Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Xmas to all ChchED Teachers

It is 11.31pm as I write this and certainly time for me to go to sleep. But just a wee post to wish all the Christchurch Connected Educators a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have a  very happy morning tomorrow.
Some people in our house seem to have lots of pressies on Christmas morning, often from themselves or even labelled from the cat -not sure how the cat manages to get that present buying done - probably taking advantage of online shopping!
For me Christmas is really about spending time with whanau, friends, time to reflect and be grateful, a few sleep ins, good books, some home made goodies and I really do love Christmas cake! A big thank you to the two people who gave me cakes this year.

               "May you days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be..."
                       spending time with family, resting and recharging for 2017

                                                        Meri Kirihimete, Ka kite ano        
                                                              from the ChchEd team

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Share your voice and keep up-to-date with Resource Development

CORE Curriculum Support Resources needs your help
What we do:
Curriculum resources are created in online and print formats, using a range of media. We scope particular requirements, aligning resources to The New Zealand Curriculum at all levels, ensuring we work collaboratively with stakeholders.

How you can help:
We usually need to draw on a pool of teachers/principals to answer surveys and take part in usability workshops. We would like to build a database of teachers willing to be involved in this work to help inform future development of resources.
The workshops will be location based and would be perfect for any part time teachers who would like to earn extra money. We can either pay teacher release for any teachers who are able to take a day out of their school to take part, or we can pay you for your time directly.


We would also love a huge database of people willing to take part in surveys. The benefit of participating in surveys is that you get to inform the direction of resources and be kept up to date with any resources that are in development. You will be the first in the know!! Help us to ensure that educators’ voices can continue to shape resources being developed.

If you would are interested in being added to the list of educators, please email
  • Name
  • contact
  • School/kura/centre
  • Location
  • Anything else you would like me to know
Jane Nicholls  (on behalf of the CORE CSR team)