Monday, June 24, 2024

Ministry of Education launches new home for online resources

The Ministry of Education has announced the launch of ‘Tāhūrangi’, its new digital home for curriculum content, teaching resources, and news.

“We know that finding suitable teaching resources is harder for people than it has to be,” the Ministry said in a statement.

“The new platform is designed to make that experience quicker and easier.”

Tāhūrangi has content that supports effective teaching and learning across:

  • Te Whāriki: He Whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa Early Childhood Curriculum;
  • Te Marautanga o Aotearoa;
  • The New Zealand Curriculum; and, in time
  • Te Whāriki a Te Kōhanga Reo.

Whānau, parents, and caregivers can also access resources and information to help ākonga with their learning.

“Tāhūrangi is full of the features of a modern curriculum hub, making it easy to find, organise, download, and share resources and teaching materials,” the Ministry says.

Key benefits that make Tāhūrangi helpful when planning teaching and learning:

  • bilingual te reo Māori/English search functions, which means you can search using one language and find results in both;
  • a range of search filters so that users can quickly find the resources they need;
  • the ability to quickly download resources.

Users can sign in to Tāhūrangi using their Education Sector Logon to access additional features personalised for their account.

Doing so, they can:

  • organise and save resources to create their own collections, which they can easily access later;
  • share those collections with other users that have a Tāhūrangi profile;
  • save language preferences.

“The content available on Tāhūrangi now is just the start. In the future, all our new curriculum content, resources, and teaching materials will also be released on the new platform.”

“We are still moving content from our existing websites to the new platform, and we are reviewing all that content to make sure that it is relevant to your teaching and learning. This includes fixing a few minor technical issues we have identified, which are explained in more detail on Tāhūrangi.

“Going forward, we will have an ongoing review process for Tāhūrangi to make sure that all materials and resources stay up-to-date and aligned with any future changes to curriculum, assessment, and aromatawai,” the Ministry said.

Tāhūrangi will eventually replace TKI, Kauwhata Reo, and Te Whāriki Online so that teaching staff know exactly where to go to find the content that supports your ākonga.

“That means that as Tāhūrangi becomes the main home for our curriculum materials and resources, we will be making some changes to the way you access those websites.”

“We will let users know before we make the changes to the way they access our existing websites. That way, they have time to make the move to Tāhūrangi.”

Explore Tāhūrangi here.

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