Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Rehumanising Education Conference (Wellington)

Keynote Speaker - with Kia Aroha College Warrior-Researchers

Re-humanising Education is a conference to discuss the return of creativity, wonder, and thoughtful engagement to education. Presentations and workshops will challenge outcomes-driven education practices and offer alternative ways of nurturing our young people to become confident imaginative, resilient and actively involved citizens. You’ll leave the conference with renewed enthusiasm, inspiration and passion for teaching and learning.
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Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Rehumanising Education Conference (Auckland)

Keynote Speaker - with Kia Aroha College Warrior-Researchers

Re-humanising Education is a conference to discuss the return of creativity, wonder, and thoughtful engagement to education. Presentations and workshops will challenge outcomes-driven education practices and offer alternative ways of nurturing our young people to become confident imaginative, resilient and actively involved citizens. You’ll leave the conference with renewed enthusiasm, inspiration and passion for teaching and learning.
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Jun
1
8:30 AM08:30

Wellington Loop Trust Annual Conference

Keynote Address and Workshop/s: Colouring in the White Spaces

The Wellington Loop Trust is a collaborative group of 13 schools across the Wellington region. The Trust holds an annual PLD conference every June that is attended by approximately 900 teachers from these schools. The theme for the 2018 conference is Culture, Language, Identity. (more details to come)
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May
25
7:15 AM07:15

CORE Education Breakfast

  • Te Wahanga Atawhai Mercy Conference Centre (map)
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Seminar Guest Speaker & Workshop: Colouring in the White Spaces

  • Breakfast served: 7.15am
  • Seminar: 7.30am - 8.30am
  • Workshop: 9.15am - 12.15pm
  • Price: Seminar only $55 + gst
  • Seminar & workshop $155 + gst

Registrations for this event are open - and spaces are filling fast. Check the CORE Breakfast Programme website

These Breakfasts are also livestreamed and recorded for purchase following the event.

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May
17
1:15 PM13:15

Te Akatea "Disruption Day" 2018 - Whangarei

Keynote: “We know we are not less intelligent than Pākehā, so how come they don’t know how to teach us?”

Registration link here

How do we answer this question asked by a Māori learner, whose analysis of COL achievement challenges found that 99% targeted Māori boys’ writing? Recent research has exposed “unsolicited” and “surprising” comments from children about the racism they experience as learners, and the Ministry of Education is advocating that a “bold step” is required to tackle teachers’ “unconscious bias” against Māori children. With a 73% Pākehā, 73% female, teaching workforce, the gap between our knowledge and the lives of the children we need to make the biggest changes for, is the crucial space that our professional development needs to target. How do we change this?
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May
10
2:00 PM14:00

Waihi Kāhui Ako/Community of Learning

2.00- 3.00: Workshop

with COL committee members and BOT Chairs - Breaking down where our CoL is at, challenging our directions/goals/action plans, helping us identify ‘the whitespaces’ in our documents, systems, plans so far

4.00-5.30: Keynote Presentation

All ECE, Primary, Secondary educators & support staff, BOTs, iwi, Council, WINZ, Police, Resource Centre, Oranga Tamariki, and ‘Business after 5’ reps from within our community
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Mar
6
to Mar 8

The Global Learning Lab "Blended Learning" Roundtable

Invited to contribute and act as a "provocateur" at this international Roundtable learning experience.

The aim of the Roundtable is to better understand how to grow ourselves, our teachers, our alumni, and our organizations as agents of systemic change rather than as enablers of inequitable systems. Bringing together a diverse mix of experts, partner organization representatives, educators, and students, this Roundtable will explore the intersection of contextualized vision, dynamics of power and privilege, systems thinking, collective leadership, and learning theory—all to accelerate our learning about attaining and maintaining “orientation to vision” in our work for education equity.
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Feb
26
5:00 PM17:00

Te Akatea/NATSIPA Trans–Tasman Indigenous Principals' Conference

Pre-Conference Guest Speaker Kia Aroha College Auckland (International Guests only)
Conference Waitangi 28th February - 2 March 2018

More information about this joint conference of Te Akatea (The NZ Māori Principals' Association) and NATSIPA (The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Principals Association) can be found on the conference website

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Oct
13
2:15 PM14:15

uLearn17 Conference

uLearn17 Keynote Speaker  

Colouring in the White Spaces:  Cultural Identity and Community in Whitestream Schools. 

11–13 October 2017
Claudelands Events Centre
Hamilton, New Zealand

ABSTRACT: Dr Milne’s presentation will ask us to think about what community and collaboration look like for the learners our system marginalises and minoritises. When we talk about educational success “as Māori”, what does this actually mean and how do our institutionalised practices and solutions actually work against this goal?  In the pressure we face to collaborate, who is our community and how does our practice reflect their reality? 
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Oct
12
11:15 AM11:15

uLearn17 Conference Workshop

Workshop: Auditing our White Spaces: Where are you at, and where do you want to be?

ABSTRACT: Recently a senior Māori student in a small, predominantly Māori secondary school asked me how she could challenge her school to provide more relevant contexts for her learning. She had insisted on studying a New Zealand writer as an alternative to Shakespeare’s Othello. She was told however, she would receive no support with the text she had selected because it was not the teacher’s choice, and was different from the chosen class text.

A secure cultural identity develops in a school when the environment and the ecosystem of the school support that development, provide opportunities for learning, practising, and normalising cultural values, and embed these in teacher and school practice. We cannot support cultural identity if we are not intentionally providing opportunities for it to develop, but where do we start? This workshop will give you tools for checking your class or your school ecosystems to deepen your thinking about critical, culturally responsive practice.
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Sep
10
to Sep 11

Teach for All: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusiveness Fellowship.

  • Upena Street Waianae, HI, 96792 United States (map)
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Speaker/Facilitator at this international event, with educators and allies from Australia, Hawaii, mainland USA, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and the UK. The rationale for this fellowship states: 

This DEI Fellowship was designed to address a dire, yet woefully unfulfilled, need for anyone involved in educational equity or reform work - locally, nationally or globally.

Often times, we approach the work of improving the educational and broader life experiences of the students and families we serve from a “WHAT” perspective, when it should be led from a “WHO” perspective - “WHO are we in relation to the students and communities we serve? WHO do we need to become in order to do this work? WHO do we need guiding us? And what is OUR RIGHTFUL ROLE?”
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