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November 29, 2021

Term 1 2022 PLD applications deadlines released

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An item for my Kiwi readers.

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Kia ora Michael

Regionally-allocated PLD applications close 18 February 2022

As you lead PLD in your learning community, you will be aware the Ministry of Education has recently released the deadlines for funded PLD applications in 2022. Did you know we offer FREE support to develop a PLD application that works for you and your learning environment?

If you are looking for professional learning opportunities that help you deliver transformative experiences and equitable outcomes for all ākonga, we can help. Together, we can design and submit a successful application to the Ministry of Education.

Working across Aotearoa in Māori, Pacific and English medium contexts, and in all learning settings, our facilitators work alongside you to develop a customised PLD plan.

Priority areas

English medium

Cultural capability
Local curriculum design
Assessment for learning

Māori medium
Mātauranga and
te reo Māori
Marau ā-kura
Aromatawai
Digital fluency remains a priority in all settings.
We deliver professional learning in blended ways, using face-to-face and online tools (or a mix of both), whichever works best for you and your learning environment.
Our in-depth and facilitated online programmes are suitable for funded PLD too.

Start your regionally-allocated PLD conversation by contacting one of our regional managers:

Angela Clemens
Northland, Auckland and Hamilton
angela.clemens@core-ed.ac.nz
027 208 8803
Kathe Tawhiwhirangi
Central North Island
kathe.tawhiwhirangi@core-ed.ac.nz
021 527 004
Ngaire Shepherd-Wills
Canterbury
ngaire.shepherd-wills@core-ed.ac.nz
021 166 0158
Greg Carroll
South Island
greg.carroll@core-ed.ac.nz
027 415 3921
Rosalie Reiri
Māori medium
rosalie.reiri@core-ed.ac.nz
021 919 764
Please note, funding only available to early learning services through a Kāhui Ako application.
We look forward to working together, developing a PLD application that meets your needs, one that is underpinned by equity, so that all tamariki and rangatahi can thrive.

Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education

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November 25, 2021

Five FREE learning resources for Term 1

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 10:01 pm
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Another item for my Kiwi readers.

Access the inaccessible! LEARNZ powered by CORE
Kia ora Michael
With summer holidays on the horizon, the work is almost done. To make the next few weeks of planning for 2022 easier for you, here are some LEARNZ learning resources from past online field trips. These align with awareness days in Term 1 2022.
LEARNZ online field trips, powered by CORE, uphold the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), designed to help people around the world achieve a more sustainable future for all.
Agenda 2030, is the intended deadline for achieving the SDGs. Introducing learning aligned to these can can spark curiosity, activate prior knowledge and inspire ākonga to dream of a better future.

Explore the resources and relevant goals below for inspirational and informative learning.

1. Waitangi Day – 6 February 2022

Indigenous knowledge and culture is recognised as encompassing aspects and principles of the sustainable development goals.
Ahead of Waitangi Day, reflect on the first onshore encounters between Māori and Europeans, with this video, about an initial gift giving exchange.

Explore the bilingual online field trip Raranga tuku iho, tohatoha whiwhi ōrite – dual heritage, shared future.

2. World Wildlife Day – 3 March 2022

Discover our native and endemic species in this Animals of Aotearoa reading and quiz and find out what makes local ecosystems thrive for World Wildlife Day.

Learn more with the Backyard biodiversity: take a closer look online field trip.

3. International Women’s Day – 8 March 2022

Meet local women working in geoscience and explore the Alpine Fault, one of Earth’s most impressive geological features for International Women’s Day. Watch these videos with Caroline, a hazards scientist and Alice, a hazards communicator and find out more what they do.

Discover more with the Alpine Fault: when AF8 goes big! online field trip.

4. World Water Day – 22 March 2022

Explore this Google Earth tour of Te Hoiere, in Te Tauihu-o-te-waka (Marlborough) to explore kaitiakitanga of a precious awa this World Water Day.

Access the inaccessible with the River restoration: Kaitiakitanga from estuary to catchment online field trip.

5. World Meteorological Day – 23 March 2022

Find out how Aotearoa New Zealand’s weather is shaped by wind, sea and mountains with this Weather in Aotearoa reading and quiz on World Meteorological Day.

Learn more about how emergency services plan for natural disasters with the Wild weather: How extreme weather events impact us online field trip.

Take care and have a restful holiday break. We’ll be back with new online field trips to access the inaccessible and experience informative and inspirational learning!

Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education and the LEARNZ team

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November 21, 2021

Building happy connections with the tuakana-teina approach

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An item for my Kiwi readers as they begin their work week.

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Kia ora Michael

Successful transitions to school: What did we learn?

Making new friends is just one way tamariki can feel happy, and as a result, experience a successful transition from early childhood education to school. The tuakana-teina buddy approach of pairing a new entrant learner with an older learner at Kaiapoi North School supported tamariki and whānau to experience a sense of belonging, wellbeing and engagement in their new environment.
“When I came to school I was shy and Sophie helped me feel better.”
– Chloe, Kaiapoi North School.

Explore the tuakana-teina approach – watch the video >

This change was implemented as part of the community-based research project on transitions to school, by CORE Education in partnership with Rātā Foundation we told you about last week in this email.

To learn more about the research check out the Te hautū i te awa whiria o ako | Supporting pathways to lifelong learning for children in English-medium schools research report.

Learn more >

Explore stories of impact

The tuakana-teina approach is just one way to ensure a successful transition to school.
This community-based participatory research also reflected on the value of listening to what matters to tamariki and whānau and building a shared understanding between early learning services and schools. Learn more from their experiences by watching the videos and exploring the provocations.
Watch the videos >
Each teaching team from the four participating schools undertook their own inquiry and discovered the impact for their learning communities.
Read the case studies >
We hope that the report, resources, case studies and videos will support you to implement change in your setting.

If you have any questions or feedback we’d love to hear from you marketing@core-ed.ac.nz

Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education
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November 17, 2021

Be tamariki ready — how you can flip the script on school readiness

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An item for my Kiwi colleagues.

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Kia ora Michael

Successful transitions to school: Listening to tamariki

Developing a sense of belonging for tamariki when transitioning to a new environment, can be a challenge for educators. Happiness plays a key role in ensuring tamariki experience a successful transition from early childhood education to school.

In partnership with Rātā Foundation, we’ve produced a collection of resources backed by community-based research with educators and whānau to help you implement change.

Explore the resources and research to help you support pathways to lifelong learning for tamariki in English-medium schools. 

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The research impact

Taking place over two years, the community-based participatory action research set out to make a difference to the transition to school experiences of all tamariki in the Ōtautahi region.

A group of educators embraced ambitious goals — to enable systems-level change and transformed the ways they work with tamariki, whānau, other kaiako, and stakeholders within their wider learning networks through a process of participatory action research.

Explore the findings this project with the research report, Te hautū i te awa whiria o ako | Supporting pathways to lifelong learning for children in English-medium schools.
Read the research report >

Ready to start your journey?

Take the next step and flip the script to become tamariki and whānau-ready, instead of expecting them to be school-ready, with these free resources:

Next week we’ll share case studies from the participating schools and videos sharing experiences of tamariki and whānau. If you have any questions or feedback we’d love to hear from you marketing@core-ed.ac.nz
Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education
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November 16, 2021

Lead the way in 2022

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 9:09 pm
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An item from my Kiwi readers.

Kia ora Michael

Lead the way and grow your career potential.

New cohorts of the Advanced Leadership programme are planned for early next year. Primary and secondary cohorts start February 2022, and a dedicated early years cohort will follow.

Designed specifically for women in education, the programme is delivered over six months. It creates a sustained opportunity for professional learning and development that fits around existing commitments.

Hannah shares how Advanced Leadership gave her confidence in her role. Learn about other impacts the programme has had, check out case studies from early years, primary and secondary educators across Aotearoa.
Download the prospectus >
Apply now >
Places are limited, so it’s best to get in early. Feel free to contact leadership@core-ed.ac.nz if you have any queries or for support with your application.

Ngā mihi nui,
Linda Ojala
Programme Manager

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