Support for schools and kura
There are a range of resources, supports, and professional learning opportunities to help schools and kura feel confident to teach the new Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum content.
The teaching resources section provides teaching and leadership resources to help teachers, kaiako and school leaders bring the new curriculum content into their school or kura. These include classroom resources, videos of teachers actively trialling elements of the histories content, planning templates, and leadership guides.
Resources and supports will continue to be added over time.
Professional learning opportunities
Regionally allocated PLD
Schools could consider applying for professional learning and development (PLD) around Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories via regionally allocated PLD. You can find more information on the national priorities for schools and kura, and how to apply on the Ministry of Education PLD website.
Networks of Expertise
Networks of Expertise are peer-to-peer support networks (including subject associations) that deliver timely support to teachers and kaiako. Three networks that specifically support Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories are:
- New Zealand History Teachers’ Association (NZHTA)
- Aotearoa Social Studies Educators’ Network (ASSEN)
- Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Arts Educators (ANZAAE)
Schools and kura can contact these networks to register interest for upcoming PLD opportunities.
Curriculum Leads provide frontline support for curriculum design and newly developed curriculum resources, rauemi and guidelines, including resources for Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories. You can connect with a Curriculum Lead through your local Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education office.