Teachers offered lessons
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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