CORE Education is working alongside the Manaiakalani Education Trust to provide facilitation in five clusters of schools around New Zealand, Kaikohekohe in Northland, Ako Hiko and Kootuitui ki Papakura in Auckland, Uru Mānuka in Christchurch and Toki Pounamu on the West Coast.
The partnership with these clusters was formed early in 2015 and they follow the successful, research based model of the founding Manaiakalani cluster in the Auckland suburbs of Glen Innes, Pt England and Panmure. The programme is based on the pedagogy: Learn, Create, Share and quality teaching and learning. Students and teachers in the programme all use the affordances of digital technology to be connected, empowered, visible and ubiquitous in their teaching and learning. These affordances along with quality teaching support the acceleration of student achievement.
CORE facilitators work alongside teachers, new to 1:1 learning environment and support them with the Learn, Create, Share pedagogy to implement a Cybersmart Curriculum utilising chromebooks and iPads. Learners focus on creating digital learning objects to share their learning via their class and/or individual blogs. Through the blogging platform both teachers and learners are connecting and collaborating with an authentic audience.