About Us

The Technology Hub is an accredited MoE PLD Panel Provider and specialises in these key areas:

  • Curriculum planning and teacher PLD for NZC Digital Technologies
  • Raspberry Pis – the fantastic little computer that’s capable of teaching big ideas
  • Delivery of FITS Framework for ICT Technical Support Certified Training

For schools interested in engaging The Technology Hub for PLD support, the company is based in and serves Bay of Plenty (Taupō) region and can provide support for NZC Digital Technologies (English Medium) from January 2018. We have worked with schools across New Zealand, including the South Island, so if you find it difficult finding a local facilitator in this subject area in your region we’ll be happy to help.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.

Ginette Van Praag – Owner/Operator

MOE ACCREDITED PLD FACILITATOR

Summary of Practice

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 been developing her pedagogy as an eTeacher in the online space and has completed post-graduate papers in eLearning Design and the teaching of NCEA Computer Science through the University  of Canterbury.

She actively promotes creative computing in the wider community and in 2014 co-founded the 3C’s Raspberry Pi Computer Club for the 8-12 age group at Whangarei Central Library.

Ginette is also in her third year contract as National Coordinator and e-Learning Facilitator for the VLN Primary School. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of VLNP,  and teaches weekly programming and computer science online classes to children in schools across New Zealand.  See here for more.

PLD Portfolio

Ginette has developed and facilitated NCEA Digital Technologies Workshops, Course Counselling and Programme Planning in this subject area to Digital Technologies teachers across New Zealand.

Participation in Our DT Workshops

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.

Total Schools

79

NCEA DT

62

Raspberry Pi & DT

16

FITS Certification

1

Level 2 Digital Technologies Learning Workbook

Ginette is also a co-author of the Level 2 Digital Technologies Learning Workbook from ESA Publications