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March 9, 2017

Education News And Advice – CORE March Newsletter

Another for my Kiwi readers….

Discover all the latest in education from CORE Education. News, resources and inspiration for educators.
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Kia Ora Michael

Welcome to this month’s issue of Ki te Ao. We have a great article about the value of a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako, diversity in an innovative learning environment, UDL framework, and we invite you to run your own session at uLearn17.


Leveraging collaboration within your Community of Learning for best results

What is the additional value of working as a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako? We all know the value of collaboration, we also know that aspects of it are very complex, complicated and sometimes feel chaotic – especially at the initial phase. Carolyn English, Professional Learning Services Manager with CORE Education, explains in a recent article with School News.

For advice and consultation you can contact our Expert Partners.

Read the article >


Designing a learning environment that works for all students

Recognising the diversity students bring to the classroom and creating an environment where all students can excel are essential for educators in 2017. We’ve combined these two important principles to bring you the ‘Changing Spaces — Learning for All’ one day event, so you can learn how to design an innovative learning environment, inclusive of all students’ needs.
Read more >


Would you like to run a session at uLearn17?

Invigorate and inspire fellow educators at the annual educators conference, uLearn17. Share your ideas and professional experiences at uLearn17 by leading your own session. Start by submitting an abstract about what you would present. Sessions delivered in English and te reo Māori welcome!
Read More >

From the blog

Questing – a modern approach to learning design
Stephen Lowe discusses the question “How might Game Artificial Intelligence (AI) inform and influence learning experience design in the future?”
More >
Universal Design for Learning
Lynne Silcock writes about a framework that supports the UDL planning process.
More >
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Professional Learning – workshops, programmes & events

16 & 17 March
Breakfast seminar 

Learning through gaming and game design


8 May 
Online Programme 
Change Leadership – build your knowledge, skills and confidence in leading change.
Breakfast seminars
Innovative Learning Environment Series


19 May 
Breakfast seminar
What’s the Treaty got to do with it?


1 May
Online Programme
Modern Learning Assessment – shape your practice based on current research
22 May 
Online Programme 
Culturally Responsive Practice in School Communities

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and ideas of things you want to read about.
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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