Comprehensive support package
From 2018-2020, $38 million will be spent to ensure schools, kura and Kāhui Ako | Communities of Learning have an excellent understanding of the new curriculum content and how this can be integrated into teaching and learning programmes.
Aimed at different levels of readiness, there are three initiatives:
- digital Fluency
- nationwide Digital Readiness programme
- tailored Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko PLD
This support can be accessed until teachers and kaiako feel they are ready to integrate the new content into their local teaching and learning programmes.
Curriculum resources and support
Digital Technologies for English medium
- Technology learning area curriculum content (external link)
- Technology Online – curriculum support (external link)
- NCEA support for English medium for Digital Technologies (external link)
Hangarau Matihiko for Māori medium
- Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content (external link)
- Hangarau Matihiko curriculm support (external link)
- NCEA support for Māori medium for Hangarau Matihiko (external link)
DT and HM Online for NCEA
DT and HM Online for NCEA are specialised online modules to assist teachers, kaiako and students with NCEA. Three modules for Level 1 are scheduled to be available from Term 3, 2018 an three more for Term 1, 2019.
Auckland University and Ministry of Education have partnered together to make ‘DT&HM Online for NCEA’. As the name suggests the focus of this series of online learning modules are to support the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content for those at the senior secondary levels. Six Digital Technologies modules at NCEA Level 1 are being developed, including modules for standards translated into te reo Māori.
From Term 3 2018, the following complete learning modules will be available to support the delivery of:
- AS91886 Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction (also translated into te reo Māori)
- AS91887 Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type
The remaining 3 modules will be available for Term 1, 2019.
National Digital Championship
Tahi, Rua, Toru, Tech! – celebrating digital technologies teaching and learning in schools and kura — regional and national champs to be found.
The National Digital Championship launched on 6 April. The Championship provides a fun and interactive way for schools and kura to learn about the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content.
Students can participate as individuals or in a team to represent their school or kura, supported by a teacher. Their aim will be to demonstrate how digital technologies can be used to solve a local problem in their school community. Students can sign up to take part in the Championship from now on with regional rounds taking place from term 3, and a national celebration in term 4.
Digital Technologies for All Equity fund
The Equity Fund is available to 12,500 students across New Zealand each year until the end of 2020. The Ministry of Education has partnered with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa) and Karrikins Groups to deliver two innovative programmes which will provide access to specialised technologies-rich learning and teaching environments.
The two different programmes will support learning in a culturally relevant and meaningful way and open up further options for children, for more information:
- Karrikins Group’s programme: Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko (external link)
- Te Papa’s programme: Te Papa - Raranga Matihiko (external link)
Digital enterprise scholarships
A fund led by the Ministry of Youth supporting young people to develop their innovative initiatives.
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