15 Nov 2019

Digital Curriculum 2.0: Is New Zealand ready?

From Nine To Noon, 9:39 am on 15 November 2019

New Zealand's digital curriculum is set for a reboot next year - but are teachers ready for it? From 2020 it will be mandatory for schools to teach technology to children in years 1 to 10. A report published in August this year from the Education Review Office found it raised serious concerns in late December 2018 about the way schools had been preparing for the changes, saying too few had taken professional learning and development options were open to them.

One of those professional learning opportunities is running in Auckland at the moment.  

The Auckland University of Technology is running its cs4hs conference which is helping 450 high school - and for the first time, primary school - teachers with their digital skills in preparation for the curriculum change. Kathryn is joined by Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh who's heading up the conference.

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