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May 24, 2018

Innovative Learning: Term 3 Online Programmes

An item that may be of interest to my Kiwi readers.

Registrations open now for Term 3 online programmes.
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Innovative Learning
Kia ora Michael

Rethink teaching and learning in innovative, transformative ways, to ensure tamariki are engaged with learning and the world around them.

Whether your focus is on curriculum, practice, assessment or environments, CORE has an innovative learning online programme to suit your needs.

All programmes are facilitated online, allowing you to work professional development into your own busy schedule, and apply what you learn to your practice as you go.

Introduction to Innovative Learning

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Learn about the basics of innovative learning, including the drivers for change and frameworks that support implementing change in your context.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 5 weeks
Cost: $250 +GST

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Innovative Learning Environments

Innovative Learning Environment at Stonefields School
Delve into innovative learning environments and design what your space could look like to support the type of teaching and learning you want to promote.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 20 weeks
Cost: $830 +GST

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Innovative Learning Practice

Facilitator with two teachers
Unpack how learning can be organised in an innovative learning environment to best suit the needs of modern learners, and how this relates to your teaching practices.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 20 weeks
Cost: $830 +GST

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Innovative Learning Curriculum

Student
Explore ideas about future-focused curriculum and how they translate into classroom practice, including implications for designing learning experiences.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 20 weeks
Cost: $830 +GST

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Innovative Learning Assessment

Teachers on laptops
Develop an in-depth understanding of the pedagogy of innovative learning and the implications of this on assessment.

Starts week commencing: 30 July 2018
Length: 20 weeks
Cost: $830 +GST

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Looking for something more customised?

uChoose is a personalised professional learning programme with experienced mentors who will empower you to meet your specific goals. To find out more contactuchoose@core-ed.ac.nz.

Interested in other topics?

We have a wealth of other professional learning solutions available on a range of topics, including inclusive education, culture and language, digital technologies, leadership, and collaboration.

Discover the full range of face-to-face and online workshops or online programmes and find the one (or two!) that’s right for you.

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May 14, 2018

uLearn18 Earlybird Ending Soon

One for my Kiwi readers.

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.
Tuihonotia. Mahi Ngātahi. Auahatia.
uLearn18 - earlybird closing soon
Kia ora Michael

The countdown is on for uLearn18 | Culture of Change! Join 1500+ people in Auckland for Aotearoa’s premier professional learning and development conference for educators – the place to be this October.

There’s only a couple of weeks left to make the most of the discounted earlybird rate and submit your abstracts for consideration, so don’t delay.

uLearn18 Earlybird

Culture of Change

Call for Abstracts

Submissions close

Present at uLearn18

Do you have an inspiring idea or experience to share with your fellow educators that aligns with this year’s uLearn conference strands or the Tēnei te Tira Hou I Culture of Change pre-conference? Submit your abstract before 31 May.
There are many breakout formats to choose from to suit your topic and style, including:

  • Kia Nanawe Ake | Innovation Symposium presentation
  • Tēnei te Tira Hau | Culture of Change pre-conference workshop
  • Māori medium session, delivered in te reo
  • Taster session
  • Town Square: Soapbox
  • Town Square: Ignite
  • Presentation
  • BYOD hands-on workshop
  • Spotlight session
  • Passion to Play
  • Makerspace playground pop-up
  • Half-day workshop

Whether you have a research project, inquiry, learning framework or strategy to share, can demonstrate a new skill or use of digital technology, or wish to delve deeper into a topic affecting the future of education in Aotearoa, we’d love to hear from you.

> Submit an abstract
If you have any queries about submitting an abstract, check out our helpful tips or email becky.hare@core-ed.ac.nz.
Be at uLearn18
Don’t forget – earlybird registration to attend uLearn18 closes 31 May. Register now to save!
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> Register now
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May 6, 2018

NZC Online Newsletter May 2018

A second one for my Kiwi readers.

4 May 2018
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Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Welcome to the May newsletter for NZC Online. In these newsletters we keep you up to date with resources to help you implement your school curriculum. Our theme for the May edition is learning with digital technologies.

School stories
New Lynn School – Growing digital fluency
Find out how teacher Christina Fortes is equipping her students with digital literacy skills so that they are able to create using digital technologies in smart ways.

ERO report – Leading Innovative Learning in New Zealand Schools
The Education Review Office (ERO) visited 12 schools to see how they were preparing their students as 21st century learners. Their report describes how Pakuranga College and Mountview School are using digital technologies to personalise learning and equip students to succeed in a digital future.

Get involved
Techweek 2018 – 19–27 May
Techweek celebrates New Zealand’s fast growing technology and innovation sectors and raises awareness of the need for greater digital literacy in everyone. This events page offers ideas on how schools can get involved in Techweek NZ.

123Tech Challenge
The Ministry of Education and the IT industry created the 123Tech Challenge to support the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools. Small teams solve problems in their school or community using digital technologies. Sign up for more information.

Professional learning
Digital technologies spotlight
Our latest spotlight explores the new digital technologies curriculum, helping you understand the changes and support available. Find short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection.

Technology Online webinars
The latest two webinars from Technology Online provide support for the implementation of the new digital technologies curriculum.

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko – National digital readiness programme
This programme has been developed to support educators to identify their current level of digital readiness as well as suggest a personalised learning pathway to grow their confidence and ability to implement the new digital technologies curriculum. The self review tool will be made available to teachers and school leaders mid term 2, 2018. You can register for updates at the bottom of this page.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help with the new digital technologies curriculum
In this Ed Gazette article the Ministry of Education urges those who are struggling to ask for help.
A new email address – digitech@education.govt.nz – is available for teachers to ask questions or request further information and local Ministry staff are also available to help.

Your feedback helps
NZC OnlineWe would love to hear from you if you have ideas to make the website easier to use, or better for you, or if you have ideas for future blog posts or newsletters.

Email us at: nzcurriculum@tki.org.nz

Education News And Advice – May Newsletter

One for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

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

Can you believe Term 2 is already underway? We hope you’re refreshed and made the most of a well-deserved break!

This month’s edition of Ki te Ao is jam-packed with items of interest, including; uLearn18 (dollar-saving) earlybird reminder, a new and exciting Advanced Leadership programme, a thought-provoking discussion with global education expert Valerie Hannon, and much more.

Developing exceptional leaders

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CORE Education has joined forces with NESLI (National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative) and WLNZ (Women & Leadership New Zealand) to provide a tailored programme specifically designed to support the development of female leaders in education. Download the prospectus and register your interest now to find out more about this exciting and career-defining six-month journey.
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uLearn earlybird ends soon

It’s not long until the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland will be abuzz with educators, all soaking up three days of top quality professional learning and development at uLearn18, 10-12 October. The discounted earlybird registration rate is only available until 31 May, so get in quick. Take a look at the incredible keynoteand spotlight speakers you won’t want to miss, and consider submitting an abstractto present yourself!
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Learning to thrive in a transforming world

Valerie Hannon
Internationally recognised education expert Valerie Hannon was recently in the country, meeting with educators, Ministry officials, health and social services representatives, and regional development agencies. Valuable discussions included redefining what success is for young people in a transforming world. Radio New Zealand interviewed Valerie for its Nine to Noon programme – listen to the full interview. You can hear more from Valerie, and other inspirational speakers, at Thrive.
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Connect, share and discuss with edSpace

Connections
edSpace is an online community for educators to gather and share their ideas, practices, resources and more. Online Facilitator, Tessa Gray, explores what edSpace has to offer in her latest blog post. Have a read and then check out the featured groups available for you to join. If there’s a topic you are particularly passionate about you can even start your own! Sign up now and get connecting.
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NPDL Deep Learning Lab

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) is a successful, global programme supporting the development of deep learning and whole system change. Spaces are filling fast for the NPDL NZ Deep Learning Lab, where keynote speakersMag Gardner, Chris Bradbeer and Rosalie Reiri will discuss how to improve outcomes for all learners. Whether you are currently an NPDL member or not, we’d love for you to join us in Auckland, 19-20 July.
Find out more >

From the blog

Destination Texas: exploring disruptive education
Recently Amira Aman visited four schools in Texas offering ‘disruptive’ education, individualised learning or high academic achievement. This is the first of three blog posts that share her learnings.
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Blowing dandelions
The ‘E’ in e-learning is for empathy
Craig McDonald-Brown reflects on the power of educators to influence students’ futures, and the inspiration behind his eFellowship research on global connections, student agency and positive change.
More >
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Nothing about us without us: student wellbeing
Philippa Nicoll Antipas discusses the importance of student wellbeing, and how to ensure you have a whole-school approach in place to make it a priority.
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Professional Learning: workshops, programmes & events

Breakfasts
Breakfasts
Seminars and workshops
PAKURANGA – 11 May
CHRISTCHURCH – 22 May
DUNEDIN – 23 May
WELLINGTON – 25 May
EPSOM – 1 June
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Facilitator
Online programme
Mentoring and coaching
NATIONWIDE – starts 23 July
Register
Satellite
FREE Virtual Field Trip
Land, sky and space – accurate satellite positioning takes off!
NATIONWIDE – 22-24 May
Register
Thrive waka in the sky
Thrive
Building sustainable futures
GISBORNE – 15-17 August
DUNEDIN – 15-17 August
ONLINE – 16-17 August
Register
ACCELERATOR
ACCELERATOR
Play. Think. Activate Change.
WELLINGTON – 17-18 July
Register
Collaborating at uLearn
uLearn18
Annual educators’ conference
AUCKLAND – 10-12 October
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Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and hearing what you want to read about. Please feel free to email us anytime!

Wherever you are located in Aotearoa New Zealand, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, our consultants can tailor PLD to you, your school or your Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. Find out more.

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April 15, 2018

Connected Educator New Zealand Update

One for my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

Stay connected in education with Connected Educator NZ.
Kia ora koutou, talofa lava, malo e lelei.

As Term 1 draws to a close, let’s look at opportunities for you to connect and share during your non-contact time, and into Term 2.

There is POWER in being CONNECTED is a recent blogpost highlighting some of the benefits of being part of this group.

Connected Educator gives you…

New, daily opportunities for connecting and learning
The Connected Educator calendar brings you new events, forums, webinars, educamps, edu-ignites, teachmeets, field trips and more.

Alongside this, there is a daily smorgasbord of connected professional learning opportunities:

Media Monday
Sharing of Edtalks interviews, discussions and presentations from thought leaders, innovative educators and inspirational learners.

Tips and Tricks Tuesday
In our busy working week it is easy to miss new resources. Here the community shares the latest for you to use.

Wordy Wednesday
Handy book reviews are shared to support you in your professional reading.

Thinking Thursday
Connect with the thoughts, ideas and reflections of others by sharing blog posts.

Feedforward Friday
Preview upcoming events for the following week.

Do you have anything to share with other connected educators on these days?
Pledge an event >

Starter Kete

Our Starter Kete is six ‘bite-sized chunks’ of professional development to support you as a connected educator.

Maybe this could be for your own professional learning, for you as a school leader to support staff, or for a Kāhui Ako?

  • Have you worked your way through Starter Kete days 1-5?
  • Have you downloaded the digital badges and attached them to your professional development log?
  • Have you joined the discussion in edSpace?

Please work your way through the kete and give us some feedback. Email anne.kenneally@core-ed.ac.nz.

Download the Kete >
Thank you for connecting. Best wishes for a relaxing end of term.

Ka kite
Anne Kenneally and the CENZ team

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