Connected Education NZ to provide online PD for educators worldwide

By Harata Brown

For the month of October, CORE Education will provide free online support and resources to educators in a series of online activities with the aim of connecting educators worldwide.

The project Connected Educator NZ (CENZ) which begins today is ideal for educators who want to learn about digital technologies and use them more effectively.

Māori Medium and Pasifika Administrator at CORE Education, Shannon Vulu says CENZ is a month-long online conference where educators worldwide can connect.

“Basically how it works is that any company or any teacher can access sessions that can perhaps look in to pangarau teaching, accessing google documents for better classroom practice.”

CENZ is an online professional development platform that delivers online events and activities including forums and conversations with educational experts, webinars, virtual guided tours, Māori and Pasifika learning, live streams from CORE Education’s ULearn15 educators’ conference and more.

The online events are aimed at schools, kura and early learning centres from around New Zealand and the world.

Vulu says educators can access professional development through, “Youtube clips, podcasts, online discussions and on the couch discussions with 4 or 5 people experts on a specific education topic.”

Māori Medium Facilitator at CORE Te Mihinga Komene says there is also professional development that is specific to Māori Medium Education that explores educational subjects such as “te reo Māori and mātauranga Māori which also coincides with the ULearn15 educators’ conference that begins next week”.

Furthermore, CORE Education who also coordinate CENZ alongside the Learning Portal for Educators - Network for Learning (N4L Ltd) invite other organisations, educators and leaders to showcase their professional learning online to perhaps run an event or simply add events to the collaborative calendar.

For more information go to the connectededucator website.