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November 16, 2017

4 Reasons Why Online PD Could Be Right For You

One for my Kiwi readers.

Book your 2018 online programme or workshop by 30 Nov & you’re in the draw to win back the course fees!
CORE Online Programmes/Workshops
Kia ora Michael

When considering professional learning opportunities for 2018, it can be difficult to know which approach is right for you. Classroom teaching, paperwork and planning can leave little time to commit to your own professional development, so it must be relevant, engaging and practical.

At CORE Education, we have a number of online workshops and programmesavailable in 2018, to support you and take your learning to the next level.

So why choose online?

Online PD is FOCUSED

Online learning provides an opportunity to explore relevant topics using a mix of rich material and up-to-date research, designed to meet the needs of individuals, teams, whole schools and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.

Online PD is ACTION DRIVEN

With online learning, you have the opportunity to put theory into practice and make immediate, meaningful change into your day-to-day practice.

Online PD is LEARNER LED

You set the pace with online learning to create your own journey, applied to your own context. While there may be set timeframes for some tasks, the rest is up to you with resources accessible anytime, anywhere.

Online PD is CONNECTED

Online learning allows you to connect and engage with fellow educators from around New Zealand to share your own knowledge and experiences via webinars and online forums. We also provide an option to continue discussions after the course has ended through edSpace, an online network for educators.
Enrol and WIN!
Great news…we have one free 2018 Online Programme or Workshop up for grabs!

Register before the end of the month and you could win back your course fees! 

NB: All currently enrolled attendees are already in the draw. 
Winners will be drawn 1/12/2017 and notified directly.
Check out a sample of our 2018 offerings.
Browse all Online Programmes and Workshops by clicking HERE or the links below.

2018 Online Programmes

Our online programmes range in duration from 5-20 weeks, covering topics such as innovative learning, te reo Māori, culturally responsive practice, digital technologies, mentoring, and middle leadership.
Innovative learning practice
Innovative learning practice

12 Feb | 7 May | 30 Jul
20 week course
$830 +GST

Integrating digital technologies into classroom practice
Integrating digital technologies into classroom practice
12 Feb | 23 Jul
10 week course
$485 +GST
View more programmes >

2018 Online Workshops

CORE’s online workshops run after school hours, from 3.30pm – 5.00pm, and offer a snapshot on a variety of topics including digital citizenship, using Apple and Google programmes and devices, play-based learning, and making PLD applications.
Using Seesaw to enhance home school partnerships
Using Seesaw to enhance home school partnerships
22 Feb
$99 +GST
Making a PLD application
Making a PLD application

1 Mar | 30 May | 22 Aug | 14 Nov
FREE

View more workshops >
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November 5, 2017

Education News And Advice – CORE November Newsletter

One for my Kiwi readers.

Inspiration for educators | Professional learning | Resources | Articles
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Kia ora Michael

Welcome to Ki te Ao, November – the month that is traditionally the calm before the storm! We hope it delivers plenty of inspiration as your 2018 contemplations and planning get more and more real.

Featuring in this issue:

  • Explore next year’s professional learning solutions
  • Win a FREE online programme or workshop
  • uLearn17 resources

Professional learning solutions 2018

Professional learning solutions 2018
CORE has an extensive range of professional learning solutions for you in 2018, delivered by our nationwide team of 60+ accredited facilitators.

Creative and engaging, our products and services are suitable for individual teachers and leaders, groups, whole schools, kura, Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.

We support all ākonga in the eduation sector, across English, Māori and Pasifika contexts and environments … whatever your needs and requirements, we can guide, teach and support.

Find out more >

Would you enjoy some free professional learning?

Enrol and win
We have one online programme and one workshop up for grabs, simply enrol before 30 November and you’re in the draw to win, it’s that easy! Browse our 2018 online programmes and workshops for inspiration … is it too early to say Merry Christmas? :)

NB: All currently enrolled attendees are already in the draw.
Winners will be drawn 1/12/2017 and notified directly.

Find out more >

uLearn17 resources

uLearn17
Missed uLearn17? Attended uLearn17 and looking to share learnings with your colleagues or reflect on your conference experience?

Check out our uLearn17 resources, including; keynote videos, blogs, and graphic recordings, Connected Conversation videos, plus a range of photos from the week.

View resources >

We need your help…

Video in the classroom
In association with Twig, we’re looking for some feedback on how science video content is used in the classroom, as well as what kind of science professional development is required. Please take 5 minutes to complete these two short surveys. We have five spot prizes up for grabs for everyone who completes both by 10 November!
Video content survey >
Science PD survey >

Articles, videos, posts

Change, beliefs, and the ‘F’ words
Derek Wenmoth reveals the ‘big ideas’ he took from the recent uLearn conference. The big three were: change, beliefs, and the ‘F’ words. More >
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world
“If we are truly to live the vision of being a bicultural society, shouldn’t we all expand our world and see this country through the lenses available to us?”
More >
CORE Collaboration Framework
Angela Vermeulen and Rebbecca Sweeney discuss on Facebook Live the CORE Collaboration Framework — Joint Commitment to Vision & Goals and Challenge & Critique Practices for Transformation. More >
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2018 online programmes and workshops

Integrating digital technologies
Integrating digital technologies into classroom practice

12 Feb | 23 Jul
8–10 week course 
$485 + GST per person

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Numeracy in ILE
Numeracy in innovative learning environments
— Junior primary

Christchurch: 6 Mar
Dunedin: 6 Mar
Wellington: 6 Mar
$110 + GST per person
Online: 12 Apr
$99 + GST per person

MORE
Innovative learning
Introduction to innovative learning

12 Feb | 7 May | 30 Jul
5 week course 
$250 + GST per person

MORE
Literacy in ILE
Literacy in innovative learning environments
— Junior primary

Christchurch: 6 Mar
Dunedin: 6 Mar
Wellington: 6 Mar
$110 + GST per
Online: 12 Apr
$99 + GST per person

MORE
Middle leadership
Middle leadership matters

19 Feb | 30 Jul
20 week course
$830 + GST per person

MORE
Collaborative teacher practice
Introduction to collaborative teacher practice in the primary school

Christchurch: 20 Mar
Wellington: 20 Mar
$110 + GST per person

Online: 3 May
$99 + GST per person

MORE
LEARNZ 2018
The first batch of our free virtual field trips for 2018 are now listed online
– get inspired and enrol now!

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and ideas of topics you’d like to read about.
Feel free to email us anytime!

Wherever you are located in New Zealand, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development you can talk to one of our consultants who can tailor PLD to meet your needs and those of your school or Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. Have a deeper discussion with one of our consultants to find out how we can help.

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144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

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CORE Education · 144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central · Christchurch, Canterbury 8013 · New Zealand

October 13, 2017

Breakfast Seminar Streamed Live — 3 November: Collaboration — The Culture Super Sizer

One for my Kiwi readers…

Inspiring professional learning at your convenience — streamed straight to you!
Kia ora Michael

We invite you to attend our next live-stream presentation on Friday 3 November.

Collaboration – the culture super sizer

Transformational change and continuous improvement have been enabled at Stonefields School through intentional leadership work on teacher collaboration and creating the conditions and culture that people want to be a part of. Hear about some of the tools and frameworks that have been developed to ‘onboard’ new staff and to grow highly synergetic teams that have collective impact.

“Collaboration is not about gluing together existing egos. It’s about the ideas that never existed until after everyone entered the room”. (Source unknown)

This CORE breakfast seminar will include:

  • what’s the why? why collaborate? the online safety paradox
  • what are the elements of a high functioning team?
  • growing conversational capability to address the ‘undiscussables’
  • growing consciousness about what has the potential to plus and minus trust
  • achieving the organisational culture people aspire to belong to.

Key Details

Date: Friday 3 November 2017
Seminar time: 7.30 am – 8.30 am (live stream)
Cost: Live stream only – $80 plus gst
Recorded video only – $80 plus gst
Live stream and recorded video – $120 plus gst
Presenters: Sarah Martin and Chris Bradbeer
Venue: Streamed live

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Viewing options

Live stream: Watch the seminar as it happens, with the opportunity to ask the presenter questions via a virtual discussion space. $80 plus gst.

Recorded video: View a recording of the seminar at a time that suits you. We aim to have this available the Monday following the event. $80 plus gst.

Live stream and recorded video: Watch the live seminar, benefit from the discussion space and also receive access to the recorded video for future reference. $120 plus gst.

Want to see how streamed breakfasts work? Watch our short video.

Who will this session be of interest to?

Teachers at all levels working in teams who are keen to realise what supports deep and meaningful collaboration.

About our presenters:

Sarah Martin is the Foundation Principal of Stonefields School. She is a passionate, forward thinking educator with a real commitment to improving outcomes for all learners, not just those within her school community.
Sarah is enthusiastic about:

  • ensuring all students develop the necessary competencies to strengthen their capacity to learn
  • staying focused on students being engaged and successful with learning that matters
  • questioning the effective teaching practice that causes learning.

She has held leadership roles in a number of schools. As both a teacher and leader, she has a particular strength in collectively building change momentum, enabling collaborative high functioning teams, future visioning, embracing student voice and reimagining what learning matters. Twitter @sarahmartin74

Chris Bradbeer has been Associate Principal at Stonefields School in Auckland since its opening in 2011. He has been involved in developing a vision for teaching and learning, building teacher capacity and having the opportunity to consider ‘what might be possible’ in a new school setting.
Chris has a strong interest and experience in the development of Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) in New Zealand schools; how design affordances can support approaches to contemporary pedagogy, and the opportunities engendered by the provision of new educational spaces. He is currently completing a PhD in conjunction with the ‘Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments’ Australian Linkage Council project at the University of Melbourne, focussing on the nature of collaborative teacher practices in ILE. He is also a Research Fellow (part time) on the 2016-2019 Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change project (ILETC). Twitter @chrisbradbeer
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October 8, 2017

Education News And Advice – CORE October Newsletter

One for my Kiwi readers.

Inspiration for educators | Professional learning | Resources | Articles
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Kia Ora Michael

Welcome to our October issue of Ki te Ao. Halfway through the school holidays, we hope you are achieving all that you’d hoped to! We are flat out making sure uLearn17 is awesome, and looking forward to seeing many of you in Hamilton next week.

This month we feature:

  • EDtalks, the ‘New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL)’ playlist 
  • Catalyst: the collaborative inquiry game
  • CORE’s new range of innovation products

EDtalks – a free online video resource

CORE Digital, our digital media team, interview and film thought leaders and experts in the education sector and upload them onto www.edtalks.org. Check out their latest series on EDtalks, the ‘New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL)’ playlist. The playlist is a snapshot of the collaboration between CORE and schools involved in the programme.
View the playlist >

Bringing the fun into collaborative inquiry

CORE’s Catalyst is a cross between a board game and a tool. It uses a board game format to facilitate collaborative inquiry and enable teachers, leaders and Kāhui Ako to enact and sustain change in education. We will be showcasing Catalyst at uLearn17 and at the Christchurch Breakfast seminar in November. Order your copy now or visit our website to find out more about our facilitated kickstart session.
Find out more >

New innovation products

CORE’s new range of innovation products creates a space for you to be inspired and challenged, dream, grow, think big, dive deep. These four products encourage participants to bend and break all the rules. They are designed to help innovators realise their potential and seek more.
Find out more >

From the blog

Creating or creativity? 
James Hopkins shares his views on what it means to create and whether you need to have creativity to do so. More >
What do you use Moodle for?
Steven Lowe discusses different ways to use Moodle in a teaching environment.
More >
Te Puna Mātauranga Māori
Nā Whare Isaac-Sharland E tangi e reo, mōu e ngaro haere nei. Ko te Huia kua ngaro noa atu, Otirā ko ana kupu tohutohu. More >
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Professional learning – workshops, programmes & events

uLearn17 Changing Spaces
Hamilton
10 Oct
Register
Online Programme 
Middle Leadership Matters
Starts 19 Feb 2018
Register
uLearn17
Hamilton 
11-13 Oct
Register
Online Programme  
Culturally Responsive Practice in School Communities 
Starts 5 March 2018
Register
Breakfast Seminars  
WELLINGTON  – 3 Nov
KOHIA – 3 Nov
CHRISTCHURCH – 7 Nov
DUNEDIN – 8 Nov
NORTH SHORE – 10 Nov
PAKURANGA – 10 Nov
Register
Workshop 
Literacy in innovative learning environments – junior primary
6 March 2018
Register

Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and ideas of topics you’d like to read about.
Feel free to email us anytime!

Wherever you are located in New Zealand, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development you can talk to one of our consultants who can tailor PLD to meet your needs and those of your school or Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. Have a deeper discussion with one of our consultants to find out how we can help.

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144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand
CORE Education · 144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central · Christchurch, Canterbury 8013 · New Zealand

September 28, 2017

Connected Educator Update

One for my Kiwi readers.

Stay connected in education with Connected Educator 2017.

Kia ora Michael

The count down is on to uLearn17 and we thought we’d give you an update on how you can link up with Connected Educator at the conference. Even if you are #notatulearn17 this year, you can still keep in touch by accessing our content online.

Connected Conversations

This year, at uLearn17, two of CORE’s premium services, Connected Educator New Zealand (CENZ) and EDtalks, will combine in a series of two live-streamed Connected Conversations.

The Connected Conversations series brings ideas and people together as part of Connected Educator NZ, #CENZ17. These are opportunities for you to hear from inspirational educators in one session with an opportunity to discuss and unpack.

Connected Conversation 1: Student learners at the centre
Panelists

Juliet Revell @Juliet_Revell
Connecting with Kids #KidsedchatNZ

Melanie Matthews @melaniem8 and Olivia Graham @zlivz
Connecting to expert teachers virtually

Bronwyn Joyce @JoyceBronwyn (virtual)
Learning beyond the wallsLive-streamed on Wednesday 11 October 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Connected Conversation 2: Connected conversations going global
Panelists

Grant Lichtman @GrantLichtman (virtual)
Moving the Rock: Seven levers we can press to dramatically transform education now

Christine Trimnell @TrimChris1
Global Projects – 21st Century learning in a Digital World

Dean Shareski @shareski (virtual)
How to be Generous in a Connected World

Live-streamed Wednesday 11 October 2017, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

You might like to join in our edSpace discussion, to connect with Juliet, Melanie, Olivia, Bronwyn, Grant, Christine and Dean, in the lead up to these conversations. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and wonderings. Don’t forget, you can follow the conversations on social media with the hashtags #ulearn17 and #notatulearn17!

Look our for the new starter kete to be released at uLearn!

Never been part of an online professional community or network? Already part of a community or network, but want to be more connected? This Starter Kete can help you on both fronts, giving you one simple way to get more connected every day.

What is Connected Educator New Zealand?

It is a calendar of free, online professional development and networking opportunity. The collaborative calendar connects thousands of educators, like you and your colleagues, to professional learning, regionally, nationally and globally.
Connected Educator needs you to:

We will continue to connect thousands of educators across New Zealand and beyond to professional learning events, communities and resources. Focus topics, webinars and online learning will be available for educators to dive into over a longer period of time.
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