October 21 | October 25
Kia ora tātou
Today is the last day of your ‘holiday.’ If you didn’t realise. I do hope that you all managed to have a break away from you usual workplace be it the classroom, lecture theatre, conductor’s podium or teaching studio. With only about 16 weeks till NCEA exams, there will no doubt be a flurry of activity focused on senior resources, along with teachers looking for help marking internal assessments.
So to pre-empt the question about how to access copyrighted material from past exams.
You need to logon (using your ESSA) on the NZQA website. http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/login
On the ‘open’ part of the NZQA website, there are exams there, but they have the scores blanked out in most cases. There are CDs there all the way back to 2011.
You need to ask your NZQA Principal’s nominee at your school and they fill out a piece of paper to request a unique login for you. It doesn’t take long in my experience. (And it’s better than your nominee looking it up for you)
Once you login in the top right of the NZQA Music page, there is a link to search for copyrighted material after you have logged in.
Summary to 19 July 2019
General (for all Music Levels)
Midnight Music 5 Music Tech lessons plans in 5 days is running next week.
Katrina has a great idea for an end of year music project.
Do you want a creative artist in your school? Or do you know one you’d like? Apply here for the new MoE Creatives in Schools.
Nicola is still looking for help with Level 3 Arrangement
Changes to NCEA Roadshow Hui is on around the country in 26 locations. If you teach NCEA, you should try and get to one near you.
Professional Development and Events
MENZA Conference October in CHCH.
The NZ 2019/2020 Concerto Competition is on for the 53rd time.
Motifs to Masterpieces by Andrew Stopps. Teaching composition in AKL and WLG.
Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival and Teacher PD in August.
Ukulele teacher in Hamilton.
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