Digital technologies learning supports
What support will teachers receive?
A package of support for different levels of readiness will be rolled out for teachers and kaiako to build their capability and confidence in teaching the curriculum from 2018.
Over the next three years, $40 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, as well as ensuring that children and young people have access to rich learning opportunities in digital technologies and hangarau curriculum content.
From 2018, the professional support will be accessible from the technology and hangarau matihiko curriculum content support websites: technology.tki.org.nz and hangaraumatihiko.tki.org.nz (available 18 December).
View more on the professional learning support initiatives at: education.govt.nz/digitech.
Overview of the learning support that will be available from 2018
Digital fluency (available since 2016)
This national priority Professional Learning and Development may be the best place to start for some.
Digital fluency support is designed to ensure teachers and kaiako can confidently use digital technologies, programmes, and devices to support their curriculum teaching and learning programmes.
It is important for teachers and kaiako to build their confidence and use of digital technologies as we move into a world that is increasingly digital for many students. The foundations built here will also help teachers as they engage with the new digital technologies and hangarau matihiko curriculum content more extensively in the Digital Readiness for All support explained below.
Nationwide Digital Readiness Programme (Digital technologies and Hangarau matihiko)
This support will be available to provide a focused look at the new content.
This programme will introduce teachers and principals to the new digital technologies and hangarau matihiko curriculum content and teaching strategies. It is designed to ensure that all teachers and kaiako have the opportunity to get an introduction to, and information about, the new curriculum content. The programme will be provided online and through face-to-face person support. It will commence during term 1, 2018 and be available for three years.
Tailored digital technologies and hangarau matihiko professional learning and development for Kāhui Ako | Communities of Learning
As Kāhui Ako | Communities of Learning, schools and kura consider how to integrate the curriculum materials into their teaching and learning programmes, they will be able to apply for centrally funded support.
Schools, kura and Kāhui Ako will be able to select a suitable accredited facilitator who will work with them to build and professional learning and development plan which is responsive to their needs, priorities, and approach to delivering the new curriculum content, in a manner tailored to their individual needs and context. It will commence during term 1, 2018.
Other curriculum supports
More curriculum supports will be provided over time to support the implementation phase. Other curriculum supports such as exemplars and lesson plans can be accessed through the technology and hangarau matihiko curriculum content support websites: technology.tki.org.nz and hangaraumatihiko.tki.org.nz (available 18 December).