Virtual School Meanderings

October 2, 2022

An exciting FREE opportunity for gifted ākonga (learners)!

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The second of three items for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

Kia ora Michael

Are you ready to DREAM BIG?

Registrations are open for iNVENTIONATOR, an event for gifted and talented ākonga taking place 28 November – 1 December 2022.

Delivered completely online, this exciting FREE event is designed for Y6–9 gifted ākonga who want to PLAY, THINK and DESIGN innovative solutions to real-life problems that matter. It’s perfect for a hybrid learning environment.

This FREE event booked up fast last time and places are limited, so we recommend registering now.

Who’s it for?

Y6–9 gifted ākonga.

How long does it last?

Six online learning resources lead up to an awesome event, held over four half-days.

What will they do?

Bring an idea and/or a skillset to pitch. Ākonga form teams with peers to collaborate and think critically to solve an everyday problem.

Where and when?

Online
28 November – 1 December 2022
Find out more
Six learning resources lead to an interactive event, held over four half-days. With support from schools, whānau and the CORE team, ākonga use their strengths, work together, grow their creative and critical thinking skills and experience another level of innovation.

For more about this event, what’s involved and what past participants have to say, check out this podcast.

What next?

  • Check out the iNVENTIONATOR webpage
  • Register ākonga via the link below
  • Ākonga will receive a confirmation email
  • Support ākonga as they work through the resources and wero (challenges)
  • Ākonga attend the interactive event to PLAY. THINK. DESIGN.

You will be asked these questions when registering each ākonga:

  • Why does the ākonga want to be involved?
  • What skills and talents does the ākonga bring?
  • Please share any ākonga information or preferences which would support their participation in iNVENTIONATOR.

We recommend ākonga work with the kaiako/teacher or whānau member who completes their registration to answer the questions.

Register now
Share this eFlyer with your ākonga (learners), their whānau and caregivers, or forward this email to colleagues and the coordinator of gifted learning at your school.

This special FREE iNVENTIONATOR is being offered as a part of the Ministry of Education funded Events and Opportunities for Gifted Learners and is powered by CORE.

Still have a question?
Contact eventadmin@core-ed.ac.nz

Ngā mihi nui,
Suzi Gould
Project Lead

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uLearn22 is fast approaching!

An item for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

Kia ora Michael

uLearn22 is just around the corner!

With an inspiring line-up of presenters, you won’t want to miss this year’s online education conference. Access a range of collaborative and engaging sessions, as you problem-solve with fellow educators, leaders, and innovators at uLearn22.

Ki te hoe, grab your paddle and join the uLearn waka.

Register now

Your Kaihautū | Keynotes

Check out the programme

Be a winner at uLearn22!

There are over $6,000 worth of prizes on offer to participants, including these amazing hand-painted Māori and Polynesian villages by It Takes a Village.

Throughout the two days, there will also be a range of random spot prizes you could win.

Register now

Join us at this year’s online education conference and help shape future kōrero. Ki te hoe, grab a paddle.

Looking forward to seeing you online.

Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education

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Christchurch, Canterbury 8013
New Zealand

September 25, 2022

Free support for funded PLD applications (due 4 November)

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An item for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

Are you thinking about your professional development goals for 2023?
Kia ora Michael

The last round of regionally-allocated professional learning development (PLD) applications* for 2022 closes 4 November.

To increase your chance of submitting a successful application, we’re offering free support.

Working across Aotearoa in Māori, Pacific and English medium contexts, and in all learning settings, our facilitators work with you to develop a customised PLD plan. The co-designed plan and application will meet your needs, address equity for ākonga and align with Ministry of Education requirements.

*Please note, funding is only available to early learning services through a Kāhui Ako application.

Learn more

Priority areas

English medium

Cultural capability
Local curriculum design
Assessment for learning

Māori medium

Marau ā-kura
Aromatawai
Mātauranga and

te reo Māori

Digital fluency remains a priority in all settings.
Connect to get support with your mahi
Angela Clemens
Northland, Auckland and Hamilton
angela.clemens@core-ed.ac.nz
027 208 8803
Kathe Tawhiwhirangi
Central North Island
kathe.tawhiwhirangi@core-ed.ac.nz
021 527 004
Ngaire Shepherd-Wills
Canterbury
ngaire.shepherd-wills@core-ed.ac.nz
021 166 0158
Greg Carroll
South Island
greg.carroll@core-ed.ac.nz
027 415 3921
Alicia Ngaropo-Tuia
Māori medium
alicia.ngaropo-tuia@core-ed.ac.nz
021 978 274
In addition, we can support you with powerful, innovative learning solutions.
Enquire about free support

Looking forward to having a kōrero with you.

Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education

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144 Kilmore Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013
New Zealand

September 13, 2022

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 6:02 pm
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An item from my Kiwi readers.

Kia ora Michael,

Today marks the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week, so we’re sharing some resources that support your language learning mahi.

To celebrate, we’re giving away a registration to popular online programme, Te Reo Puāwai. Head to our Facebook page and check out the pinned post for details and your chance to WIN!

Normalise it, use, it, hear it

Gemma Stewart and Hana O’Regan share a kōrero on the revitalisation of te reo Māori, and how this has impacted culture, historically and today. They talk about the challenges of normalising te reo, noting if you “build stepping stones with words” you can “erode the fear factor”.
Listen to the podcast

The importance of fun

“Start in your heart.” Gemma Stewart and Rebbecca Sweeney talk about the importance of knowing your “why” when learning te reo Māori. They also note that positive experiences create positive attachments, so it’s helpful to approach learning te reo “with the mindset of having fun with it”.
Listen to the podcast

Learn te reo Māori online

Te Reo Puāwai Māori provides learning modules that support you to learn practical te reo Māori for use in your everyday life. Registrations are now open for 2023. Gemma Stewart tells us more about the programme.
Watch the video

Build cultural capability

What does giving mana to te reo Māori look, sound and feel like in your learning environment? This helpful infographic shares ideas you can easily implement. To further strengthen cultural capability, you can register your interest in next year’s Te Whakamānawa online programme.
Check out the infographic

Other related learning opportunities

If you’re looking for personalised support, get in touch! Please feel free to share this email with colleagues and whānau who may find it useful.

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

Ngā mihi nui,

CORE Education

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CORE Education
144 Kilmore Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013
New Zealand

September 4, 2022

How can we navigate the metaverse?

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 2:04 pm
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The first of two items for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

Navigate the metaverse in education –  be a pioneer!

Kia ora Michael

Do you see yourself as an innovator and/or disruptor of educational technology? We’d love you to contribute to this kōrero.

What is it? Not to be confused with Meta (as in Facebook), the metaverse is an evolving and fast-growing network of virtual worlds. This free webinar introduces this huge virtual space, and discusses its impacts in learning environments, including making sure it is accessible to all, inclusive and safe for all ākonga.

Join us to play a part in pioneering the future of education!

Learn more

What is covered?

  • What is the metaverse?
  • Why does it matter in education?
  • Understand impacts on equity and safety in the learning environment.

Date and time

Wednesday 26 October, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

Meet your facilitators

Alicia Ngaropo-Tuia
Kairangi Ngaio Māori | Manager
Josh Hough
Professional Learning Services Programme Manager and Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)
Karl Summerfield
Accredited Facilitator (English-medium) and Content Writer

What is the metaverse?

In this short podcast, facilitators Alicia Ngaropo-Tuia and Karl Summerfield discuss what the metaverse is (and isn’t), why it’s important for education and considerations around equity and safety.
Listen

Registrations are now open. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Ngā mihi nui,

CORE Education

Josh Hough

Professional Learning Services Programme Manager

plsprogramme@core-ed.ac.nz

0800 267 301

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