Areas of expertise

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At the centre of everything CORE does is the ākonga | learner. Our range of professional learning solutions has been designed to develop and support all learning communities, across English, Māori and Pacific contexts.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Cultural capability
  • Digital Technologies
  • Local curriculum design
  • Change leadership
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Marau ā-kura
  • Hangarau Matihiko.

Read on to learn more about these areas and how we can help your school, kura or centre.

Email learning@core-ed.ac.nz to make an enquiry

Cultural capability

Understanding Te Tiriti o Waitangi helps with developing culturally responsive capabilities. Being culturally courageous helps you discover practical ways to nurture all learners so that they can be the people they aspire to be. Whatever is important to you in your learning spaces, we have dedicated professionals to guide and support your cultural capability journey.

Digital Technologies (DT)

There are three specific kinds of Digital Technologies support available that sit alongside Locally Focussed PLD.

  1. Digital Fluency support - helping teachers to use technology confidently in their classrooms and programmes
  2. Understand the new DT content in the Technology curriculum area - Kia Takatu ā-Matihiko is the ‘Digital Readiness’ programme for both digital technologies and hangarau matihiko
  3. Implementing DT HM across the curriculum.

Local curriculum design

Your local curriculum is unique, responsive to the learning of ākonga, whānau and the community. It builds on the intent of all three curricula: Te Whāriki, The New Zealand Curriculum, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

CORE understands what is involved in local curriculum development, and how to design learning experiences that empower ākonga to consider and communicate ideas which are important to them, their friends, family, and whānau.

Learning solutions are customised to support your learning priorities and goals, based on the vision of your community. We work with you, transforming your curriculum and student learning experiences, developing rich opportunities and coherent pathways for all ākonga.

Change leadership

We want leaders to be confident, resilient, and influential so that they can contribute to achieving equitable outcomes for all ākonga | learners.

Whether you are an emerging, aspiring, or experienced leader, leading change can be complex and challenging. CORE’s experienced facilitators and mentors understand this, and can collaborate with you, and your team, to design and lead change initiatives with vision, creativity, and courage.

CORE offers leadership learning opportunities through a range of learning platforms. These include face-to-face and virtual mentoring and coaching, online learning programmes and customised professional development.

Mātauranga Māori

(Te Reo Māori me te Aratakinga)

He nui rawa ngā pūkenga whakaako reo, he wheako whānui hoki tō ngā kaihuawaere o Tātai Aho Rau i te horopaki arareo Māori hei hāpai i a koutou kia pakari, kia taunga, kia kounga rā te whakaako.

Ko tā mātou he āwhina i a koe ki te hoahoa me te whakatinana i ngā kaupapa ahurea whakaako e hāngai ana ki tō marau ā-kura; ki te mahi tahi, ki te hoahoa i ngā taero a Kupe o te ako e tere ai te hopu i te reo, ā, kia eke anō ai te rere o te reo ki tā Te Arareo Māori taumata; he whai kia kaha ake ngā pūkenga o ngā kaiako ki te whakatinana i ngā whakatautoitū e hāngai ana ki ngā taero a Kupe o te ako.

Our facilitators have a range of skills and experience that support educators in Māori-medium settings to strengthen their teaching practice and pedagogy.

We will support you to design and implement culturally located learning programmes that align with your localised curriculum, co-design learning challenges to accelerate reo acquisition, and build kaiako capability to implement sustainable solutions around identified learning challenges.

Marau ā-Kura

Ko te Marau ā-Kura te whakatinanatanga o ngā moemoeā, o ngā hiahia o te whānau, o te hapū, o te iwi. Ko tā ngā kaihuawaere o Tātai Aho Rau, he whakarongo, he whakawhitiwhiti kōrero ki ngā hapori o te kura kia mārama ai rātou ki ngā āhuatanga motuhake me ngā matea o tō kura.

Ko tā mātou he āwhina i a koe ki te whanake i tō koutou marau ā-kura kia kawea ngā hiahia me ngā wawata o te whānau, o te hapū, o te iwi; he whakarite i ētehi horopaki ako e aro pū ana ki ō rohe, ki te motu, otirā ki te ao; he tārai i tētehi anga hei arataki i te kaiwhakaako ki te whakaako, i te ākonga ki te ako hoki te mahi. Ka whakatakoto anga anō mō te aromatawai.

Te Marau ā-Kura is a living, breathing curriculum that reflects the expectations and aspirations of the whānau, hapū and iwi. Our experienced and dedicated facilitators will take the time to listen and understand the dynamics and needs of your kura.

We will support you to develop and implement your curriculum in line with the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi; provide contexts for learning, localised, nationalised, and globalised; create a framework for teaching and learning - how teachers will teach, how learners will learn; and deliver a framework for assessments.

Hangarau Matihiko

Ka huri te ao, ka huri te ao, ka mate ā tātou tamariki ki te ako pūkenga hou, āheinga hou hoki kia takatū ake ai rātou ki ngā āhuatanga o te kaimahi. Kua whakahoungia te wāhanga ako Hangarau o Te Marautanga o Aotearoa kia whai wāhi ai tētahi aho hou me ōna tupuranga e rua. Ko te Hangarau Matihiko tēnā, ā, ko te Whakaaro Rorohiko me Te Tangata me te Rorohiko aua tupuranga e rua.

Ko tā mātou he āwhina i a koe ki te toro ki ngā whakangungu whaitake ki te tautoko i te whakatinanatanga o ngā ihirangi hou; ki te raranga i te hangarau matihiko ki ngā marau ā-kura; ki te whakamana i ngā ākonga ki te hanga i ā rātou anō otinga ā-matihiko me ngā urupare kia pai pai ai tā rātou whakatau i ngā uauatanga me ngā take.

Our world is rapidly changing, and our tamariki are needing to learn new skills and competencies in order to better prepare for the workforce. The Hangarau Wāhanga Ako has been revised to include a new aho, Hangarau Matihiko. It has two new tupuranga; Whakaaro Rorohiko and Te Tangata me te Rorohiko.

We will support you to engage in professional learning to support implementation of the new content, integrate hangarau matihiko into your curriculum, and empower tamariki to create digital outcomes and responses in order to solve challenges.

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Learning and teaching is part of our DNA. We’re kaiako, teachers, leaders, tumuaki and principals. CORE staff have worked in all parts of the education sector, in both English and Māori medium settings, from early childhood to kura, schools, and tertiary.

Our promise to you is that we’ll listen to your challenges and opportunities, and work with you to find solutions.

Email learning@core-ed.ac.nz to make an enquiry