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Latest news and information for educators
Applications open for CORE Education’s Annual Pasifika Education Grant
The scholarship, available to Pasifika teachers in early childhood centres and schools, aims to recognise and support the leadership development of Pasifika teachers in various forms, including mentoring and coaching and assistance with professional learning opportunities.
Applications close on the 31 May 2012.
For more information about the selection criteria please visit: Pasifika Education Grant
EduCampChch 2012: Burnside High School, Saturday 23 June 2012
“EducampNZ is a user-generated ‘unconference’ focused on e-learning and education. We’re all about growing our learning, networking, and, of course, having fun! Everyone is invited to participate in some way…”
Christchurch teachers (Primary and Secondary) are invited to come along for a day of shared learning and the opportunity to network with other teachers in your area.
Check out the wiki to join.
One-site education for all ages
The following article was printed in The Press last week, outlining Ministry of Education-proposed changes which would investigate, “…the development of education campuses that could include early-childhood education, primary and secondary schools, and tertiary institutions on one site, along with social services”.
The proposals that are debated in the document, Directions for Education Renewal in Greater Christchurch, are based on an analysis of feedback gathered as part of the Shaping Education engagement project, which was contracted research conducted by CORE Education staff Gina Cathro, Keryn Davis, Josephine Winter and Michael Winter.
- View the report prepared by the CORE Education research team (PDF download)
- View The Press article here
From the CORE blog
A Productive/Creative/Reflective classroom
This video provides a glimpse into the Year 5/6 classroom of Assistant Principal and Invercargill-based teacher Mark Herring.
Mark wanted to offer the parents of his students the opportunity to connect with their children and their learning. By setting up a laptop in the corner of his classroom, and using the iSight and a time-lapse programme, he recorded one photo every 5 seconds from 8.30am until 3.30pm. In sharing this video, Mark hopes to change parents’ perception of ‘a day in our classroom’.
Have you thought about doing the same in your classes? What do you think of what the video illustrates? How do you create opportunities for parents to ‘see’ the learning that happens with their children?
Keeping up with CORE’s Ten Trends
Ten Trends 2012: Data Engagement
This months Ten Trend addresses how the changes in data presentation is relevant to teaching and learning today. What has historically been confined to print and/or oral/aural communications is now accessible in a range of new and exciting ways. In addition, where engagement tended to be passive, it is now an active experience.
Ultimately, this Trend questions what provisions are being made for the new forms of interaction design that are emerging in thinking for the future.
Latest from EDtalks
Maria Tibble: Culture counts in the classroom
Māori achieving educational success as Māori is a priority for schools and the Ministry of Education. CORE Education has a strong team of educators who are supporting both Māori and English medium schools as they work to ensure success for all students. EDtalks is presenting a series of videos with Māori achievement as a focus to support teachers and school leaders and inspire new ideas and actions.
CORE Education’s Maria Tibble, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) facilitator for the Waikato region, discusses the importance of teachers locating themselves culturally and thereby allowing Māori students to do the same.
View the video online
Did you know: EDTalks releases its very own newsletter monthly? If you would like to be updated with the latest thought-provoking video interviews, discussions and presentations featuring thought leaders, innovative educators and inspirational leaders, click here.
To view the most recent (April) EDtalks newsletter: click here
Other popular videos on EDtalks…
Tamara Bell: Te reo Māori in English medium schools
Justin Roberts: TMOA online—What’s in it for you?
Deanne Thomas and Wharehoka Wano: Language, culture, identity and raising student achievement
Book Reviews by Bob Docherty
CORE Breakfast seminars 2012
Have you made time to join us at one of our CORE breakfasts located around the country? These increasingly popular breakfasts are a great way to get involved in education, and are designed to inspire, inform and engage you.
Deanne Thomas and Wharehoka Wano, Kaihautū Māori for CORE Education, recently presented a ‘Raising Achievement for Māori students’ breakfast seminar series in Christchurch, Dunedin and Hamilton, and will be delivering the seminar in Wellington in August.
Subject: Social media for educators (includes optional workshop)
Date: Thursday 6 June
Presenter: Tania Coutts
Subject: How can Google Apps support teaching and learning?
Date: Thursday 19 June
Presenter: Karen Melhuish
Subject: Punch above your weight: Making the most of online learning (includes optional workshop)
Date: Friday 22 June
Presenter: Tania Coutts
Subject: Breakfast: Powerful engagement through the use of e-portfolios (includes optional workshop)
Date: Thursday 19 June
Social Media for Educators
Breakfast seminar and workshop (Auckland)
This CORE breakfast seminar will:
- give an overview of the shifting media landscape
- enlighten you as to what social media is
- explore the use of social media through a range of cross-sector examples
- give guidance about how NOT to use social media
- share why “playing is learning by stealth”
- make you smile / think.
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