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March 6, 2019

March Newsletter: Ten Trends 2019, Advanced Leadership, Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko & More

One for my Kiwi readers.

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

We’ve made it to March! With it comes a few cooler days, but it’s not all bad – read on to explore the recently released 2019 Ten Trends, celebrate International Women’s Day by checking out the Advanced Leadership programme, access a range of free resources from Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko and more. Happy reading!

2019 Ten Trends – available now!
CORE Ten Trends 2019
Don’t forget, our 2019 Ten Trends and associated resources are available now, and you can download the full document for FREE! We would love to know what you think. Join us on edSpace and tell us the first thing you’re going to do with this years Trends. To contribute to the conversation, join the Ten Trends group in edSpace.
Explore the Ten Trends >
Lead the way with Advanced Leadership
Two women working together
Tomorrow, 8 March, is International Women’s Day which provides a timely reminder of the importance of gender equity within education. The Advanced Leadershipprogramme enables the advancement of high potential women across all education sectors. Grow your leadership potential and join our Early Years cohort, starting May.
Find out more >

Have you met Maui and Mahuika?

Maui and Mahuika
This is Maui and Mahuika. Their story and attributes underpin the Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko | Digital Readiness programme which is designed and implemented by CORE Education. The programme supports all educators to implement the new and revised Digital Technologies curriculum content within the Technology | Hangarau learning areas. A wide range of tools and resources are ready for you to use now.
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CORE’s community month

Some CORE staff members ready to start picking up rubbish at their local maunga
Each year the CORE whānau looks forward to our Community Month. In February, we had the chance to get out and about for a day, giving a helping hand where needed. From collecting rubbish and organising school sheds, to gardening at local marae and baking at Ronald McDonald House, it’s been a rewarding experience for us all.

From the blog

On a school bus
It’s better to be on the bus than on the road!
Derek Wenmoth shares his thoughts about a mindset of resilience and critical thinking, and how you can use CORE’s Ten Trends to start this journey.
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Koru
Spiral of Inquiry: It’s a new year, should we start again?
Rebbecca Sweeney shares her tips for building on the progress you have already made.
More >
Students working in a classroom
Why UDL is valuable
Chrissie Butler shares how Universal Design for Learning can bring coherence into teaching practices that are inclusive of all learners.
More >
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Upcoming learning opportunities

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Breakfast
Global competencies for Deep Learning
WELLINGTON – 22 March
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Students playing outdoors on a slide
Workshop
Play based learning
ONLINE – 28 March
ONLINE – 5 June
ONLINE – 21 August
ONLINE – 23 October
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Kids playing giant chess outdoors
Breakfast
Learning through play matters
CHRISTCHURCH – 26 March
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Classroom environment
Workshop
Introduction to UDL
AUCKLAND – 10 April
CHRISTCHURCH – 10 April
WELLINGTON – 11 April
ONLINE – 17 May
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Breakfast
Implementing mentoring and coaching
DUNEDIN – 27 March
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Teacher and students playing a game
Workshop
Jumpstart my reo
AUCKLAND – 8 May
WELLINGTON – 8 May
CHRISTCHURCH – 9 May
Register

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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February 21, 2019

Ten Trends 2019 Live Now!

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Ten Trends 2019
Kia ora Michael

We are very excited to announce the release of CORE Education’s Ten Trends 2019.

We have been featuring these Trends for over ten years; focusing in particular on the trends and influences shaping how we live, work and learn – brought about by the increasing use of technology in our modern world.

This year we have tried to create a focus within the Ten Trends on the impact of change on society, communities and individuals and go further than simply explain this as something that is inevitably going to occur. Instead, we provide provocations that question the value of the change, and implications for us as humans – now and into the future. We hope you enjoy the read.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Ten Trends please read on for more background information. Alternatively, you can follow the link and read the Trends now.
Read Ten Trends online
Download the Ten Trends 2019 document
What are the Ten Trends?
Each year, CORE Education’s experienced staff of researchers, educators, and digital technology experts pool their expertise and share their understandings to identify the trends and influences that are expected to make a growing impact upon education in New Zealand in the coming year.
What is the purpose of the Trends?
Our intention is to promote informed discussion – within and among educational communities and educators – so that as a profession, we are equipped with the knowledge and understandings that we can then use to make wise choices and decisions in our respective settings.

How are the Trends organised?

The Trends are focused on five key categories that are referred to in much of the future-focused literature, with two specific trends identified in each category. One of the trends illustrates an example that has immediate implications for educational organisations and educators. The other looks at a more ‘disruptive’ trend – something to watch in the future, that we need to be thinking about and preparing for now.

What’s special about the 2019 Trends?

In 2019, we have chosen to focus more specifically on where all of this is leading, in terms of the relationship between the technological change occuring, and our responses as humans. We consider the responsibility we have to ensure that in the midst of such complex and persistent change, we don’t abdicate our humanity and the things that make us ‘human’.

Consideration from a cultural perspective

We are particularly mindful of the impacts of this change from a cultural perspective. We need to understand and appreciate the different world views that exist and how these will determine the ways in which these changes are embraced.
We hope that the Trends stimulate valuable discussion among your colleagues, peers and the wider community.
Read Ten Trends online
Download the Ten Trends 2019
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February 17, 2019

Reimagine Learning – Join Us At uLearn19

One for my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

Earlybird rate on now for Aotearoa’s premier educational conference
Tēnā koe Michael

CORE uLearn19 Pohewatia te āpōpō. Reimagine tomorrow’s education today at uLearn19, Aotearoa’s premier educational conference. 

‘Pohewatia’ is about reimagining, dreaming and creating. ‘Āpōpō’ means tomorrow, the future. Together, the phrase encapsulates the spirit of CORE’s aspirations and vision for all educators and learners. These sentiments are at the heart of what you’ll experience at CORE uLearn19.

Themes

You spoke. We listened. Our themes for uLearn19.

> Learn more

Key details

Rotorua Energy Events Centre,
Rotorua

9-11 October 2019 

Earlybird price

$695 +gst
per person
Register & pay before 31 May 2019
10% group discount applies when booking 5+ people off standard price*
15% discount applies when booking 20+ people off standard price*
*Standard price = $765 +gst per person
> Register here
Book your uLearn dinner ticket at the same time!

Thinking about presenting?

uLearn19 Call for Abstracts commences in early March. We’ll announce this via CORE Twitter and uLearn Twitter. Submit your abstract on what you’d like to contribute.

Nau mai, haere mai ki uLearn19! 

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CORE Education

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand

February 10, 2019

February Newsletter: uLearn19, Early Years PLD, Safer Internet Day & More

One for my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

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

Summer is in full swing around Aotearoa and the 2019 educational year is underway. Things are looking bright!

We’re excited to bring you lots of inspiration and opportunities for learning throughout the year. Hopefully you’ve already been enjoying the Treaty Talks conversations taking place on Facebook. Be sure to also check out some of the PLD coming up near you from our range of workshopsbreakfasts and online programmes.

In this month’s newsletter, you can learn more about uLearn19, our Early Years team, Safer Internet Day and more. Happy reading!

Reimagine tomorrow at uLearn19
uLearn19 - Pohewatia te āpōpō
Reimagining our future in learning is at the heart of CORE uLearn19, Pohewatia te āpōpō. This premier educational conference provides professional learning opportunities for you to develop and grow your ideas collaboratively with peers and thought leaders in education.

This year uLearn will explore three themes:

  • Kirirarautanga | Citizenship
  • Whakatōhenehene | Disruption
  • Auahatanga | Innovation

Nau mai, haere mai ki uLearn19!

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Discover Early Years’ PLD
Little girl playing with a magnifying glass
Did you know CORE has a dedicated (and passionate!) Early Years team? They can help you discover, explore, build and grow your professional learning and development within early childhood education. Led by early years’ expert Kathryn O’Connell-Sutherland, the team has a wealth of experience in the sector. Early years’ specific PLD options are available – or for personalised options, get in touch with Kathryn.
Discover more >

Together for a better internet

Supporting Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated around the world annually on 5 February. Coordinated in Aotearoa by Netsafe, CORE was proud to support this day once more in 2019 to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology.

We encourage you to talk to your students and whānau about online safety and check out our Top 5 Tips for a Safer Internet.

Read our tips >

Giving mana to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Treaty Talks
We hope you’ve enjoyed Treaty Talks this week. Shared resources, and more on culturally responsive practice, can be found on our website.

Today is your last chance to WIN prizes by sharing how you’re talking Treaty. Head to our Facebook page to enter.

Join the conversation >

From the blog

Two children outside a school
The School that Story built
Heemi McDonald discusses the importance of storytelling in education and how the future can be shaped through it.
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Koru
Words, words, words
Philippa Nicholl Antipas describes the impact of language on our stories and the way we see the world.
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Upcoming learning opportunities

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FREE Online Workshop
How to make a professional learning development application
ONLINE – 27 February
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Kete
Online Programme
Te Reo Puāwai Māori (beginners)
ONLINE – starts 11 March
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An early years teacher and young boy talking
Online Workshop
Six strategies to build children’s social competence
ONLINE – 4 March
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Māori carving
Online Programme
Te Reo Manahua Māori (intermediate)
ONLINE – starts 11 March
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Under water
FREE Virtual Experience
Sustainable seas – essential for NZ’s health and wealth
ONLINE – 5-7 March
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Two adults and a young child
Online Workshop
Using Seesaw to enhance home-school partnerships
ONLINE – 13 March
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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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Our mailing address is:

CORE Education

144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

New Zealand

February 3, 2019

Treaty Talks – Giving Mana To Te Tiriti O Waitangi

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How are you talking Treaty?
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Kia ora Michael

With loads of positive feedback last year we are once again bringing you Treaty Talks. In 2019 we’d love to hear more from you, about how you’re talking Treaty.

From Monday we will be sharing daily reflective questions on our Facebook page. We want to hear from you about the role Te Tiriti o Waitangi plays in your lives and classrooms. All comments will go into the draw to win a daily prize.

Make sure you’re following CORE on Facebook and use #treatytalks19 to get involved.

Join the #treatytalks19 conversation

Explore the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how these relate to your practice

Our Implementing the Treaty of Waitangi online workshop next Thursday considers ways in which your educational community can affirm your commitment to biculturalism and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Perfect PLD for you during Treaty Talks week!

Register now
Check out our Facebook page Monday to Thursday next week – simply comment on each daily question to be in to WIN prizes from the CORE Toa. Terms and conditions are available on our website.

A kete of professional learning opportunities

A number of our online programmes and workshops talk to culturally responsive practice, including:

Te Whakamānawa
Te Reo Puāwai Māori
Te Reo Manahua Māori
Jumpstart My Reo
Creating Culturally Responsive Schools
New Zealand Māori History

Helpful resources

CORE Te Reo Māori products
What’s the Treaty got to do with it?
Mobilise my reo – moving on from mihimihi
Non-Māori roles in supporting Māori educational success

Looking for a more personalised option?

Contact admin@core-ed.ac.nz for more information.

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144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

New Zealand
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