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  • This #TeachMeetNZ science session was broadcast live on 10 November 2015. There was a fantastic line-up of New Zealand educators sharing their science teaching experiences as well as the first ever university lecturer Dr David Warren, outreach coordinator, University of Otago Chemistry department. David’s presentation was also the 100th TeachMeetNZ presentation. This TeachMeetNZ session was celebrating the UNESCO Year of Light and International Science Day.

    The session was hosted by Andrea Soanes from the Science Learning Hub and Sonya Van Shaijik, who set up the TeachMeet project in New Zealand. There were eight mini presentations (all around 3 minutes each).


    Watch the individual presentations listed below.

    Session host: Andrea Soanes @soanes_andrea
    Support person and timekeeper: Sonya Van Shaijik @vanschaijik
    Twitter broadcaster and Storify: Natasha Walden @missnwalden


    This was my 1st #TeachMeetNZ. Thanks guys, I really enjoyed it.


    Feeling connected/inspired from the comfort of my own home :)


    About the TeachMeetNZ project

    TeachMeetNZ is about New Zealand teachers connecting online. The project reflects the research and work of New Zealand educators in action. These live events are convened across all education sectors to address the emerging technologies, trends and challenges poised to significantly impact teaching and learning. TeachMeetNZ has been live streaming since May 2013.

    Nature of science

    Communicating the variety of ways we support curiosity while exploring science with our students, collaborating to share thoughts around science education and learning is vital to growing curious minds and science education.

    Useful links

    For more information, visit the TeachMeetNZ website.

    Reflective blog post after the #TeachMeetNZ – International Year of Light session from New Zealand teacher Rachel Chisnall.

    View the Storify on this session to follow the discussion that occurred on Twitter during the live session

    Read the interview with Sonya Van Shaijik conducted by NZ Science Teacher.

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