Networks of Expertise News
ESSE has received funding from the Ministry of Education as part of the Networks of Expertise (NEX) initiative – to grow and develop existing and new curriculum, teaching and learning networks, and to future proof ESSE.
The purpose of the funding is to:
develop and grow a robust network that provides timely, on-going advice and guidance to build capability and adaptive expertise for teachers
support national and regional initiatives aimed at providing peer to peer, collaborative support to teachers
utilise and add to research and evidence that informs teacher practice
undertake activities that promote linkages between the science education sector and the MOE to build shared knowledge and innovation to drive equity.
How ESSE is spending our NoEx money:
The ESSE executive are implementing programmes for teachers of ESS or Science with ESS (Y11-13), that:
Support teachers that are
new to ESS or a new ESS HOD/TIC
in geographically isolated areas
sole ESS teacher in their school
experienced ESS teachers
teachers of ESS content in a Y11 -13 Science course (SciESS - our abbreviation).
Have trained and mentored regional representatives.
Have developed ESS Scholarship resources and will run free scholarship workshops or Zoom tutorials for teachers
Continue to develop the ESSE website.
Collect examples of ‘Fit-for-purpose’ assessment tasks and exemplars of student work and innovative teaching
Support ESSE teachers with the NCEA standards review.
Project Manager and contact person: Jenny Pollock 0211293174 firstname.lastname@example.org.