Teach­ers of­fered lessons

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Teach­ers will get to sharpen their dig­i­tal skills with the launch of a new academy.

The Mana­iakalani Ed­u­ca­tion Trust has paired with the Uni­ver­sity of Auck­land to form the Mana­iakalani Dig­i­tal Teach­ing Academy.

The in­au­gu­ral in­take will see 10 grad­u­ate teach­ers train in a full dig­i­tal learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment. The course will en­able them to take the suc­cesses of the Mana­iakalani clus­ter to the rest of the coun­try.

Mana­iakalani Ed­u­ca­tion Trust was es­tab­lished in 2011 to help stu­dents at low decile schools achieve high com­puter lit­er­acy.

Teach­ers will be work­ing to­wards a post­grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tion fo­cus­ing on teach­ing in decile 1-3 schools.

Mana­iakalani Ed­u­ca­tion Trust chair­man Pat Sned­den says a num­ber of schools through­out New Zealand are al­ready us­ing new tech­nolo­gies to trans­form the way they teach.

‘‘The Dig­i­tal Teach­ing Academy will open up this knowl­edge and the ben­e­fits it brings to all New Zealand schools,’’ he says.

‘‘We need to fo­cus now on pro­vid­ing sup­port and train­ing so that prin­ci­pals and teach­ers can make the most of dig­i­tal learn­ing.’’


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