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December 5, 2019

December Newsletter: Celebrating Digital Creativity, Cultural Capability & More

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

You’ve almost made it – the countdown is well and truly on to the summer holidays. We hope you get to enjoy the perfect balance of fun and relaxation!

In the meantime, we’ve got one more update to get your inspiration for learning in 2020 going. Read on for the latest about; digital technology success stories, building cultural capability and professional learning opportunities.

Celebrating digital creativity

A record number of primary and intermediate students from across Canterbury designed, developed and showcased their digital creations recently as part of the Grow Waitaha DigiAwards. Check out the winning entries announced at the recent awards evening – there’s plenty of inspiration for things your learners could create next year! Congratulations to Grow Waitaha for running another successful competition.
See the winning entries >

How might I build cultural capability?

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Strengthening cultural capabilities is all about relationships with local iwi, hapū, whānau and tamariki. Building relationships can start with something as simple as a cup of tea. For more ideas of where to start, watch this video.
Build your cultural capability >

Upcoming learning opportunities

Man walking down a mountain track
Explore outdoors: opening up Aotearoa for everyone
FREE virtual field trip
Online: 18-20 February
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Surfer out at sea
Sustainable seas: essential for NZ’s health and wealth
FREE virtual field trip
Online: 3-5 March
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Mentoring and coaching
20 week programme
Online: starts 24 February
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River and trees
River restoration: from mountains to sea
FREE virtual field trip
Online: 31 March – 2 April
Register
Pounamu necklace
Te Whakamānawa: culturally responsive practice in school communities
20 week programme
Online: starts 2 March
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Three teachers using Apple devices (laptop, phone and iPad)
CORE Apple Teacher Experience
One-day event
Auckland: 21 April
Christchurch: 23 April
Register

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.

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December 2, 2019

Get The Most Out Of iPads In The Classroom

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Inspire. Create. Innovate.
Kia ora Michael

  • Do you have iPads in your class, but aren’t sure how to get the most out of them?
  • Would you like to feel more comfortable using iPads in your class?
  • Would you like to see your learners create amazing content that demonstrates their learning in meaningful ways?
  • Are you a school leader that would like to see your teaching staff get the most out of your Apple technology?

We would like to invite you to a very special one-day experience with CORE Education in which you will learn how to use your iPads in exciting and engaging ways.

CORE Apple Teacher Experience

The CORE Apple Teacher Experience is designed to show teachers/kaiako powerful ways that students can use iPads to demonstrate creativity and understanding. There will be workshops run by CORE staff and Apple Professional Learning Specialists. You will have an opportunity to learn more about Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create resources as well as the Apple Teacher programme.

Apple Teacher programme

The CORE Apple Teacher Experience will get you started with the Apple Teacher Programme and inspire you to go further in your learning on how to get the most out of the Apple devices in your learning community. This full-day event will be delivered by CORE staff, and Apple Professional Learning Specialists, who are committed to helping educators get the most out of Apple technology.

Register now!

CORE Education is offering two Apple Teacher Experiences in 2020:
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland
21 April 8:30-4:00pm
Ormiston Junior College
Ōtautahi / Christchurch
23 April 8:30-4:00pm
Christ’s College
Individual price: $195 + GST per person
Individual registration Auckland >
Individual registration Christchurch >

Group discounts

$165.75 + GST per person for registrations of 3 or more people.

A registration form will need to be completed for each delegate when registering a group. Use the code 3PLUSDISCOUNT when registering each delegate to receive the 15% discount.

Group registration Auckland >
Group registration Christchurch >
For all enquires please email the Events Team.

Ngā mihi nui,
The CORE Events Team

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November 25, 2019

Check Out This Free Resource To Help Build Cultural Capability

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Need help building cultural capabilities?

Kia ora Michael

As Term 4 quickly disappears, 2020 PD may be on your mind. Aligned with the Ministry of Education priorities, you may want to focus on building your personal and school-wide cultural capabilities. Unsure where to start? We have a number of resources that can support you.

Strengthening cultural capabilities is all about relationships with local iwi, hapū, whānau and tamariki. Building relationships can start with something as simple as a cup of tea. For more ideas of where to start, watch this video.

Free resource

For practical examples of what cultural capability could look, feel and sound like in your learning community, check out this helpful infographic.

Want to know more?

Explore further resources on our dedicated web page. And our team of Accredited Facilitators and Consultants would love to have a chat about how they can support you with building cultural capability in your learning community.
Have a chat >
Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education
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November 20, 2019

Sign Up And WIN!*

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Supporting staff in education | Te tautāwhi kaimahi i te ao mātauranga
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Kia ora Michael

We hope the end-of-year mahi with your colleagues, tamariki and community is going well.

Finalising professional learning focuses and staff-only days for 2020 is no doubt under way. Is staff wellbeing a focus area or strategic goal? The Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit can make a difference.

  • Build relationships, awareness and strategies that support all staff.

  • Enhance and develop personal and group wellbeing in your learning community.

There are many great reasons to sign up to the Toolkit, and here’s another incentive!
From today, sign up to the Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit and be in to WIN one of five sets of kīwaha cards, whakataukī cards and karakia posters*. Simply sign up by Monday 2 December 2019 to be in the draw.

For more information, or to sign up and WIN*, contact Kath Delahunty.
wellbeing@core-ed.ac.nz
021 927 400

Ngā mihi nui,
The CORE Wellbeing Toolkit Team

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November 14, 2019

CORE Blog: Changing Roles; A Collaborative Practice Impact Story

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Changing roles; a collaborative practice impact story

By Katrina Laurie

If we understand what collaboration is and the impact this can have on ākonga (learners), and on our own teaching practice, we might be more likely to commit time and energy towards collaborative practices. This relates to the changing role of the teacher trend (CORE Education, 2019) and how we can harness the power of collaboration

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