The Ministry of Education’s Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) initiative is to be led by CORE Education. The initiative is a three year long contract aimed at supporting New Zealand schools and kura to maximise the potential of ultra-fast broadband and the managed network and digital technologies to achieve better educational outcomes.
CORE Education is a recipient of one of eight government funded research projects as part of the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI). CORE’s research project aims to improve educational outcomes by helping educators nurture the cultural identity of learners.
LEARNZ video footage has been used in a new video published on the NOAA Ocean Today website. This video production was supported by the Smithsonian Institute.
ULearn is the major education conference in New Zealand and attracted more than 1700 people this year. ULearn14 also attracted the attention of the news, with the Rotorua Daily Post and TVNZ's Te Karere reported on the conference. The conference was also a featured news item in the November issue of School News, along with an anouncement concerning the launching of CORE's EdVenture one-day-regional conferences in 2015.
Connected Educator Month, co-ordinated in New Zealand by CORE Education, is featured in both Techday and Interface Magazine.
LEARNZ is assisting in educating a larger audience than usual. Recently, several media outlets have published photos and videos produced by the LEARNZ team for one of their virtual field trips on Argo floats — floats that drop between 2,000 and 5,500 metres in order to investigate the world's oceans.
In a press release by the NZ Homebased ECE Association today, it was announced that CORE's Pasifika education consultant Manu Faaea-Semeatu is one of the keynote speakers to address their Conference on 7 September.
CORE Education is delighted to bring Connected Educator Month (CEM) to New Zealand in October for its inaugural year, alongside CORE’s partners — the US Connected Educator Team and the Department of Education (Victoria, Australia) — to help educators share and learn in a digital environment.