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February 21, 2018

Activate Change With ACCELERATOR

One for my Kiwi readers.

Join us for two days of breaking the rules
ACCELERATOR - Play. Think. Activate Change.
Kia ora Michael

Would you like the opportunity to grow new ideas? And maybe break some rules? ACCELERATOR is for you! This exciting, new and immersive experience is designed to speed up change in teaching and learning by activating innovative solutions.

ACCELERATOR utilises a methodology designed to:

  • shift mindsets
  • kick-start innovative thinking
  • find creative solutions, faster.
What is ACCELERATOR?
ACCELERATOR activates change and innovation by combining collaboration, speed, and creative abrasion to solve problems that matter. It is a meeting of minds and ideas, where you collaborate to design new and innovative solutions to meet education’s wicked challenges.

You will pitch dreams, problems or ideas then form teams to design solutions quickly in a dynamic and high energy environment. Your ideas will be both supported and disrupted as you work with others rapidly to solve the problems of teaching and learning. ACCELERATOR is facilitated and involves mentors from both education and the innovation industry.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their teaching and learning dreams or gripes, wishes or wicked challenges: no matter how big or small.

Play. Think. Activate Change.
Wellington

Dates TBC

Be quick,
places are
strictly limited.
If you are looking for a whole new experience – the opportunity to think big and break the rules – ACCELERATOR is for you!  Are you ready to activate change?
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Contact the ACCELERATOR team for more information.
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February 20, 2018

Early Bird Registrations Closing Soon!

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February 13, 2018

uLearn18 Registrations Now Open

And one for my Kiwi readers to finish off my day here in North America.

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.
Tuihonotia. Mahi Ngātahi. Auahatia.
uLearn18 register now
Kia ora Michael

We are happy to announce registrations are now open for uLearn18, and just as excited to announce our amazing Keynote Speakers!

This year uLearn returns to the City of Sails, where we host Aoteroa’s largest educational conference from the SKYCITY Convention Centre. Gather with your colleagues at this ever-popular event. Share ideas and experiences with like-minded educators, deepen your understanding, and pioneer new, innovative ways of doing things.

An earlybird discount is available so register now to secure your place – we look forward to seeing you!

Keynote Speakers
Hana O'Regan
Pasi Sahlberg
Mike Walsh

We are very happy to announce uLearn18’s Keynote Speakers:

Hana O’Regan
Pasi Sahlberg
Mike Walsh

Learn more about our Keynotes.

Registration options

uLearn18 Earlybird

Available until 31 May
$695 +GST
10-12 October

uLearn18

Regular price from 1 June
$765 +GST*
10-12 October

Culture of Change

Pre-conference
$235 +GST**
9 October

Gala Dinner

$115 +GST
11 October
* Group discounts available for uLearn18 (regular price) only, including schools, centres, kura and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.
** Register for uLearn18 and the Culture of Change pre-conference and save $50.
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$$ WIN your conference fee back! $$

Complete the online registration form, pay before 31 March 2018 and
go in the draw to win!*
*Terms and conditions apply.

Why attend uLearn18?

  • International and New Zealand keynote speakers – Hana O’ReganPasi Sahlberg and Mike Walsh.
  • 250+ bookable breakout sessions focused on three conference strands – Āheinga | CapabilityHapori | Community and Huritanga | Change.
  • Māori medium sessions delivered in te reo and tailored to those teaching in total immersion environments.
  • uLearn ACCELERATOR – a brand new immersive experience to activate change and innovation.
  • Kia Nanawe Ake | Innovation Symposium – a forum to share and test new ideas, inquire and disrupt the status quo.
  • Hands-on games, resources and makerspace activities to use in educational contexts.
  • The popular gala dinner – limited seats available.
  • Special travel and accommodation rates – book online via Orbit New Zealand.

What is Culture of Change?

Culture of Change is a one day pre-conference, in conjunction with uLearn18. Enjoy a day of interactive, deep experiential learning designed to help you activate for sustainable, ecological change and build learning futures that everyone deserves.

> Register now
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February 11, 2018

Online Workshops For You

One for my Kiwi readers.

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Online Workshops 2018
Kia ora Michael

We hope Term 1 is off to a great start for you and your ākonga. We have a range of online workshops taking place to ensure professional development is available to all educators, no matter where they are in Aotearoa. Discover some of the options available below, register now and gain practical ideas that you can use in your learning environment straight away.

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What’s on offer in Term 1?

Deploying Apple mobile devices - for technical staff
Deploying Apple mobile devices – for technical staff
Tuesday 6 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Creating classroom environments to support wellbeing and engagement
Creating classroom environments to support wellbeing and engagement
Thursday 22 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Collaborative libraries using Book Creator for Chrome
Collaborative libraries using Book Creator for Chrome
Wednesday 14 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Literacy in Innovative Learning Environments - junior primary
Literacy in Innovative Learning Environments – junior primary
Thursday 29 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Implementing the Treaty of Waitangi
Implementing the Treaty of Waitangi
Thursday 15 March
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
Keeping evidence and digital portfolios for educators
Keeping evidence and digital portfolios for educators
Thursday 5 April
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Register
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*A 20% discount applies for groups of 5+ people and 15% discount for groups of 3-4 people from the same school or centre.

Contact us

If you have any enquiries about Online Workshops, please contact Greg Carroll.
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February 7, 2018

NZC Online Newsletter February 2018

One for my Kiwi readers.

7 February 2018
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Kia ora and welcome to the February newsletter for NZC Online and a new school year for 2018. In these newsletters we keep you up to date with resources to help you implement your school curriculum.
Fresh from our blog

What is future focused schooling?
Maurie Abraham is the principal of Hobsonville Point Secondary School in Auckland. In this blog, the first of a two part series, Maurie shares some of the highlights of his recent sabbatical where he explored future focused schooling.

Learning design principles in future focused schools
In this blog, the second of a two part series, Maurie Abraham shares five learning design principles that support future focused learning based on his US school visits. He then offers suggestions for bringing these principles to life in New Zealand schools and classrooms.

School stories

St John Bosco School – Learner agency
This snapshot describes how teachers at St John Bosco School are supporting learner agency in older prefabricated classrooms. It explains how they are setting up systems and processes to release control and get out of the way of their students using digital technology as the accelerator.

Ngatea Primary School – Leading change
Find out how Ngatea Primary School have used their school vision to guide school wide decision making. The entire school community has worked together to create flexible, collaborative learning environments that promote learner agency.


Lyall Bay School – Benefits of a radio station
After nearly ten years of radio broadcasting we catch up with staff and students at Lyall Bay School to learn how Maranui FM has helped to build learner agency, key competencies, and community connections.

National events and the NZC

Waitangi Day – How will you commemorate?
Waitangi Day was celebrated on Tuesday 6 February. The resources on this page encourage you to consider how Waitangi Day can be explored with your students and the wider community, and how you can use the Treaty of Waitangi principle as a foundation of curriculum decision making at your school.

Chinese New Year
In 2018, Chinese New Year is celebrated from Friday 16 February. By learning about Chinese New Year, students can examine the social science concepts of cultural identity, place and environment, and continuity and change. It is also a useful context to explore values such as diversity and respect.

Census 2018 
New Zealand’s next census is on Tuesday 6 March 2018. Students can achieve learning outcomes in social sciences and mathematics and statistics, and consider the NZC values of diversity, respect, community, and participation by learning about the 2018 Census.

Digital technologies curriculum

Technology exemplars
Technology exemplars have been developed to illustrate teaching and learning for the newly released digital technologies progress outcomes (levels 1–5). Exemplars for levels 6–8 will be available in early 2018. The exemplars can be viewed on Technology Online:

The exemplars have also been aligned to each progress outcome on NZC Online.

Professional learning support for digital technologies
Digital fluency and Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko PLD is now available. The Ministry of Education has developed a guide to help you identify the kinds of support that will best meet the ‘readiness level’ of your school. View the professional support guide and information for Digital Technologies and for Hangarau Matihiko.

Coming soon – Digital technologies spotlight
Our next spotlight provides support for schools who are moving to implement the revised digital technologies curriculum. Follow us on Facebook or through Twitter @nzcurriculum to receive notification of its release.

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

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