Ginette Van Praag is an MOE Accredited PLD Provider and can be engaged to deliver Centrally Funded PLD support for NZC Digital Technologies (English Medium). She has been working alongside teachers to implement Digital Technologies in schools throughout New Zealand since 2011.
Ginette has been a Digital Technologies educator, Leader of Learning and IT Infrastructure middle manager in New Zealand and in the UK. She is a registered teacher and an accredited Practitioner in the Framework for ICT Technical Support (FITS). Ginette has over 15 years experience working with and teaching Digital Technologies in mainstream schools.
She has experience as an eTeacher and has worked with FarNET and the VLN Primary School, teaching NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies and programming and computer science to children in primary schools across New Zealand.
Ginette actively promotes creative computing in the wider community. In 2014 she co-founded the 3C’s Raspberry Pi Computer Club at Whangarei Central Library. In October 2018 we opened The Technology Hub, Taupō – our flagship Digital Discovery Centre set in the heart of the Central Plateau. Find out more about this exciting venture.
Ginette has developed and facilitated NCEA Digital Technologies Workshops and Programme Planning in this subject area to Digital Technologies Teachers across New Zealand.
She has worked as a Digital Technologies specialist / classroom teacher in a broad range of school settings, including Low Decile Schools, Single Sex Schools and Online Schools.
Participation in Our DT Workshops
As Director of The Technology Hub, Ginette has developed and facilitated NCEA Digital Technologies Workshops and Programme Planning in this subject area to Digital Technologies teachers from 79 schools across New Zealand since 2011.
Raspberry Pi & DT
In Print / Media
2019 – Connected Instructional Series: Term 1 Level 2, ‘Lighting the Sky with Raspberry Pi’ Feature Article
2018 – “Interview with a Guru!”
2016-17 Strengthening Digital Technologies Preferred Supplier for the Ministry of Education
The Technology Hub was one of the 9 preferred suppliers for the Strengthening Digital Technologies Fund, facilitating a coherent NZC teaching and learning programme for years 6-8+ with the Raspberry Pi.
2014 – Ginette co-authored the Level 2 Digital Technologies Learning Workbook from ESA Publications.
2011 – The Teacher’s Lounge Blog
In response to the new Digital Technologies NCEA Achievement Standards being released, Ginette put together a website ‘The Teacher’s Lounge’ as a one-stop-shop – for new teachers of the subject to find resources all in one place.