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August 11, 2017

Apply Now For CORE Education’s Dr Vince Ham eFellowship 2018!

One for my Kiwi readers…

Inviting applications from innovative and curious educators seeking mentoring and support for their action research project in 2018
eFellowship 2017 applications open
Kia ora <<First Name>>

CORE Education is excited to announce applications for the Dr Vince Ham eFellowship 2018 are now open!

Offering innovative educators a unique opportunity for professional development, the eFellowship is open to teachers in the early childhood, primary, and/or secondary sectors working in New Zealand, in English or Māori Medium settings.

Find out more >

What you’ll experience as an eFellow

You will be provided with support and mentoring to conduct an action research project on an element of your practice you are curious about and keen to develop further. It’s an invigorating and intellectually-stimulating experience that aims to provide inspiration, thought leadership, provocation and networking opportunities.

Meet previous eFellows >

Applications are now open

We invite your application and wish you every success! If you have any questions or feedback about the application process, please contact Océane Imber or Keryn Davis.

Applications close on Friday 8 September 2017 and applicants will be informed of the outcome by 29 September 2017.

Find out all you need to know about the eFellowship and selection criteria, and apply now!

Apply now >
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August 3, 2017

Education News And Advice – CORE August Newsletter

And for my Kiwi readers…

Inspiration for educators | Professional learning | Resources | Articles
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Kia Ora Michael

Welcome to our August issue of Ki te Ao, hoping Term 3 is tracking as you’d planned. This month we feature:

  • An animated video on Universal Design for Learning
  • uLearn17 — Aotearoa/New Zealand’s premier conference for educators
  • Getting the most out of Ten Trends 2017
  • Connected Educator NZ and edSpace
  • CORE 2018 Workshops’ Survey…have your say!
  • Podcast: ‘Middle Leaders Matter

The Curriculum and Universal Design for Learning

“The curriculum is committed to all learners succeeding. It’s flexible so schools can design their own curriculum.”

The Ministry of Education have released a new video series on the NZ Curriculum and UDL. Created by CORE Education, this animated video gives you an overview of how learners learn differently across three primary networks in the brain –affective, recognition and strategic – and how UDL helps support these networks. CORE offers a range of professional learning with UDL in mind, feel free to contact us to explore further.

Be inspired at uLearn17!

Aotearoa/New Zealand’s premier conference for educators runs 11-13 October in Hamilton. Hear from national and international educators as they share their expertise and experiences, on everything from innovative learning and digital technologies to leadership and collaboration. We promise there will be inspiration on tap!

Breakout bookings open late August – we recommend you register quickly to secure a place at your preferred sessions.

Register >

Getting the most out of Ten Trends 2017

We recently announced CORE’s Ten Trends for 2017 and want to ensure you can make the most out of this fantastic resource. You can download the Ten Trends document from CORE’s website and access a great range of additional resources, links and articles that explore each trend in more detail – all for free!
Read more >

Connected Educator NZ and edSpace

Connected Educator NZ (CENZ) is an initiative designed to support and promote networked approaches to educational professional learning. CENZ is now a year-round event! You can find out more HERE. Sign up for updates now so you don’t miss any important information, or feel free to pledge your own event.
edSpace is an online network for educators throughout NZ – enabling them to connect, share knowledge and grow capabilities. We invite you to join the edSpace community and engage in interesting and inspiring discussion. (For example, join the Connected Educator NZ group to contribute to current discussions with other connected educators).

Workshops’ Survey: What are your professional development needs for 2018?

We’d love your help…as we plan for 2018 we’d love to hear what workshops you’d like CORE to have on offer next year. Please complete our survey – it should only take 3 – 5 minutes to complete.
Surveys completed by Friday 4 August are eligible for our prize draw. The prizes are listed on our survey.
Complete survey >

Podcast: ‘Middle Leaders Matter’ with Martin, Joanne and Ānaru

Martin Bassett and Joanne Robson discuss the importance of Professional Development for Middle Leaders in schools. The most recent PPTA survey shows this is still an issue in schools, options for improving this are discussed, with examples from Ānaru, as well as practical tips and advice for Middle Leaders in Schools.

From the blog

My Reo journey continues
Andrew Penny continues to create opportunities to include a greater range of kupu and kīwaha into the video and web conference resources he develops through LEARNZ virtual field trips More >
Ten Trends in education 2017
This year we’ve placed a greater emphasis on explaining the importance of the five central trend areas in our Ten Trends diagram. Derek Wenmoth outlines how.
More >
Harmful Digital Communications and Schools – what does it all mean?
Pauline Spence defines what harmful digital communications are and identifies what schools need to be mindful of.
More >
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Professional learning – workshops, programmes, & events

Workshop 
Strategies to develop student agency 
CHRISTCHURCH – 10 August
DUNEDIN – 17 August
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Blended programme
Te Reo Pūawai Māori
Starts 21 August
Register
Breakfast seminars
PAKURANGA  – 18 August
NORTH SHORE – 25 August
KOHIA – 11 August
HAMILTON – 17 August
WELLINGTON – 18 August
CHRISTCHURCH – 15 August
DUNEDIN – 16 August
Register
Blended Programme 
Te Reo Manahua Māori
Starts 28 August
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Workshop 
BYOD Implementation 
CHRISTCHURCH – 21 August
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Online programme  
Middle Leadership Matters
Starts 19 February 2018
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Contact us

We love receiving your feedback and ideas of topics you’d like to read about – please feel free to email us anytime!

Wherever you are located in New Zealand, if you are looking for specific professional learning and development, our consultants can tailor PLD to meet your needs and those of your school or Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. Have a deeper discussion with one of our consultants to find out how we can help.

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144 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central

ChristchurchCanterbury 8013

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August 2, 2017

Learn te reo Māori With CORE Education!

One for my Kiwi readers.

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Kia ora Michael

Learn te reo Māori with CORE Education’s online programmes!

Whether you’re a complete beginner, have an understanding of basic vocabulary and sentence structures, or are wanting tips on how to teach te reo to your students, we have a course for you.

With te reo matatini a national priority and the debate in the media as to whether te reo should be compulsory in schools, now’s the time to increase your knowledge of this beautiful language!

Te Reo Puāwai Māori

Te Reo Puāwai Māori
A great ‘beginners’ guide to te reo Māori – not just speaking and writing, but how to teach it to others and use it authentically in your setting. Read more >

Start date:   w/c 21 August 2017
Duration:    10 weeks
Cost:           $485 +GST (20% group discount available for groups of 5+)

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Te Reo Manahua Māori

Te Reo Manahua Māori
This will be a gentle step up from beginning your te reo Māori journey, and will build on your ability to speak and use te reo Māori in your classroom or work context. Read more >

Start date:   w/c 28 August 2017
Duration:    10 weeks
Cost:           $485 +GST (20% group discount available for groups of 5+)

Register

Need convincing?

Hear from Nichole Gully as she gives tips to succeed when learning languages. Hint: embrace your ‘dickness’!

Listen to podcast >

Read Andrew Penny’s latest blog as he describes his te reo journey and his experiences participating in Te Reo Puāwai Māori and Te Reo Manahua Māori.

Read blog >

Watch Janelle Riki-Waaka talk about te reo Māori as a beautiful taonga for all kiwis, and the importance of ensuring it becomes a language of our communities and of our schools.

Watch EDtalk >

Looking for something different?

Explore more professional learning opportunities, or contact us to discuss how CORE can help customise a solution for your school/kura/centre/organisation.

Questions?

If you have any queries regarding this programme, please contact Sarah Whiting or Gemma Stewart.
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August 1, 2017

NZC Online Newsletter August 2017

And one for my Kiwi readers to finish the day…

1 August 2017
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Kia orana! Welcome to the August 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?

Growth mindset spotlight
Use our fourth spotlight to explore the high expectations principle and investigate ways to build a growth mindset culture in your classrooms. This spotlight is ideal for staff, department, or syndicate meetings. It includes short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection.

Fresh from our blog

Great expectations: Embedding a growth mindset in our school culture
Liz Koni, Deputy Principal at Queen’s High School in Dunedin, shares the highlights of her recent 10 week sabbatical, where she explored ways to build a culture of high expectations and embed a growth mindset.

Learner agency
James Anderson, a year 12 student at Hobsonville Point Secondary School, describes what agency looks like in a classroom from a student’s perspective.

Let’s talk about money
Tom Hartmann, Finance Editor for the Commission for Financial Capability, explains the theme for Money Week and the importance of teaching financial capability to students.

For your calendars

Cook Islands Language Week /
Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani

This week we celebrate Cook Islands Language Week. Our events page provides ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community.

Money Week
Money Week 2017 takes place between 14 and 20 August. This year’s theme is around debt, particularly the question “What does debt do for you?” Our events page offers resources and stories to support your involvement in Money Week, and to help your school make financial capability an ongoing area of curriculum focus.

International Languages Week 
This year we celebrate International Languages Week from Monday 14 August. This special week provides an opportunity to showcase and promote languages and cultures in your school and communities. Check out our events page for teaching ideas, resources, and stories.

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

July 31, 2017

FLANZ: 2017 Annual General Meeting

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Kia ora, The Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ) will be holding its annual general meeting via videoconference on Tuesday 2nd August at 7.15pmRead more

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