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Curriculum Support Resources — Ministry of Education

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National Curriculum Support Resources include Te Kete IpurangiNew Zealand Curriculum Online, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Online, Educational LeadersKey Competencies Online, Assessment Online, Technology Online, LEE Online, NCEA on TKI, the VLN, the Secondary portal and New Zealand Curriculum Guides - Senior Secondary. 

Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) Channel Support Services

TKI is the Ministry of Education’s online publication channel, consisting of over 70 web sites and online communities in both English and Te Reo Māori. CORE’s team manages the TKI portal of sites, provides support for all content management groups, maintains standards, and promotes the channel to key groups of users.

New Zealand Curriculum Online

New Zealand’s premier curriculum site – New Zealand Curriculum Online – is designed to support schools as they develop their school curricula. CORE Education has developed this site since its publication, writing and filming curriculum stories, sharing research, resources and strategies, creating tools to support the Ministry of Education’s strategic direction, and managing the publication of Ministry curriculum advice and guidance.

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa ā-Ipurangi

Ko te tāhu o Te Marautanga o Aotearoa i whakaūkia i runga i ngā wawata kia tū tangata te ākonga, kia tupu hei ākonga mātau, hei ākonga pakari, hei ākonga whakawhitiwhiti kōrero i roto i te ao Māori. He kohinga kōrero, rauemi, rangahau hoki a Te Marautanga ā-Ipurangi hei tautoko i ngā kura me ngā whare rumaki Māori huri noa i te motu.

The centrepost of this curriculum is founded on the aspiration to develop successful learners, who will grow as competent and confident learners, effective communicators in the Māori world, healthy of mind, body and soul and secure in their identity, and sense of belonging. Te Marautanga o Aotearoa provides an online space where you can find a collection of items, resources and research which will support level 1 and 2 Māori Medium settings.

Assessment Online

CORE provides content, site facilitation and professional community development services to manage Assessment Online for the Ministry of Education. We provide educational leaders and teachers with access to quality content, resources, case studies, exemplars of effective practice, tools and services that are relevant to assessment leadership, teaching and learning.

Educational Leaders

This Ministry of Education community provides information and ideas to help educational leaders solve day-to-day problems and support their professional learning. CORE provides content, site facilitation, and professional community development services to develop a shared philosophy, knowledge and understanding of strategic educational leadership, and build system-wide capability.

Key Competencies Online

CORE Education has designed, developed and maintained Key Competencies Online for the Ministry of Education. This is a pivotal resource for teachers and leaders as they introduce key competencies and relate them to student learning, classroom practice, and school curriculum design. The site features an array of guidance, school stories, discussion tools and resources.

Literacy English and ESOL Online (LEE Online)

These three Ministry of Education online communities strive for a common goal for New Zealand learners – they are communities “where every child is literate – a shared responsibility”. 

CORE leads the development of these sister communities whose primary audience includes educators supporting the literacy and language needs of learners across the curriculum, educators working within the English learning area, and educators of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).


The NCEA on TKI website is a key communications and information tool for the Ministry of Education and the secondary sector. CORE provides effective management for this website supporting the MoE to communicate key information about NCEA to senior secondary school leaders and teachers.

Virtual Learning Network (VLN)

The Virtual Learning Network (VLN) supports the concept of classrooms without walls, where students and educators have the flexibility to connect with their classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A rich and diverse range of courses, programmes and activities, from early childhood through to tertiary, are offered by New Zealand based educators.

The VLN site brokers the connections between teachers and learners. It joins clusters, schools, groups and individuals who are learning through online programmes using asynchronous and synchronous technologies for curriculum support. The VLN also provides an online community of practice space where educators can collaborate online and share ideas.

On behalf of the Ministry of Education, CORE Education currently develops and hosts the underlying web infrastructure that supports the Virtual Learning Network Programmes.

New Zealand Curriculum Guides - Senior Secondary

CORE provides editing and technical support for New Zealand Curriculum Guides - Senior Secondary – a site designed to help teachers create quality teaching and learning programmes and support their planning for the alignment of standards to The New Zealand Curriculum

Secondary education portal

Secondary education portal - a one-stop-shop of information, resources and guidance for secondary teaching and learning.

Technology Online

CORE manages Technology Online for the Ministry of Education. This site is dedicated to educators, students, and all those with an interest in technology education in New Zealand. It showcases examples of contemporary teaching and learning and provides curriculum support materials.

Other 2014 Projects

Financial Capability SMART Tool

During 2013 CORE developed a “SMART tool” designed to help teachers strengthen the role of financial capability in the school curriculum. Increasingly, financial literacy is considered an essential life skill. Developing financial capability means learning about the management of income and spending and managing wealth to attain personal goals. This SMART tool will be available in 2014.

Inclusive Education Online Knowledge Centre

This Ministry of Education online environment will be launched in 2014. CORE is developing content designed to grow sector confidence to include children with special education needs through providing access to best practice information, resources, tips and tools, and effective decision-making processes. It will guide educators to focus on general inclusive whole-school and classroom practices that benefit all children and young people.

Resources in All Media Panel (RAMP)

CORE’s team is facilitating the review, content creation and consultation processes to provide a range of materials for this Ministry of Education project, including: assessment standards, conditions of assessment, assessment resources, and teaching and learning guides. This project involves work in three subject areas - religious studies, education for sustainability (EfS) and Lea Faka Tonga.

School Journal and Ready to Read digital reports

During 2014, CORE researchers will be working with Lift Education to prepare an advisory report and proposal for a digital/electronic resource to meet the learning objectives of the School Journal series. They will also provide a report to support the Ready to Read series.