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November 19, 2018

NZC Online Newsletter November 2018

One for my Kiwi readers.

November 2018
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Kia ora and welcome to the November newsletter for NZC Online. In these newsletters we keep you up to date with resources, events, stories, and research to help you implement your school curriculum.
What’s new on NZC Online?

Innovative learning environments and student agency
Rob Posthumus, principal of Hurupaki School, shares the findings of her recent sabbatical where she investigated systems of innovative learning environments (ILE) that maximise student agency and self regulation. Rob describes four pedagogical approaches that help to support student agency.

They are:

  • Collaboration
  • Use of learning matrices
  • Student initiated learning
  • Horizontal connectedness

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Spotlight on learner agency
Use our NZC spotlight to explore learner agency and find strategies to help you build greater agency in your own classrooms.

Learner agency blog
This blog post unpacks learner agency and offers ideas on how we can support students to be active participants in their learning.

Planning an innovative learning environment
This guide provides strategies and suggestions for developing innovative learning environments (ILE) that work for all learners.


Tapasā – Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners
In this blog we take a closer look at the newly released resource Tapasā – Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners. We explain the purpose of Tapasā, highlight key sections, and offer suggestions on how to use it.

You might also like …

Supporting Pasifika students
This guide from Inclusive Education focuses on inclusive teaching and learning strategies that can be used in the classroom to create a more effective learning environment for all Pasifika learners.

Pasifika Education Community
This TKI website features resources, research, and stories to help you learn more about effective teaching strategies for Pasifika learners and how to better engage with Pasifika parents and families.


Grouping students in mathematics… more than just mixed ability
Sue Pine, Accredited Facilitator, shares information, resources, and advice about mixed ability grouping in mathematics.

Also on our website … 

Raising the bar with flexible grouping
In this 2017 blog, Professor Christine Rubie-Davies challenges the practice of grouping students by ability, arguing that it constrains learning. Instead Christine recommends that teachers use flexible forms of grouping to ensure that all students are challenged and engaged.

Curriculum support

Resources on the curriculum change
This Ministry of Education web page has a range of factsheets, posters, reports, and resources on how to teach the Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content.

Coming soon!

As the year draws to a close, students across the country are bidding farewell to their classmates, teachers, and in some cases, their schools. End of year trips, fiafia days, leavers’ dinners, final assemblies, and award ceremonies feature on many school calendars this month as schools celebrate students’ journeys through education.

Our next spotlight focuses on transitions, an important component of the coherence principle. It will provide questions, resources, tools, practical advice, and stories to help you ensure positive transitions for your students and their families.

Subscribe our facebook page to see it first!

What’s on?

We will be updating the National Events pages for 2019 over the summer break. Let us know if you have events planned in your school that we could share on NZC Online.

Engaging in these special weeks provides opportunities to learn about and nurture other languages and cultures, and allows students, whānau, and the wider community to celebrate the cultural diversity of New Zealand.

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

November 7, 2018

November Newsletter: 2019 Opportunities, uLearn Keynote Videos & Congratulations To LEARNZ!

One for my Kiwi readers.

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Kia ora Michael

We’re flying towards the end of the year! It’s that exciting time when refreshing plans can be made for the year ahead, but there are still plenty of opportunities to make the most of in 2018.

This month’s newsletter has both bases covered, with online professional learning registrations open for 2019, and some excellent resources ready for you to dive into now (Hint: you won’t want to miss the uLearn18 keynote videos!).

Online professional learning in 2019

WIN a KOHA game! Inspire Te Reo across Aotearoa
For your chance to win one of three KOHA games, simply register for any of our Online Programmes running in 2019 by 30 November 2018.

The range of programmes available focus on innovative learning practices, mentoring and coaching, and embracing cultural responsiveness. KOHA would be the perfect addition for those learning te reo as part of our beginner level Te Reo Puāwai Māori programme, or the more intermediate level Te Reo Manahua Māori.

Register today to go in the draw!

2019 Online Programmes >
uLearn18 keynote presentation videos
uLearn18 keynote presentation
Those who attended uLearn18 were treated to three excellent keynote presentations:

  • Hana O’Regan – Tō reo ki te raki, tō mana ki te whenua
  • Pasi Sahlberg – If you don’t lead with the small data, you’ll be lead by Big Data
  • Mike Walsh – Preparing the next generation for the algorithmic age

Resources from each presentation are available on our website. Videos are now also available on EDtalks – valuable viewing for both those who joined us and those who were unable to make it!

uLearn18 videos on EDtalks >

CORE LEARNZ – Award Winners!

2018 Education Awards
At CORE we’re very proud of our LEARNZ team for winning not one, but two, Copyright Licensing Education Awards, announced at uLearn18. The People and Water – looking at our water networks virtual experience won both the Best Student Resource (Primary) and Best Digital Resource (Primary) categories.

Resources from the People and Water experience are still available on the LEARNZ website. Take a look, and keep an eye out for the 2019 virtual experience schedule opening for enrolments soon!

Find out more about LEARNZ >

From the blog

iPad and notebook
Digital (insert word here!)
James Hopkins explores the seemingly never-ending and often overwhelming amount of “digital somethings” that are part of the world today.
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Reviving Pasifika languages of the Realm
Teanau Tuiono discusses what being part of the Realm of New Zealand means for the indigenous languages of the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau.
More >
Hongi
Manaakitanga
Te Mako Orzecki unpacks the word manaaki and shares his thoughts on how we can truly understand its rich meaning.
More >
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Upcoming professional learning opportunities

Workshop participants
FREE Workshop
Making a PLD application
ONLINE – 14 November
Register
Kete
Online Programme
Te Reo Puāwai Māori
ONLINE – starts 11 March
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FREE Virtual Experience
Antarctica
ONLINE – 14-20 November
Register
Innovative learning environment with students and teacher
Online Programme
Introduction to Innovative Learning
ONLINE – starts 11 March
Register
Mentor
Online Programme
Mentoring and coaching
ONLINE – starts 25 February
Register
Facilitator with two educators
Online Programme
Innovative Learning Practice
ONLINE – starts 12 March
Register

Contact us

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

Wherever you are in Aotearoa, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, our consultants can tailor PLD to suit you, your school or your Kāhui Ako. Find out more.

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October 18, 2018

NZC Online Newsletter October 2018

One for my Kiwi readers.

October 2018
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Fakaalofa lahi atu and welcome to the October newsletter for NZC Online. In these newsletters we keep you up to date with resources, events, stories, and research to help you implement your school curriculum.
What’s new on NZC Online?
Key Competencies spotlight
This spotlight explores the key competencies, supporting you to help students develop capabilities for living and lifelong learning. Find short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection.

Tomarata School – Developing our leavers’ profile
Lynne Duffin, principal of Tomarata School, describes how her school community has created a leavers’ profile by exploring and defining what a future oriented learner looks like. It includes advice and discussion questions for other schools wanting to develop their own leavers’ profile.

WAPA 2020 cluster – STEAM in the junior school
Lead teachers from the WAPA 2020 cluster in Auckland share their journeys in supporting collaborative and innovative STEAM inquiries in their own schools and across their cluster.

Lifelong learners at Havelock North High
Greg Fenton, principal of Havelock North High School, shares some of the highlights from his recent sabbatical where he explored how to further engage students in lifelong learning.

What’s on?
The National events page for term 4 has been updated. This term we have:
Niue Language Week 14–20 October 2018
Gagana Tokelau Language Week from 21 October 2018
Diwali from 7 November 2018

These special weeks provide the opportunity to learn about and nurture the languages and cultures of Niue, Tokelau and India, and allow students, whānau, and the wider community to celebrate the cultural diversity of New Zealand.

Curriculum support
Reading recovery form updated
There is an updated Reading Recovery Application file online.

Technology Online webinar: Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko
Wednesday, 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm
Come along and hear the team from the Karrikins Group talk about how the Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko programme is engaging years 3–8 students in an innovative approach to digital technologies.

For more information about the Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko project, see Digital technologies professional supports – Digital Technology for All Equity Fund.

Tapasā: Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners
Tapasā is a resource for all teachers of Pacific learners. It is designed to support teachers to become more culturally aware, confident, and competent when engaging with Pacific learners and their parents, families, and communities. It provides a Pacific lens to the Standards for the Teaching Profession and the Code of Professional Responsibility.

New NetSafe Kit launched
The Netsafe Kit has been launched. It offers educators a self-serve model of tools and resources. The kit is designed to help school leaders and educators support their young people, staff, and community to develop capabilities, skills, and values for managing online challenges, risks, and opportunities.

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

October 7, 2018

Take Part In uLearn18 #notatulearn

One for my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

#notatulearn
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Kia ora Michael

We apologise for sending this twice however we got a couple of things wrong in the first one. As an organisation that prides itself on how we communicate to our customers and friends, we just couldn’t let it go by. So here’s take #2…

uLearn18 kicks off next week and we wanted to let you know that even if you’re not attending you can still be involved!

There are two live streamed sessions available to you to join in on.

The #notatulearn Twitter hashtag offers you the chance to experience uLearn virtually this year. You can also follow the action on the following hashtags – #ulearnkeynote, #CENZconvo, #sofasession.

For those in Māori medium settings not attending uLearn please feel free to contribute to this kaupapa. Mā mātou koutou e āwhina, mā mātou hoki ā koutou pātai e whakautu. Tēnā whakapiri ā-tuihono mai!

Live stream session 1:
Connected conversations – STEAMing hot…

Are you ready to indulge in a STEAMing hot conversation? Then this is the place for you. This is a Live Streamed Connected Educator Conversation. Six presenters share their experiences around how they are raising the capability of learners, connecting with authentic audiences, and making a difference for their learners.

Thursday 11 October 2018, 11:15am – 12:45pm 

NOTE: The live stream link will only be available during the session time and will not require a password.

Live Stream Link
Presenters:
SCIENCE – Danielle Myburgh
TECHNOLOGY – Te Mako Orzecki and Anahera McGregor
ENGINEERING – Charlotte French
ART – Cathy Hunt
MATHS – Raphael Nolden

Live stream session 2:
Sofa session: Leadership as a collective endeavour

Join this group of education leaders as they share and debate their ideas and experiences as we seek to deepen our understanding of the importance of a collective view of leadership in the NZ context.

Thursday 11 October 2018, 1:45pm – 3:15pm

NOTE: The live stream link will only be available during the session time and will not require a password.

Live Stream Link
Panelists: Morag Hutchinson, Wharehoka Wano, Pasi Sahlberg
Facilitator: Derek Wenmoth
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October 4, 2018

Take Part In uLearn18 Even If You’re Not Coming To The Conference!

One for my Kiwi readers.

#notatulearn
CORE Breakfast — Dunedin
Kia ora Michael

uLearn18 kicks off next week and we wanted to let you know that even if you’re not attending you can still be involved!

There are two live streamed sessions available to you to join in on.

The #notatulearn Twitter hashtag offers you the chance to experience uLearn virtually this year. You can also follow the action on the following hashtags – #ulearnkeynote, #CENZconvo, #sofasession.

For those people in Māori medium settings not attending uLearn please feel free to contribute to this kaupapa, reo ingarihi mai, reo Māori ma ranei! Ma matou koutou e awhina, e whakautua i ou patai.

Live stream session 1:
Connected conversations – STEAMing hot…

Are you ready to indulge in a STEAMing hot conversation? Then this is the place for you. This is a Live Streamed Connected Educator Conversation. Six presenters share their experiences around how they are raising the capability of learners, connecting with authentic audiences, and making a difference for their learners.

Thursday 11 October 2018, 11:15am – 12:45pm 

NOTE: The live stream link will only be available during the session time and will not require a password.

Live Stream Link
Presenters:
SCIENCE – Danielle Myburgh
TECHNOLOGY – Te Mako Orzecki and Anahera McGregor
ENGINEERING – Charlotte French
ART – Cathy Hunt
MATHS – Raphael Nolden

Live stream session 2:
Sofa session: Leadership as a collective endeavour

Join this group of education leaders as they share and debate their ideas and experiences as we seek to deepen our understanding of the importance of a collective view of leadership in the NZ context.

Thursday 11 October 2018, 1:45pm – 3:15pm

NOTE: The live stream link will only be available during the session time and will not require a password.

Live Stream Link
Panelists: Morag Hutchinson, Wharehoka Wano, Pasi Sahlberg
Facilitator: Derek Wenmoth
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www.core-ed.org
Copyright © 2018 CORE Education, All rights reserved.
You have received this email because you have attended one of our events and were happy for us to update you on future CORE events, subscribed to our newsletters at http://www.core-ed.org, registered with LEARNZ virtual field trips at http://www.learnz.org.nz, registered with Connected Educator NZ at http://connectededucator.org.nz, or registered with EDtalks at http://www.edtalks.org.

Our mailing address is:

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