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News of April 2018

Curriculum news and website highlights.

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Growing digital fluency


Find out how teacher Christina Fortes is equipping her students with digital literacy skills so that they able to use digital technologies in smart ways. Christina is also looking at ways to integrate the new digital technologies curriculum into her classroom programme so that students can become skilled creators of technology.

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Techweek 2018


Techweek NZ takes place this year between Saturday 19 May and Sunday 27 May. Techweek celebrates New Zealand’s fast growing technology and innovation sectors and raises awareness of the need for greater ICT skills and a "tech-savvy" culture for everyone.This events page offers ideas on how schools can get involved in Techweek NZ.

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123Tech Challenge


The 123Tech Challenge helps students solve problems in their local school or community using digital technologies.

The Ministry of Education and the IT industry created the 123Tech Challenge to support the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools.

Small teams complete the challenge as a whole-class activity, smaller in-class groups, or through your local code club. 

The 123Tech Challenge is not just for tech geniuses. Schools are partnered with an industry mentor who provides guidance and support. Sign up for more information.

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Kōrero Mātauranga - Let's talk about education


What would you do if you were the boss of education in NZ? You have the chance to have your say on the future of New Zealand education, for all our children and young people. 

The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins wants to hear from a wide range of New Zealanders about the education system of the future. 

Everyone with an interest in New Zealand education is invited to complete an online survey.

Two summit events will be held, one in Christchurch (5 and 6 May) and one in Auckland (12 and 13 May). The Minister will be inviting people who represent the wide cross-section of New Zealanders that he wants to hear from.

After the summit, there will be a series of regional opportunities, hui and fono - timings of these to be confirmed. These will enable communities to carry on the conversation and the sharing of ideas at a local level.

Find out more about Kōrero Mātauranga here

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National events in term 2


We've updated our events page to make it easy for you to find national events and weeks of importance coming up in term 2. 

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Howick College – The innovation stream


Learn how teachers at Howick College have adopted a new integrated approach to learning in a mainstream secondary setting.

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Mountain View School – Cultural Landscapes


Find out the why and the how of Cultural Landscapes at Mountain View School. 

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Empowering urbanised Māori


School principal Gaylene Hill shares highlights of her recent sabbatical and describes the impact of her research on her school.