uLearn16: Transform your PD

(Last Updated On: August 2, 2016)

uLearn-logouLearn16 will explore ‘transformation’ in education. CORE Educ ation’s annual professional learning and development conference for educators takes places 5 -7 October 2016 at Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre.

“uLearn brings educators together to celebrate and share their practice in a genuine spirit of innovation and inquiry,” said Derek Wenmoth, CORE’s Director of eLearning, “to nurture the development of widespread networked learning communities around visions for inclusive and flexible professional growth.”

The three conference strands are: transforming learning and assessment; transforming professional practice; and transforming leadership. Each keynote speaker examines one of these topics. World-renowned Larr y Rosenstock, High Tech High founder, kicks off the conference, followed by John Couch, VP of Education at Apple Global. Day 2 features Michael Fullan, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) director. The final day features Karen Spencer, NetSafe’s new Education Director.

Range of session options

The three- day programme caters for all educators and offers a range of session options: more than 250 breakouts (several in te reo Māori), six Spotlight Sessions, a makerspace playground, a screening of the inspirational film, ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ (followed by a Q&A with Larry Rosenstock), Connected Educator live streaming, a Research and Inquiry Symposium, Sofa Sessions, and a Conference Showcase PechaKucha.

This year, in response to the formation of Communities of Learners (CoLs), CORE has planned additional bookable sessions to cater for CoL leaders and their teams. The one- day pre-conference, ‘Permission to Play’, also provides an opportunity for educators to explore makerspace possibilities.

“uLearn16 is the perfect oppor tunity for educ ators to navigate through cutting-edge sessions to suit their own needs,” added Becky Hare, Event P rogramme Manager. “They’ll come away ready to implement high quality learning experiences, based on best practice.”

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