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January 21, 2021

CORE Blog: Opportunities to push the boundaries: How a little achieves a lot

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Opportunities to push the boundaries: How a little achieves a lot

By Sarah Te One

Every year CORE Education offers a fellowship to kaiako from all sectors in education and throughout Aotearoa to follow their passions and push the boundaries of educational possibility. There are some big words in there – “passions”, “pushing boundaries”, “possibility”. The whole concept of the eFellowship is to make a difference by disrupting current ways

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Powerful storytelling using Google Earth for Web

By Fionna Wright

Most people would tell you they love a good story. Stories can change our attitudes, help us form opinions and even inspire us. Many educators use storytelling to create engaging and emotional connections for learning. LEARNZ has been creating and sharing great stories through virtual field trips for over 20 years. Our stories are about

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Imagine a rainbow – the Arts and learning

By Rachel McNamara

By Rachel McNamara – inspired by uLearn20 keynote Peter O’Connor Have you ever watched a group of 3-year-olds dance? It’s gold! I laugh. I cry. It’s better than any Dancing with the Stars episode I can tell you. They don’t care who’s watching – they’re in boots and all. My daughter is honestly beside herself

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Good teaching is like good cooking!

By Derek Wenmoth

With a background as a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts, Pedro Noguera was an inspired choice of keynote to open day two of the uLearn20 (virtual) conference. He didn’t

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Wellbeing and resilience in Aotearoa – act now!

By Kathryn O’Connell-Sutherland

Dr Lucy Hone’s keynote at #ulearn20, What do we need to learn for lifelong success? was all about reimagining success, learning and tomorrow. In this blog I share some insights from Lucy’s kōrero. As director of New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience Lucy cited evidence of the high levels of distress among our tamariki

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Reimagine tomorrow for tamariki

By Alicia Ngaropo-Tuia

By Alicia Ngaropo-Tuia –  inspired by uLearn20 keynote Janelle Riki-Waaka If you hadn’t heard already, uLearn20 was epic! After 15 years of phenomenal, boundary pushing, innovative and disruptive face-to-face learning, uLearn went online for the first time. Transforming this event from a physical to a virtual space was no mean feat, but for our people

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In pursuit of ora

By Anahera McGregor

This blog is about my approach to life, wellbeing, and ora. What I share is my personal understanding, and the understanding of those who have shared knowledge with me. Some information comes from the study of Māori health at university. The blog is designed as a taster, hopefully highlighting aspects of ora for you to

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Gaming up your te reo Māori

By Shannon Vulu

Learning a new language can be a confronting and terrifying experience for many people, and in this I am speaking from experience. As a Māori, not knowing how to kōrero Māori confidently, there were, and still are, many barriers and anxieties when it comes to my own reo journey. In my journey I’ve found that

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January 19, 2021

What’s on in Term 1: professional learning for educators

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What's online in Term 1 - Online programmes, webinars
Kia ora Michael

We hope you’re feeling refreshed and ready to tackle all that 2021 has to offer!

Term 1 brings lots of exciting professional learning opportunities for you to make the most of. With a range of online programmes and webinars held virtually, aligning with 2021 Ministry of Education PLD priorities, there are options to suit your busy schedule – no matter where you are in Aotearoa.

Discover what’s on and register now!

Explore all online programmes >
Explore all webinars >
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Online programmes

Coaching and mentoring >
22 February – 5 July

Te Whakamānawa: developing cultural competencies in learning communities >
25 February – 5 August

Strengthening teacher aide practice >
9 March – 15 June

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Webinars

Implementing Te Tiriti o Waitangi in learning communities >
3:30 – 5:00pm, 3 February

Growing others: mentoring and coaching >
3:30 – 5:00pm, 17 February

Designing online learning >
3:30 – 5:00pm, 17 March

Making sense of Tapasā >
4:00 – 5:30pm, 23 March

Learning through play >
3:30 – 5:00pm, 24 March

Measuring success in an online environment >
3:30 – 5:00pm, 7 April

If you have questions about any of these opportunities, please email plsprogramme@core-ed.ac.nz – we’re happy to help.

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December 17, 2020

Your summer reading list sorted!

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Kia ora Michael

As we head towards the summer break, we thought it was a great time to share the CORE Blog highlights for the year – some great holiday reading!

Learning from home

In a challenging year, it’s no surprise our most popular blogs were around learning from home. With focuses from early years through to secondary, these posts are worth revisiting and feature a range of tips that can be used to support learning year-round, at home or face-to-face. Read the posts >

Growing shared leadership through whakataukī

Kathryn O’Connell-Sutherland shared a personal story of bicultural leadership in action. Featuring a centre using whakataukī to support kaiako development, Kathryn also discusses engaging whānau in learning.
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Children’s agency

Dr Sarah Te One outlines what children’s agency is, with reference to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and shares ideas of how all educators can be advocates for all learners. Read the post >

New on the blog

In case you missed them, here are some new blog posts to add to your reading list:

What do you want to read about?

Thinking ahead to 2021, what would you like to read about on the CORE Blog?
Let us know >
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CORE Education
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December 13, 2020

Access the inaccessible with LEARNZ in 2021

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Access the inaccessible! LEARNZ takes you there. Powered by CORE.
Kia ora Michael

As we rapidly approach the holiday season, things aren’t slowing down for the LEARNZ team. Planning for 2021 online field trips is in full swing!

We’re excited to introduce the first two trips for Term 1. Look no further for supported, authentic learning that is integrated with the NZ curriculum and helps ākonga access the inaccessible for free – enrol now.

Te Araroa trail: connecting people and places

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Launches 22 February
Explore a stunning part of the 3,000km long Te Araroa trail around Whangārei Heads. Learners will inquire into collaborative efforts that support biodiversity in the area, and learn more about accessing the outdoors responsibly.
Discover more >
Enrol now >

Seaweed: an ocean of opportunity!

Seaweed underwater
Launches 8 March
Did you know that seaweed aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing primary industry? Join us online as we head to Nelson for Seaweek 2021, where we’ll discover how communities can benefit from a thriving seaweed sector.
Discover more >
Enrol now >
If you’re a NZ registered or provisionally-registered teacher and haven’t registered with LEARNZ for free yet, please do – then you can enrol for any of our trips!

Watch this space

Information about more online field trips for the new year will be coming soon. We’re excited to continue helping learners access the inaccessible in 2021.

To be the first to hear about online field trip opportunities, please subscribe to LEARNZ emails here.

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December 9, 2020

He Waka Unua – coaching and mentoring

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He Waka Unua - Coaching and mentoring
Kia ora Michael
Wanting support to make meaningful and sustainable changes in your work or personal life? He Waka UnuaCORE Education’s coaching and mentoring service, is here to help.

Beneficial to any individual or groups of 2-5 wishing to develop their skills, experienced support is available in areas including:

Mentor and mentee talking together while sitting outside
  • the process of change
  • team unity
  • leadership development
  • career mapping and transitions
  • professional review/appraisal
  • conflict management
  • work-life balance
Find out more >

Kaiārahi | Coaches and mentors

Our team of kaiārahi are coaches and mentors with valuable experience from early years through to secondary education sectors.

Each kaiārahi follows a set of values, using a non-directive approach and a repertoire of skills and frameworks. They listen and provide support, championing and challenging you to be the best you can be.

Meet the kaiārahi >

Contact us

Two standard packages of 6 or 12 one-hour sessions are available for individuals or groups. Alternatively, personalised packages are able to be discussed to suit your needs.
Sarah Whiting
Contact Sarah Whiting to find out more, and make positive steps towards a successful 2021.

021 986 202
sarah.whiting@core-ed.ac.nz

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