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February 21, 2018

Activate Change With ACCELERATOR

One for my Kiwi readers.

Join us for two days of breaking the rules
ACCELERATOR - Play. Think. Activate Change.
Kia ora Michael

Would you like the opportunity to grow new ideas? And maybe break some rules? ACCELERATOR is for you! This exciting, new and immersive experience is designed to speed up change in teaching and learning by activating innovative solutions.

ACCELERATOR utilises a methodology designed to:

  • shift mindsets
  • kick-start innovative thinking
  • find creative solutions, faster.
What is ACCELERATOR?
ACCELERATOR activates change and innovation by combining collaboration, speed, and creative abrasion to solve problems that matter. It is a meeting of minds and ideas, where you collaborate to design new and innovative solutions to meet education’s wicked challenges.

You will pitch dreams, problems or ideas then form teams to design solutions quickly in a dynamic and high energy environment. Your ideas will be both supported and disrupted as you work with others rapidly to solve the problems of teaching and learning. ACCELERATOR is facilitated and involves mentors from both education and the innovation industry.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their teaching and learning dreams or gripes, wishes or wicked challenges: no matter how big or small.

Play. Think. Activate Change.
Wellington

Dates TBC

Be quick,
places are
strictly limited.
If you are looking for a whole new experience – the opportunity to think big and break the rules – ACCELERATOR is for you!  Are you ready to activate change?
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Contact the ACCELERATOR team for more information.
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February 13, 2018

uLearn18 Registrations Now Open

And one for my Kiwi readers to finish off my day here in North America.

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.
Tuihonotia. Mahi Ngātahi. Auahatia.
uLearn18 register now
Kia ora Michael

We are happy to announce registrations are now open for uLearn18, and just as excited to announce our amazing Keynote Speakers!

This year uLearn returns to the City of Sails, where we host Aoteroa’s largest educational conference from the SKYCITY Convention Centre. Gather with your colleagues at this ever-popular event. Share ideas and experiences with like-minded educators, deepen your understanding, and pioneer new, innovative ways of doing things.

An earlybird discount is available so register now to secure your place – we look forward to seeing you!

Keynote Speakers
Hana O'Regan
Pasi Sahlberg
Mike Walsh

We are very happy to announce uLearn18’s Keynote Speakers:

Hana O’Regan
Pasi Sahlberg
Mike Walsh

Learn more about our Keynotes.

Registration options

uLearn18 Earlybird

Available until 31 May
$695 +GST
10-12 October

uLearn18

Regular price from 1 June
$765 +GST*
10-12 October

Culture of Change

Pre-conference
$235 +GST**
9 October

Gala Dinner

$115 +GST
11 October
* Group discounts available for uLearn18 (regular price) only, including schools, centres, kura and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.
** Register for uLearn18 and the Culture of Change pre-conference and save $50.
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$$ WIN your conference fee back! $$

Complete the online registration form, pay before 31 March 2018 and
go in the draw to win!*
*Terms and conditions apply.

Why attend uLearn18?

  • International and New Zealand keynote speakers – Hana O’ReganPasi Sahlberg and Mike Walsh.
  • 250+ bookable breakout sessions focused on three conference strands – Āheinga | CapabilityHapori | Community and Huritanga | Change.
  • Māori medium sessions delivered in te reo and tailored to those teaching in total immersion environments.
  • uLearn ACCELERATOR – a brand new immersive experience to activate change and innovation.
  • Kia Nanawe Ake | Innovation Symposium – a forum to share and test new ideas, inquire and disrupt the status quo.
  • Hands-on games, resources and makerspace activities to use in educational contexts.
  • The popular gala dinner – limited seats available.
  • Special travel and accommodation rates – book online via Orbit New Zealand.

What is Culture of Change?

Culture of Change is a one day pre-conference, in conjunction with uLearn18. Enjoy a day of interactive, deep experiential learning designed to help you activate for sustainable, ecological change and build learning futures that everyone deserves.

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February 11, 2018

Online Workshops For You

One for my Kiwi readers.

CORE Education <greg.carroll@core-ed.ac.nz> Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 4:33 PM
Reply-To: CORE Education <greg.carroll@core-ed.ac.nz>
To: Michael <mkbarbour@gmail.com>
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Online Workshops 2018
Kia ora Michael

We hope Term 1 is off to a great start for you and your ākonga. We have a range of online workshops taking place to ensure professional development is available to all educators, no matter where they are in Aotearoa. Discover some of the options available below, register now and gain practical ideas that you can use in your learning environment straight away.

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What’s on offer in Term 1?

Deploying Apple mobile devices - for technical staff
Deploying Apple mobile devices – for technical staff
Tuesday 6 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Creating classroom environments to support wellbeing and engagement
Creating classroom environments to support wellbeing and engagement
Thursday 22 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Collaborative libraries using Book Creator for Chrome
Collaborative libraries using Book Creator for Chrome
Wednesday 14 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Literacy in Innovative Learning Environments - junior primary
Literacy in Innovative Learning Environments – junior primary
Thursday 29 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Implementing the Treaty of Waitangi
Implementing the Treaty of Waitangi
Thursday 15 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Keeping evidence and digital portfolios for educators
Keeping evidence and digital portfolios for educators
Thursday 5 April
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
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*A 20% discount applies for groups of 5+ people and 15% discount for groups of 3-4 people from the same school or centre.

Contact us

If you have any enquiries about Online Workshops, please contact Greg Carroll.
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CORE Education · 144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central · Christchurch, Canterbury 8013 · New Zealand

February 5, 2018

Treaty Talks – join the conversation

And one for my Kiwi readers.

Treaty Talks – a kete of poignant content with a focus on Te Tiriti o Waitangi
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Tēnā koutou katoa,

Areare taringa mai ra, aro kanohi mai rā ki tēnei kaupapa whakaharahara, ki tēnei kaupapa nui, arā Te Tiriti o Waitangi. E whakahōnoretia nuitia ana te Tiriti i tēnei wiki e Tātai Aho Rau CORE Education. He pitopito kōrero, he kai mā te hinengaro, he tautāwhi, he whakaohooho whakaaro ka uta ki mua i te aroaro i tēnei wiki. Nau mai, piki mai ki tēnei kaupapa.

Waitangi Day is often a time of the year where culture, identity and language is at the forefront of educators’ thinking and planning. This week, we are excited to bring you Treaty Talks, a kete of poignant content, with a particular focus on Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Members of our CORE team will share their thinking, which we hope generates conversations and wonderings, as well as link you to valuable, connected resources.

Look out for our Treaty Talks posts, livestreams and resources, including a series of blogs. Treaty Talks runs the entire week on Facebook and Twitter.

Join the #treatytalks18 conversation

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Treaty Talks enquiries
Content includes:

  • Avenues to learn more about Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • How to implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi in your practice, school, kura, local area
  • Te reo Māori
  • Māori history
  • Culturally responsive pedagogies for Māori and Pasifika students.

We hope Treaty Talks piques your interest, encouraging thoughts and actions beyond Waitangi Day for all ākonga and kura.

Enquiries are welcomed, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Ngā mihi,
CORE Education
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CORE Education · 144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central · Christchurch, Canterbury 8013 · New Zealand

February 4, 2018

Education News And Advice – CORE February Newsletter

Another one for my Kiwi readers.

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

As you flip over the first few pages of your Term 1 calendar, we hope you are reflecting on a positive and productive start to your school year. We’ve highlighted a few hot topics and resources which we hope you will find useful. We encourage discussion, particularly around Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and, as always, welcome any enquiries you may have.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Waitangi Day is often a time of the year where culture, identity and language is at the forefront of educators’ thinking and planning. Next week, members of our CORE team share their thinking about such topics, with a particular focus on Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Look out for our Treaty Talks posts, livestreams and resources, running all week on Facebook and Twitter. We’d love you to join the conversations.
Enquiries >
Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit
The start of a new year is the perfect time for a fresh approach to wellbeing – taking advantage of feeling positive, refreshed and energised. It’s a great time to harness your happiness, establish positive workplace habits and environments, and build valuable social capital. Watch this video for an overview from Coordinator, Ānaru White.
The Toolkit is available now – we think you may be surprised how simply it can be integrated into your working environment, and how affordable it is!
Find out more >

Podcast: Coaching and mentoring

Podcast: Mentoring and coaching
In part one of a three-part series, Amira Aman and Ānaru White chat about coaching and mentoring, their differences and the approaches you can take to best assist those you are supporting. Listen to the podcast.

Fulfil your te reo resolution

Can you believe we’re already in February? Have you acted on your New Year’s resolution to learn te reo Māori?
Starting in March, CORE’s Te Reo Puāwai Māori online programme is perfect for beginners, while Te Reo Manahua Māori steps up to an intermediate level. Register now!

And the winners are…

Podcast: Mentoring and coaching
Thank you to all those who completed our recent Ten Trends survey. The winners of the five $100 Prezzy cards are: Tony Birch, Bevan James, Simon Pearse, Brice Hoare and Stephanie Kitto. Congratulations!

From the blog

Where did my resilience go?
Where did my resilience go?
Occasional mistakes are inevitable. James Hopkins discusses how to handle them and gives some helpful tips for building resilience.
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Learning to thrive in a transforming world
Learning to thrive in a transforming world
As the 2018 school year begins, Derek Wenmoth explores the importance of education in preparing tamariki for a world that is changing at a rapid pace.
More >
Article 2 and te reo Māori
Article 2 and te reo Māori
In the lead up to Waitangi Day, Anahera McGregor writes about Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the taonga that is te reo Māori, as well as its importance and recovery.
More >
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Professional Learning: workshops, programmes & events

Making a PLD application
FREE Online Workshop
Making a PLD application
NATIONWIDE – 1 March
Register
Numeracy in Innovative Learning Environments - junior primary
Workshops 
Numeracy in Innovative Learning Environments – junior primary
WELLINGTON – 6 March
CHRISTCHURCH – 6 March
DUNEDIN – 27 March
AUCKLAND – 31 July
Register
Jumpstart my reo
Workshops
Jumpstart my reo 
AUCKLAND – 5 March
WELLINGTON – 16 August
Register
Introduction to Innovative Learning
Online Programme
Introduction to Innovative Learning
NATIONWIDE – starts 12 March
Register
Establishing iPads in your classroom
Workshops
Establishing iPads in your classroom
DUNEDIN – 5 March
CHRISTCHURCH – 17 May
WELLINGTON – 17 May
Register
Breakfasts
Breakfasts
Seminars and workshops to kick start your day
PAPAKURA – 23 March
EPSOM – 16 March
WELLINGTON – 23 March
CHRISTCHURCH – 13 March
DUNEDIN – 7 March
Register

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and ideas of things you want 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, talk to one of our consultants who can tailor PLD to you, your school or your Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako.

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