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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:
- Learner Orientation: The spirit of teaching learners, not subjects, and the role of UDL.
- What it means to be a Cook Islander in 21st century Aotearoa.
- Links to resources for celebrating International Language Week in your school or centre.
No.6 of 10 trends in education
Watch: Mark Osborne on Learner Orientation on the CORE websiteMark Osborne discusses the impacts, implications, and drivers of Learner Orientation: How a learner orientates themselves towards learning, and how the school and community orientate themselves towards supporting that learner.“The spirit of the NZC is to think about teaching learners, not subjects…We’re seeing teachers starting from their pedagogical vision of what powerful learning looks like for the learners sitting in front of them…read more and leave your comments on the CORE blog.
- See the Bundlr collection on Learner Orientation.
- View all the Trends released this year, and see what’s next.
From the CORE blog
What does it mean to be a Cook Islander in 21st century Aotearoa?
by Teanau Tuiono
Mou i te ko, mou i te ‘ere — Take up the challenge. Teanau suggests some small steps that could lead to big changes in the way Cook Island and Pasifika students express and maintain their identities through language.
“I remember as a child finding out that my father’s name wasn’t…Tony — his actual name was Teanau, my name, and people called him Tony because it was easier…I remember dreading the beginning of the school year, as teachers would read out names, and inevitably get to mine and stumble…Every now and then, a teacher would get it right…my ears would prick up and I would pay attention, because obviously this teacher knew a thing or two…read this post in full and leave your comments on the CORE blog.
Latest News and Information
New Connected Educator Site
Latest updates direct to you
If you haven’t yet signed up for this free, global event, head to the new #CENZ14 website and sign up for information. You’ll receive all the latest news, as well as tips on how to get started or pledge an event.
International Language Week 17-23 August
How to celebrate in your school
New resources, examples, and ideas for celebrating International Language Week in your school or centre are now available at NZC Online. Make sure you check them out.
Ko tōu reo, ko tōku reo,
te tuakiri tangata.
Tīhei uriuri, tīhei nakonako.
Your voice and my voice are expressions of identity.
May our descendants live on and our hopes be fulfilled.
Listen: CORE Podcast “100% success in language learning/embrace your dickness” — An interesting, engaging, and totally relatable podcast about the struggles of learning another language.
Teachers of Technology
New newsletter available
Technology Online is launching a newsletter for all teachers of technology from years 1–13.
It will be published twice a term. Go to www.technology.tki.org.nz to sign up.
Check out some of the recently added primary resources:
- Exploring food packaging
- Technological practice and producing a newspaper
- Night lights as technological systems
Pasifika Education Implementation Plan
Now available to view
PEP Implementation Plan 2013-2017 has been released. The vision of the Pasifika Education Plan (PEP) is to see ‘five out of five Pasifika learners participating, engaging and achieving in education, secure in their identities, languages and cultures and contributing fully to Aotearoa New Zealand’s social, cultural and economic wellbeing’.
Listen: CORE podcast “Putting the ‘e’ in Pasifika/In order to teach you, I have to know you” — A podcast from the Pasifika channel on Sound Education about putting the learner before the e-learning tools.
Other CORE initiatives
For the latest information on:
9 September: Christchurch
Breakfast: Digitising appraisal and inquiry
10 September: Dunedin
Breakfast: MLEs — Machines for learning
11 September: Hamilton
Breakfast: Future-focused education
12 September: Auckland
Breakfast: Leading learning from the edges
12 September: Wellington
Breakfast: Gracious to strangers
19 September: NZ-wide
Term 3 Ends
20 September: NZ-wide
23-26 September: Invercargill
NZPF Conference 2014
7 October: Rotorua
8-10 October: Rotorua
8-10 October 2014
Terry received $500 towards teacher release and travel expenses to attend #edchatNZ conference. CORE was proud to support and participate in this community-led conference — He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
Coming soon to Sound Education, the opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts!
Watch this space…
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