Te Whāriki

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).

arrow_downward

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 are a range of opportunities for early learning kaiako to participate, lead and champion Te Whāriki (2017). Information about the programme and resources will be regularly updated on Te Whāriki Online.

There are still some spaces to join a network and be involved. See below!


Quick Links Menu:

Curriculum Champions | Ngā kaiāki marautanga
Pedagogical Leads | Ngā kaiārahi pūtoi ako
Early Childhood Networks | Ngā Kōtui Ako o Te Whāriki criteria
Webinars | Ngā Kauhaurangi and workshop recording
Communities of Practice | Kāhui Ako and Te Hono


 Te Whāriki professional development resources

Learning outcomes cards Cards for kaiako Whakatauki cards

 

Opportunities for early years’ educators to become involved in roles leading this work include:

Curriculum Champions | Ngā kaiāki marautanga

CORE would like to introduce the Curriculum Champions who have been appointed to support in the implementation of the revised Te Whāriki Curriculum. The Curriculum Champions will be supporting Pedagogical Leads within Early Learning Networks to engage in the curriculum inquiries of the services. To view their profiles, and find out which Champions are representing your region, please click here.

Pedagogical Leads | Ngā kaiārahi pūtoi ako and Early Learning Networks/Ngā Kōtui Ako o Te Whāriki

There are still some spaces left!

Services who would like to be involved in a local network for the implementation of Te Whāriki 2017 and who meet the criteria can submit an expression of interest by filling out this form. Your service will need to identify a Pedagogical Lead who will be supported by a Curriculum Champion to undertake a curriculum inquiry in your own service.

Pedagogical Lead Expression of Interest Form

Each network has between 10-15 Pedagogical Leads who meet face to face and online to strengthen their knowledge of Te Whāriki 2017 in action. As a service, you will benefit from:

  • Direct involvement and engagement in the national implementation of Te Whāriki (2017)
  • Building leadership capability
  • Deepen curriculum understandings 
  • Strengthen practice to improve outcomes for all children
  • Participate in critical inquiry

As a Pedagogical Lead, you receive:

  • Monthly coaching and mentoring from a Curriculum Champion
  • Support to lead a critical inquiry into the implementation of Te Whāriki (2017)
  • Guidance in leading internal evaluation
  • Blended (face to face and online) opportunities to grow your professional networks 
  • Four hui with other Pedagogical Leads over the year

This is a Ministry of Education funded professional learning opportunity. There will be up to two days of release time available for each pedagogical lead to dedicate time for documenting their inquiries. ELN’s would need to invoice CORE directly.

The criteria for selection:

In the first instance, this is based on the following:

  • The service has the capability and capacity to participate in a curriculum inquiry and Early Childhood Network: 
  1. Well placed to provide quality outcomes for children (most recent Education Review Office evaluation)
  2. Have sustainable practices, systems and staff
  3. Strong pedagogical leadership 
  4. Effective systems for internal evaluation
  • The Pedagogical Lead is a nominated kaiako within the service who can lead curriculum inquiry, fully commit to and participate in a Community of Practice. They will have:
  1. A teaching qualification or other relevant ECE qualification 
  2. Full certification (if kindergarten, education and care service and homebased)
  3. Knowledge and understanding of curriculum and Te Whāriki
  4. Good understanding of internal evaluation
  5. Ability to undertake and document an inquiry 
  6. Confidence in using online platforms for engagement/collaboration

Process of selection

All services who meet these criteria can submit an expression of interest. Curriculum Champions will respond to expressions of interest and make individual contact with services. Each network operates as a face-to-face and online community of practice. CORE Education will work on behalf of the Ministry of Education to ensure equitable opportunities and diverse representation of the sector.

 

Te Whāriki 2017 Webinars | Ngā Kauhaurangi and Workshops

Webinars | Ngā Kauhaurangi

There are a series of 10 webinars from August 2017 – June 2018. Each one-hour webinar will explore a different aspect of Te Whāriki.

This is intended to support services to weave their own curriculum design as they engage in critical inquiry around Te Whāriki 2017.

Kaiako are invited to participate in the Te Whāriki 2017 webinar series:

Click here to register for a webinar

Te Whāriki Workshop Recording

A full recording of the Introductory Workshops held from May - August 2017 is now available. This is in short segments so you can view by yourself or as a team at a time that best suits you. This is of an introductory nature - the webinars that are currently running build on this content.

Communities of Practice | Kāhui Ako

Throughout the programme there are opportunities for communities of practice to connect kaiako, curriculum champions and pedagogical leads through networks and online groups.

Te Hono, a community group within EdSpace, is our platform for collective learning where participants can share and deepen their understandings from the webinar series as they implement the updated Te Whāriki. The link to Te Hono is included in all webinar registrations.