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    Tessa Gray
    New digital technologies curriculum content published
    11 December
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

    Here's the latest news from the Ministry, just in time before Christmas. Message reads as;

    On Friday we released the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content.  This was an internationally significant day for New Zealand’s education system as we strive forward to better equip learners for our changing world. 

    We appreciate that you took part in the development of this new National Curriculum content.

    We’re looking forward to supporting schools and kura in this journey towards having new digital technologies teaching and learning programmes become a part of every New Zealand child’s education.

    Here is a copy of Friday’s Press Release for your information.  

    New digital technologies curriculum content published

    Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced that new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content is being published into The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

    Digital technologies document“My goal as Education Minister is to make sure we are future-proofing our education system. This means we need to change the way we do things to keep up and ahead of changing technologies,” says Minister Hipkins.

    “The digital curriculum content positions us as global leaders in education, meeting the needs of a digital and fast-paced world and making sure our learners will be job-ready when they graduate.

    “Young people will learn how digital technologies work and will develop critical thinking skills and learn key competencies such as collaboration, communication, problem solving, and ethical and safety awareness.

    “The Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content connects traditional Māori practices and knowledge with digital confidence. The Hangarau concepts reinforce the importance of understanding the past to inform future practice for people and the environment.”

    The release of the content follows a consultation period with teachers, kaiako, schools and kura, parents and whānau.

    The Ministry is supporting schools and kura to build their staff capability, so they can support their learners with the skills needed to succeed, and work with parents and whānau to develop the best fit for their students.

    Schools and kura are expected to integrate the Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content by 2020. It will be taught from Years 1-10, with the option to specialise from Years 11-13.

    The new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content is available from - technology.tki.org.nz and hangaraumatihiko.tki.org.nz

    A package of support will be rolled out for teachers and kaiako to build their capability and confidence in teaching the curriculum from 2018. View more on these initiatives here - education.govt.nz/digitech

    Next year we intend to continue to support teachers and leaders with this mahi both here and in the VLN, and would love to hear your stories too as you unpack, trial and implement the new curriculum. smiley Watch this space!

    Thank you for keeping us all up to date with where things are at.

     

    - By Allanah King
      • Allanah King
        By Allanah King
        Dec 11

        Thank you for keeping us all up to date with where things are at.

         

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