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Welcome to my blog for WIPCE 2011!

Nau mai haere mai ki taku 'blog' e pa ana ki te hui WIPCE 2011!  The countdown is on-only 5 weeks until I leave for WIPCE 2011 in Cusco, Peru!

WIPCE = World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education is held every 3 years.  Find out more about the conference here:WIPCE 2011 This year it is being held in South America and my colleague Dee Reid and I will be there co-presenting on our mahi Te Manawa Pou!


It all began earlier this year when Dee wrote Our abstract for WIPCE-World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, 2011  outlining our wish to present on the PLD programme 'Te Manawa Pou'.  A huge thanks to my employers, CORE Education for supporting me and assisting me financially to attend the conference.  He mihi aroha ki a CORE!


Te Manawa Pou is a national online te reo Māōri PLD programme for teachers in English-meduim schools Y0-8.  Dee and I will be representing the consortium Te Toi Tupu, who hold the contract for this initiative.  


We will be travelling with a large group of delegates from Aotearoa representing Māori education.  I am super excited to hear from other NZ delegates about what they are doing for Māori education in Aotearoa, as well as from international delegates about what is happening around the world to preserve and revitalise indigenous languages.  


I thought I would start this blog of a way to share my exitement, journey, experiences, learnings, resources, ideas, amazement, relationships...with anyone else keen to hear about them.  So, I will keep this updated and once I begin the trip will add links, photos and other resources where possible.  Please feel free to ask questions, make comments-in fact, is there anyone else out there attending WIPCE as well?  

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