Teacher PLD

The purpose of the new curriculum is to enable learners to understand how new technologies work rather than just be users or consumers and the pedagogy we advocate places the learner firmly at the centre.

We are pleased to be able to offer Teacher PLD and Learner Workshops that will support the implementation of a coherent NZC Digital Technologies learning pathway in your school or cluster.

Example 2 Day Workshop Programme

We’d like to invite teachers of Years 5-8  to join Ginette for a two-day workshop that will get you started with confidence:

Day 1: Introduction to the new curriculum subject Digital Technologies

  • Unpack the new strands
  • Introduction to computational thinking and why it is important
  • Resources and activities to get started straight away

Day 2: Introduction to programming with Scratch

  • What is Scratch and how does it work?
  • Using Scratch in Cross-Curricular ways
  • Resources and activities to get started straight away

Attend one or both days. Both workshops will require a minimum of 10 attendees to run. Venues, dates and locations tbc.

If you would like to host a workshop at your school,  please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help. We offer a special discount for host schools. 

Express Your Interest to Attend or Host a Workshop

For further details, including pricing and to register your interest please complete this form.


Please note these activities are available in English medium only at the current time.

Rangatahi learn to develop and use computational thinking skills in a safe environment to explore, inquire, create, debug, test, feedback, collaborate, feed forward and to LEARN to THINK for themselves in structured ways. They also develop the skills and confidence to reach for new technologies, in order to manipulate them in new ways to help them further make sense of their world.  This is sound, modern, multi-modal pedagogy and this curriculum offers a unique opportunity to elevate our children to a new level.

Ginette Van Praag, Director, The Technology Hub.

More Teacher & Learner Workshops

Information Workshop

Find out what NZC Digital Technologies is, what it means for your tamariki and school community and approaches for making it a reality

Workshop Series

This programme is based on the successful pedagogical model developed for the Strengthening Digital Technologies Project


A collection of activities and lesson plans for introducing programming and computational thinking to tamariki from years 5-8+