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Enjoy Professional Learning over breakfast

If you are a busy, inquiring educator, who enjoys face-to-face opportunities for professional development, check out the CORE Education Breakfast Seminars and Workshops programme for 2015. Breakfast Seminars and Workshops have been running successfully in New Zealand’s five main centres for a number of years now, and a […]

Safer Internet Day partners work to combat rising internet harms

Nineteen organisations have joined forces to mark today’s Safer Internet Day in New Zealand as Kiwis report an increasing array of internet harms, reports organiser NetSafe. Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies, especially among families and young people. In 2015, […]

New app for teaching financial literacy

A former KPMG accountant aims to create financially-savvy students after developing virtual banking tool Banqer, writes Lee Suckling. Kendall Flutey was inspired to create Banqer – a virtual banking tool for teaching financial literacy in the classroom – when visiting her family home one day. “My brother is […]

Virtual trip prepares for Anzac centenary

A month before Anzac Day, the last in a series of virtual field trip plans to give students the opportunity to think critically and creatively about the nation’s past, writes Wayne Erb. Last year, students from Hira School, near Nelson, were studying the First World War. They joined […]

More ways to develop teachers’ digital learning

The Mind Lab by Unitec continues to champion digital learning for teachers with new opportunities in 2015. It’s opening new centres in Gisborne and Wellington, and a partnership with the NEXT Foundation is offering teacher scholarships, writes Melissa Fincham. Hot on the heels of announcing a partnership with […]

Digital leaders share their way to success

It’s a tough gig being a school leader in today’s modern learning environment. And that means there’s never been a time in education with a greater need for wise and strategic leadership, writes Carolyn Stuart. Make no mistake we’re living in a time of great change. It’s always […]

High school students learn to fight cybercrime

Bellevue West student Tyler Grafft is in the middle of a high school competition, and he’s just scored for his team…by finding two unauthorized users that weren’t supposed to be on a computer. In this competition, there are no cheering fans, screaming parents, pep bands or PA announcers. […]

The Mind Lab by Unitec links with the Next Foundation

The Mind Lab by Unitec has announced it’s partnering with the NEXT Foundation to deliver 800 scholarships for teachers to undertake postgraduate study in digital and collaborative learning. The Foundation is also providing a grant to research the impact of the qualification. The scholarships will allow more teachers to […]