You're invited! Come celebrate Tekau: 10 Years of Ako Mātātupu

You're invited! Come celebrate Tekau: 10 Years of Ako Mātātupu

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On December 10th 2022 from 6pm we welcome you to join us in a celebration of Tekau: 10 Years of Ako Mātātupu, at Due Drop Events Centre Manukau. Hear from students, teachers, and change-seekers as we celebrate the past ten years and wayfind for the future of education. Grab your free tickets via our EventFinda, link below:

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Unqualified Teacher Jobs

Unqualified Teacher Jobs

Publications

Working as an unqualified teacher can be a great way to be of service to students during a school's time of need. However, training to become a fully-qualified teacher is important for your development and career journey. Gaining qualified teacher status will meaningfully grow your ability to be an adaptive curricular and pastoral expert for the young people in your care. Read more about the process of becoming qualified, and the scholarship-funded pathway available with Ako Mātātupu:

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Serving Community

Serving Community

Publications

Serving Community is a core value at Ako Mātātupu - both within and beyond formal education settings. Much more than a metaphor or talking point, it is a way of life. Come explore the concept and practise of service with us, as we unpack (and debunk some myths!) about what it can mean to serve community:

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Tekau: 10 Years of Ako Mātātupu | Call for Papers

Tekau: 10 Years of Ako Mātātupu | Call for Papers

Publications

A call for contributions to our Kairapu anthology of essays & reflections on education and social change! Celebrating Tekau: 10 Years of Ako Mātātupu would be impossible without the voices of Kairapu (change-seekers in education & society). What have we learned about teaching and social justice since we started on the programme? What have we learned from our students? How have *we* changed, as people? Check out the details!

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Rethinking the very purpose of education, with Teach For All CEO Wendy Kopp

Rethinking the very purpose of education, with Teach For All CEO Wendy Kopp

In the media

Wendy Kopp is the founder and CEO of Teach For All, is the author of two books, holds honorary doctorates from 15 universities, and has been named among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. Ako Mātātupu is a proud locally-led member of the Teach For All network. Wendy recently sat down with Kathryn Ryan on RNZ's Nine to Noon Programme to share some of the issues and insights that guide and motivate us:

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Trust as foundation for the learning relationship, with Kairapu Mitchell Clark

Trust as foundation for the learning relationship, with Kairapu Mitchell Clark

Voices

Proudly raised in Manurewa, Mitchell Clark (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tautahi) has gone from strength to strength since embarking on the Teach First NZ Programme as part of Cohort 2018 with Ako Mātātupu. Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation on teaching physics and music, finding ground to stand in Māori and rainbow identities, and some advice (and anti-advice!) for those considering stepping into teacher training.

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Te Tiriti-Based Futures, with Kairapu Hannah Betts

Te Tiriti-Based Futures, with Kairapu Hannah Betts

Voices

Stop rushing, develop trust, accept nuance: just some of the ways we can work toward a Te Tiriti-based future. On International Womens Day - and all days - we are lucky to learn alongside people who are making big and small steps towards a reindigenised Aotearoa. Read on to think through the slower pace required for relational journeys toward a just society, and consider Hannah Betts' invitation to sign up for Te Tiriti-based Futures webinar sessions!

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Growing a Meaningful Career, with Alysha Bentley

Growing a Meaningful Career, with Alysha Bentley

Voices

Introducing Kāuru Akatoro Recruitment Lead, Alysha Bentley!

Alysha is on our hīkoi toward an Aotearoa where every young person realises their potential. Her role as Kāuru Akatoro is all about connecting with people who are interested in becoming change-makers in the education system. Hear Alysha share some of her path, as well as her advice to anyone seeking a meaningful career.

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Your Questions Answered: 5 FAQS with the Recruitment Team

Your Questions Answered: 5 FAQS with the Recruitment Team

Five frequently asked recruitment questions answered by the Recruitment Team's Cultivation Lead and C14 Kairapu, Sarah Dillaman!

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“Why I Teach”: A kōrero with two wonderful wāhine of Onehunga High School

“Why I Teach”: A kōrero with two wonderful wāhine of Onehunga High School

Voices

Sarah Dillaman (C14 and past teacher at Onehunga High School) popped in to visit Phinia Evans and Janel Tolentino (both members of Ururoa, C20) in their classrooms at Onehunga High School, to see where the magic happens, and ask them why they joined the Teach First NZ programme, and what they love about teaching.

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Navigating online teaching in the Time of Coronavirus

Navigating online teaching in the Time of Coronavirus

Voices

Ako Mātātupu's Sarah Dillaman (Kairapu of Cohort 2014) had a chat with John Haggie (Kairapu of Cohort 2017) just as he and other teachers around Aotearoa were coming out of several weeks of teaching under lockdown, and finding their energies challenged in different ways on return to the classroom.

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Our ocean, our planet

Our ocean, our planet

In the media

"Our project is about sustaining water: sustaining our ocean, as well as our planet" - Harneet Singh, Otahuhu College. Cohort 2018 Programme Participant Sarah Wilson ran an investigation with her students into the local natural environment, comparing pollution levels in Otahuhu and the Waitakere Ranges.

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Want to change the world? Try teaching.

Want to change the world? Try teaching.

News items

As we address the shortcomings of our education system, Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Chief Executive Jay Allnutt reminds us not to forget the important role that teachers play in transforming our society. "Teachers can lead the way in transforming our society into a fairer and more equitable one." *This article originally appeared on https://educationcentral.co.nz/.

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Six Impactful Questions with Dr Jim Mather

In the media

"Always put people first." An interview with Professional Director, CEO and Māori Development Specialist (and our new Board Chair!), Dr. Jim Mather.

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Social justice in the time of COVID-19

Voices

At Ako Mātātupu, like the rest of the country, we have been figuring out how best to navigate the current crisis caused by the global COVID-19 Pandemic. CEO Jay Allnutt discusses the implications for the organisation, and the communities we look to serve.

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Introducing our new Board Chair, Dr. Jim Mather!

Introducing our new Board Chair, Dr. Jim Mather!

Voices

Jim reflects on his own education in South Auckland, his motivations for joining the Ako Mātātupu waka and takes a moment to acknowledge and thank both past and present members of the Ako Mātātupu Board. Welcome to the whānau, Matua Jim!

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Meet Tracie!

Meet Tracie!

Voices

Kairapu storyteller and te reo kaiako Tracie Pile joined the Ako Mātātupu movement as a part of the 2015 Cohort, teaching Te Reo Māori at James Cook High School for four years. She is now teaching English at her son's Kura in Otaki.

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Takaia ki te reo: Wrapped in the language

Takaia ki te reo: Wrapped in the language

Voices

Thirteen year old Takaimaania Ngata-Henare is a national table tennis champion, who has travelled around the world playing competitively. To fundraise for this, Takaimaania is giving the gift of te reo Māori by founding Mau Designz. Repping the marae is just like repping the country. 🏓

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