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September 7, 2017

Education News And Advice – CORE September Newsletter

Another one for my Kiwi readers…

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Kia Ora Michael

Welcome to our September issue of Ki te Ao, we hope the arrival of Spring has brought a little inspiration and energy your way!

This month we feature:

  • Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit
  • uLearn17 — final chance to register 
  • edSpace — join discussions
  • Māori Language Week
  • Te reo Blended Programmes

Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit

An exciting new initiative is now available in New Zealand!

Are you keen to improve individual wellbeing and build valuable social capital? Wellbeing is intrinsically linked to the success of our ECE/schools/kura and research continues to highlight the stress faced by New Zealand’s educators. In response, we have recently launched the Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit, an effective, flexible and easily implemented programme that supports staff in schools.

Read more >

Final chance to register for uLearn17

With just four weeks to go, we are on the countdown to our biggest event of the year! It’s not too late to book your ticket to hear from our line up of amazing New Zealand and international keynote and spotlight speakers. With over 200 breakouts, there is something to suit all who are interested in the future of education.
Register >

edSpace
Your learning. Your network. Your portal.

We invite you to join the edSpace community  a valuable online network created specifically for educators throughout New Zealand to connect, share knowledge and grow capabilities. While you’re exploring edSpace why not join the discussions around the release of CORE’s 2017 Ten Trends or uLearn17 (which kicks off 11 October in Hamilton).
Join edSpace >

Māori Language Week 2017 | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

Next week (11 to 17 Mahuru) is Māori Language Week. It is a special time for New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori. The theme for 2017 is Kia ora te reo  Let the Māori language live. 

These fantastic resources will help you on your reo journey:

Are you looking for professional development to enhance your te reo journey?

Join one of our Blended Programmes starting this month. Engage and discuss content with facilitators and other students in Online forums and Face-to-Face huis. Choose from Te Reo Puāwai Māori  a beginners’ guide to speaking and writing te reo, or Te Reo Manahua Māori — an intermediate course.
Two spots are available for Te Reo Puāwai Māori and limited spaces are left for Te Reo Manahua Māori — register today to avoid missing out.
Read more >

From the blog

Creating culturally safe organisations: Lessons from health 
Alex Hotere-Barnes shares lessons on how Pakeha can best work with Māori.
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iCubed: How design thinking develops lifelong learners 
Philippa Nicoll Antipas outlines three broad phases of design thinking and how they contribute to lifelong learning.
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Manaakitanga  The  story of two schools
Tania Coutts reflects on manaakitanga after visiting two schools.
More >
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Professional learning – workshops, programmes & events

Blended Programme
Te Reo Puāwai Māori
Starts 11 Sept
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uLearn17 Changing Spaces
Hamilton
10 Oct
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Blended Programme  
Te Reo Manahua Māori
Starts 18 Sept
Register
uLearn17
Hamilton 
11-13 Oct
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Breakfast Seminars  
PAKURANGA  – 15 Sept
HAMILTON – 14 Sept
CHRISTCHURCH – 12 Sept
DUNEDIN – 13 Sept
Register
Online Programme 
Middle Leadership Matters
Starts 19 Feb 2018
Register

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and ideas of topics you’d like 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 you can talk to one of our consultants who 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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Breakfast Seminar Streamed Live — 3 November: Collaboration — The Culture Super Sizer

One for my Kiwi readers…

Inspiring professional learning at your convenience — streamed straight to you!
Kia ora Michael

We invite you to attend our next live-stream presentation on Friday 3 November.

Collaboration – the culture super sizer

Transformational change and continuous improvement have been enabled at Stonefields School through intentional leadership work on teacher collaboration and creating the conditions and culture that people want to be a part of. Hear about some of the tools and frameworks that have been developed to ‘onboard’ new staff and to grow highly synergetic teams that have collective impact.

“Collaboration is not about gluing together existing egos. It’s about the ideas that never existed until after everyone entered the room”. (Source unknown)

This CORE breakfast seminar will include:

  • what’s the why? why collaborate? the online safety paradox
  • what are the elements of a high functioning team?
  • growing conversational capability to address the ‘undiscussables’
  • growing consciousness about what has the potential to plus and minus trust
  • achieving the organisational culture people aspire to belong to.

Key Details

Date: Friday 3 November 2017
Seminar time: 7.30 am – 8.30 am (live stream)
Cost: Live stream only – $80 plus gst
Recorded video only – $80 plus gst
Live stream and recorded video – $120 plus gst
Presenters: Sarah Martin and Chris Bradbeer
Venue: Streamed live

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Viewing options

Live stream: Watch the seminar as it happens, with the opportunity to ask the presenter questions via a virtual discussion space. $80 plus gst.

Recorded video: View a recording of the seminar at a time that suits you. We aim to have this available the Monday following the event. $80 plus gst.

Live stream and recorded video: Watch the live seminar, benefit from the discussion space and also receive access to the recorded video for future reference. $120 plus gst.

Want to see how streamed breakfasts work? Watch our short video.

Who will this session be of interest to?

Teachers at all levels working in teams who are keen to realise what supports deep and meaningful collaboration.

About our presenters:

Sarah Martin is the Foundation Principal of Stonefields School. She is a passionate, forward thinking educator with a real commitment to improving outcomes for all learners, not just those within her school community.
Sarah is enthusiastic about:

  • ensuring all students develop the necessary competencies to strengthen their capacity to learn
  • staying focused on students being engaged and successful with learning that matters
  • questioning the effective teaching practice that causes learning.

She has held leadership roles in a number of schools. As both a teacher and leader, she has a particular strength in collectively building change momentum, enabling collaborative high functioning teams, future visioning, embracing student voice and reimagining what learning matters. Twitter @sarahmartin74

Chris Bradbeer has been Associate Principal at Stonefields School in Auckland since its opening in 2011. He has been involved in developing a vision for teaching and learning, building teacher capacity and having the opportunity to consider ‘what might be possible’ in a new school setting.
Chris has a strong interest and experience in the development of Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) in New Zealand schools; how design affordances can support approaches to contemporary pedagogy, and the opportunities engendered by the provision of new educational spaces. He is currently completing a PhD in conjunction with the ‘Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments’ Australian Linkage Council project at the University of Melbourne, focussing on the nature of collaborative teacher practices in ILE. He is also a Research Fellow (part time) on the 2016-2019 Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change project (ILETC). Twitter @chrisbradbeer
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Our mailing address is:

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144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand

September 3, 2017

Applications Close Soon For CORE’s 2018 Grants

Another one for my Kiwi readers.

Māori Grant applications close 1 September.
Dr Vince Ham eFellowship and Pasifika Education Grant applications close 8 September.
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Pasifika & Māori Education Grants 2017

Kia ora Michael

Applications for the Dr Vince Ham eFellowship and the Pasifika Grant close in a week’s time so be sure you submit your application before it’s too late! If you are submitting an application for the Māori Grants you have until the close of business tomorrow (Friday 8 September).

Dr Vince Ham eFellowship

Offering a unique opportunity for innovative educators, the eFellowship is open for teachers in the early childhood, primary, and/or secondary sectors working in New Zealand, in English or Māori Medium settings.

Apply Now
Applications close end of business on Friday 8 September 2017 and applicants will be informed of the outcome by Friday 29 September 2017.

Pasifika Education Grant

The Pasifika Education Grant is open to individuals or teams of teachers whose hearts are in Pasifika Education and are currently employed in early childhood services and schools in New Zealand.
Apply Now
Applications close end of business on Friday 8 September 2017 and applicants will be informed of the outcome by Friday 29 September 2017.

Māori Education Grants

The CORE Māori Education Grants are to enhance Māori distinctiveness, illuminate creative potential, and support successful educational pathways.
Apply Now
Applications close on Friday 1 September 2017 and applicants will be informed of the outcome by Friday 8 September 2017.
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CORE Education

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand

August 27, 2017

Breakfast Seminar Streamed Live — 8 September – Walking The Tightrope: Balancing Prevention And Protection – Promoting Resiliency To Achieve A …

One for my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

Inspiring professional learning at your convenience — streamed straight to you!
Kia ora Michael

We invite you to attend our next live-stream presentation on Friday 8 September:

Walking the tightrope: Balancing prevention and protection – promoting resiliency to achieve a safe environment online

There has never been a greater need for schools to take a proactive approach towards a whole school community promotion of digital citizenship, including online safety and wellbeing, than there is now. As technology relentlessly evolves to improve our connection and disrupt traditional ways of life, it presents not only new opportunities but also emerging and evolving challenges. This in turn requires our schools, parents and young people to understand and develop the skills required to succeed and flourish in these new environments.

Digital citizenship, as a framework to promote safe and responsible use of technology, must undergo its own growth if it is to remain an effective platform from which to build capable learners of tomorrow.

This CORE breakfast seminar will explore:

  • what the technology landscape looks like for young people
  • the online safety paradox
  • the changing nature of digital citizenship and online safety
  • what educators can do to help learners successfully achieve the balance needed to thrive in an evolving online environment.

Key Details

Date: Friday 8 September 2017
Seminar time: 7.30 am – 8.30 am (live stream)
Cost: Live stream only – $80 plus gst
Recorded video only – $80 plus gst
Live stream and recorded video – $120 plus gst
Presenter: Sean Lyons
Venue: Streamed live

Register >

Viewing options

Live stream: Watch the seminar as it happens, with the opportunity to ask the presenter questions via a virtual discussion space. $80 plus gst.

Recorded video: View a recording of the seminar at a time that suits you. We aim to have this available the Monday following the event. $80 plus gst.

Live stream and recorded video: Watch the live seminar, benefit from the discussion space and also receive access to the recorded video for future reference. $120 plus gst.

Want to see how streamed breakfasts work? Watch our short video

Who will this session be of interest to?

Leaders and teachers who are looking to deepen their understandings around digital technology, digital citizenship, and schools’ capability, and the vital role these have on student wellbeing and capacity to learn.

About our presenter

Mana Faaea-SemeatuAs Director of Outreach, Sean is responsible for Netsafe’s products, marketing and communications team. Sean comes from a background in the IT industry and the education sector having spent part of his career as a classroom teacher and school leader. He is incredibly knowledgeable about online challenges and is responsible for Netsafe’s programme to combat child sexual exploitation material.

Other useful information

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CORE Education

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand

August 23, 2017

Apply Now For CORE’s Pasifika & Māori Grants!

One for my Kiwi readers.

Māori grant applications close 1 September.
Pasifika grant applications close 8 September.
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Pasifika & Māori Education Grants 2017

Kia ora and talofa lava Michael

Are you curious about how you or your school/kura/centre can better support Māori or Pasifika learners? If so, we’d like to hear from you! Applications are open now for CORE Education’s Māori & Pasifika Education Grants.

Read on to find out more information about the grants.

Māori Education Grants

CORE Education offers grants that advance Māori from early years through to secondary, for individuals, whānau, and/or Māori communities.

The purpose of the Māori education grants are to enhance Māori distinctiveness, illuminate creative potential, and support successful educational pathways.
Our theme this year, highlights Māui, a supernatural being who embodies curiosity, disruptiveness, determination, fearlessness, and with a little bit of cheekiness  – just like Māui whose feats transformed our lives and provided us with endless opportunities. Read more >

Applications close 5pmFriday 1 September.

If you have any questions, please contact Hariata Tutua-Nathan.

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Pasifika Education Grant

The Pasifika Education Grant is open to individuals or teams of teachers who are currently employed in early childhood services and schools in New Zealand.
The Pasifika Education Grant provides professional and financial support to assist with undertaking a teacher inquiry or project aimed at bringing about change in teaching practice for the benefit of Pasifika learners.
Successful applicants will receive virtual mentoring support as part of CORE’s uChoose programme for one year. The grant may also fund some teacher release to work on your investigation and other professional development such as presenting at uLearn. Read more >
Applications close 5pmFriday 8 September

If you have any questions, please contact Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu.

Apply Now
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ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

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