The following organisations are playing key planning and organisation roles for Connected Educator Aotearoa New Zealand :


CORE Education: Aotearoa New Zealand Organiser

Whatunga tangata – Whatunga mātanga

CORE Education is all about pushing the boundaries of educational possibility. We are a not-for-profit organisation providing world-class professional learning and development, research, and thought leadership. We have a strong desire to transform education, and believe that new technologies are the most exciting way to engage 21st Century learners across all education and training sectors. At CORE, we believe that a connected, networked approach to learning offers far greater opportunities for professional learning than working in isolation.

Tātai Aho Rau is a concept that drives professional practice at CORE and it encapsulates four key elements: Whakapapa, Reo, Tikanga and Wairua.

Developed by CORE’s Māori team, Tātai Aho Rau acknowledges the multitude of projects that we are involved in throughout the education system. The key elements reflect the personal and professional connections that we have and emphasise the need for sustaining and nurturing these connections as meaningful.

Tātai Aho Rau reminds us that everything we do must focus on who we are doing it with and for and what the connections are. The “who” comes first and the “what” and “how” are developed from that locus. The principles of Ringa Whetu, Whiti, Raupa and Rehe ensure our staff value relationships and build expertise through hard work and innovation.

During 2014, CORE Education (CORE) brought you Connected Educator Month (CEM) to New Zealand, alongside our US and Victorian partners:

Connected Educator Month LogoUS-based Connected Educator team

Originally developed and facilitated by the U.S. Department of Education and its partners as part of the Connected Educators initiative, in 2014, CEM in the US will be a collaborative, community-driven effort.

US-based educators will be tweeting using the hashtag: #CE16 and you can read more about CEM US here: