Wednesday 28 June

$40m digital fluency package

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced an investment package of around $40 million over three years to enhance the digital fluency of our young people. “This investment will support the biggest change to our curriculum in 10 years,” says Ms Kaye. The package includes $24 million of new and $16 million of existing funding, and comes on top of: …

Educators NZ – Math trail sets Waikato on learning journey with bot …

A new kind of walking trail is set to be unveiled in Hamilton next week. Instead of showing off the region’s beauty and natural resources, it will expand your mind. The Maths Eyes trail will be the first of its kind in New Zealand and will snake its way around the University of Waikato Hamilton campus…

Minister of Education Needs to Do Homework On Screentime

Family First NZ says that parents should be concerned about the amount of screentime that their children are going to be exposed to under the new Digital Technologies-Hangarau Matihiki curriculum, and is critical of government agencies for a lack of research and guidelines for families…

Shake up for school curriculum revealed

Education MInister Nikki Kaye acknowledged it could be controversial given there were already concerns about the amount of time children spend online…

Digital curriculum changes connect young people to the future

Consultation on new digital technologies content for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Māori-medium Curriculum, was launched today by Education Minister Nikki Kaye. “We’re breaking new ground with a curriculum that offers unique Māori content, learning that can be shaped according to students’ individual needs, and future-proofing so it can adapt to new technology as it arises,” says Ms Kaye. …

Matauranga Maori gets tech twist in new curriculum

The Education Ministry is consulting on adding computer programming to the curriculum for both mainstream and Maori medium schools…

Digital investment worthwhile

Chief Executive Kirk Hope said new funding to support the teaching of digital technologies would help upskill new generations of New Zealanders…

Kids to learn how to code before high school

Proposed changes to the school curriculum will require all children to learn how to program computers by the time they finish primary school…

Educators welcome input on digital fluency package in school

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed Education Minister Nikki Kaye’s offer to work alongside the profession on how to implement the government’s digital fluency package in schools…

Nicholas Pole appointed as Chief Review Officer and ERO Chief Executive

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Nicholas Pole as Chief Review Officer and Chief Executive of the Education Review Office. Mr Pole is currently Acting Chief Review Officer. He has held this role since 24 January 2017…

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