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May 22, 2019

Access The Inaccessible With LEARNZ

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

Would you like to help your students access the inaccessible?

CORE Education’s LEARNZ team help you do just that, via free virtual experiences that transport students around Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond.

The award-winning team have been expanding learners’ horizons for over 20 years. Integrated with the New Zealand curriculum, LEARNZ virtual field trips are real and current – an awesome way to inspire and inform students.

Live and interactive experiences, supported by a wealth of online resources, are led by LEARNZ teachers and field trip experts. Web conferences, videos, images and diary entries connect you with people and places that are otherwise hard to reach.

Participation is free to all registered and provisionally registered primary and secondary educators teaching in Aotearoa.

Check out some upcoming field trips – enrolments open now! Let LEARNZ take you there!

Matariki and navigation – Kupe, Cook and today

Matariki stars
11-13 June 2019

Explore navigation techniques around Aotearoa over time. Learn why maps matter, use the stars to locate Matariki, paddle a waka, board a modern ship and so much more

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Map my waahi – discovering our shared heritage

Globe
25-27 June 2019

In Aotearoa, our ancestors all came from another place. Explore where those places were, how we got here, and take a peek into the different lives we lead.

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Tūhura Ahuahu – cultural and ecological stories from Great Mercury Island

Waves crashing on a beach
30 July – 1 August 2019

Meet with archaeologists on Great Mercury Island to uncover secrets from Māori ancestors and their early days in Aotearoa.

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Rail safety – more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand

Train coming up to a platform
13-15 August 2019

During Rail Safety Week, join us to explore issues involving trains and how this impacts us all in more ways than we think!

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Natural hazards – our supervolcano

Erupting volcano
27-29 August 2019

Join geologists at Lake Taupō to understand how the supervolcano that created the lake works, and how we can prepare for another eruption.

Discover more >

Access anytime

Can’t take part in these field trips live? Don’t worry – resources for all LEARNZ trips remain online for you to access and share with your class at a time that suits you.
Find a previous trip >

Contact us

If you’ve got a question, please email enquiries@learnz.org.nz. The team will be happy to help!
LEARNZ takes you there. Powered by CORE.
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May 6, 2019

The Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit Makes A Difference To You

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Supporting staff in education | Te tautāwhi kaimahi i te ao mātauranga
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Educators' Wellbeing Toolkit. Supporting staff in education.

Kia ora Michael

An overwhelming body of research highlights the excessive stress faced by educators. Finding ways to increase wellbeing in ourselves, our students and our educational communities is vital.

The Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit makes a difference.

The only programme of its kind in Aotearoa, the Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit helps you to proactively manage your own wellbeing. The Toolkit provides strategies for professional communities to better understand and support each other.

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The Toolkit is a simple and effective programme designed to help create a professional climate which is conducive to the optimal wellbeing of all staff.
Educational communities in Aotearoa are already having success with the Educator’s Wellbeing Toolkit.
Helen, RTLB, Cobden School
Effective, flexible and easily implemented, the Wellbeing Toolkit addresses the overwhelming need for manaakitanga in education.
Let the Educators’ Wellbeing Toolkit make a difference to you.
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May 5, 2019

uLearn19 Keynotes Are Revealed

Another item from my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

World-class innovative speakers you won’t want to miss!

Nei te mihi nui ki a koutou,

If you’re looking for big picture thinking and ideas to support your professional learning and development, the keynote speakers will certainly motivate you to shift your thinking. Create your own ideas and strategies for transformational change. They bring industry and global knowledge and practical wisdom to uLearn19.

Introducing the keynote speakers

You won’t want to miss these influential keynote speakers who will inspire you to think about new ways of doing things. We’ll be announcing more well-known remarkable spotlight speakers this month.

Save $70 when you register by May 31.
REGISTER
C’mon, spread the love and share this email with your friends and colleagues using #uLearn19.
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144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand

May 2, 2019

May Newsletter: uLearn19 Keynotes, ACCELERATOR Events, 2019 Ten Trends & More

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

Hopefully you’ve recovered from your Easter sugar rush and managed to recharge your batteries over the break. We’ve got lots for you to look forward to throughout the rest of the year!

This month’s newsletter features the exciting announcement of two uLearn19 keynote speakers, information about the upcoming ACCELERATOR events, plus access to the 2019 Ten Trends and edSpace discussion group.

Introducing the uLearn19 keynotes

Shay Wright of Te Whare Hukakuka and Sally-Ann Williams of Google Australiaare the first two keynotes announced for the CORE uLearn19 conference. Join us as we reimagine learning in Aotearoa with these remarkable people. Shift your thinking and innovate your own ideas and strategies.
Discover more >

Break rules and activate change

ACCELERATOR - Auckland. Wellington. Christchurch. Dunedin. Photo of last years event.
Not your average PD, ACCELERATOR is your chance to think big, collaborate and break the rules! Join us for two days of innovative thinking that is designed to speed up change in teaching and learning. Registrations now open for events across Aotearoa.
Register now >
Are you up with the latest trends?
CORE Ten Trends 2019
A friendly reminder that our 2019 Ten Trends and associated resources are available now. You can download the full document for FREE! We would love to know what trend your educational setting has focused on and how you see this changing throughout the year. Join the Ten Trends discussion on edSpace and let us know.
Explore the Ten Trends >

From the blog

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Rocket science
Stephen Lowe explains how students can learn Computational Thinking – how to think and solve problems – through game design.
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Kirirarautanga | Citizenship
Tessa Gray writes about supporting our communities to raise responsible digital citizens, while empowering them to be innovators.
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Upcoming learning opportunities

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Jumpstart my reo
Workshop
AUCKLAND: 8 May
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Three students working together in a classroom
Future Ready? Explore the 2019 Ten Trends
Breakfast
CHRISTCHURCH: 25 June
AUCKLAND: 28 June
Register
Wide classroom scene with students working individually or in small groups
Intro to Universal Design for Learning
Workshop
ONLINE: 17 May
Register
Ferns
Place-based education in our backyard: Te Tūranga o Ōku Waewae
Breakfast
WELLINGTON: 28 June
Register
A mentor talking to people in a workshop setting
Mentoring and coaching
Online programme
ONLINE: Starts 10 June
Register
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NZ NPDL Deep Learning Lab
Be part of the action!
CHRISTCHURCH: 18-19 July
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Contact us

We love receiving your feedback. Please feel free to email us.

Wherever you are in Aotearoa, if you are looking for specific professional learning, our consultants can tailor PLD to suit you or your educational setting. Find out more.

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Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

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April 30, 2019

Looking To Lead The Way?

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Apply now, places are limited.
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Te Whakaahu Hautūtanga | Advanced Leadership
Kia ora Michael

Lead the way in the education sector  join the Advanced Leadership programme.

Applications are now open for the Advanced Leadership programme’s June cohorts. Enabling the advancement of high potential women across all education sectors, this career-defining online programme is designed specifically for aspiring female leaders.

Commencing in June, the programme runs over six months, in convenient bite-sized modules to align with participants’ existing schedules and commitments. Priced at $1899 +gst, places are limited, so applying early is recommended.

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Previous participants have acknowledged the quality of materials and facilitation within the programme, along with the impact on their leadership journey.
"I learnt that making small steps does not mean expecting big changes over a short period of time. It's a mindset change and we all just need to get in the waka." Keri Steele, Principal, Springfield School
Learn more
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We encourage you to share this email with female colleagues who may also be ready to take the next step in their careers.

He hōtaka hāpai i ngā wāhine mātauranga ki te eke momoho i ngā mahi hautū.

Ngā mihi,
CORE Education

Please contact Programme Manager, Elizabeth Craker with any enquiries.

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