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Kia ora Michael,
Thanks for subscribing to CORE newsletters. We are dedicated to supporting New Zealand’s educators and are passionate about future-focused learning.
What you’ll find in this issue:
- More free professional development throughout October.
- How you could win back your ULearn15 conference fee, and other prizes for your school.
- Your GAFE questions answered.
ULearn & Connected Educator Month
What was, what is, what’s coming!
Nearly 1700 delegates joined us for ULearn14 in Rotorua this month and enjoyed three days of networking, collaborating and learning.
Register your interest in attending ULearn15 by 31 March 2015 to receive exclusive advanced notice of when registrations open, and go in the draw to win your conference fee back!ULearn15
Re-imagining learners and learning, teaching practice, leading and leadership
7 – 9 October 2015
SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland
CEM Term 4 Events
Workshops, book groups, podcasts, discussions, and more…
With at least 25 events on every day, there are more events on the Connected Educator Month calendar than you can probably attend — so use the calendar filters to pick the best pathway for your own professional learning and export them to your diary.
- Review all NZ events for the rest of October.
- Check out the full global calendar: Online learning from the US, Canada, Norway, Australia and more.
- Access the Starter Kete: The most popular resource on the Connected Educator website and a great place to start your connected journey.
- Sign up for our weekly news and follow the discussions across social networks — look for the tags #cenz14 and #ce14.
From the CORE blog
No.8 of 10 trends in education“Global connectedness can bring us together to share joy, to unearth illegal behaviour, to spotlight political activity, to raise money for charity (ALS Ice Challenge, anyone?). It brings untold benefits while exposing (even amplifying) mob mentality, inequality and injustice. In New Zealand, this global connectedness can also turn cheeky local start-ups into global heavyweights…our challenge as educators is to prepare our learners to not only take advantage of all that this [connectivity] offers, but also to encourage them to question, investigate and act as global citizens”…read this post in full and leave your comments on the CORE blog.
Latest News and Information
11 ways to grow great readers
A parent’s perspective
“Children who read a lot, expand their vocabulary, pick up a range of knowledge, and generally do better at school…But how do you encourage a love of reading? Like most things to do with children — sleeping, eating etc, there is no magic one size fits all solution to encourage reading…”read more and leave your comments on the CORE blog.
COMMENT TO WIN
We have five copies of The Three Bears….Sort Of, winner of the NZ Post Children’s Award 2014, to give away to five schools. To be in to win, just make a comment on Rochelle’s blog post telling us:
- What works for your children and/or students?
- What gets them excited about reading?
- The name of the primary school you would like the book to be sent to.
Your GAFE questions answered
On Sound Education podcastsLast month, Anaru and Allannah offered to receive your questions about Google Apps. Here is the first of the questions you asked:
“What is the best way to organise your Google Drive? Or find a file in Google Drive?”
Other CORE initiatives
For the latest information on:
1-31 October: World-wide
Connected Educator Month
24 October: Hawkes Bay
27 October: NZ-wide
1 November: Christchurch
TEDx Christchurch 2014: Explore, Dream, Discover
3 November: Marlborough
4 November: Christchurch
Enable Workshop Early Years: Engaging Pasifika fanau/whānau
4 November: Christchurch
Breakfast: Modern Pathways to raising Māori achievement
5 November: Dunedin
Breakfast: Digitising appraisal and inquiry
6 November: Hamilton
Breakfast: Modern Learning Environments
7 November: Auckland
Breakfast: Future-focused: What does that look like in your school?
7 November: Wellington
Breakfast: Leading learning from the edges using UDL
11 November: Christchurch
DigiAwards Awards Ceremony
14 November: Canterbury
1 December: Chatham Islands and Westland
16 December: NZ-wide
Term 4 ends (secondary)
19 December: NZ-wide
Term 4 ends (primary)
24 Dec – 4 Jan: NZ-wide
CORE close-down period
Tīhau atu tīhau mai!
Join the conversations! Click on the blue Twitter bird throughout the newsletter to participate (#hashtags) and follow (@handles) CORE events and initiatives online.
Learning from gaming: “New approaches of ‘intrinsic integration’ linking the motivational elements of with specific learning activities and outcomes, so that the game-play is both engaging and educationally effective.”
…more details on this trend in the next issue.
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