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November 7, 2018

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

One for my Kiwi readers.

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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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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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Manaakitanga
Te Mako Orzecki unpacks the word manaaki and shares his thoughts on how we can truly understand its rich meaning.
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Upcoming professional learning opportunities

Workshop participants
FREE Workshop
Making a PLD application
ONLINE – 14 November
Register
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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144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

New Zealand

October 7, 2018

Take Part In uLearn18 #notatulearn

One for my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

#notatulearn
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Kia ora Michael

We apologise for sending this twice however we got a couple of things wrong in the first one. As an organisation that prides itself on how we communicate to our customers and friends, we just couldn’t let it go by. So here’s take #2…

uLearn18 kicks off next week and we wanted to let you know that even if you’re not attending you can still be involved!

There are two live streamed sessions available to you to join in on.

The #notatulearn Twitter hashtag offers you the chance to experience uLearn virtually this year. You can also follow the action on the following hashtags – #ulearnkeynote, #CENZconvo, #sofasession.

For those in Māori medium settings not attending uLearn please feel free to contribute to this kaupapa. Mā mātou koutou e āwhina, mā mātou hoki ā koutou pātai e whakautu. Tēnā whakapiri ā-tuihono mai!

Live stream session 1:
Connected conversations – STEAMing hot…

Are you ready to indulge in a STEAMing hot conversation? Then this is the place for you. This is a Live Streamed Connected Educator Conversation. Six presenters share their experiences around how they are raising the capability of learners, connecting with authentic audiences, and making a difference for their learners.

Thursday 11 October 2018, 11:15am – 12:45pm 

NOTE: The live stream link will only be available during the session time and will not require a password.

Live Stream Link
Presenters:
SCIENCE – Danielle Myburgh
TECHNOLOGY – Te Mako Orzecki and Anahera McGregor
ENGINEERING – Charlotte French
ART – Cathy Hunt
MATHS – Raphael Nolden

Live stream session 2:
Sofa session: Leadership as a collective endeavour

Join this group of education leaders as they share and debate their ideas and experiences as we seek to deepen our understanding of the importance of a collective view of leadership in the NZ context.

Thursday 11 October 2018, 1:45pm – 3:15pm

NOTE: The live stream link will only be available during the session time and will not require a password.

Live Stream Link
Panelists: Morag Hutchinson, Wharehoka Wano, Pasi Sahlberg
Facilitator: Derek Wenmoth
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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

October 4, 2018

Take Part In uLearn18 Even If You’re Not Coming To The Conference!

One for my Kiwi readers.

#notatulearn
CORE Breakfast — Dunedin
Kia ora Michael

uLearn18 kicks off next week and we wanted to let you know that even if you’re not attending you can still be involved!

There are two live streamed sessions available to you to join in on.

The #notatulearn Twitter hashtag offers you the chance to experience uLearn virtually this year. You can also follow the action on the following hashtags – #ulearnkeynote, #CENZconvo, #sofasession.

For those people in Māori medium settings not attending uLearn please feel free to contribute to this kaupapa, reo ingarihi mai, reo Māori ma ranei! Ma matou koutou e awhina, e whakautua i ou patai.

Live stream session 1:
Connected conversations – STEAMing hot…

Are you ready to indulge in a STEAMing hot conversation? Then this is the place for you. This is a Live Streamed Connected Educator Conversation. Six presenters share their experiences around how they are raising the capability of learners, connecting with authentic audiences, and making a difference for their learners.

Thursday 11 October 2018, 11:15am – 12:45pm 

NOTE: The live stream link will only be available during the session time and will not require a password.

Live Stream Link
Presenters:
SCIENCE – Danielle Myburgh
TECHNOLOGY – Te Mako Orzecki and Anahera McGregor
ENGINEERING – Charlotte French
ART – Cathy Hunt
MATHS – Raphael Nolden

Live stream session 2:
Sofa session: Leadership as a collective endeavour

Join this group of education leaders as they share and debate their ideas and experiences as we seek to deepen our understanding of the importance of a collective view of leadership in the NZ context.

Thursday 11 October 2018, 1:45pm – 3:15pm

NOTE: The live stream link will only be available during the session time and will not require a password.

Live Stream Link
Panelists: Morag Hutchinson, Wharehoka Wano, Pasi Sahlberg
Facilitator: Derek Wenmoth
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Our mailing address is:

CORE Education

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand

September 16, 2018

September Newsletter: Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Innovative Learning Environment Matrix & More!

Another item for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

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Kia ora Michael

Spring has sprung – hopefully it’s brought you a boost of energy, so you can finish the last quarter of the year strong! Likewise, we hope Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori has added to your enthusiasm for speaking te reo. Read on to find out how CORE has been getting involved.

This month’s newsletter also brings information about the new Innovative Learning Environment Planning Matrix, a last opportunity to get involved with Aotearoa’s premier educators’ conference, and more.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. You may have seen the simple phrases being shared across our Facebook and Twitter platforms throughout the week – all easy to learn and use in your daily life! The level Aotearoa has embraced Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori at is great to see, but why limit this to just one week? If you want to continue your learning and grow your confidence in speaking te reo, register now for one of our online programmes taking place in 2019; Te Reo Puāwai Māori (for beginners) and Te Reo Manahua Māori (intermediate level).
2019 Online Programmes >

Innovative Learning Environment Planning Matrix

Innovative learning environment in action
CORE has released the new Innovative Learning Environment Matrix, to help schools and learning centres with the development of learning spaces.

Whether you are re-developing existing single cell spaces or building new collaborative facilities, the matrix will guide the successful creation of an environment that supports future-focused teaching and learning.

Find out more >

uLearn18 – 4 weeks to go!

With less than a month to go until uLearn18 and limited tickets remaining, time is running out to register and join us at SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland, 10-12 October. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage in quality professional development alongside 1,500 educators from around the country.

Only have one day to spare? Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change is taking place on 9 October at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland. Register now for a day of learning designed to activate sustainable, ecological change and help you build the learning futures that all students deserve.

uLearn18 >
Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change >

From the Blog

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Should we review our curriculum?
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A personal story of leadership for learning
Kathryn O’Connell-Sutherland reflects on what she learnt leading the national project supporting the implementation of the revised Te Whāriki curriculum.
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The ties that bind
Liz Stevenson takes inspiration from Nordic countries and asks if Learning Circles can strengthen Kāhui Ako in Aotearoa.
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Professional Learning – Workshops, Events and More

Workshop
Jumpstart my reo
NATIONWIDE – 18 September
Register
FREE Virtual Field Trip
What’s the Plan Stan? Getting ready for an emergency
NATIONWIDE – 16-18 October
Register
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Workshop
Extending Chromebooks and the Google environment in your classroom
DUNEDIN – 25 September
NATIONWIDE – 25 October
Register
Workshop
Implementing the Treaty of Waitangi
WELLINGTON – 24 October
CHRISTCHURCH – 30 October
Register
Two people collaborating at uLearn
Culture of Change pre-conference & uLearn18
Annual educators’ conference
AUCKLAND – 9-12 October
Register
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Breakfasts
Seminars and workshops
WELLINGTON – 2 November
CHRISTCHURCH – 6 November
DUNEDIN – 7 November
AUCKLAND – 9 November
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

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand

September 13, 2018

Free Four-Week Online Workshop: Digital Technologies In The Middle School Sector

One for my Kiwi readers.

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Kia ora Michael

Are you ready to go digital? We invite all year 7-10 teachers and leaders to enrol in our FREE four-week online workshop on implementing the Digital Technologies curriculum in the middle school sector!

What do the curriculum changes mean for the middle school sector?

By 2020, schools and kura will need to have taken steps to implement the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content. Learners of 2018 are immersed in a digital world, so they need the opportunity to move from digital savvy users to informed creators of digital outcomes. This course, sponsored by Google, will provide concise and in-depth support to address particular challenges and opportunities unique to the middle school sector.

Key details

Four weeks
Online
Every Tuesday in November
4pm to 5pm
FREE
> Register Now

The workshop at a glance

This workshop enables participants to explore the new content and consider strategies for implementation at school and Kāhui Ako level. This course will provide participants with an understanding of:

  • the connections between the two new digital areas and their progress outcomes (Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes)
  • the wider Technology curriculum they are located in
  • how digital learning is underpinned by the Technology learning area, indicators and strands
  • the wide range of digital supports available to schools.

Who is this course for?

Year 7-10 teachers/leaders tasked with the responsibility for ensuring implementation takes place. Participants will be able to consider their present situation with regards to Digital Technologies and develop a plan for implementation.

Meet the presenters

Trevor Storr is an experienced educator with expertise in three overlapping areas: Computer Science education, distance-learning/collaboration and ICT technical infrastructure. Trevor is highly experienced in the understanding of, and communicating how, the subject area of Computer Science and Digital Technologies can be taught within the NZC.
Catherine Johnson has in-depth understanding and experience of teaching as inquiry pedagogies, curriculum integration and design and pedagogical leadership. Involved in the development of the digital technologies curriculum and its integration with the technology curriculum, she has extensive general and specialist curriculum knowledge.
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