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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.

Inspiration for educators | Professional learning | Resources | Articles
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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?
Carolyn English questions if the New Zealand Curriculum should be a part of the many aspects of education currently up for review.
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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
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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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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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August 30, 2018

Connected Educator New Zealand Update

One for my Kiwi readers.

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

We’re flying through the year, so now is a great opportunity to take a breath and make sure you’re engaging with the opportunities on offer in Connected Educator’s calendar of events. There are forums, webinars, educamps, teachmeets, field trips and more on offer, so take a look! Connected Educator is a collaborative space, so we also encourage you to add to the calendar by pledging an event.

> View the calendar

> Pledge an event

Have you collected any Connected Educator digital badges yet?

Digital badges are evidence-based certification of learning that, like paper-based certificates, provide a record of your achievements. However, digital badges offer so much more. They can link to your ePortfolio showcasing ongoing professional learning, be displayed over multiple online profiles and social media, and have evidence of learning attached.

How to claim a digital badge

Are you attending uLearn18? The Connected Educator team will be on Level 4 of the SKYCITY Convention Centre throughout the event – come and say hello!
Please contact anne.kenneally@core-ed.ac.nz if you have any questions.

Happy connecting!

Ngā mihi nui,
Anne Kenneally and the CENZ team

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Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8141

New Zealand

August 29, 2018

2019 Māori And Pasifika Education Grants – Applications Closing Soon

One for my Kiwi readers.

Māori Education Grant applications close 1 September
Pasifika Education Grant applications close 7 September
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Māori and Pasifika Education Grants 2019 - applications closing soon
Kia ora and talofa lava Michael

Are you curious about how you or your school/kura/centre can better support Māori or Pasifika learners? If so, we’d like to hear from you! Applications for CORE Education’s Māori and Pasifika Education Grants are closing soon.

Māori Education Grants

CORE Education offers grants that advance Māori from early years through to secondary, for individuals, whānau, and/or Māori communities.
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The purpose of the Māori Education Grants is to enhance Māori distinctiveness, illuminate creative potential and support successful educational pathways.

This year’s theme is Ngā Hononga ki a Papatūānuku – Exploring Connections to Papatūānuku (Earth Mother).

Applications close 5.00pm, Saturday 1 September 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Hariata Tutua-Nathan.

> Find out more and APPLY NOW

Pasifika Education Grants

The Pasifika Education Grant is open to individuals or teams of teachers, who are currently employed in early childhood services and schools in New Zealand.
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Recipients of the grant will receive professional and financial support to assist with undertaking a teacher inquiry or project aimed at bringing about change in teaching practice for the benefit of Pasifika learners.
Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 7 September 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Océane Imber.

> Find out more and APPLY NOW
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August 23, 2018

uLearn18 – 7 Weeks To Go!

Another uLearn notice for my Kiwi readers.

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.
Tuihonotia. Mahi Ngātahi. Auahatia.
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Kia ora Michael

uLearn18 and the Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change pre-conference are just 7 weeks away. We would love to welcome you to Aotearoa’s premier event for educators – with limited tickets remaining we recommend registering fast!

Tēnei te Tira Hou
Culture of Change
9 October

Crowne Plaza Hotel  Auckland

uLearn18

10-12 October

SKYCITY Convention Centre Auckland

> 7 weeks to go – REGISTER NOW!

> Check out the full programme

If you’d like to know more about the 280+ breakouts, they are available to view now. There’s a wide range of content areas available, so take a look to find the ones that fit your teaching and learning priorities. TIP: Use the filters to narrow your search!

uLearn18’s excellent keynote and spotlight session speakers bring a wealth of knowledge from Aotearoa and around the world.

> Keynotes

Hana O'Regan
Hana O’Regan

> Spotlights

Lane Clark
Nick Pattison
Nick Pattison
Dr Rae Si'ilata
Dr Rae Si’ilata
Pasi Sahlberg
Pasi Sahlberg

> Spotlights

Chris Dillion
Chris Dillion
Stephanie Pride
Stephanie Pride
Dr Youwen Ouyang and Dr Katherine Hayden
Dr Youwen Ouyang
and
Dr Katherine Hayden
Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh

> Spotlights

Alexia Hilbertidou
Alexia Hilbertidou
Ben Reid
Ben Reid
Wharehoka Wano
Wharehoka Wano

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Contact the team at eventadmin@core-ed.ac.nz.

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