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December 11, 2018

Connected Educator New Zealand December Update

One for my Kiwi readers.

Stay connected in education with Connected Educator NZ.
Kia ora Michael

What an incredible year it has been! We’d like to thank you – the Connected Educator NZ community – for sharing and participating in many webinars, teachmeets, field trips, resources and more with other educators throughout the country.

Looking ahead to 2019, perhaps could it be your New Year resolution to share professional learning events, resources and activities with others on the Connected Educator calendar?

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Connected Educator Starter Kete

Have you downloaded the Starter Kete yet? Across 30 days, the kete will walk you through quick and easy steps towards becoming a more connected educator.
> Download the Starter Kete

Connected Conversations

A highlight from uLearn18 in October were the Connected Conversations. The two sessions were live streamed for those not at uLearn, and the recordings are still available to watch at a time convenient for you.
> Watch the Connected Conversations

Inspiration for the year ahead

The summer holidays are approaching! Hopefully you’ll have time on your hands to sit down and catch up on some resources that have been shared on the Connected Educator calendar throughout the year.

Recent highlights we recommend are:

Please contact anne.kenneally@core-ed.ac.nz if you have any questions.

Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa!

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December 9, 2018

December Newsletter: EDtalks Video Resources, Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit, Advanced Leadership & More

One for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

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

Before the year wraps up and we take a break for a (hopefully) sunny summer holiday, there’s time for one more update from the CORE Education team.

In our final newsletter for 2018, you can find a huge range of educational videos on EDtalks, as well as information about the Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit and Advanced Leadership programme. This month’s featured blog posts will make for some great beach reading too!

Happy Holidays from the CORE Education whānau – see you in 2019!

Inspirational holiday viewing
EDTalks with Pasi Sahlberg
EDtalks has over 750 interviews, discussions and presentations from thought leaders, innovative educators and inspirational learners freely available to you. Be sure to take a look at the recently added interviews with Pasi Sahlberg, Sarah Whiting, Whare Isaac-Sharland and more.
Watch EDtalks >
Make wellbeing a priority in 2019
Team hands together
Staff wellbeing is intrinsically linked to the success of our educational communities. Designed specifically to support staff in education, the Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit improves individual wellbeing and builds valuable social capital. Learn how effective, easily implemented and flexible the Toolkit is.
Find out more >

Accelerate your career potential

Two women working together
Te Whakaahu Hautūtanga | Advanced Leadership programme is designed to develop exceptional female leaders in education. This programme will take participants on a career-defining, six month journey; incorporating self-assessment, online sessions, peer coaching, and adaptive leadership challenges.

Download the programme prospectus and apply now for 2019.

Find out more >

And the winners are…

Gift
We have double the joy to share at the perfect time of year!

Congratulations to Dave Bagwell, Helen Revill and Ronan Kelly – the lucky winners each receiving a KOHA game for registering for a 2019 Online Programme before 30 November.

Thank you also to all those who attended uLearn18 and completed the post-event survey. The winners of the $100 grocery vouchers are Kate Roli, Anne McKay, Tania Chapman, Melinda Clow and Megan Bennett.

From the blog

Laptop
Two free time tools that I use everyday
Rochelle Savage shares some practical tips on how to use Yast and Pomodoro to stay accountable and productive.
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Goldfish bowl
How to swim naked in the goldfish bowl
Greg Carroll discusses four important things to remember when being part of the often small world that is education in Aotearoa.
More >
Person standing in a field
Be neotenous: the importance of curiousity
Philippa Nicholl Antipas writes about why curiousity isn’t just for children and how teachers should be fostering it in themselves too.
More >
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Upcoming learning opportunities

Mentor
Online Programme
Mentoring and coaching
ONLINE – starts 25 February
Register
Irrigation system in paddock
FREE Virtual Experience
Water – a balancing act
ONLINE – 19-21 March
Register
Kete
Online Programme
Te Reo Puāwai Māori
ONLINE – starts 11 March
Register

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and hearing what you want to read about. Please feel free to email us.

Wherever you are in Aotearoa, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, our consultants can tailor PLD to suit you, your school or your Kāhui Ako. Find out more.

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144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

New Zealand

November 25, 2018

Proactively Support Staff Wellbeing

One for my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

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

Have you considered staff wellbeing in your educational setting

The Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit is a group development programme, enabling all members of your staff to take a proactive approach to their own health and wellbeing.

Participants learn how to develop mindsets and behaviours to support themselves through challenging situations. Practical approaches assist in developing greater awareness of individual wellbeing and build strategies to support all aspects of life.

The Toolkit supports participants’ learning by providing a range of online resources, including videos, professional readings and worksheets. You take ownership of your own training programme, selecting a Toolkit Leader who introduces each module to your staff. All resources are included in the toolkit, including a detailed facilitator’s guide.
Key Focuses
  • Enable opportunities to create safe, collaborative conversations.
  • Build a sense of personal and social wellbeing within your staff.
  • Focus on learner agency and supporting one another. 
Effective, flexible and easily implemented, the Wellbeing Toolkit addresses the overwhelming need for manaakitanga in our schools, kura and early years’ centres.

Ngā mihi.

Learn more about the Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit >
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You have received this email because you have attended one of our events and were happy for us to update you on future CORE events, subscribed to our newsletters at http://www.core-ed.org, registered with LEARNZ virtual field trips at http://www.learnz.org.nz, registered with Connected Educator NZ at http://connectededucator.org.nz, or registered with EDtalks at http://www.edtalks.org.Our mailing address is:

CORE Education

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand

November 21, 2018

An Exceptional Leadership Opportunity

One for my Kiwi readers.

Developing exceptional female leaders in education
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Te Whakaahu Hautūtanga | Advanced Leadership
Kia ora Michael

CORE Education is excited to share a unique development programme, available to all female school leaders.

Te Whakaahu Hautūtanga | Advanced Leadership is designed to develop exceptional female leaders in education. He hōtaka hāpai i ngā wāhine mātauranga ki te eke momoho i ngā mahi hautū.

This is an excellent opportunity for talented female school leaders in Aotearoa to take the next step in their education careers.

Female leaders
Having had significant success in Australia, the programme is delivered over a career-defining six month journey. Participants accelerate their career potential, becoming part of an exclusive cohort of exceptional female leaders.
In addition to enabling real outcomes for individual leaders, the Advanced Leadership programme is recognised internationally as a unique and innovative programme that contributes in a meaningful way to the realisation of gender equity in relation to formal school leadership. The programme facilitates the emergence of excellence, growing the focus on equity and fairness as it increases the representation of women in senior roles.
> Find out more
> Download the prospectus
Applications are now open for 2019. Please contact Programme Coordinator, Elizabeth Craker for further information.

We encourage you to share this email with your female colleagues who are ready to take the next step in their careers.

Ngā mihi,

CORE Education

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ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand

November 7, 2018

November Newsletter: 2019 Opportunities, uLearn Keynote Videos & Congratulations To LEARNZ!

One for my Kiwi readers.

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

We’re flying towards the end of the year! It’s that exciting time when refreshing plans can be made for the year ahead, but there are still plenty of opportunities to make the most of in 2018.

This month’s newsletter has both bases covered, with online professional learning registrations open for 2019, and some excellent resources ready for you to dive into now (Hint: you won’t want to miss the uLearn18 keynote videos!).

Online professional learning in 2019

WIN a KOHA game! Inspire Te Reo across Aotearoa
For your chance to win one of three KOHA games, simply register for any of our Online Programmes running in 2019 by 30 November 2018.

The range of programmes available focus on innovative learning practices, mentoring and coaching, and embracing cultural responsiveness. KOHA would be the perfect addition for those learning te reo as part of our beginner level Te Reo Puāwai Māori programme, or the more intermediate level Te Reo Manahua Māori.

Register today to go in the draw!

2019 Online Programmes >
uLearn18 keynote presentation videos
uLearn18 keynote presentation
Those who attended uLearn18 were treated to three excellent keynote presentations:

  • Hana O’Regan – Tō reo ki te raki, tō mana ki te whenua
  • Pasi Sahlberg – If you don’t lead with the small data, you’ll be lead by Big Data
  • Mike Walsh – Preparing the next generation for the algorithmic age

Resources from each presentation are available on our website. Videos are now also available on EDtalks – valuable viewing for both those who joined us and those who were unable to make it!

uLearn18 videos on EDtalks >

CORE LEARNZ – Award Winners!

2018 Education Awards
At CORE we’re very proud of our LEARNZ team for winning not one, but two, Copyright Licensing Education Awards, announced at uLearn18. The People and Water – looking at our water networks virtual experience won both the Best Student Resource (Primary) and Best Digital Resource (Primary) categories.

Resources from the People and Water experience are still available on the LEARNZ website. Take a look, and keep an eye out for the 2019 virtual experience schedule opening for enrolments soon!

Find out more about LEARNZ >

From the blog

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Digital (insert word here!)
James Hopkins explores the seemingly never-ending and often overwhelming amount of “digital somethings” that are part of the world today.
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Beach
Reviving Pasifika languages of the Realm
Teanau Tuiono discusses what being part of the Realm of New Zealand means for the indigenous languages of the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau.
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Hongi
Manaakitanga
Te Mako Orzecki unpacks the word manaaki and shares his thoughts on how we can truly understand its rich meaning.
More >
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Upcoming professional learning opportunities

Workshop participants
FREE Workshop
Making a PLD application
ONLINE – 14 November
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Kete
Online Programme
Te Reo Puāwai Māori
ONLINE – starts 11 March
Register
FREE Virtual Experience
Antarctica
ONLINE – 14-20 November
Register
Innovative learning environment with students and teacher
Online Programme
Introduction to Innovative Learning
ONLINE – starts 11 March
Register
Mentor
Online Programme
Mentoring and coaching
ONLINE – starts 25 February
Register
Facilitator with two educators
Online Programme
Innovative Learning Practice
ONLINE – starts 12 March
Register

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and hearing what you want to read about. Please feel free to email us.

Wherever you are in Aotearoa, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, our consultants can tailor PLD to suit you, your school or your Kāhui Ako. Find out more.

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Copyright © 2018 CORE Education, All rights reserved.
You have received this email because you have attended one of our events and were happy for us to update you on future CORE events, subscribed to our newsletters at http://www.core-ed.org, registered with LEARNZ virtual field trips at http://www.learnz.org.nz, registered with Connected Educator NZ at http://connectededucator.org.nz, or registered with EDtalks at http://www.edtalks.org.

Our mailing address is:

CORE Education

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Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

New Zealand
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