Comprehensive support package
Between 2018 and 2020, $38 million is being spent to ensure schools, kura and Kāhui Ako | Communities of Learning have an excellent understanding of the new Digital Technologies curriculum content, and how this can be integrated into teaching and learning programmes.
Throughout 2020 there are supports available to help teachers and kaiako implement the new content into their teaching and learning programmes. These are:
- Digital Fluency.
- Nationwide Digital Readiness programme.
Digital Fluency is a national Professional Learning and Development (PLD) priority. Digital fluency support is designed to enable teachers and kaiako to confidently use digital technologies, programmes and devices to support their teaching and learning programmes across all curriculum areas and Ngā Wāhanga Ako.
The Nationwide Digital Readiness Programme | Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko introduces teachers, kaiako and principals to the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content and teaching strategies. The programme is provided through both online and face-to-face support.
Access the National Readiness Programme at Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko(external link).
Curriculum resources and support
Digital Technologies (DT) for English medium
Hangarau Matihiko (HM) for Māori medium
DT and HM Online for NCEA
DT & HM Online for NCEA are specialised online modules to assist teachers, kaiako, and students with NCEA.
The Ministry of Education has worked with Auckland University to develop online learning modules to support the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content for those at the senior secondary levels. The modules are for use by teachers and students.
Six Level 1 modules are now published, with work on Level 2 modules underway. These will be published by mid-2020.
The following six modules are available now:
- 91886: Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
- 91886: Te Tangata me te Rorohiko (Human Computer Interaction)
- 91887: Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type
- 91887: Whakaatu māramatanga o te tuhiwaehere kōpeketanga mō tētahi momo pāpāho kua whiriwhiria (Compression coding)
- 91880: Develop a digital media outcome
- 91885: Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms.
Guidance on the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko NCEA resources
View this short introductory video(external link) which provides an overview guide on the Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko NCEA resources.
Register for the NCEA course
To access the DT & HM Online for NCEA resources, teachers and students need to register with the University of Auckland and then enrol in the modules which are hosted on CANVAS, the UoA online learning platform.
National Digital Championship
Tahi, Rua, Toru, Tech! — celebrating digital technologies teaching and learning in schools and kura — regional and national champions to be found.
The National Digital Championship launched on 6 April 2018. The Championship provides a fun and interactive way for schools and kura to learn about the new DT and HM 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, with regional rounds taking place from term 3 2020, and a national celebration in term 4, 2020.
Digital Technologies for All Equity Fund
The Equity Fund is available to 12,500 students across New Zealand each year until the end of 2021.
The Ministry of Education has partnered with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa) and Ernst & Young to deliver 2 innovative programmes which will provide access to specialised technologies, rich learning and teaching environments.
The 2 programmes will support learning in a culturally relevant and meaningful way and open up further options for children.
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