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June 8, 2017

Education News And Advice – CORE June Newsletter

One for my Kiwi readers…

Inspiration for educators | Professional learning | Resources | Articles
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Kia Ora Michael

Welcome to our June issue of Ki te Ao. This month we feature

  • A whitepaper on the challenging and rewarding role of middle leaders in schools
  • The upcoming LEARNZ field trips
  • Explore an ILE in real-time!
  • Homework in primary school — to be or not?
  • 2017 DigiTech Roadshow series

Middle Leadership Matters Whitepaper

Middle leaders hold a unique position as both teacher and leader. However, often these middle leaders are not provided with specific leadership development, nor effective appraisal experiences. As the role has expanded well beyond what is manageable, it is even more critical that our middle leaders are empowered to undertake this rewarding, yet challenging role. CORE Education’s latest white paper provides a practical solution, underpinned by sound research, to ensure middle leadership matters.
Download your copy today >

Join LEARNZ on their upcoming virtual field trips

Each year, LEARNZ offers up to 15 virtual field trips. During a LEARNZ virtual field trip, students can be at home or at school yet can connect with people and places far away. Registration is FREE for all registered and provisionally registered primary and secondary teachers in a New Zealand school. View the 2017 field trips.

The following field trips will be running this month:

20 – 22 JUNE                                              
Opera – put on a show!

Register >
27 – 29 JUNE
Waterview Connection 4 – Cycleways and our transport networks

Register >

DigiTech hits the road in August

Explore changes to digital technologies and the NZ Curriculum at the DigiTech Roadshow 2017. Coming to six locations around New Zealand, this one-day event will help you increase your understanding of coding and robotics, game-based learning and digital citizenship!
Register >

Tune in to Facebook Live – as we explore ILE’s

Whether you are going through a new build, greensite build, or simple renovation, the process of developing innovative learning environments needs to enhance the teaching and learning that happens in that space.
On Monday 12 June, Sarah Whiting will share her views on where to start and how to make this change happen, live on Facebook. Make sure you like and follow us to receive notification and view our Facebook Live video.

Podcast: ‘Homework In Primary School: To Be Or Not To Be,’ with Rochelle and Ānaru

Rochelle shares her experience as a parent, whose children are involved with a new type of home learning. This learning centres around giving to others, service to the school, academics and study, fitness and health — things needed in life.

From the blog

Circle Time at Garibaldi Highlands School 
Rebbecca Sweeney and Suzi Gould visited Garibadi Highlands School. This post outlines what they observed from watching the Grade 4 and 5 studentsMore >
Help! I need somebody 
James Hopkins discusses the difference between a coach and mentor. He also helps you decipher which one may best suit you
More >
Teacher Mentorship at the Delta Manor Education Centre
Rebbecca Sweeney and Suzi Gould share their takeaways from a Teacher Mentorship workshop with Tashi Kirincic
More >
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Professional learning – workshops, programmes, & events

Breakfast seminars  
PAKURANGA  – 23 June
HAMILTON – 22 June
DUNEDIN – 21 June
Online programme  
Mentoring and Coaching
Starts 24 July
Creating culturally responsive schools 
DUNEDIN – 13 June
Blended Programme 
Te Reo Pūawai Māori
Starts 21 August
CORE Leaders’ Summit
AUCKLAND – 17 June
DigiTech Roadshow 
WHANGAREI – 1 August
AUCKLAND – 3 August
TAURANGA – 14 August
NEW PLYMOUTH – 17 August
NELSON – 22 August
DUNEDIN – 24 August

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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