Te Pā Pouahi | Digital Leaders PLD
Course Update Feb 2019


Tēnā koutou katoa,  

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko (National digital readiness programme) are putting the final touches on Te Pā Pouahi (Pouahi | Digital Leaders PLD course) which is due for release February. 

You may be aware of recent revisions to the New Zealand Curriculum, and your school could be looking for opportunities to have conversations and discussions about how you might go about implementing them. 

What is your role as a Pouahi | Digital Leader?

Your role as a pouahi (digital leader) is to support all the stakeholders in your school, from Senior Leadership and Board Of Trustees, to teacher support and whānau/community. This course will allow you to strengthen and develop opportunities for students to build curiosity and enhance creativity. The future focused intent of the Digital Technologies content is a perfect opportunity to develop the skills and confidence that students need for their future.

2019 is an opportunity to pilot and reflect on your experiences as well as creating your draft strategic plan for implementing the revised New Zealand Curriculum content within the Technology learning area. A large portion of the pouahi course focuses on supporting you to support your colleagues.

"Big words to learn but simple concepts"

Professor Tim Bell, University of Canterbury was asked by a 9 year old: "Why do you use such words for simple ideas" He considered this question, he now explains it as "Everyone uses big words for simple ideas, every field has its specialised language." For example, English has metaphors, similes and adjectives.  Yes, there are big words to learn, but the concepts are simple. 

How does Te Pā Pouahi | Digital Leaders PLD and support add value to your teaching?

The Te Pā Pouahi | Digital Leaders PLD course supports you to learn this language described above, so everyone understands what it's about, so we can enable our students to become creators of digital technologies, not just users and consumers.

Likewise, it guides you to support teachers to identify the value they can add to their students learning through Digital Technologies content. 

Don't miss out on this great opportunity, if you haven't already signed up for this course you can do so by clicking on the button below.  Please note you will need to be logged in to access. 

Ngā mihi
The Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko whānau.
Click on the pic above to see introduction video to Pouahi Module 1: Setting the conditions for supporting each other.
On Monday 15th February we have our first panel session with Hinerangi Edwards and Tim Bell discussing Igniting Interest in Digital Technologies from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. To register click here. (you will need to be logged in)