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August 10, 2016

August CORE Newsletter — ISTE, Connected Educator, eFellowship 2017 And More

One for my Kiwi readers…

The latest news, resources and inspiration from CORE Education.
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Ki te Ao — CORE newsletter
Talofa lava Michael

Welcome to CORE Education’s August 2016 newsletter.  Here at CORE we have been keeping ourselves warm and busy during the cold winter months and we hope you have too!

If you have been looking to further develop your learning we have an exciting few months coming up, including our annual professional conference uLearn, Connected Educator free online learning programme, applications open for our eFellowship 2017 and a lot more!

Manuia leaso,
CORE Education

The future of technology in New Zealand education

Insights from ISTE 2016 Conference

Four CORE Education staff recently attended the ISTE2016 (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference held in Denver, USA, to connect with educators and thought leaders from all over the world, and explore the latest ideas and technology on the horizon.
ISTE2016 Conference
Read more here >

Connected Educator Aotearoa New Zealand

What is it and how can it benefit you?

Connected Educator (CENZ) is back and bigger than ever!  This year-long event provides a collaborative calendar connecting thousands of educators to professional learning by offering online access to free workshops, keynotes, virtual panels, open house sessions and more. Whether you want to grow your digital skills and knowledge, delve into online learning, share your work or collaborate with others, Connected Educator will have something for everyone!
Connected Educator Aotearoa New Zealand
Find out more here >

Supporting you to form a successful CoL

New programme options available at uLearn

At uLearn we have created some exciting new programme options, to help you with forming a Community of Learning (CoL). Register for the conference and attend:

  • Breakfast with the Stars – Thursday 6 October, 7.00am – 8.00am
    Explore case studies on how networking with schools can make a difference for students.
  • Round Table Action Planning – Thursday 6 October, 4.00pm – 5.00pm
    Join our group discussion to develop an action plan to implement your new ideas for your CoL.
uLearn CoL programmes
Read more and register here >

The Dr Vince Ham eFellowship 2017

Applications now open!

The Dr Vince Ham eFellowship involves up to six teachers in the early childhood, primary, and/or secondary sectors conducting an action research project with mentoring and financial support.
It is available to teachers working in New Zealand in either English or Māori Medium settings.
Dr Vince Ham eFellowship
Read more and register here >

Unitec recognition of CORE programmes

Unitec logo
CORE Education is excited to announce that our Modern Learning Practice, Modern Learning Curriculum and Modern Learning Environments online programmes are now recognised towards a Unitec postgraduate qualification.
Read more here >

Most Likely to Succeed: Regional screenings

Most Likely to Succeed Documentary
Have you seen this thought-provoking edu-documentary yet?  Get together with your school, CoL, cluster or community to watch this inspirational film and explore new possibilities for designing learning and transforming education.
Read more here >

From the blog

Digitally fluent educators
Three tips for becoming a digitally fluent educator
Derek Wenmoth discusses how we’re best to utilise digital technology for our future, and how we can assist other educators in becoming fluent in this field.
More >
Universal design for learning
Unpacking UDL, Differentiation and Adaption
Lynne Silcock shares her thoughts on what exactly UDL (universal design for learning) is, how it can transform our thinking and how it differs from differentiation and adaption.
More >
Seriously what is school for?
Seriously what is school for?
Rowan Taigel delves into the ‘WHY’ of school, has it changed over the years and what is its purpose. Rowan believes school is where we now meet to grow rather than just a place of learning.
More >
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Courses and events

Initiating a Community of Learners Workshop
23 August

Workshop: Initiating a Community of Learners
Register >
Deep Learning Lab
2-4 October

Deep Learning Lab: Learn from global experts
Register >
Te reo Maori for beginners Online Programme
26 August (10 weeks)
Online Programme
Te Reo Puāwai Māori: Starting your te reo journey
Register >
Permission to Play pre-conference
4 October

Permission to Play: One-day Pre-Conference to uLearn
Register >
The Maker Movement in Schools Breakfast Seminar
2 September
Kohia, Auckland

Breakfast Seminar: The Maker Movement in Schools
Register >
uLearn Conference
5-7 October

uLearn Annual Educators’ Conference
Register >

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback. Feel free to email us anytime!

Wherever you are located in New Zealand, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, talk to one of our consultants who can tailor PLD to you, your school or your CoL.

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