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June 14, 2018

Customised Mentoring For Your Professional Learning

One for my Kiwi readers.

It’s your learning journey, so uChoose!
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CORE uChoose - customised mentoring for your professional learning

Kia ora Michael

It’s your learning journey so uChoose!

Discover the benefits of having a programme specifically tailored to suit your needs with CORE’s customised mentoring programme, uChoose. Take control of your professional learning journey, extend your skills, thinking and learning network and achieve life-changing results.

  • Lead change and building leadership practices
  • Develop strategies and solutions for specific situations and challenges
  • Explore areas of specialisation (such as e-learning, modern learning practices, cultural responsiveness, and much more)
  • Develop your own mentoring or facilitation skills
  • Meet your appraisal goals
  • Collect, select and reflect on a body of evidence for appraisal
  • Design, plan, implement and evaluate your own inquiry
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uChoose the timeframe, uChoose the context…because it’s your learning journey.

Where would you like to go?

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Contact us to discuss your professional learning journey >
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June 10, 2018

Education News And Advice – June Newsletter

And one for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

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

Winter is here and it’s bitterly cold, so what better way to warm up than with a cuppa and the latest edition of Ki te Ao?

This month we bring you the latest news regarding the NCEA review, a round up of how early years educators have embraced online Te Whāriki webinars, and a preview of this year’s uLearn pre-conference — Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change.

The future of NCEA belongs to all New Zealanders

CORE is excited to have partnered with the Ministry of Education to manage the national conversation around the NCEA Review. Part of our involvement in this project is to organise 20 regional workshops, hui and fono across New Zealand for the public to attend and have its say about the future of NCEA. Find out more about the project and the ways you can participate in the discussion.
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Early Years Te Whāriki webinar success

It’s been an exciting 12 months of engagement working on behalf of the Ministry of Education to implement the revised curriculum — Te Whāriki. The uptake has been incredible with over 9,000 having participated in the webinars, and a further 3,000 viewing them online!

Read the recent blog post where Jane Ewens reviews the success of webinars as a professional learning platform for the ECE sector.

Find out more >
Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change
A one-day pre-conference to uLearn18
Are you ready to build, celebrate and thrive in a culture of change? Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change is a day of interactive, deep experiential learning designed to help you activate for sustainable, ecological change and build learning futures that everyone deserves. Read the full programme overview and register for hands-on workshops from one or more of the learning strands.
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From the blog

Hey, let’s be careful out there — How to legally reuse images from the internet
Looking for free images? Here’s some excellent resources along with a helpful (and simple) explanation about Creative Commons licenses.
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Children writing
Conversations around writing
Is it time to put less emphasis on teaching children to write with a pencil? Allanah King puts a case for concentrating on building digital technology skills from an early age.
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Aitu
Going back to the island
Teanau Tuiono points out that Pasifika students born in Aotearoa may be influenced by the culture of their home island, but they are still unique. There is a rich diversity in what it means to be Pasifika.
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Professional Learning: workshops, programmes & events

Introduction to collaborative teaching practice in the primary school
Workshop
Introduction to collaborative teaching practice in the primary school
AUCKLAND – 13 June
CHRISTCHURCH – 14 June
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ACCELERATOR
ACCELERATOR
Play. Think. Activate Change.
WELLINGTON – 17-18 July
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Kōkako
FREE Virtual Field Trip
Kōkako – restoring birdsong to Mt Pirongia
NATIONWIDE – 19-21 June
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Facilitator
Online programme
Mentoring and coaching
NATIONWIDE – starts 23 July
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Breakfasts
Breakfasts
Seminars and workshops
CHRISTCHURCH – 26 June
DUNEDIN – 27 June
WELLINGTON – 29 June
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Collaborating at uLearn
uLearn18
Annual educators’ conference
AUCKLAND – 10-12 October
Register

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and hearing what you want to read about. Please feel free to email us anytime!

Wherever you are located in Aotearoa New Zealand, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, our consultants can tailor PLD to you, your school or your Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. Find out more.

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ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

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May 24, 2018

Innovative Learning: Term 3 Online Programmes

An item that may be of interest to my Kiwi readers.

Registrations open now for Term 3 online programmes.
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Innovative Learning
Kia ora Michael

Rethink teaching and learning in innovative, transformative ways, to ensure tamariki are engaged with learning and the world around them.

Whether your focus is on curriculum, practice, assessment or environments, CORE has an innovative learning online programme to suit your needs.

All programmes are facilitated online, allowing you to work professional development into your own busy schedule, and apply what you learn to your practice as you go.

Introduction to Innovative Learning

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Learn about the basics of innovative learning, including the drivers for change and frameworks that support implementing change in your context.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 5 weeks
Cost: $250 +GST

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Innovative Learning Environments

Innovative Learning Environment at Stonefields School
Delve into innovative learning environments and design what your space could look like to support the type of teaching and learning you want to promote.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 20 weeks
Cost: $830 +GST

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Innovative Learning Practice

Facilitator with two teachers
Unpack how learning can be organised in an innovative learning environment to best suit the needs of modern learners, and how this relates to your teaching practices.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 20 weeks
Cost: $830 +GST

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Innovative Learning Curriculum

Student
Explore ideas about future-focused curriculum and how they translate into classroom practice, including implications for designing learning experiences.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 20 weeks
Cost: $830 +GST

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Innovative Learning Assessment

Teachers on laptops
Develop an in-depth understanding of the pedagogy of innovative learning and the implications of this on assessment.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 20 weeks
Cost: $830 +GST

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Looking for something more customised?

uChoose is a personalised professional learning programme with experienced mentors who will empower you to meet your specific goals. To find out more contactuchoose@core-ed.ac.nz.

Interested in other topics?

We have a wealth of other professional learning solutions available on a range of topics, including inclusive education, culture and language, digital technologies, leadership, and collaboration.

Discover the full range of face-to-face and online workshops or online programmes and find the one (or two!) that’s right for you.

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May 14, 2018

uLearn18 Earlybird Ending Soon

One for my Kiwi readers.

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.
Tuihonotia. Mahi Ngātahi. Auahatia.
uLearn18 - earlybird closing soon
Kia ora Michael

The countdown is on for uLearn18 | Culture of Change! Join 1500+ people in Auckland for Aotearoa’s premier professional learning and development conference for educators – the place to be this October.

There’s only a couple of weeks left to make the most of the discounted earlybird rate and submit your abstracts for consideration, so don’t delay.

uLearn18 Earlybird

Culture of Change

Call for Abstracts

Submissions close

Present at uLearn18

Do you have an inspiring idea or experience to share with your fellow educators that aligns with this year’s uLearn conference strands or the Tēnei te Tira Hou I Culture of Change pre-conference? Submit your abstract before 31 May.
There are many breakout formats to choose from to suit your topic and style, including:

  • Kia Nanawe Ake | Innovation Symposium presentation
  • Tēnei te Tira Hau | Culture of Change pre-conference workshop
  • Māori medium session, delivered in te reo
  • Taster session
  • Town Square: Soapbox
  • Town Square: Ignite
  • Presentation
  • BYOD hands-on workshop
  • Spotlight session
  • Passion to Play
  • Makerspace playground pop-up
  • Half-day workshop

Whether you have a research project, inquiry, learning framework or strategy to share, can demonstrate a new skill or use of digital technology, or wish to delve deeper into a topic affecting the future of education in Aotearoa, we’d love to hear from you.

> Submit an abstract
If you have any queries about submitting an abstract, check out our helpful tips or email becky.hare@core-ed.ac.nz.
Be at uLearn18
Don’t forget – earlybird registration to attend uLearn18 closes 31 May. Register now to save!
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> Register now
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Contact the team at eventadmin@core.ed.ac.nz.
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May 6, 2018

Education News And Advice – May Newsletter

One for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

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

Can you believe Term 2 is already underway? We hope you’re refreshed and made the most of a well-deserved break!

This month’s edition of Ki te Ao is jam-packed with items of interest, including; uLearn18 (dollar-saving) earlybird reminder, a new and exciting Advanced Leadership programme, a thought-provoking discussion with global education expert Valerie Hannon, and much more.

Developing exceptional leaders

Women having a discussion
CORE Education has joined forces with NESLI (National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative) and WLNZ (Women & Leadership New Zealand) to provide a tailored programme specifically designed to support the development of female leaders in education. Download the prospectus and register your interest now to find out more about this exciting and career-defining six-month journey.
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uLearn earlybird ends soon

It’s not long until the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland will be abuzz with educators, all soaking up three days of top quality professional learning and development at uLearn18, 10-12 October. The discounted earlybird registration rate is only available until 31 May, so get in quick. Take a look at the incredible keynoteand spotlight speakers you won’t want to miss, and consider submitting an abstractto present yourself!
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Learning to thrive in a transforming world

Valerie Hannon
Internationally recognised education expert Valerie Hannon was recently in the country, meeting with educators, Ministry officials, health and social services representatives, and regional development agencies. Valuable discussions included redefining what success is for young people in a transforming world. Radio New Zealand interviewed Valerie for its Nine to Noon programme – listen to the full interview. You can hear more from Valerie, and other inspirational speakers, at Thrive.
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Connect, share and discuss with edSpace

Connections
edSpace is an online community for educators to gather and share their ideas, practices, resources and more. Online Facilitator, Tessa Gray, explores what edSpace has to offer in her latest blog post. Have a read and then check out the featured groups available for you to join. If there’s a topic you are particularly passionate about you can even start your own! Sign up now and get connecting.
Find out more >

NPDL Deep Learning Lab

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) is a successful, global programme supporting the development of deep learning and whole system change. Spaces are filling fast for the NPDL NZ Deep Learning Lab, where keynote speakersMag Gardner, Chris Bradbeer and Rosalie Reiri will discuss how to improve outcomes for all learners. Whether you are currently an NPDL member or not, we’d love for you to join us in Auckland, 19-20 July.
Find out more >

From the blog

Destination Texas: exploring disruptive education
Recently Amira Aman visited four schools in Texas offering ‘disruptive’ education, individualised learning or high academic achievement. This is the first of three blog posts that share her learnings.
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Blowing dandelions
The ‘E’ in e-learning is for empathy
Craig McDonald-Brown reflects on the power of educators to influence students’ futures, and the inspiration behind his eFellowship research on global connections, student agency and positive change.
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Nothing about us without us: student wellbeing
Philippa Nicoll Antipas discusses the importance of student wellbeing, and how to ensure you have a whole-school approach in place to make it a priority.
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Professional Learning: workshops, programmes & events

Breakfasts
Breakfasts
Seminars and workshops
PAKURANGA – 11 May
CHRISTCHURCH – 22 May
DUNEDIN – 23 May
WELLINGTON – 25 May
EPSOM – 1 June
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Facilitator
Online programme
Mentoring and coaching
NATIONWIDE – starts 23 July
Register
Satellite
FREE Virtual Field Trip
Land, sky and space – accurate satellite positioning takes off!
NATIONWIDE – 22-24 May
Register
Thrive waka in the sky
Thrive
Building sustainable futures
GISBORNE – 15-17 August
DUNEDIN – 15-17 August
ONLINE – 16-17 August
Register
ACCELERATOR
ACCELERATOR
Play. Think. Activate Change.
WELLINGTON – 17-18 July
Register
Collaborating at uLearn
uLearn18
Annual educators’ conference
AUCKLAND – 10-12 October
Register

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and hearing what you want to read about. Please feel free to email us anytime!

Wherever you are located in Aotearoa New Zealand, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, our consultants can tailor PLD to you, your school or your Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. Find out more.

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Our mailing address is:

CORE Education

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand
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