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September 13, 2018

Free Four-Week Online Workshop: Digital Technologies In The Middle School Sector

One for my Kiwi readers.

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Kia ora Michael

Are you ready to go digital? We invite all year 7-10 teachers and leaders to enrol in our FREE four-week online workshop on implementing the Digital Technologies curriculum in the middle school sector!

What do the curriculum changes mean for the middle school sector?

By 2020, schools and kura will need to have taken steps to implement the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content. Learners of 2018 are immersed in a digital world, so they need the opportunity to move from digital savvy users to informed creators of digital outcomes. This course, sponsored by Google, will provide concise and in-depth support to address particular challenges and opportunities unique to the middle school sector.

Key details

Four weeks
Every Tuesday in November
4pm to 5pm
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The workshop at a glance

This workshop enables participants to explore the new content and consider strategies for implementation at school and Kāhui Ako level. This course will provide participants with an understanding of:

  • the connections between the two new digital areas and their progress outcomes (Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes)
  • the wider Technology curriculum they are located in
  • how digital learning is underpinned by the Technology learning area, indicators and strands
  • the wide range of digital supports available to schools.

Who is this course for?

Year 7-10 teachers/leaders tasked with the responsibility for ensuring implementation takes place. Participants will be able to consider their present situation with regards to Digital Technologies and develop a plan for implementation.

Meet the presenters

Trevor Storr is an experienced educator with expertise in three overlapping areas: Computer Science education, distance-learning/collaboration and ICT technical infrastructure. Trevor is highly experienced in the understanding of, and communicating how, the subject area of Computer Science and Digital Technologies can be taught within the NZC.
Catherine Johnson has in-depth understanding and experience of teaching as inquiry pedagogies, curriculum integration and design and pedagogical leadership. Involved in the development of the digital technologies curriculum and its integration with the technology curriculum, she has extensive general and specialist curriculum knowledge.
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