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September 15, 2019

What’s Online In Term 4: Professional Learning Opportunities For Educators

An item from my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

Registrations open now for Term 4
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What's online in Term 4

Kia ora Michael

Make the most of professional learning opportunities coming up online in Term 4.

Each are specifically designed to suit the busy lives of educators, no matter where you are in Aotearoa. Registrations open now!

How to make a professional learning development application

FREE online workshop
23 October 2019

Understand the process and ensure the best chance of success when making a professional learning development (PLD) application.

Find out more >

Play-based learning

Online workshop
23 October 2019

Gain an understanding of the key components of an effective play-based learning programme that challenges students to develop new skills.

Find out more >

Extend your collaborative teacher practice

Online workshop
23 October 2019

Connect with your collaborative teaching team to extend your understanding of how to plan, assess and work together.

Find out more >

Learning through play matters

Breakfast seminar recording
Filmed 1 November 2019

Explore the value, build your understanding and uncover ways to enable self-directed learning through play.

Find out more >

Looking for something personalised?

Our accredited facilitators can help your educational community. Get in touch!
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September 12, 2019

CORE Blog: Zero Budget Gamification Of Online Learning

An item for my Kiwi readers.

The latest from the CORE Blog
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Zero budget gamification of online learning

By Stephen Lowe

In my last post I wrote about game-based learning and differentiated it from gamification. In this article I look at the gamification of online courses. I suggest that gamification is not only about points, leaderboards, and badges. It may simply be about the language we use, and our approach. However the learning experience designer chooses

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September 9, 2019

Kia kaha Te Reo Māori!

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Kia ora Michael

Today marks the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, a week dedicated to the Māori language and encouraging use in our workplaces and learning communities.

Pictures of the Papaki cards with the word WIN overlayed

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori we are giving away two entire collections of our popular Papaki cards – one set on each of our Facebook pages, CORE Education and CORE Arareo Māori Resources. Follow us on Facebook and simply answer the daily pātai (question) to be in to win.

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September 5, 2019

September Newsletter: Term 4 PLD Opportunities, Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori, uLearn19 & More

A newsletter from my Kiwi readers.

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

We hope you’re springing into Spring with all the added enthusiasm the extra sunshine brings! There’s plenty to look forward to as we head towards the final part of the year.

Read on for the latest about; professional learning opportunities available online in Term 4, how you can win during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, getting your creative fix at uLearn19, and more.

Online professional learning in Term 4

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We know it’s full steam ahead to the end of the year for educators! But it’s always important to make time for your own learning. That’s why we’re offering PLD opportunities that are short, sharp and available online, timed around school hours. Registrations open now – there’s even a free workshop on offer.
See what’s online in Term 4 >

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

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With Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori starting Monday, we have a bit of related activity happening on our Facebook page, including a week-long competition. You could win an entire collection of our Papaki cards and grow your Māori vocabulary the fun way.
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Where’s everyone going these school holidays?

Two teachers working together building a robot
Create, make, code, explore, innovate, listen, share…you can do it all kanohi-ki-te-kanohi at uLearn19, Aotearoa’s premier educational event. Come and flex your thinking muscles with us in Rotorua these school holidays! Soak up the atmosphere, network with peers, build your digital fluency, and learn some new stuff!
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From the blog

Voices from the Pacific – Lost in translation
Traci Sietu writes about how seeing through a cultural lens and how you can support Pasifika learners in your community.
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Ripples in a pond
Ripples in the pond
Philippa Nicoll-Antipas discusses what happens when you throw a stone into the classroom ecosystem.
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Upcoming learning opportunities

uLearn19
uLearn19
Educational conference
Rotorua: 9-11 October
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Children going down a slide together
Play-based learning
Workshop
Online: 23 October
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Preparing an emergency kit
What’s the Plan Stan? Getting ready for an emergency
FREE virtual field trip
Online: 15-17 October
Register
Children playing giant outdoor chess
Learning through play matters
Breakfast
Dunedin: 30 October
Wellington: 1 November
Register
Three teachers working together
Extend your collaborative teacher practice
Workshop
Online: 23 October
Register
A student giving a teacher a hug
Navigating school hauora: why, what and how?
Breakfast
Auckland: 1 November
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Contact us

We love receiving your feedback. Please feel free to email us.

Wherever you are in Aotearoa, if you are looking for specific professional learning, our consultants can tailor PLD to suit you or your educational setting. Find out more.

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New Zealand

September 3, 2019

The Most Hands-On And Interactive Event Of The Year

An item from my Kiwi readers.

Don’t miss your chance to create and make at uLearn19.
CORE uLearn19, 9-11 October 2019, Rotorua New Zealand
Kia ora Michael

Flex your hands and get creative at uLearn19 these school holidays. Beginner, intermediate or experienced, if you want hands-on learning in the digitech space, then be prepared to have your mind blown. Bring your curiosity, and a ‘give it a go’ attitude.

Dive in and explore

Te Ao Māori for Minecraft

Minecraft
Minecraft
Microsoft will launch Ngā Motu for Minecraft: Education Edition during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, the first dedicated world reflecting Te Ao Māori for Minecraft and available to all ākonga in Aotearoa.

At uLearn19 you’ll get the opportunity to visit the Microsoft Education stand and meet the team behind this world and learn how you can integrate this into your classrooms at no cost.

Head to the Minecraft: Education Edition >>

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Some of the hands-on workshops on offer

Humanoid robot
Can you programme a humanoid robot? Yes you can!
– Dennis Kambeitz
Become confident teaching robotics and coding. There’ll be some pretty amazing robots for you to play with!
A persons hands on a range of data and information
Incorporating data stories into lessons
– Lillian Grace
Data literacy and practical tips that will help students use data for any subject – an increasingly important skill.
Camera
MVTV Marina View Television
– Colin Gover
Hands-on student-led experience, with students as knowledge creators and broadcasters!
Hand holding a lightbulb
HīAko: Ngā koha a ngā atua
– Hohepa Isaac-Sharland and Whare Isaac-Sharland
A bilingual session focused on solving real-world problems with creative ideas.
A view of the world from space at night showing lights on earth
Understanding the opportunities in our technologically connected world
– Martin Levins
Design solutions to problems and explore cross curricular applications for computational thinking.
A lady using a virtual reality headset
How Mixed, Virtual and Augmented Reality is enabling the way we learn
– Sakthi Ranganathan and Seku Skandan
An immersive experience sharing a toolkit for cultivating deeper learning.
You can book these and more breakout sessions via the easy to use event app, once you have registered for uLearn19. We recommend getting in quick to save your seat in your preferred sessions!
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