Click on the file below to download the NAME Feedback to the MOE.
Click the file below to download our press release relating to the proposed NCEA Changes affecting Level 1 Media Studies.
Here's some information about the NCEA review from the recent meeting of the Review of Achievement Standards Reference Group. You can download the information as a PDF or PowerPoint.
We're on the lookout for presenters and workshops for our upcoming Conference. If you've got a great idea, we'd love to hear about it. Use the button on the conference page to submit the idea, and we'll get in touch.
Hopefully the start of the new year has been kind to you. We thought we would share some of the key projects we are working on this year through NAME.
Conference 2019 - BOOK NOW.
Auckland NAME are hosting at St Cuthberts College in the second holidays - July 8th-10th. Register through the NAME website. We are really looking forward to bringing you an exciting three days of speakers, teacher presentations, and a chance to connect and share ideas. If you are interested in presenting at conference there will be a space on the registration form for you to indicate this.
For more information about the conference or to book, click here.
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW!
This year for conference we have made a special discount for paid up NAME members so now is a really good time to renew your membership! $35 for individual membership and $60 for an institutional membership - again you can do this through the website.
Not coming to conference? Become a NAME member anyway! The NAME subscription helps ensure we have a voice in the education sector around issues that are important. It will allow us to develop support for people in all regions, advocate for our members, and continue to develop resources and communications. We need your support!
Click here to join NAME or renew your membership.
We recognise at the heart of NAME are the regions and the support you can give each other through regular meetings and catch ups. We have organised a key representative from each region who we will be working with to generate events that work for the particular needs of each region. This might mean regular catch up sessions, organising moderation meetings or just have a network to touch base with.
Exemplar project and online support
We understand that face to face meetings and PD events do not suit everyone. In response to this, another significant focus for NAME this year will be developing the resources available through the website. Feedback from the NAME survey we ran last year highlighted the need for more resources such as exemplars and help with certain standards so we will be developing these through the second half of the year.
Phew! That’s a lot of exciting things happening. As always you can stay up to date through our website and the NAME facebook page, and you can also email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you!
Take care for the remainder of the term. Be gentle on yourselves.
We're pleased to announce the details of the 2019 NAME Conference to be held in Auckland during the first week of the July school holidays. For more information or to register, click here.
It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Dave Warring.
Dave has been an active member of and contributor to the Media Studies community for many years. All of us teaching Media Studies today have been influenced in some way by Dave, and I know that there are many amongst us who worked with him over the years and considered him a friend.
Dave fiercely protected his stance on the importance and role of Media Studies as a subject. He was always a strong advocate for the media community, whether in his role as one of the founding members of NAME, his involvement in writing the standards, his work around journalism and radio as an aspect of media teaching, and, in later years, in his role as National Moderator. He pushed hard to get Media Studies recognised as an important subject and its rightful place in the NCEA framework.
Many of his colleagues have reflected on their time working with Dave over the last few days, offering their take on the man they remember. What has come through is the repeated affirmation of his passion and commitment to Media Studies education, and his role as a compassionate and supportive colleague.
Dave had strong opinions, he was entertaining, driven and enjoyed a good debate. He challenged us to think about what we were doing and why. He reminded us how important it is to be heard, to express viewpoints and to fight for what we believe in. We don’t always have to agree with each other but it is important that we engage in those conversations.
Our thoughts are with Dave’s family and friends at this sad time.
A big thank you to everyone who completed the NAME survey last term. We are in the process of working through the information - so watch this space!
As mentioned at the end of the survey, as a thank you, there were five Mighty Ape Vouchers up for grabs for those who completed the survey. After a random draw, the lucky winners are:
Congratulations to these very lucky five - a voucher is on its way to you.
You've probably heard about the NCEA Review, with its six "Big Opportunities".
Well, we're putting together a submission on your behalf, and we've created a snazzy little process for you to provide feedback and ensure your voice is heard. Use the button below to get started.