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May 29, 2017

NPDL NZ Deep Learning Lab 2017 – Registrations Now Open

One for my Kiwi readers on this slow blogging Memorial Day…

Register for NZ Deep Learning Lab 2017!
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Kia ora Michael

Join innovative educators, dedicated partners and thought leaders to explore and celebrate progress in deep learning at the NPDL New Zealand Deep Learning Lab 2017.

Whether you are an educator looking to improve your teaching practice, part of an established Community of Learning, or a school in the process of forming a Community of Learning, NZ DLL 2017 is an excellent opportunity to learn from and collaborate with global experts to investigate and evaluate ways in which we can improve our teaching practice and outcomes for learners.

DLL 2017 features a variety of acclaimed and inspiring presenters, fresh from the Global Deep Learning Lab, held recently in Toronto. Keynote Speaker is Kaila Colbin, NZ Ambassador for Singularity University.

Rich in benefits, the NZ DLL 2017 will see you engage in deep dialogue, embrace innovation, link learning, dive into collaborative task moderation and experience powerful learning.

NPDL’s framework delivers great structure for schools, kura and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, helping you organise your PLD, and to work more collaboratively. If you are an NPDL cluster member or if you are interested in finding out more about deep learning, register now for this professional learning event, (NPDL can be linked to centrally funded PLD).

What we’ll explore together:
Going Deeper

  • Share “What’s deep about deep learning?”
  • Discover stories of impact from NPDL
  • How do we spread and deepen learning?
  • Learn to apply new measures for deep learning

Shifting Practice – Building Precision

  • Develop collaborative inquiry and facilitation strategies
  • Build collective knowledge and expertise in the new pedagogies
  • Understand how to use the tools and frameworks for precision in measurement

Developing Coherence 

  • Learn about strategies for whole system change
  • Identify the key elements of Coherence Framework
    • focusing direction
    • cultivating collaborative cultures
    • building precision in pedagogy
    • securing accountability
  •  Mobilise deep learning in your school or Community of  Learning
NZ Deep Learning Lab 2017
20-21 July
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Christchurch
Accommodation Information
Registrations now open:

This event is being hosted by CORE Education, in collaboration with New Pedagogies for Deep Learning. NPDL is a global collaboration of schools to build knowledge and practice that develop deep learning and foster whole system change. As the NZ partner for NPDL, CORE provides provides a national programme of support, providing a national community of practice and links to the international projects and partners to enrich and extend what you are doing in your own context. This includes facilitated support for participating schools or clusters on the use of the key frameworks and measurement approaches, developing improved teaching and learning practices that lead to more successful outcomes for all students. Further benefits and detailed information can be found on our website.

Have a question?

For further enquiries email Margot McKeegan or phone 027 506 3899

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May 26, 2017

Final Chance To Apply For 2017 Pasifika & Māori Grants!

Another for my Kiwi readers…

Pasifika grant applications close 31 May.
Māori grant applications close 2 June.
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Pasifika & Māori Education Grants 2017

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Mauri, Greetings, Tēnā koutou katoa

Kia ora Michael

Are you still thinking about applying for CORE’s Pasifika or Māori grants for 2017? Applications close next week so act now before it’s too late!

Read on to find out more information about the grants.

Pasifika Education Grant

The Pasifika Education Grant aims to support teachers dedicated to the education of Pasifika learners. This award is open to individuals or teams of educators who are currently employed in early childhood services or schools in New Zealand. There are four awards — one for each of the following sectors:

  • Early childhood
  • Primary
  • Intermediate
  • Secondary

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 31 May. 

If you have any questions, please contact Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu or Oceane Imber.

Apply Now

Māori Education Grant

The Māori Education Grant aims to enhance Māori distinctiveness, illuminate creative potential, and support successful educational pathways.

Applicants may be:

  • Māori students looking for financial assistance to participate in an educational activity
  • Organisations/committees holding events to provide opportunities for Māori students
  • Educators of Māori students in either Māori Medium or English Medium settings
  • Groups/teachers/kura/ECE centres who wish to enhance e-learning opportunities for Māori students
  • Māori educators/students who wish to attend an event/course/conference
  • Iwi/Hapū who wish to provide special initiatives that enhance learning opportunities for Māori

Applications close 5pm, Friday 2 June.

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

Apply Now
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May 25, 2017

Leaders’ Summit – A Hands-On Leadership Symposium

One for my Kiwi readers…

Effective leadership in schools, kura, and services is imperative for achieving successful outcomes for tamariki. Do you want to find out how?
Empowering you to support early learning

CORE Leaders’ Summit
AUCKLAND & CHRISTCHURCH

Kia ora Michael,

Have you ever looked at great leaders and wondered how they got there? Would you like to find out how you, too can develop those skills?

The CORE Leaders’ Summit is a hands-on one-day event where you can hear from, and collaborate with, thought leaders in the education sector. The day explores frameworks and models that will support you in your work, and allows time for networking with like-minded educators.

Start your leadership journey and gain knowledge in three focus areas:

  • building a vision that honours bicultural integrity
  • leading people through complex change
  • mentoring and coaching others and building capability within your learning environment

Keynote Speakers — Thought Leaders

Thought Leaders Dr Wendy Kofoed (Auckland) and Brian Price (Christchurch) open the day by doing a deep dive, sharing thought leadership in practice and how this supports leaders at every level.

This thought leadership opening session will explore how:

  • leadership can ignite change for improvement over time
  • you can build a strong vision that honours bicultural identity
  • you can lead complex change
  • mentoring and coaching models can effectively build leadership capability
                                      
     Dr Wendy Kofoed – Auckland                     Brian Price – Christchurch      
Principal of Newmarket Primary School        Principal of Swannanoa School           
Read more >                                                  Read more >

Presenters of the Key Themes

There are three key themes at the Summit. Following each presentation, you will have an opportunity to complete practical activities to gain a deeper level of understanding.
THEME ONE
Tangata whenuatanga — 
Building a strong vision that honours bicultural integrity.
                      
Anahera McGregor             Rosalie Reiri                   Gemma Stewart
Auckland                              Auckland               
        Christchurch   
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THEME TWO
Rangatiratanga —
 Leading people through complex change.
                      
Karl Vasau                     Rebbecca Sweeney            Angela Vermeulen
Auckland                       Christchurch                       Christchurch 

Read more >                  Read more >                         Read more
THEME THREE
Manaakitanga —
 Mentoring and coaching models that build leadership capability.
           
Aiono Manu                         Sarah Whiting
Faaea-Semeatu                   Christchurch
Auckland                            
Read more >
Read more >                             

Event Details

AUCKLAND
Date: 17 June 2017
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: Hobsonville Point Secondary School, Hobsonville
CHRISTCHURCH
Date: 24 June 2017
Time: 8am-4pm
Location:  Rolleston College, Rolleston
The cost for this one-day event is $257 +gst per person. There are discounts for 5+ people from the same school/centre/kura.

Have a question?

For any queries relating to the CORE Leaders’ Summit, email us or phone (03) 379 6627.
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May 24, 2017

Last call for uLearn17 abstracts! Submissions close 31 May

Another one for my Kiwi readers…

Earlybird closes 31 May. Register & save!
uLearn17
Kia ora Michael

Do you have an inspiring idea or experience to share with your fellow educators? Submit an abstract for uLearn17 and plan to be part of the conference’s 200+ breakout programme!

Abstract submissions close 31 May 2017 so don’t delay!

This year’s uLearn conference will be held 11-13 October 2017 at the Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand. More details…

Present at uLearn17

Submit your abstract to present at uLearn17 in one of the following breakout formats:

  • Makerspace Playground pop-up
  • BYOD hands-on workshop (60, 75 and 90 minute options)
  • Interactive presentation (60 and 75 minute options)
  • Spotlight session (75 minutes)
  • Taster session (25 minutes)
  • Tech tools taster (25 minutes)
  • Research and Inquiry Symposium paper presentation (20 minutes)
  • Half-day workshop (2 hours)

Whether you have a research project or inquiry to share, can demonstrate a new skill or programme, or wish to delve deeper into a topic affecting the future of New Zealand education, we have an option for you.

All abstracts should also align with this year’s conference strands.

SUBMIT ABSTRACT
Present at uLearn17

Why present at uLearn17?

  • Save with the presenter discount rate of $690 +GST
  • Receive a gift as recognition of your contribution
  • Develop your presentation skills
  • Transform teaching and learning by sharing your knowledge/ research with fellow educators
If you have any queries about submitting an abstract, check out our helpful tips or email becky.hare@core-ed.ac.nz.
Final chance to receive the uLearn17 earlybird discount!
Register and pay by 31 May 2017 to receive $50 off your registration fee.
REGISTER ONLINE

Have a question?

For any uLearn17 queries, contact the team at eventadmin@core.ed.ac.nz.

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May 18, 2017

Re-Think Learning With CORE’s Modern Learning Courses

One for my Kiwi readers…

Registrations open for Term 3 online programmes
CORE Online Programmes
Kia ora Michael

At CORE Education, we believe Modern Learning is about learner agency, developing capabilities, and the relationship between learners and their teachers. It’s about working together to solve the problems of the future, and exploring the exciting new possibilities we haven’t even thought of in our rapidly changing world.

Whether your focus is on curriculum, practice or environments, CORE has a modern learning online programme to suit your needs.

All programmes are facilitated online by our education experts over 20 weeks, allowing you to work professional development into your own busy schedule, and apply learnings to your teaching practice as you go.

Modern Learning Curriculum

Modern Learning Curriculum
Explore ideas about curriculum and how it translates into classroom practice, including implications for designing learning experiences for learners.

Facilitators: Derek Wenmoth & Mary Anne Mills
Starts week commencing: 12 June 2017 (across 20 weeks)
Cost: $830 +GST

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Innovative Learning Environments

Innovative Learning Environments
Delve into the design of innovative learning environments, and design what your learning spaces could look like to support the type of teaching and learning you want to promote.

Facilitators: Sarah Whiting
Starts week commencing: 24 July 2017 (across 20 weeks)
Cost: $830 +GST

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Modern Learning Practice

Modern Learning Practice
Unpack how learning can be organised in a modern learning environment, to best suit the needs of modern learners, and how this relates to your teaching.

Facilitator: Angela Vermeulen
Starts week commencing: 24 July 2017 (across 20 weeks)
Cost: $830 +GST

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Looking for something different?

Explore more professional learning opportunities, or contact us to discuss how CORE can help customise a solution for your school/kura.
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