Agenda items
This meeting will link with a the CORE Breakfast with Ewan Macintosh. The breakfast will be at 7.45a.m. at Southwell School (see map below), concluding shortly after 9a.m.Cost is $25. For details on Ewan's topic for the breakfast and for registration go to

The Cluster Network Meeting will then be held at Hillcrest Normal School at 10a.m. (see map below), concluding at about 2p.m. The agenda for the Cluster Network Meeting will be:

Coffee, tea and Milo and biscuits available from 9.30a.m. Please do not arrive before 9.20 as the carpark will likely be clogged with parents.

10a.m. A brief outline of review and variation process for ongoing clusters / exit process for those in the final year.

10.15 A session on sustainability relevant to all no matter where in their contract programme - the best time to think about sustainability is the first year in order to build in the skills and networks that will keep development moving long after the funding stops. This session will look at how to access the new ideas and keep the learning happening, and how to really embed this in regular classroom practice for all classes.

This session will then flow naturally into a sharing and networking session - please bring along ideas to share - good websites, interesting software, success stories in working with teachers, problems that need solutions . . . .

12.30p.m. LUNCH provided by Coalface Cluster

1p.m. A session on literacy and national standards by Rochelle Jensen and Suzi Billington. The outline for this session is

2.30p.m. Session concludes.

Maps for venues

Hillcrest Normal School 218 Cambridge Rd, Hillcrest, Hamilton

Southwell School 200 Peachgrove Rd, Claudelands

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Possible discussion topics/ themes non agenda session

(please indicate your interest in specific topics when filling in the registration form)
Ethical issues around the use of online tools
Sharing of cluster resources, urls
Current research on interventions and impact on student learning
Current research on teacher professional development
Time to look at ICT PD modules from this year
Strategies and systems for setting up new clusters
Local researchers, e-fellows sharing
National standards
School curriculum
Effective clusters
SOLO taxonomy and effective pedagogy
Literacy and e-learning
Managing change
Developing or accessing a register of schools 'worthy' of visiting with focused teacher groups
The new curriculum linked authentic models of learning.
Core's Top ten trends
Digital citizenship and cybersafety module
Digital citizenship and copyright module