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As Director of DFRAG, the company that brings you the Teacher’s Lounge, I’m excited to announce that we intend to offer skills focused professional development workshops to support the implementation of Digital Technologies in NZ schools.

So that we can guarantee that these workshops will meet the needs of the DT Teacher Community we need your input.

We would be very grateful if you would please spare some of your time to provide us with your feedback. The form should take no more than five minutes to complete.

Simply click on this link:

DT Workshop online poll

If you prefer you can download the poll as a pdf file to complete offline and submit later at your convenience.

DT Workshop Poll August 2013.pdf

If you are part of a department, or a DT cluster, please share these links with your colleagues so they can contribute their feedback too.

The Workshops

The workshops will be designed to compliment the existing pd offered by NZQA, MOE and NZACDITT and will be in the following areas:

  • Junior DT Learning Pathways (years 7-10)
  • Digital Technologies Learning Pathways
    (Levels 1-3)
  • Skills for Digital Information Levels 1-3
  • Skills for Digital Media Levels 1-3 and
  • Generic Technology

Importantly, the workshops will run regularly throughout the year, according to the needs of the Community. They will be delivered by experienced Digital Technologies Teachers and will run in the main centres of Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Your Feedback Is Important

We look forward to hearing from you.  Click here to complete our online poll now.

Nga Mihi

Ginette Van Praag

Director
Digitech Friendly Resources & Gear

ginette.vp@dfrag.co.nz
dfrag.co.nz

New Links Category

Digital Technologies & STEM

A strong foundation in Digital Technologies skills and knowledge can support student achievement across all subjects.

Digital Technologies & STEM presents links to free resources that demonstrate how to apply videogame design and programming skills across the core curricular subjects of Maths, Science and English.

Well worth sharing with colleagues.

Must see  – workshop sessions from the Christchurch NZACDITT Symposium 2011 and The Google CS4HS workshops

If you missed these great events, no problem!  The organisers have put together recordings from a broad range of sessions to support DT Teacher PD.

Highlights from CS4HS include NZCS keynote speakers, student perspectives and ways to unpack and assess the Computer Science and Programming knowledge standards, including exemplars.

Visit the Google CS4HS channel here

The videos from the NZACDITT Symposium cover a broad range of material including course planning, computer programming and digital media.

Visit the NZACDITT Christchurch Symposium 2011 channel here