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February 10, 2019

February Newsletter: uLearn19, Early Years PLD, Safer Internet Day & More

One for my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

Inspiration for educators | Professional learning | Resources | Articles
Ki te Ao - monthly newsletter
Kia ora Michael

Summer is in full swing around Aotearoa and the 2019 educational year is underway. Things are looking bright!

We’re excited to bring you lots of inspiration and opportunities for learning throughout the year. Hopefully you’ve already been enjoying the Treaty Talks conversations taking place on Facebook. Be sure to also check out some of the PLD coming up near you from our range of workshopsbreakfasts and online programmes.

In this month’s newsletter, you can learn more about uLearn19, our Early Years team, Safer Internet Day and more. Happy reading!

Reimagine tomorrow at uLearn19
uLearn19 - Pohewatia te āpōpō
Reimagining our future in learning is at the heart of CORE uLearn19, Pohewatia te āpōpō. This premier educational conference provides professional learning opportunities for you to develop and grow your ideas collaboratively with peers and thought leaders in education.

This year uLearn will explore three themes:

  • Kirirarautanga | Citizenship
  • Whakatōhenehene | Disruption
  • Auahatanga | Innovation

Nau mai, haere mai ki uLearn19!

Find out more >
Discover Early Years’ PLD
Little girl playing with a magnifying glass
Did you know CORE has a dedicated (and passionate!) Early Years team? They can help you discover, explore, build and grow your professional learning and development within early childhood education. Led by early years’ expert Kathryn O’Connell-Sutherland, the team has a wealth of experience in the sector. Early years’ specific PLD options are available – or for personalised options, get in touch with Kathryn.
Discover more >

Together for a better internet

Supporting Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated around the world annually on 5 February. Coordinated in Aotearoa by Netsafe, CORE was proud to support this day once more in 2019 to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology.

We encourage you to talk to your students and whānau about online safety and check out our Top 5 Tips for a Safer Internet.

Read our tips >

Giving mana to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Treaty Talks
We hope you’ve enjoyed Treaty Talks this week. Shared resources, and more on culturally responsive practice, can be found on our website.

Today is your last chance to WIN prizes by sharing how you’re talking Treaty. Head to our Facebook page to enter.

Join the conversation >

From the blog

Two children outside a school
The School that Story built
Heemi McDonald discusses the importance of storytelling in education and how the future can be shaped through it.
More >
Words, words, words
Philippa Nicholl Antipas describes the impact of language on our stories and the way we see the world.
More >
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Upcoming learning opportunities

Two women listening at a workshop
FREE Online Workshop
How to make a professional learning development application
ONLINE – 27 February
Online Programme
Te Reo Puāwai Māori (beginners)
ONLINE – starts 11 March
An early years teacher and young boy talking
Online Workshop
Six strategies to build children’s social competence
ONLINE – 4 March
Māori carving
Online Programme
Te Reo Manahua Māori (intermediate)
ONLINE – starts 11 March
Under water
FREE Virtual Experience
Sustainable seas – essential for NZ’s health and wealth
ONLINE – 5-7 March
Two adults and a young child
Online Workshop
Using Seesaw to enhance home-school partnerships
ONLINE – 13 March

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback. Please feel free to email us.

Wherever you are in Aotearoa, if you are looking for specific professional learning, our consultants can tailor PLD to suit you or your educational setting. Find out more.

Copyright © 2019 CORE Education, All rights reserved.
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Our mailing address is:

CORE Education

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

New Zealand

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