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August 3, 2017

Education News And Advice – CORE August Newsletter

And for my Kiwi readers…

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

Welcome to our August issue of Ki te Ao, hoping Term 3 is tracking as you’d planned. This month we feature:

  • An animated video on Universal Design for Learning
  • uLearn17 — Aotearoa/New Zealand’s premier conference for educators
  • Getting the most out of Ten Trends 2017
  • Connected Educator NZ and edSpace
  • CORE 2018 Workshops’ Survey…have your say!
  • Podcast: ‘Middle Leaders Matter

The Curriculum and Universal Design for Learning

“The curriculum is committed to all learners succeeding. It’s flexible so schools can design their own curriculum.”

The Ministry of Education have released a new video series on the NZ Curriculum and UDL. Created by CORE Education, this animated video gives you an overview of how learners learn differently across three primary networks in the brain –affective, recognition and strategic – and how UDL helps support these networks. CORE offers a range of professional learning with UDL in mind, feel free to contact us to explore further.

Be inspired at uLearn17!

Aotearoa/New Zealand’s premier conference for educators runs 11-13 October in Hamilton. Hear from national and international educators as they share their expertise and experiences, on everything from innovative learning and digital technologies to leadership and collaboration. We promise there will be inspiration on tap!

Breakout bookings open late August – we recommend you register quickly to secure a place at your preferred sessions.

Register >

Getting the most out of Ten Trends 2017

We recently announced CORE’s Ten Trends for 2017 and want to ensure you can make the most out of this fantastic resource. You can download the Ten Trends document from CORE’s website and access a great range of additional resources, links and articles that explore each trend in more detail – all for free!
Read more >

Connected Educator NZ and edSpace

Connected Educator NZ (CENZ) is an initiative designed to support and promote networked approaches to educational professional learning. CENZ is now a year-round event! You can find out more HERE. Sign up for updates now so you don’t miss any important information, or feel free to pledge your own event.
edSpace is an online network for educators throughout NZ – enabling them to connect, share knowledge and grow capabilities. We invite you to join the edSpace community and engage in interesting and inspiring discussion. (For example, join the Connected Educator NZ group to contribute to current discussions with other connected educators).

Workshops’ Survey: What are your professional development needs for 2018?

We’d love your help…as we plan for 2018 we’d love to hear what workshops you’d like CORE to have on offer next year. Please complete our survey – it should only take 3 – 5 minutes to complete.
Surveys completed by Friday 4 August are eligible for our prize draw. The prizes are listed on our survey.
Complete survey >

Podcast: ‘Middle Leaders Matter’ with Martin, Joanne and Ānaru

Martin Bassett and Joanne Robson discuss the importance of Professional Development for Middle Leaders in schools. The most recent PPTA survey shows this is still an issue in schools, options for improving this are discussed, with examples from Ānaru, as well as practical tips and advice for Middle Leaders in Schools.

From the blog

My Reo journey continues
Andrew Penny continues to create opportunities to include a greater range of kupu and kīwaha into the video and web conference resources he develops through LEARNZ virtual field trips More >
Ten Trends in education 2017
This year we’ve placed a greater emphasis on explaining the importance of the five central trend areas in our Ten Trends diagram. Derek Wenmoth outlines how.
More >
Harmful Digital Communications and Schools – what does it all mean?
Pauline Spence defines what harmful digital communications are and identifies what schools need to be mindful of.
More >
Subscribe to the blog >

Professional learning – workshops, programmes, & events

Strategies to develop student agency 
DUNEDIN – 17 August
Blended programme
Te Reo Pūawai Māori
Starts 21 August
Breakfast seminars
PAKURANGA  – 18 August
NORTH SHORE – 25 August
KOHIA – 11 August
HAMILTON – 17 August
WELLINGTON – 18 August
DUNEDIN – 16 August
Blended Programme 
Te Reo Manahua Māori
Starts 28 August
BYOD Implementation 
Online programme  
Middle Leadership Matters
Starts 19 February 2018

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and ideas of topics you’d like to read about – please feel free to email us anytime!

Wherever you are located in New Zealand, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, our consultants can tailor PLD to meet your needs and those of your school or Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. Have a deeper discussion with one of our consultants to find out how we can help.

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