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| align="center" | &nbsp;[http://lens.auckland.ac.nz/index.php/Main_Page LENScience Home&nbsp;]  
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| width="20%" valign="middle" height="30" align="center" | [http://lens.auckland.ac.nz/index.php/Main_Page LENScience Home&nbsp;]  
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== LENScience Connect  ==
== LENScience Connect  ==
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LENScience Connect uses a combination of Satellite TV, Multicast and Web 2.0 to bring students from throughout New Zealand together for interactive science events.&nbsp;
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== LENScience Connect Programmes  ==
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*LENScience Connect uses Satellite Television and Web 2.0 to deliver education programmes that enhance learning and enable increased interaction and collaboration between schools and scientists throughout New Zealand, creating interconnected communities of learners
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*Programmes are linked to the New Zealand curriculum and '''designed by teachers '''to enable students and teachers to access New Zealand science and scientists, creating interactive learning opportunities that would not be possible in a standard school setting.
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*Programmes make use of technologies that are available to New Zealand schools and take account of the technological challenges faced by schools with respect to broadband. '''Schools with poor broadband connectivity can access these programmes.'''
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*For information on the technology required to access these programmes see our [[Information_for_Teachers_and_Schools_-_Technology|Technology Information page]]
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=== [[LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series Home Page|<big>LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series</big>]]  ===
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The award winning Senior Biology Seminar Series provides a full year extension programme for Year 13 Biology classes, linking current New Zealand scientific research to concepts in the school curriculum. The programme is designed to be a partnership between schools and LENScience. <br>  
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''<font color="#008000"><big>Programme Objective:</big> <br>To use ICT tools to deliver learning experiences that enhance learning and enable increased interaction and collaboration between schools and scientists throughout New Zealand.</font>''&nbsp;
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=== [[LENScience Special Events - Students|<big>LENScience National Education Events (Years 5 – 13)</big>]]<br> ===
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*LENScience Connect is a suite of interactive programmes designed to make use of ICT’s to provide learning opportunities for students from a full range of geographic locations, creating interconnected communities of learners.
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The LENScience Connect National Education Events are individual 1 hour programmes that bring students from throughout New Zealand together with local and international scientists to share learning experiences.  
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*Programmes are linked to the New Zealand curriculum and '''designed by teachers '''to enable students and teachers to access New Zealand science and scientists, creating interactive learning opportunities that would not be possible in a standard school setting.&nbsp;
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*Programmes make use of technologies that are available to New Zealand schools and take account of the technological challenges faced by schools with respect to broadband.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Schools with poor broadband connectivity can access these programmes.'''
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Programmes&nbsp;are interactive, allow Q&amp;A for students throughout New Zealand, are curriculum linked and in most cases supported with teacher professional development.
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=== <big>[[LENScience Teacher|LENScience Connect Teacher Professional Development Series]]</big><br> ===
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=== [[LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series Home Page|Senior Biology Seminar Series]]  ===
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The LENScience Teacher Professional Development Series provides a range of seminars and workshops for teachers throughout the year. Each seminar or workshop is a stand-alone event, allowing teachers to tailor their participation in the programme to their personal needs. Most of the seminars will also be broadcast via LENScience Connect to enable teachers from throughout New Zealand to participate in these events.
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The award winning Senior Biology Seminar Series provides a full year extension programme for Year 13 Biology classes, linking current New Zealand scientific research to concepts in the school curriculum. The programme is designed to be a partnership between schools and LENScience. <br>
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=== National Education Events (Years&nbsp;5 – 13)<br> ===
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== LENScience Connect Project Team  ==
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The LENScience Connect National Education Events are individual 1 hour programmes that bring students from throughout New Zealand together with local and international scientists to share learning experiences.  
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LENScience Connect was designed by a team bringing together expertise in Science Education, Science, IT Architecture, Broadcast Technology and Television Production. The team was led by Jacquie Bay, Robert Hamilton, Steve Roberts and David Hedge.<br>[[Image:LENScience-Connect-Team.jpg|center|777x217px]]
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Programmes&nbsp;are interactive, allow Q&amp;A&nbsp;for&nbsp;students throughout New Zealand,&nbsp;are curriculum linked and in most cases supported with teacher professional development.&nbsp;
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== LENScience Connect Project Collaborators  ==
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=== [[LENScience_Teacher_Professional_Development_Programmes|LENScience Connect Teacher Professional Development Programme ]]<br> ===
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[http://www.allanwilsoncentre.ac.nz/ The Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Biology and Evolution]  
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The LENScience Teacher Professional Development Series 2010 will provide a range of seminars and workshops for teachers throughout the year.&nbsp;
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[http://bioprotection.org.nz/ The Bio-Protection Research Centre]
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We are pleased to announce that we will trial Teacher PD events via LENScience Connect during 2010 to enable teachers from throughout New Zealand to participate in these events.
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LENScience Connect is funded by a Science Communication Grant from the [http://www.nrcgd.org.nz/ National Research Centre for Growth and Development]  
LENScience Connect is funded by a Science Communication Grant from the [http://www.nrcgd.org.nz/ National Research Centre for Growth and Development]  
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[http://www.karen.net.nz/capability-build-fund/ LENScience Connect is supported by a REANNZ KAREN Capability Fund Grant (2009)]
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LENScience Connect is supported by a [http://www.reannz.co.nz/capability-build-fund/ REANNZ KAREN Capability Fund Grant] (2009)  
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== Contact Us ==
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== Register for LENScience Connect Events ==
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LENScience | Jacquie Bay, Director LENScience | [mailto:j.bay@auckland.ac.nz j.bay@auckland.ac.nz] &nbsp;
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Schools wishing to participate in LENScience Connect Events must register. <br>Teachers and students may also register as individuals if they would like to receive news of events directly.  
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LENScience Connect&nbsp; |&nbsp; Michal Denny LENScience E-Learning Project Manager&nbsp; | [mailto:m.denny@auckland.ac.nz m.denny@auckland.ac.nz] <br>The computer and phone technology used in the LENScience Connect | Robert Hamilton, Technology Architect, University of Auckland | [mailto:robert.hamilton@auckland.ac.nz robert.hamilton@auckland.ac.nz] &nbsp;<br>The satelite broadcast technology used in the LENScience Connect | Jannine Wilkinson, Account Director Kordia™ | [mailto:Jannine.Wilkinson@kordia.co.nz Jannine.Wilkinson@kordia.co.nz] &nbsp;<br>The Television Production | David Hedge, Director/Executive Producer VOLT TV PRODUCTIONS LTD | [mailto:volttv@ihug.co.nz volttv@ihug.co.nz] &nbsp;<br>
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'''There is no charge for participation in LENScience Connect Events.'''

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Quick Links
LENScience Home  LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series LENScience Teacher Technology Information Register for LENScience Connect

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LENScience Connect









LENScience Connect Programmes

  • LENScience Connect uses Satellite Television and Web 2.0 to deliver education programmes that enhance learning and enable increased interaction and collaboration between schools and scientists throughout New Zealand, creating interconnected communities of learners
  • Programmes are linked to the New Zealand curriculum and designed by teachers to enable students and teachers to access New Zealand science and scientists, creating interactive learning opportunities that would not be possible in a standard school setting.
  • Programmes make use of technologies that are available to New Zealand schools and take account of the technological challenges faced by schools with respect to broadband. Schools with poor broadband connectivity can access these programmes.
  • For information on the technology required to access these programmes see our Technology Information page


LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series

The award winning Senior Biology Seminar Series provides a full year extension programme for Year 13 Biology classes, linking current New Zealand scientific research to concepts in the school curriculum. The programme is designed to be a partnership between schools and LENScience.

LENScience National Education Events (Years 5 – 13)

The LENScience Connect National Education Events are individual 1 hour programmes that bring students from throughout New Zealand together with local and international scientists to share learning experiences.

Programmes are interactive, allow Q&A for students throughout New Zealand, are curriculum linked and in most cases supported with teacher professional development.

LENScience Connect Teacher Professional Development Series

The LENScience Teacher Professional Development Series provides a range of seminars and workshops for teachers throughout the year. Each seminar or workshop is a stand-alone event, allowing teachers to tailor their participation in the programme to their personal needs. Most of the seminars will also be broadcast via LENScience Connect to enable teachers from throughout New Zealand to participate in these events.


LENScience Connect Project Team

LENScience Connect was designed by a team bringing together expertise in Science Education, Science, IT Architecture, Broadcast Technology and Television Production. The team was led by Jacquie Bay, Robert Hamilton, Steve Roberts and David Hedge.

LENScience Connect Project Collaborators

The Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Biology and Evolution

The Bio-Protection Research Centre


LENScience Connect Project Funding

LENScience Connect is funded by a Science Communication Grant from the National Research Centre for Growth and Development

LENScience Connect is supported by a REANNZ KAREN Capability Fund Grant (2009)


Register for LENScience Connect Events

Schools wishing to participate in LENScience Connect Events must register.
Teachers and students may also register as individuals if they would like to receive news of events directly.

There is no charge for participation in LENScience Connect Events.