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Hei Pānui edSpace | mō te marama Hui-tanguru 2019

TessTēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo o lelei and welcome back to a new school year and our very first pānui mō te marama Hui-tanguru for 2019. We've already kicked off the year with our Treaty Talks and the release of CORE's Ten Trends 2019.

There's lots more on the agenda for this year; as we explore what wellbeing means for us as educators, take the opportunity to discuss the key implications and proposed changes arising from the Tomorrow's Schools Taskforce report, explore ways to enrich a localised curriculum and empower our students and share ways to integrate the new Digital Technologies content, as it becomes an integral part of our curriculum in 2020.

What else is on top for you? We'd love to hear more. Simply join our featured or open groups and start a thread of your own.

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Launching the Ten Trends 2019: If you missed it on Thursday 21st February, we launched the CORE Ten Trends 2019 in Facebook with Derek Wenmoth chatting to us about the new Ten Trends for 2019, the drivers influencing this change and examples in educational contexts.

The Ten Trends 2019 are available for download from the CORE website. There's some exciting and thought-provoking discussion points for educators to engage with so join us in this discussion thread, Launching the Ten Trends 2019.

In the first CORE Blog post of the year, Derek Wenmoth shares his thoughts about a mindset of resilience and critical thinking and how you can use CORE's Ten Trends to start this journey. 


What does Te Tiriti o Waitangi look like in your school? Waitangi day has come and gone, but the essence and wairua of this important treaty remains important as ever. If you want to dive deeper into this kaupapa and address or affirm an inclusive culture in your school, then there are around 50 or so rich, thought-provoking videos in EDtalks where educators discuss what matters most for our Māori students and their community. These are a great way to initiate conversations around bi-culturalism and multi-culturalism. Here a just couple of examples to share.

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No point teaching coding.... Anne Robertson shares an interesting article (in a British context) about the notion that coding will become outdated soon. The comments attached to the article equally make for good reading... What are your thoughts?

Humans, not users: Karl Summerfield shares a resource to help teachers and students think about 'end-users'  or the human interface when designing and developing digital outcomes. What do you think? Rate or debate?

Example of DDDO in action: Jacky Young shares an article sharing how Nike have developed a basketball boot that connects to your phone, so that it becomes self lacing. A great example of DDDO - authentic context, challenge and solution for specific end-users. There's something familiar about those shoes?


Play based learning 

Boy dancingExamining the teacher's role in play-based learning (NZCER): James Hopkins shares a SET article (NZCER) about one teacher's perspective with Play Based learning with a look at intentionality within a play-based environments. Are you having conversations in your staffroom about this pedagogy? If so, there's some resources you can access and share.

We need you...! Do you have a story to share? Would you mind a visitor for half an hour to an hour? James Hopkins is looking for teachers and educators to share their Play Based Learning journey with him. If you're interested, there are more details in this thread.

Why Play Based Learning? James shares a reading that helps define elements of play while alluding to what play is NOT. James would love to hear your opinions, blogs examples ;of how 'play' is structured, or not in your school settings. 

Simply join the Play Based Learning group to join in any of these following conversations above.


Future focused education

What is an authentic learning context? As we look to localised curriculum design, we ask, what is an authentic learning context? Where do you start? Concept? Problem? Learning area? Key Competencies? Are these based on local stories, historical moments, tipuna, global or the students themselves? Are these issues-based or curriculum driven? We look forward to your input and ideas here.



Upcoming professional learning opportunities 2019​



How to make a Professional Learning Development Application (February) 27 February at 15:30

In this free webinar, participants will have an understanding of what is required to make an successful Centrally Funded PLD application. Register now


Six Strategies to Build Children's Social Competence (March) 4 March at 15:30

This seminar will strengthen understandings about the key features of social competence. Register now


Te Reo Puāwai Māori (commencing March 2019) 11 March at 08:00

A great ‘beginners’ guide to te reo - not just speaking and writing, but how to teach it to others and use it authentically in your setting. This programme explores the basics and you will have the opportunity to engage and discuss...Register now


Te Reo Manahua Māori (commencing March 2019) 11 March at 08:00

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. You will engage with other participants and facilitators in online forums and...Register now


Introduction to Innovative Learning (commencing March 2019) 11 March at 08:00

Learn about the basics of innovative learning including the drivers for change and the frameworks that supports implementing change in your context. This is a 5 week online course can be taken as a stand-alone course, or as the compulsory...Register now


Innovative Learning Practice (commencing March 2019) 12 March at 08:00

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. Explore and discuss the theoretical frameworks that support pedagogical practices. Register now


Using Seesaw to Enhance Home-School Partnerships (March) 13 March at 15:30

In this seminar, participants will understand how to use Seesaw to promote and support learning, as well as engage with whānau. Register now


Global Competencies for Deep Learning 22 March at 07:00

Participants will explore how a focus on the measurement of deep learning competencies enables powerful shifts in school system conditions, pedagogical practices, and student outcomes. Register now


Learning Through Play Matters 26 March at 07:15

In this seminar, participants will build their understanding of the elements of learning through play across a number of year levels. Register now

For more professional learning opportunities, see Ngā Takunetanga (events) and register your interest.

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