Professional Teacher Development

Auckland and Gisborne PD

Whilst recognising the scale of the challenge that schools and teachers face, The Mind Lab offers tangible, hands-on solutions through applied practice sessions.

Our talented teams at our Auckland and Gisborne labs offer a range of professional development programmes that are responsive to contemporary learner needs and promote confidence and provide inspiration to teachers bringing a new world of possibility to the classroom.

Session Options

All workshop options are flexible as The Mind Lab works with teachers or teams of teachers to develop appropriate workshops, tasks and experiences based upon specific class, school or community needs.

Learning process

The learning process reflects best-practice creative and innovative delivery that supports learning-through-doing, and team based activities.

All sessions use digital technologies or science/technology-based practices, including robotics, electronics, animation, coding, augmented reality and 3D printing to bring subjects to life.

For example sessions can be developed that help teachers teach simple visual-based coding used to bring subjects such as Mathematics, Music, Visual Arts and Science to life.

Alternatively, sessions could be focused on integrating robotics across the curriculum to support learning in areas such as Science, Mathematics, Technology alongside the development of the key competencies.

For teachers exploring more creative and innovative approaches to the classroom, The Mind Lab offers animation sessions as a means of helping students utilise digital storytelling. Regardless of the focus of the session, learning can relate to any approach your school is undertaking including emphasis on design thinking, the science capabilities and specific school learning processes.


To book teacher development sessions please email or phone. We will talk through topics, required outcomes, dates, staff numbers and budgets.  As a guide a 2 hour session for 10 – 16 teachers is $950 +gst.

Email or phone to inquire and book: or 09 964 4444 or 06 777 0522