Only Day for Tai Tokerau on 27 November 2020 (Friday).
No formal training is necessary. However, we will provide all the materials, resources and guidelines to support the day prior to Teacher Only Day to ensure schools are familiar with the content before the day.
Having staff spread across different locations will not be a challenge because all the materials and resources will be accessible online. Staff in your different campuses can participate together virtually on the date designated for your education region.
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