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.

Professional support

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.

Apply for Digital Fluency support(external link)

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

Technology learning area curriculum content — TKI website(external link)

Curriculum support — Technology Online website(external link)

NCEA support for English medium for Digital Technologies — TKI website(external link)

Hangarau Matihiko (HM) for Māori medium

Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content — TKI website(external link)

NCEA support for Māori medium for Hangarau Matihiko — TKI website(external link)

Kauwhata reo website(external link)

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.

Register here for DT & HM Online for NCEA courses(external link).

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.

123 Tech Digital Challenge website(external link)

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.

Ernst & Young’s programme — Digital Ignition website | Māpura Matihiko(external link)

Raranga Matihiko programme — Te Papa website(external link)

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