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Hei Pānui edSpace | mō te marama Whiringa-ā-nuku 2017

TessTēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo o lelei and welcome to the edSpace pānui mō te marama Whiringa-ā-nuku. This is our monthly round-up for October celebrating activity from across the edSpace community.

edSpace is still in it's infancy. As community members you might have questions or suggestions and ideas to contribute. What would you like to see or be part of? Your input will help to shape the tikanga of edSpace, so please feel free to start a thread in the edSpace help group.

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Feel free to join the following open groups and either respond or start your own discussions. We'd love to hear from you.

  • Upsize my Reo: Kia ora and welcome to Upsize my reo. A place for us all to practice, extend and grow our te reo.
  • Maths problem solving pedagogyProblem solving and rich tasks - the hows and maybe the whys...
  • Mauri mahi, mauri ora! Supporting staff working in NZ’s education sector in understanding and proactively managing their health and wellbeing.
  • Games for LearningFor equity and social impact- Games for Learning- He tākaro, he huarahi ako.

These threads have been started and await your ideas, views and reflection:

Implicit bias - "What, not ME?!" Alex Hotere-Barnes invites us to engage in the risky business of looking at ourselves and uncover our implicit biases. Can you identify a situation when your implicit biases came out of the shadows in your work with young people, families and colleagues at school or beyond?

Te wiki_o Te Reo Māori | 11-17 September: Māori language week might be over but there are some great resources and ideas here to change Te wiki o te Reo Māori into Te tau o te Reo Māori - a year of Māori language.

CORE Ten Trends

Creating a "Kuia Cloud" - supporting Te Reo Māori learners: Sam McNeill adds another dimension to the resource sharing in this thread and asks, Wouldn't it be wonderful if a resource like a Kuia Cloud (Granny Cloud) existed to help our ākonga become more fluent? Is this already happening in your school/kura?

Ten Trends 2017 - Release and ongoing discussion: The latest live stream on Facebook touches on the economic drivers such as Automation and STEM. For example, automation has progressed from replacing the dirty/dangerous jobs to the repetitive/routine tasks. What dirty, dangerous, repetitive or routine tasks would you like to see replaced by technology? What do you think your students would say?

What should we be assessing in education? In this video, OECD’s Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher talks about some of the overall findings from the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) and where the challenges and issues lie. Community members respond to authentic assessment argument. What are your thoughts, can we be disruptive enough to change the status quo?

Friday funny: Something a little lighter for your busy Friday. Do you have any appropriate gems to share?


What's coming up?

Check out the latest events and what's coming your way soon.

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uLearn 2017, 10-13 October. 

Welcome all! Please introduce yourself and tell us what you'd like to get out of uLearn17Are you attending, new, presenting or just wanting to connect to others? If you're coming to uLearn, we'd like to hear from you. If you are going to uLearn, you might also have some questions for Brad Waid.

Connected Educator

Connected Educator NZ: There's lots going on in the Connected Educator Update September 2017 and more coming in October. Don't miss out and stay connected by joining the Connected Educator group and get involved or pledging your own networked professional learning event.

  • You might also like these bite sized snippets of PLD from the Breakfast seminars:
    • Collaboration - the culture super sizer
    • The Stuff: Getting furniture right within an innovative learning environment | Auckland
    • Spirals of Inquiry & Catalyst: supporting teacher reflection and transformation with learners at the centre
    • How might design thinking develop lifelong learning? Dunedin
    • Leading change | Auckland
    • Multiculturalism: navigating the spaces between ethnicity, identity and diversity | Auckland

Where can I find help?

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edSpace group pages: Has instructional videos and tips on why/how to use edSpace, including how to submit interesting looking posts, comments and more.

One tip a week: Has useful tips for setting up edSpace as your social network portal including how to invite your friends to groups.

Creating a Group for my ELN's: Community members request support when creating groups. Want to find out more?

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