Deliver New Digital Technologies Content with Confidence

Interface Article for Feb 2019

With the introduction of new Digital Technologies learning areas to the New Zealand curriculum, many teachers are asking themselves how they can prepare for the changes 2020 will bring.

The new learning areas need to be implemented by all schools and kura from 2020 for all students from years 1 to 13. For schools and kura to be ready for this change, The Mind Lab founder Frances Valintine says ‘it is essential that teachers and school leaders are confident and capable of delivering this new curriculum’.

The Mind Lab is a dedicated Postgraduate education provider offering a solution for registered teachers to become skilled in the education delivery of digital and collaborative learning.

The Mind Lab’s Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning provides the tools and research-backed pedagogy for teachers to confidently bring contemporary skills and digital tools into the classroom. This 32-week, part-time programme provides an NZQA-accredited, level 8 postgraduate qualification which aims to inspire and motivate educators to embrace change in their practice.

‘As an older teacher, I didn’t have the confidence to use digital tools,’ says Mind Lab student and ESOL teacher, Miranda Howell. ‘I knew I needed to do something about it. I now feel that I’m staying on top of the educational field, and the future of education for our children. It’s really valuable.’

The 2019 intakes are the last chance for teachers to gain this qualification before the curriculum changes come into effect. Those who start in March will complete the programme in November 2019, ready for the first term of the digitally strengthened curriculum.

There are further intakes in July and November, with The Mind Lab bringing the course to any region where there are 30 or more interested candidates.

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