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September 15, 2021

Professional learning to explore in Term 4

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CORE Education

Kia ora Michael

With Term 4 on the horizon we wanted to let you know about all the options on offer to support your professional learning journey. Due to current alert level restrictions options for professional learning are limited, but this is a great opportunity to plan for 2022. Here are a few options to consider exploring when planning your professional development goals in Term 4.

Cultural capability professional learning solutions

Explore what it means to be culturally responsive and how to build it into your foundations. Register your interest for one of these online programmes:

Te Whakamānawa: developing cultural competencies in
learning communities >

Te Reo Puāwai Māori >

Learn more >

Other opportunities you might be interested in

Hauora | Wellbeing > 
Develop collective wellbeing in your learning community with this programme run over four terms.

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning >
Join a global network of educators who collaborate to develop deep learning and foster whole system change within our Aotearoa context.

Te Whakaahu Hautūtanga | Advanced Leadership >
Women in education, realise your full potential as educational leaders in this six month online learning programme.

He Waka Unua | Coaching and mentoring >
Get personalised coaching and mentoring for your learning community with this service to help you overcome challenges.

Looking for something personalised?

Our large team of accredited facilitators can support you to design and submit a successful regionally allocated PLD application for Term 4 to the Ministry of Education – for FREE! Deadlines for Term 4 applications close 29 October 2021. Use this map to get in touch with a facilitator in your region.

Contact us
Any questions? We’re happy to help.
Grace Hunt
plsprogramme@core-ed.ac.nz

Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education

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September 13, 2021

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 10:04 pm
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Kia ora Michael

Today marks the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week! To celebrate, we’re sharing some useful resources to support your language learning mahi.

Kupu challenge competition

Head to our Facebook page and check out the pinned post for your chance to WIN! The wero is to correctly name whā (4) items in the image in te reo Māori and you’ll go in the draw to win one of two complete sets of Papaki cards. 

Learn te reo Māori online

Te Reo Puāwai Māori provides learning modules that support you to learn practical te reo Māori phrases for use in your everyday life. Facilitator Gemma Stewart tells us more about the programme. You can register your interest for 2022 cohorts > 

Build cultural capability

What does giving mana to te reo Māori look, sound and feel like in your learning environment? For ideas you can implement easily, we’re resharing this helpful infographic. To further strengthen cultural capability in your learning community, register your interest in Te Whakamānawa online programme >

Gamify learning

Grow te reo Māori in your learning environment or at home! Check out the resources in the CORE Toa >
If you’re looking for personalised support, get in touch! Please feel free to share this email with colleagues and whānau who may find it useful.

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education

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August 29, 2021

CORE Blog: uLearn21 – Thriving cultures and futures

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uLearn21 – Thriving cultures and futures

By Janelle Riki-Waaka & Josh Hough

Janelle Riki-Waaka and Josh Hough share the second part of their blog on Aotearoa e tōnui nei | Thriving Aotearoa, the theme of uLearn21. Part 2 discusses Ngā ahurea e tōnui nei | Thriving cultures and Te tōnuitanga o te āpōpō | Thriving futures. See Part 1 here. Ngā ahurea e tōnui nei | Thriving

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uLearn21 – Thriving individuals and communities

By Janelle Riki-Waaka & Josh Hough

Across two blogs, Janelle Riki-Waaka and Josh Hough share their perspectives on Aotearoa e tōnui nei | Thriving Aotearoa, the theme of uLearn21. In the first blog they discuss Te tangata takitahi e tōnui nei | Thriving individuals and Ngā hapori e tōnui nei | Thriving communities. This year’s uLearn21 kaupapa has got us talking!

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Equity, te reo, and doing the right thing

By Dr Hana O’Regan

In her follow-up blog to Raising the equity flag – why I’m passionate about fighting inequity in Aotearoa, Dr Hana O’Regan writes about the historical marginalisation of te reo Maori, and the importance of picking your equity battles. When I was in the 6th Form – the equivalent of Year 12 now – I remember

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Streaming – the unexamined wallpaper

By Dr Pam O’Connell

By Dr Pam O’Connell When I was a social studies and maths teacher, I didn’t question why we streamed or ‘banded’ our learners. I just accepted this was the way it was – that it was best for learners to be sorted using a test that I did not even administer or mark, and probably

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Queer, Māori and young: what it means for teaching

By Lex Davis & Josh Hough

Lex Davis (he/him) (Te Rarawa) and Josh Hough (he/him) are the authors of Ko tātou tēnei | This is us, an action research report, supported by CORE Education, that shares the voices of Māori LGBTQIA+ students. Lex wished that he had better opportunities to celebrate his queerness and taha Māori at school. Still, he is

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Raising the equity flag – why I’m passionate about fighting inequity in Aotearoa
Games-based learning: the door to equity through agency
Finding your voice in a digital world
Learning through play and assessment
Impact project: integrating the curriculum

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Fun and engaging remote learning resources

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 4:04 pm
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Access the inaccessible! LEARNZ powered by CORE
Kia ora Michael
We hope you and your whānau are safe and adapting to the remote learning situation we’re in. Distance learning ideas are everywhere these days, and it can be challenging to know what to look for. Powered by CORE, LEARNZ online field trip resources not only help ākonga access the inaccessible, they are aligned to the curriculum and use a STEAM-based approach.

Looking back on some of the ‘At home activities’ created in 2020, here’s a few fun (and free!) remote learning activities ākonga loved:

The intrepid explorer ākonga:
Venture South to Antarctica
The creative designer ākonga:
A Night at the Opera
The environmental advocate ākonga:
What’s in your bin?
The marine scientist ākonga:
Āpure Moana – Marine Reserves
For more distance learning resources we’ve curated some helpful ideas from last year, check them out below.
Explore remote learning resources >

Join us for a Q+A

On Monday 30 August at 3:30pm we’ll be hosting a special LEARNZ Q+A via Zoom. The LEARNZ team will give some handy tips, including how to use our huge back catalogue of resources to support distance learning. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions. The webinar will run for 60 minutes – simply click the button below to join us.
Join the webinar >

Take care and please get in touch if you have questions about how we can help you and your ākonga access the inaccessible!

Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education and the LEARNZ team

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August 12, 2021

Backyard biodiversity: take a closer look at your place

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 9:03 pm
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Another item for my Kiwi readers.

Kia ora Michael
Powered by CORE, LEARNZ online field trips provide ākonga with the opportunity to access the inaccessible, for free! The next online field trip takes a closer look at biodiversity in our backyards.
Aotearoa is home to many species, found nowhere else in the world!

Find out what makes a healthy ecosystem thrive, using your own backyard as a starting point, on this upcoming, informative learning experience.

LEARNZ teams up with Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, to show the simple scientific techniques used to identify what’s living in your backyard, and their interconnectedness with other plants or animal species.

Follow learners carrying out biodiversity field work in Kirikiriroa | Hamilton, Waikato, one of the most diverse areas in Aotearoa. Discover farms, forests and important wetlands that have attracted the interest of many world-leading scientists. Be inspired to explore how your learning community can improve biodiversity where you live — enrol now.

Discover more >

Backyard Biodiversity: take a closer look at your place

FREE online field trip
Online soon: Access curriculum guide, background reading and quizzes!
20 September: Explore people and places via videos and a Google Earth tour.
22 and 23 September: Connect with experts in our free live web conferences.
Enrol now >
If you’re an NZ-registered or provisionally-registered teacher and haven’t registered with LEARNZ for free yet, please do – then you can enrol for any of our trips!

More opportunities for learning

You can still explore online field trips from earlier this year – check them out here. The latest one is Volcanoes: our sleeping mounga in Taranaki.

Ngā mihi nui,
The LEARNZ team, CORE Education

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