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Hei Pānui edSpace | mō te marama Haratua 2019

TessTēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo o lelei and welcome back to the latest pānui (round-up) for edSpace, May 2019. 

We've got some exciting stories to roll out around CORE's Ten Trends and we are building up to uLearn19 October, 2019 with a series of posts that profile a mixture of keynotes, spotlights and breakout presenters. Also check out other professional learning opportunities on offer for yourselves as well as your students. 

Most of all, we need to hear from you - your passion, expertise, interests and needs. Please feel free to join our featured or open groups to start a thread of your own, or contact edSpace facilitator, Tessa Gray to start a group of your own.

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CORE Ten Trends 2019

CORE Ten Trends 2019

Ten Trends 2019: Influencers, themes and categories explainedOne way of ensuring we’re able to face this exponential change with more confidence, is to understand what some of these changes might be ahead of when they emerge. Every year CORE publishes the emerging trends as ‘sign posts’ so we can become more informed and equipped to adopt and embrace these trends in education.

Ten Trend: Real-time reportingReal-time reporting is one of global trends profiled in CORE's latest Ten Trends 2019. In this discussion, we profile how two schools are addressing this trend so they can provide parents and whānau with a more timely, accurate picture of their child’s real-time performance. Is your school challenging the 6 monthly reporting model? We'd love to hear more. Also see: How are you using Seesaw in your school?


Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko

20 questions - a computational thinking approach? In this example, Anne Robertson offers a strategy for weaving Computational Thinking authentically into an integrated study on famous New Zealanders. Any other examples or ideas for integrating Computational Thinking - ether plugged or unplugged? We'd love to hear more.

GadgetsFREE DT & HM Readiness Workshops in your regionKia Takatū ā-Matihiko will be in your region offering free workshops to support teachers, kaiako and leaders to better understand and implement the Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curricula content. Don't miss out sign up today. Any other hui on offer to support Digital Technologies?

Connecting Gadgets with the curriculum: So, there are heaps of shiny, whirly, techie, apps, robots etc. and they are fun to play with BUT - how might they fit into your curriculum area and level? Anne Robertson asks us to share choose or use them to meet the aims of the curriculum and learning outcomes.




Reduce Change to Increase Improvement: Lynne Silcock summarises her current favourite read from Vivienne Robinson (2017) reframing change to improvement and strongly recommends it to anyone involved in change leadership. Anything more to add or any other readings to recommend to our learning community?

uLearn19 conference themes

CitizenshipKirirarautanga | Citizenship: In this CORE blog post, we discuss the importance of global citizenship and the increasing need to teach effective use of the Internet especially within the networks we create/communicate in online. We ask, how do you promote good digital citizenship in your classroom? What is one deliberate act of teaching you pledge to help promote good digital citizenship in your classroom?

DisruptionAuahatanga Innovation: As young people around the world begin to mobilise in response to the growing concerns they have about the problems they see looming on the horizon, we need to think  about how we prepare this generation of learners, through developing an innovator’s mindset, so that they become the solution builders. We invite you to share how we can intentionally teach in ways that promote creativity, innovation, wonder, joy, and a passion for learning.

InovationWhakatōhenehene | Disruption: Imagine the impact of an education system, which genuinely reflects the needs of those it serves. When all learners, educators, whānau and community are empowered to be disruptors in our education system, we will witness disruptive changes which move beyond doing the same things in better ways, to being presented with new ways of reaching our evolving goals. How might you help to activate disruption?


Join the eLearning PD session with LEARNZ Tuesday 7 May at 3:30pm. All teachers welcome. Find out how to integrate the LEARNZ virtual experience into your teaching and learning programme. Meet the LEARNZ team, ask questions, learn more about the three field trips in Term 2 and their dedicated websites. 

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PitauLeading teams is complex. Time, workload, personalities, and change impact on your priorities as a leader. Are you looking to reflect on how you lead and how you can grow your skills? Check out this CORE Blog post from Rebbecca Sweeney:

Lead the way in the education sector, applications are now open for the June cohorts of the Advanced Leadership programme. Find out more:


Upcoming professional learning opportunities 2019​


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Until next time, see you online,

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