He purapura i ruia mai i Rangiātea e kore e ngaro
A seed sown in Rangiātea will never be lost.
CORE Education is excited to be working in partnership with the Ministry of Education to support the implementation of Te Whāriki - He Whāriki Mātauranga mō ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa Early Childhood Curriculum (2017). There will be a range of opportunities for early learning kaiako, teachers and educators to participate, lead and champion Te Whāriki (2017). Regular communications and updates about the programme of work will be provided through a range of media including Te Kete Ipurangi Te Whāriki and Ministry publications.
Opportunities for early years’ educators to become involved in roles leading this work include:
Curriculum Champions | Ngā kaiāki marautanga
The appointment of 24 Curriculum Champions across New Zealand will be integral to delivering support for the updated Te Whāriki. Curriculum Champions will develop virtual and local networks of pedagogical leaders. Pedagogical leaders will be guided to undertake curriculum inquiries in their services and work with other teachers, educators and kaiako within a community of professional practice. Curriculum champions will have opportunities to engage with their local Community of Learning | Kahui Ako.
Information about these roles will be will be shared as part of the workshop registration process.
Pedagogical Leads | Ngā kaiārahi pūtoi ako
Teachers, educators and kaiako identified as pedagogical leads will support the implementation of Te Whāriki through curriculum inquiry. Information about these roles will be shared at the nationwide workshops.
Opportunities for educators across the early years’ sector to participate in professional learning include:
Workshops | Ngā Awheawhe
There will be 28 workshops nationwide which will provide teachers, educators and kaiako opportunities to engage with the updated Te Whāriki. Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of Te Whāriki (2017) and take away tools to explore further in their settings. These workshops will be available across the ten Ministry of Education regions and registrations are open now. Five of these workshops will be streamed live for anyone to join in across the country.
Webinars | Ngā Kauhaurangi
An initial webinar will introduce teachers, educators and kaiako to key messages regarding the update to Te Whāriki. Further webinars will support key areas of focus identified from feedback from workshop participants. Webinars will be offered multiple times to allow for participants to have choice in the sessions they attend. Webinars will be recorded providing rich resources that participants and services can revisit and use to support discussions with their communities and whānau.
Communities of Practice | Kāhui Ako
Throughout the programme communities of practice will be established to connect teachers, educators and kaiako, curriculum champions and pedagogical leads. These will provide a platform for collective learning and include opportunities for participants to share their practice and build their kete of strategies and resources for implementing the updated Te Whāriki.