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June 16, 2021

uLearn21 registrations now open!

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An item for my Kiwi readers.

Kia ora Michael

We are excited to let you know registrations are now open! And for the first time ever, we’re launching uLearn with the full programme also live!

Held 13-14 October, this year’s online education conference gives all educators in Aotearoa the opportunity to engage with a diverse programme. MC’s Stacey Morrison and Janelle Riki-Waaka host uLearn21, where you will be inspired by leading keynote speakers, dive deeper with activators and explore Aotearoa e tōnui nei | Thriving Aotearoa with all of the uLearn21 presenters. Once again, all three languages of Aotearoa are a part of uLearn: Te reo Māori, English and NZSL.

Explore the theme >

We look at what’s needed to evolve from a state of merely surviving to one of actively thriving: individually, collectively, culturally, and into the future.

Discover the keynotes and activators

Keynotes >

Dr Rangi Matamua
Dr Eruera Tarena
Jase Te Patu
Dr Karlo Mila

Activators >

Denise Quinlan and Lucy Hone
Jacoba Matapo
Mārama Stewart
Josh Hough and Lex Davis
Tufulasi Taleni
Amber Taylor
Dahlia Malaeulu
Madeleine de Young
Māia Goldsmith

Check out the programme >

The programme is ready for you to view, it’s rich with opportunities for all to engage, collaborate and problem solve with fellow educators, leaders, and innovators from diverse backgrounds.

It also includes Edutainment, featuring some very special talent with the iconic Laughton Kora and the amazing Jamie Berry.

Click here to view the PDF.

Be an earlybird >

Take advantage of uLearn21’s earlybird pricing, discounts are available to individuals and group bookings of 5+ until 30 July.
There’s so much to be excited by! We look forward to disrupting the status quo and pushing the boundaries of educational possibility with you.
Learn more >
Ngā mihi nui,
CORE Education
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June 14, 2021

Celebrate Language Learning 2021

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Please note that I am a member of the Governance Group for this e-learning cluster.

June 13, 2021

2021 Semester Two Enrolments Now Open

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Please note that I am a member of the Governance Group for this e-learning cluster.

June 3, 2021

Digital Fluency for Teacher Aides in on Wednesday, 16 June.

The second of two items for my Kiwi readers.

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Kia ora Michael

Are you a Teacher Aide, or do you know one, who would benefit from learning more about Digital Technology in the classroom and for your professional development?

The Digital Fluency for Teacher Aide workshop is customized to the needs of the workshop attendees, meaning that if there are apps, programs or DigiTech you would like to learn, let us know and we cover it during the hui.

The next Digital Fluency for Teacher Aide workshop is on
Wednesday, 16 June
9:00 – 2:00
Tūranga, Christchurch

These workshops are $250 per day, but can be funded through the Teacher Aide MoE PLD pilot fund. If you have any questions about funding or would like some support, please let us know. We are always happy to help.

You are welcome to save your place and look into funding at a later date.

The GCSN Team.

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Special offer to FutureMakers subscribers

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The first of two items for my Kiwi readers.

Special offer to FutureMakers subscribers

As a speaker at the upcoming ELF21 online event (details below) I’ve been given some free registrations to share with subscribers to the FutureMakers newsletter. The first session of this rolling event is from 4pm – 5.30 pm next Tuesday evening (9 June).
If you’d like to receive one of these free tickets – which are transferable between sessions (subject to prior notification) please email me and I can share with you the special code to include when you register online.
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“There is a considerable advantage in noticing and acting on a trend before others.”  Edward de Bono
Kia ora   You or a colleague(s) might like to join us for this “PD To Go” short series.
Delivered to your device, virtual ELF21-Series 1 features stimulating speakers, small group conversations and digital resources for present and aspiring education leaders.
Book now to access live or later.  Ngā mihi   Lyall Lukey, ELF Convener and Zoom Host
Covid-19 has made us all participants in a global experiment reshaping how we learn, work and live. A year after New Zealand’s first lockdown there are some discernible education and leadership trends and big ideas emerging.

ELF21 Series 1 features thought and practice leaders in live TED-type presentations and small group breakout conversations, reinforced by post-session presentation videos and other digital resources.
Derek Wenmoth
Dr Amelia Sharman
Ara Ake
Dr Michael

School of Thinking
Diane Lithgow
Skills Consulting Group
Back to the Past? Challenging complacency Forward to the Future! New Energy, New Opportunities! Innovation and x10 Thinking Panel: Sharpening Skills and Trading Up
Helen Down
Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
Ben Naughton
Western Institute of Technology
Cathy Sheppard
BSI People Skills Ltd
Anne Riches
The Mindfield Navigator
Panel: Sharpening Skills and Trading Up Panel: Sharpening Skills and Trading Up Covid Era Changes and Challenges for Education Leaders Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces
Series 1 will pick up on Covid lockdown leadership lessons for educators, global energy challenges and local solutions, lateral thinking and innovation, and the acceleration of online learning as well as evolving major changes to vocational education and training in the wake of the formation of Te Pukenga.
More on ELF21  Overview |ELF21 Theme |ELF21 Programme |Contributors |Registration Options
Virtual ELF21 Benefits
*A spaced, digestible series of 4 x 90 minute weekly sessions
*Post-session digital resources for reinforcement and follow-up
*Safely share leadership knowledge, digital resources and network
“…unlike conventional assets, knowledge grows when it is shared.” Dr Karl-Erik Sveiby
*Lower registration fees than in-person, no travel, accommodation or reliever costs.
*Group rates available to encourage development of your leadership team.
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