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November 7, 2018

November Newsletter: 2019 Opportunities, uLearn Keynote Videos & Congratulations To LEARNZ!

One for my Kiwi readers.

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Kia ora Michael

We’re flying towards the end of the year! It’s that exciting time when refreshing plans can be made for the year ahead, but there are still plenty of opportunities to make the most of in 2018.

This month’s newsletter has both bases covered, with online professional learning registrations open for 2019, and some excellent resources ready for you to dive into now (Hint: you won’t want to miss the uLearn18 keynote videos!).

Online professional learning in 2019

WIN a KOHA game! Inspire Te Reo across Aotearoa
For your chance to win one of three KOHA games, simply register for any of our Online Programmes running in 2019 by 30 November 2018.

The range of programmes available focus on innovative learning practices, mentoring and coaching, and embracing cultural responsiveness. KOHA would be the perfect addition for those learning te reo as part of our beginner level Te Reo Puāwai Māori programme, or the more intermediate level Te Reo Manahua Māori.

Register today to go in the draw!

2019 Online Programmes >
uLearn18 keynote presentation videos
uLearn18 keynote presentation
Those who attended uLearn18 were treated to three excellent keynote presentations:

  • Hana O’Regan – Tō reo ki te raki, tō mana ki te whenua
  • Pasi Sahlberg – If you don’t lead with the small data, you’ll be lead by Big Data
  • Mike Walsh – Preparing the next generation for the algorithmic age

Resources from each presentation are available on our website. Videos are now also available on EDtalks – valuable viewing for both those who joined us and those who were unable to make it!

uLearn18 videos on EDtalks >

CORE LEARNZ – Award Winners!

2018 Education Awards
At CORE we’re very proud of our LEARNZ team for winning not one, but two, Copyright Licensing Education Awards, announced at uLearn18. The People and Water – looking at our water networks virtual experience won both the Best Student Resource (Primary) and Best Digital Resource (Primary) categories.

Resources from the People and Water experience are still available on the LEARNZ website. Take a look, and keep an eye out for the 2019 virtual experience schedule opening for enrolments soon!

Find out more about LEARNZ >

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Upcoming professional learning opportunities

Workshop participants
FREE Workshop
Making a PLD application
ONLINE – 14 November
Online Programme
Te Reo Puāwai Māori
ONLINE – starts 11 March
FREE Virtual Experience
ONLINE – 14-20 November
Innovative learning environment with students and teacher
Online Programme
Introduction to Innovative Learning
ONLINE – starts 11 March
Online Programme
Mentoring and coaching
ONLINE – starts 25 February
Facilitator with two educators
Online Programme
Innovative Learning Practice
ONLINE – starts 12 March

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and hearing what you want to read about. Please feel free to email us.

Wherever you are in Aotearoa, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, our consultants can tailor PLD to suit you, your school or your Kāhui Ako. Find out more.

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CORE Education

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