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July 2, 2017

Grow Your Knowledge Of Digital Technologies In The Classroom! Register Now For The DigiTech Roadshow 2017!

And one for my Kiwi readers as they begin their week.

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Digitech Roadshow 2017
Kia ora Michael

Join CORE Education at the DigiTech Roadshow 2017, and gain the skills and knowledge you need to implement the 2018 digital technologies curriculum in your school or kura.

In response to the Ministry of Education’s announcement that digital technologies will be recognised as part of the Technology Learning Area in the New Zealand Curriculum from 2018, the Roadshow offers an interactive experience for educators from New Entrants through to Year 13, exploring how you can best prepare students for their digital futures.

The roadshow, supported by Event Partner Netsafe, is a series of one-day events held in August 2017 across six New Zealand regions, and will explore key themes and concepts of the fast-changing digital technologies landscape.

Check out the full event details below to find out how CORE can support you in adopting the new curriculum.

Roadshow details

The Roadshow will visit six New Zealand towns:

  • 1 August — Whangarei
  • 3 August — Auckland
  • 14 August — Tauranga
  • 17 August — New Plymouth
  • 22 August — Nelson
  • 24 August — Dunedin
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: $257.00 + GST (5% discount available for groups of 5+ from the same school/kura; 10% discount available for groups of 10+ from the same school/kura).


Aimed at primary and secondary school teachers and leaders with a variety of expertise levels in digital technologies, you will spend the day exploring:

  • Coding, robotics and makerspace
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital fluency across the curriculum
  • Design thinking
  • Game-based learning/Gamification
  • Digital citizenship and safety online
Kicking off the Roadshow events will be keynotes Dr Michael Walmsley of Code Avengers, Anjela Webster of Netsafe (New Plymouth and Nelson), and Pauline Spence of Netsafe (Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga and Dunedin).

Michael will explore how educators can deliver the new curriculum in a way that enhances students’ learning experiences, while Anjela and Pauline will look at approaches schools and kura can use to help learners thrive online.

The Ministry of Education will also have a representative at each Roadshow event. There will be a Q&A session where you can ask more about the new digital curriculum (what it is and what it isn’t), interact with the material, and discuss what it may look like for you in your learning space. They will also participate in a panel discussion around the place of digital technology in learners’ lives and their digital futures.

View programme

Event partner

Netsafe is an independent, not for profit New Zealand organisation focused on online safety. Netsafe provides free advice to all New Zealand schools so you can strategically manage online safety and grow great digital citizens. Find information about Netsafe’s services on their website, or try out their new Digital Citizenship Capability Review Tool.

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