CORE Education is pleased to announce their selection to lead the Ministry of Education’s Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) initiative. 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.
Available from term one 2015, LTA’s main intent is to support schools and kura to develop and sustain their e-learning capabilities in a structured and organised way, from strategy design, to purchasing, to building the professional capabilities of teachers.
CORE Education was selected to lead this strategic piece of work by the Ministry. Nick Billowes, Director and Founder of CORE Education says, “CORE Education is known in the industry to push the boundaries of educational possibility. We have very experienced staff to carry out this work for the Ministry. Our values and beliefs certainly align with this initiative.”
“The LTA is intended to support the transformation of education practice across all New Zealand-based schools and kura,” says Project Leader, Karen Melhuish Spencer. “The networked nature of the Advisory will mean we can provide a cohesive, connected service across the country. We’ll draw on the strength of our relationships with schools and educational organisations to ensure our guidance is tailored to suit the needs of schools and kura.”
Facilitators will work directly with schools and kura on behalf of the Ministry to provide advice and guidance. The LTA service works at the point where technologies and teaching approaches intersect providing a cohesive vision for access, quality guidance and resources. Services include provision of a responsive help desk across multiple channels and professional learning activities targeted to identified needs.
CORE is a not-for-profit organisation with 180+ staff and a sole aim to ‘push the boundaries of educational possibility’, ultimately focused on the learning needs of our children in schools/centres. We achieve this focus by working with the Ministry of Education on strategic projects, and also direct to schools and educators across all sectors, developing and enhancing skills and knowledge across many key areas such as digital, e-learning, modern learning, via a range of short courses, in-depth programmes, resources and consultancy work.