"Welcome to the Mātauranga Online Learning Platform. We're here to help you tell stories.
There's the story of migration to Aotearoa from the Pacific on the great double hulled canoes, where our ancestors used the sun, the stars, and a kinship with nature to cross the largest expanse of water on the planet. There's also the story of how today's sailors walk in the footsteps of Kupe and Maui, and the science, innovation and technology of our tīpuna.
From out of these stories come questions. We have given some examples. You will have more, and so will your students. The stories are designed to inspire further discussions around STEM and mātauranga.
Our stories also fit seamlessly into the proposed curriculum for Aotearoa New Zealand's histories, and the first 'big idea' of migration and mobility. Sharing the story of perhaps the greatest migration in human history will help our tamariki on the path to critical citizenship, as understanding the past makes sense of the present and informs future decisions and actions.
We have a small team building this Platform, and are designing it so that you can share your stories with us. Join the team by sharing your experiences, and help us grow. Have fun with these learning resources; and good luck incorporating them into your own stories in the classroom."
Tā Ian Taylor
Innovator of the Year 2019