Centrally Funded PLD
The purpose of the new Digital Technologies curriculum is to enable learners to understand how new technologies work rather than just be users or consumers. With over 17 years of experience teaching in this field, we have the expertise to support the implementation of this new subject area in your school.
Ginette can be engaged to provide the following supports for the new Digital Technologies learning area:
- Programme planning
- Cross-curricular integration
- Resource development and research
- Preparing and developing supporting documentation and related administration
- Hands-on workshops (on-site or hosted at our new Digital Discovery Centre in Taupō)
- Whole staff and team support with embedding ICT across the curriculum (eLearning)
The new curriculum offers an exciting opportunity to elevate our rangatahi to new levels, where they can learn to use digital technologies to explore, inquire, create and collaborate in cross-curricular contexts like never before.
Casual PLD Opportunities
Hosted at our Digital Discovery Centre in Taupō, our informal workshops introduce fundamental ideas in Digital Technologies, with lots of opportunities to try for yourself. Have a whole day of fun and discovery for just $99 (+gst) per person. Workshop dates will be promoted through our Newsletter and on EdGazette.
Below are some examples of what may be of interest. If you have a specific area you would like to focus on and have a few colleagues who may also want to participate, we’ll be happy to set something up. Just get in touch.
BEGINNERS PHYSICAL COMPUTING WORKSHOP: INPUT – PROCESS – OUTPUT with the Raspberry Pi
- What is Physical Computing and what can it do?
- How can you use Physical Computing to teach Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes?
BEGINNERS CREATIVE PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP: Scratch
- What is Scratch and what can it do?
- How can you use Scratch to teach Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes?
INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP: Python
- What is Python and what can it do?
- How can you use Python to teach Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes?