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April 16, 2017

Education News And Advice – CORE April Newsletter


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One for my Kiwi readers to begin the week.

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

Welcome to our April issue of Ki te Ao. We feature interesting comment on Culturally Responsive practice, explore and optimise learning space and lots more.

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Easter and relaxing term break.

Culturally Responsive practice

CORE Education recognises our school communities are becoming more diverse and the needs of our tamariki are changing and evolving. Hear how CORE can work with you to explore what it means to be culturally responsive and build it into your foundations so you can better reflect the bi-cultural essence of Aotearoa New Zealand.

CORE is offering the following courses on this topic:

Optimising learning spaces to cater for students’ wellbeing

The Vacuum Cleaner and Hannah Hull’s Madlove – Designer Asylum, 2016, Design by Benjamin Koslowski and James Christian. Image credit – Wellcome.jpg
Millions of dollars and thousands of hours are being spent on building new schools and flexible learning spaces across New Zealand. Educators are now discussing the need to support student wellbeing when designing these learning environments. Chrissie Butler has written a blog post on this topic, encompassing her learning from the Madlove art project by artists the Vacuum Cleaner and Hannah Hull.
Read the blog post >

Are you interested in finding out more?

Learn how to design respectful, inclusive environments, where everyone is learning and achieving. Join us at the Changing Spaces event in Auckland, Friday, April 28.
Register for Changing Spaces >

From the blog

Bright Eyes: What does it mean to have a Pasifika lens?
Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu talks about her experience in facilitating Pasifika professional learning solutions More >
Our history matters to our learning 
Phoebe Davis discusses how history shapes cultures and the way people view the world
More >
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Professional learning – workshops, programmes & events

Breakfast seminar 
Making your school library a hub of innovation, collaboration and learningAUCKLAND  – 26 May
DUNEDIN – 17 May
CORE Leaders’ SummitAUCKLAND – 17 June
BYOD ImplementationWELLINGTON – 31 May
6 June
Online programme
Middle leadership matters
May & June 
Leading collaborative changeWELLINGTON – 8 June
DUNEDIN – 16 May
26 June  
Blended programme 
Gagana Samoa – Talanoa Mai

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 Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako
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