UTB eNews NZ: Feb 2023

Welcome back to the start of another exciting year! Despite the rocky start with the recent flooding in Auckland and across the island, we hope that everyone is safe and well. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected. As the new year begins, our trainers are hitting the road and working closely with schools to set them up for a successful 2023. We are eager to connect with each and every one of you and support you in any way we can. Let’s work together to make this year one to remember! 


Tech Tools for Teachers

Hey teachers, are you tired of spending hours grading papers and creating lesson plans? Do you ever wish you had more time to spend with your family or pursue your hobbies outside of the classroom? Well, ChatGPT can help you with that! 

ChatGPT is an advanced AI-powered tool that can help you with your daily tasks, saving you precious time and energy. You can easily create lesson plans, quizzes, and homework assignments in minutes. You can also use it to grade papers, giving you more time to focus on other important tasks. 

Additionally, it can assist you in providing personalized feedback to your students, which helps them to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and improves their overall learning experience. It’s an efficient way to connect with your students and support them as they progress throughout the school year. 

So why not give ChatGPT a try? With its advanced capabilities and time-saving features, it can help you to get back the time you need to focus on what matters most – your students, family, and personal life. You’ll be able to enjoy your free time while still delivering quality education to your students. 

So, let ChatGPT take care of the repetitive tasks and spend your time in more valuable and meaningful ways. Happy Teaching! 

Tech this Out!

We bring to you engaging and informative videos on the latest advancements and innovations in the field. From virtual classrooms to AI-powered learning systems, we explore the impact of technology on education and how it shapes the future of learning. So sit back, grab a notebook and get ready to expand your knowledge on the exciting world of education technology!


Upcoming Events

As A School Leader, Are You Constantly Putting Out Fires?

Are You Constantly Reacting And “Managing” The Change, Instead Of Proactively Driving And Leading Your Team Through The Change?

At The Future Now Summit, you will hear experts on what is coming and how to take advantage of the opportunity for your school and leadership team so you’re at the forefront of that change. You’ll be given regular time throughout the day to reflect and plan with your team and other like-minded leaders.

Aotearoa Storytelling with Minecraft NZ

Attention: Teachers who are delving into NZ histories and storytelling with their classes and would like some help.

Are you keen to engage your students in NZ histories and storytelling within your classroom? Come and discover how to use Minecraft as the platform for creating and telling local stories with your students. 

We will guide you through each step, allowing you and your students to create deep and meaningful stories in a fun and interactive platform.

Certified STEAM Leader

Attention: Teachers and School Leaders

Develop your STEAM learning skills, connect with like-minded passionate teachers and level up your STEAM skill set by becoming a UTB Certified STEAM Leader!

The Certified STEAM Leader program consists of five modules that are completed over 6 months. Each module is designed to help you develop your STEAM learning skills that will benefit your school, your team and your students. 


PLD Update

The Term 1 RAPLD applications have been postponed to Term 2 by the Ministry of Education – but don’t worry; we can use the extra time to help you submit a robust application in Term 2. We suggest using the first term to really understand your teacher’s needs, hear what the students are needing to tautoko their learning, and we can prepare the application ready in time to submit before the cutoff date  (tentatively Term 2, Week 2).  If you see an immediate need for us to come in – we still can contact Bex to organise a day, a few hours – or jump on our online webinars. We are here to help!

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