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What is LEARNZ

LEARNZ as blended e-Learning.

LEARNZ virtual field trips are free online experiences that take students and teachers to places throughout New Zealand where they link with experts to investigate and explore their world.

A LEARNZ field trip models a real field trip:

  1. Preparation content and activities for students,
    support material for teachers (from 1 month before)
  2. Field trip (3 action-packed days with diaries, video clips & podcasts uploaded overnight)  
  3. Follow up, evaluation and reflection (up to 1 month after).

LEARNZ can help you tick the boxes

  • New Zealand content
  • Inquiry based e-Learning
  • Real experiences and e-Learning in context
  • Supports the Vision and Key Competencies of the NZ Curriculum
  • Fits neatly onto the e-Learning Planning Framework
  • Fosters teacher professional development
  • Specific field trips for Science, Social Sciences, The Arts, Physical Health and Well Being
  • Multi-level content with field trips for primary, intermediate and secondary audiences
  • Te Reo Māori content (full translations of relevant content for specified field trips)
  • Mainstream experience with support for Special Education Needs
  • School-home partnership via a separate login
  • Motivating, with encouragement to take action
  • Engaging and fun for teachers and students
  • Teacher helpline
  • MoE supported

LEARNZ virtual field trips in 2013

  • Northern Wetlands - restoring a culturally significant dune lake ecosystem
  • Wetland Biodiversity - exploring a rare inland high country ecosystem
  • Project Crimson - fighting for survival of rātā
  • Canterbury Earthquakes - more lessons for New Zealand
  • Kids Restore the Kepler - returning birdsong to a Great Walk
  • Geospatial - the use of skills, tools and data by people in Canterbury
  • Wandering Whales - surveying migrating humpbacks in Cook Strait
  • Freshwater Ecology - investigating water quality and biodiversity around Lake Taupō
  • Takahē - building on 60 years of conservation
  • Rakiura | Stewart Island Great Walk - putting people in touch with kiwi

Teachers, Register now at www.learnz.org.nz. It’s free.

LEARNZ Group for teachers on the VLN - /groups/profile/785745/learnz

Join this group to contribute to discussions.



Teacher area for LEARNZ free virtual field trips for NZ schools