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August 12, 2018

2019 Dr Vince Ham eFellowship – Applications Closing Soon

Another one for me Kiwi readers.

Closing soon – apply now!
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Kia ora Michael

A reminder that applications for CORE Education’s Dr Vince Ham eFellowship 2019 close in one week.

This scholarship offers innovative educators a unique opportunity to dive deeper in their inquiry. The eFellowship is open to kaiako | teachers in the early childhood, primary, and/or secondary sectors working in Aotearoa, in English or Māori Medium settings.

If this sounds like you, or a colleague, please be advised applications close 20 August, 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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.

Applications closing soon

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

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> Read selection criteria

Key dates

Applications close: 20 August
Shortlisted applicants notified: 6 September
Interviews (virtual) with shortlisted applicants: 10-19 September
Applicants informed of final outcome: 21 September
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August Newsletter: LEARNZ Virtual Field Trip To Iceland, Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture Of Change & More

One for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

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

With 2019’s winter almost done, we’re looking forward to the fresh seasonal change. Term 3 is always busy and a burst of spring energy will definitely be welcomed. There’s more to look forward to in this month’s newsletter!

Check out the upcoming LEARNZ virtual field trip to Iceland – a truly amazing journey all can experience.

Learn more about uLearn18’s pre-conference, Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change.

And we hope many of you are excited to know applications are open for CORE’s 2019 grants and scholarships. Spread the word!

Explore Iceland with LEARNZ

Discover a land of volcanoes when you join this amazing, 5-day field trip. Get up close to Iceland’s biggest volcanoes and the many weird volcanic features on its landscape.

It (the virtual field trip) allowed our students to be involved and part of something that wouldn’t be attainable in a normal classroom setting. It totally enhanced my learning programme and enabled me to get support and guidance using the NZ curriculum. Pauline Craven – Whakatāne High School

Find out more >
Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change
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Add a deep dive day to your uLearn18 experience. Taking place the day before uLearn18, the Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change pre-conference will give you and your team the strategies you need to build, celebrate and thrive in a culture of change. This day will be a great option to work together to create action plans and solutions to activate change in your workplace.
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2019 Grants – Applications Open Now
Each year we offer a range of grants and scholarships to stimulate and support best practice and new educational development within Aotearoa.

2019 applications are open now – check out the following links for further details (including closing dates).

Dr Vince Ham eFellowships >
Māori Education Grants >
Pasifika Education Grants >
Te Whakamānawa – Culturally Responsive Practice in School Communities
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Are you wanting to explore how your school community can better reflect the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa and give mana to Te Tiriti o Waitangi?

The 20 week online programme, Te Whakamānawa – Culturally Responsive Practice in School Communities, SOLD OUT in 2018. Registrations are open now for 2019. Get in quick to secure your spot!

Find out more >

From the Blog

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Weird, why wouldn’t they ask me? Understanding children’s rights
Sarah Te One advocates for children rights and discusses the United Nation’s Children’s Convention.
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Welcoming environment
How welcoming are your school environments?
Lynne Silcock writes about the importance of having a welcoming school environment, and using different lenses to review your own space.
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Engagement – visibility = mischief
Curiousity is a natural characteristic of children. Mark Maddren discusses and how educators can ensure this curiousity results in learning, not mischief.
More >
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Professional Learning – Programmes, Events and More

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Seminars and workshops
WELLINGTON – 17 August
AUCKLAND – 7 September
DUNEDIN – 26 September
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Extending classroom practices with Google Suite
NATIONWIDE – 6 September
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FREE Workshop
Making a PLD application
NATIONWIDE – 22 August
NATIONWIDE – 14 November
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Tech rich te reo programmes and spaces
NATIONWIDE – 11 September
Lava in Iceland
FREE Virtual Field Trip
Natural hazards – lessons from Iceland
NATIONWIDE – 29 August – 4 September
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Culture of Change pre-conference & uLearn18
Annual educators’ conference
AUCKLAND – 9-12 October

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 you, your school or your Kāhui Ako. Find out more.

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August 1, 2018

NZC Online Newsletter August 2018

Another item for my Kiwi readers…

1 August 2018
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Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. 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?
Henderson South – Samoan achieving success as Samoan
Henderson South School is one of 11 schools in the Auckland Samoan bilingual education cluster. It offers Samoan bilingual education in the O le Fetu Oso unit, which focuses on students learning in gagana Samoa, from years 1–6. Find out how Henderson South School is nurturing gagana Samoa and helping Samoan students achieve success as Samoan.

Focusing on the key competencies
David Schaumann, Head of English at John McGlashan College, shares his research into the use of key competencies as motivators for changing the culture of students’ credit counting.
He describes how approaching English in this way can open up new possibilities for more in-depth studies as students consider that learning is more than working towards credits.

Developing a local curriculum
In this blog, Bede Gilmore, principal of Winchester School in Palmerston North, outlines some of the processes undertaken, and explains some of the decisions made, when reviewing their school curriculum with their community.

What’s on?
National events and the NZC
Lots of great national events occur in term 3. Find ideas and resources to get your students, school, and community involved in these special weeks.

Cook Islands Language Week
The annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week is being held from Sunday 29 July – Saturday 4 August 2018. Cook Islands Language Week is a chance for all Kiwis to celebrate and learn about the rich language and culture of the Cook Islands.

Also coming up in September:

Technology Online Webinar: Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures
Today! Wednesday, 1 August, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm
Hear Tara Fagan, Project Director Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures, talk about using museum taonga across Aotearoa New Zealand with primary and secondary school students and kura ākonga to produce stories and develop understandings of digital technologies within the technology learning area.

This and all other Technology Online webinars are recorded and are available online for you to view.

Curriculum support

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko I Digital readiness programme
The Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko | Digital Readiness programme is designed to help teachers, kaiako, and education leaders to introduce the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content. Check out the Kia Takatū website suited for all levels of teaching capability.

Research reports published to support The New Zealand Curriculum
Keep up to date with the latest research reports. See newly added reports, including:

  • ERO: Building genuine partnerships with parents
  • How the key competencies were developed
  • How the key competencies evolved over time: Insights from the research
Your feedback helps
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Save Dollars And Gain New Skills And Strategies

One for my Kiwi readers…

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.
Tuihonotia. Mahi Ngātahi. Auahatia.
Kia ora Michael

Do you have a team you’d like to take to Aotearoa’s premier conference for educators? Are you looking to share a quality professional learning experience with a group of colleagues? You can gain new skills and strategies and save $$!

Group bookings are a great option for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, schools and kura. Make the most of the discounts on offer and join 1500+ people at uLearn18.

Groups of 5+

Save 10%*
Groups of 20+

Save 15%*
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Connect, collaborate and innovate at inspirational keynote and breakout sessions.
Add a deep-dive day to your uLearn18 experience
and save $$* when you add the pre-conference to your uLearn18 registration.

Taking place the day before uLearn18, Tēnei te Tira Hou | Culture of Change will give you the strategies you need to:

  • empower learners
  • create connected collaborative organisations
  • grow thriving communities and ecosystems
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July 31, 2018

Implementing Student Support For Distance Learners: Open Webinar, Thursday 02 August 1.00pm NZT

Note this up-coming webinar that may be of interest to some (particularly my Kiwi readers).

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Implementing student support for distance learners: open webinar, Thursday 02 August 1.00pm NZT
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Lynnette Brice will discuss the stages, processes, and challenges of designing and implementing a new student support model for Open Distance and Flexible Learning. Read more

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