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FOR TEACHERS ONLY: The Kaiako Series (Heritage Month)


Hosted by Palmerston North City Library

With the introduction of the new Aotearoa New Zealand histories curriculum, the City Library has created ‘The Kaiako Series’, especially for teachers of Year 1-10 students and open to all teachers in the city. Running every Wednesday in March from 4-6pm, teachers can register for FREE for one, a few or all five events in the series. Topics at the City Library include: how to use newspapers with your class, creating new content for Manawatū Heritage, accessing history through the arts; along with a session on Mātauranga Māori at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage. The popular ‘Ka Mua, Ka Muri’ heritage expo returns to the Conference and Function Centre on Wed 15 March. Te Manawa is running a session on its new mātauranga Māori programmes for schools on Wed 22 March.

All events for teachers are free.
Some sessions have limited places.
Register online to attend any or all events in the Kaiako Series: Register

Newspapers: A how-to-guide for kaiako
Wednesday 1 March, 4:00pm-6:00pm 
2nd Floor, Central Library 
Consider how you could use historical newspapers with your class. Have hands-on practice with the local newspaper database, newspaper reels and gain insights into the amazing PapersPast website.

Content creation with your class
Wednesday 8 March, 4:00pm-6:00pm 
2nd Floor, Central Library 
Find out how the Manawatū Heritage repository works. Have hands-on pratice with the award-winning website, create an account and discover ways your students can record history today for the future.

Ka Mua, Ka Muri: Heritage expo for kaiako
Wednesday 15 March, 4:00pm-6:00pm   
Palmy Conference & Function Centre, Main Street
The popular expo of heritage sites, groups, trusts and knowledge holders is back! Drop in for at least 30 minutes to connect with the heritage sector and discover the new activities and resources they have in support of the new histories curriculum. Includes refreshments.

Mātauranga Māori at Te Manawa Museum
Wednesday 22 March, 4:00pm-6:00pm    
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & Heritage, Main Street
A special opportunity for local teachers to join Te Manawa for an introduction to three new Mātauranga Māori resources being created for the Te Manawa education programme by local historians THEN – Histories of Pāmutana, and Dr Viv Aitken (Research fellow, Waikato University, Ministry Accredited PLD facilitator Tatai Angitu E3@ Massey, Networks of Expertise co-ordinator, Dramatic Inquiry Network Aotearoa Trust). These resources have a focus on Rangitāne ki Manawatū mātauranga and will offer schools excellent learning experiences relevant to the new Aotearoa New Zealand histories curriculum. Limited to one place per school, please register by emailing learning@temanawa.co.nz

Accessing history through the arts
Wednesday 29 March, 4:00pm-6:00pm 
Oroua Room, Ground Floor, Central Library
In part one, discover how to plan active, meaningful and culturally safe learning experiences using Dramatic Inquiry. Explore local history examples from Try This: Unlocking Learning with Imagination (a new book by Tim Taylor & Viv Aitken) and take away practical ideas to try in your classroom. In part two, hear how local artists supported children at a local primary school to explore history through the arts, with the Creatives in Schools programme (THEN - Histories of Pāmutana). In part three: A presentation on how SLANZA supports school libraries and teachers with the ANZHC.


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