Creating direct links from your unit planning

iUgo’s unique unit plan template provides inbuilt links to your chosen curriculum(s). All objectives, skills and competencies are filtered according to the selected learning area and level.

Your online teacher planner aligned to the needs of New Zealand curriculums.

The unit or program plan template divides the curriculum content into user friendly, selectable areas. Allowing you to click and build links to your chosen curriculum within your planning. iUgo supports the New Zealand, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Catholic Religious Education curricula.

NZ Curriculum planning

What curriculum does iUgo cover?

The following curricula are loaded into iUgo with unit plan templates that accommodate them according to best practice. 

The New Zealand Curriculum for levels 1-8

Within the current framework, objectives associated with each learning area are part of a broad, general education that lays a foundation for later specialisation. Interlinked with key competencies and values which draw on knowledge and attitudes that lead to positive, motivated actions.

In the move to the new framework, learning will shift from an outcomes-focussed curriculum to a progression focused-curriculum. The three key elements (Understand, Know, Do) will enable teachers to build learning journeys relevant to their student’s locality and explore opportunities across all learning areas.

Within cross-curricular planning, iUgo enables teachers to plan with both frameworks together on the same unit template.

NZ Curriculum

Current framework

Achievement Objectives

Selected learning processes, knowledge, and skills relative to eight levels of learning.

Key Competencies

Capabilities for living and lifelong learning.

Values

Deeply held beliefs to be encouraged, modelled, and explored.

New refreshed framework

*Applies to learning areas that have been refreshed.

Understand

Exploring big ideas connected to learning.

Know

Rich contexts for exploring the big ideas.

Do

Practices that bring rigour to learning.

A large bank of Learning outcomes written by experienced teacher authors from Essential Resources are available in iUgo lesson plans connected to the NZ Curriculum. There have been mapped to the Literacy, Numeracy, and Te Reo Māori learning areas.

Connected to the New Zealand curriculum for secondary schools are the NZQA achievement and unit standards, enabling secondary teachers to build programs aligned to their chosen assessment standards. Standards display achievement criteria with direct links to examples and exemplars from the NZQA website.

The Te Marautanga o Aotearoa for taumata 1-8

This curriculum describes the essential knowledge, skills, values and attitudes appropriate to Kura and Māori-medium schools. In the process of being refreshed, once finalised the new framework will become available on the iUgo plan templates and enable teachers to work between or together with the old and the new framework.

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

Whāinga Paetae

Selected learning processes, knowledge, and skills relative to nine levels of learning.

Matauranga Nui

Key skills and competencies for living and lifelong learning.

Waiaro

Deeply held beliefs and attitudes to be encouraged, modelled, and explored.

Connected to the Te Marautanga o Aotearoa for secondary schools are the NZQA achievement and unit standards (labelled as Paerewa Paetae on the unit plan templates), enabling secondary teachers to build programs aligned to their chosen assessment standards. Standards display achievement criteria with direct links to examples and exemplars from the NZQA website.

The Catholic Religious Education Curriculum for years 1-8

This curriculum describes the essential knowledge, key principals, and values appropriate to Catholic Religious Education. This also interlinks with the Faith Alive bridging objectives which supplements and modernises the achievement objectives listed in the main curriculum document.

Achievement Objectives

Knowledge and skills defined by learning strands and modules.

Faith Alive Bridging Objectives

Clarifications for teaching religious education in a modern context.

Values

Deeply held beliefs and attitudes to be encouraged, modelled, and explored.

Can’t find the curriculum you’re looking for?

If you have other curriculum requirements, please let us know. There is active development in our program curriculum features which are not actively promoted.