The new Digital Technologies|Hangarau Matihiko curriculum goes live this year, with NZ schools expected to fully integrate the revised learning area into their curriculum by the start of the 2020 school year. From the Ministry of Education website: "The goal of this change is to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to become digitally capable individuals. This change signals the need for greater focus on our students building their skills so they can be innovative creators of digital solutions, moving beyond solely being users and consumers of digital technologies." SIGNAL's Educate programme assists current teachers to implement the latest curriculum.
Educate is delivered by Prof Tim Bell (international expert on Computer Science education) and Niki Davis, Distinguished Professor of e-Learning, and their team of tutors from the University of Canterbury. With a mixture of online, reflective and collaborative learning, the Educate cohort will complete their study whilst in the school environment.
At last count there were a very small number of spaces (and partial scholarships) available. For more info go to www.signal.ac.nz/educate or email firstname.lastname@example.org.