BEANZ Newsletter Term 2, 2019
In this issue:
· BEANZ Scholarship
· Article: How to make a flightless bird
· Bio Olympiads
· BEANZ exam order
The BEANZ Research Scholarship is available to a practising New Zealand Biology teacher to conduct research into a relevant and current aspect of Biology of national benefit to Year 7 – 13 Biology teachers. Further information about the scholarship is attached.Download
We are pleased to announce that BEANZ is offering eight scholarships, each worth $500, for members to attend BioLive/ChemEd in Dunedin. Each scholarship covers basic registration which includes the conference itself, morning/afternoon teas and lunches as well as the conference dinner. There are many reasons why you might apply – perhaps you are an early career teacher or you are returning to teaching after a period of time outside of the industry. It may be that you have never attended a BioLive conference before or perhaps your school can only afford to send one staff member but the whole Biology department would like to attend. Whatever your reason, as long as you are a BEANZ member you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Individuals and schools who have not been awarded a scholarship previously will have precedence. To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details – Your name, organisation, email address and the reason for applying before Friday 12th April.
The BEANZ Research Scholarship is available to a practising New Zealand Biology teacher to conduct research into a relevant and current aspect of Biology of national benefit to Year 7 – 13 Biology teachers.Download
A note from our senior vice president
Network of expertise update
Scicon scholarship recipients reflections
BEANZ has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education to develop Networks of Expertise for Biology Teachers. The grant aims to support the subject associations and broader networks used by teacher and school leaders to support and improve their teaching practice. The focus is around building teacher capability at school/kura and Kāhui Ako at regional and national levels.
BEANZ executive are seeking input from Biology teachers across New Zealand to identify aspects that its members would value in additional support. We invite all Biology teachers to respond to this survey. If the response is from more than 1 person please indicate.
Please find attached the minutes of our annual general meeting. There are some exciting things going on so we encourage you to have look.
Please see the attached notice for more details (including minutes of last years AGM)Download
Article: Documenting our Biodiversity
BEANZ practice exam orders