We need your help to prepare our kids for the future

New Zealand is a digital nation. Digital technologies are transforming how we live – shaping our homes, our schools, our workplaces, and changing the way that we interact with each other and live our everyday lives.

Our education system needs to change how we prepare our children and young people to participate, create and thrive in this fast-evolving digital world.

From 2018, Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko (DT | HM) will be part of the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, starting at Year 1.

Before we do this, the Ministry of Education needs the help of students, educators, business/industry, parents, families and whānau to develop the final content of the curriculum through a consultation process on the draft DT | HM.

The new curriculum will give students the tools they need now and to prepare them for their future. It will enable them to learn about and create computer software and mobile app development, create digital content and design new devices to succeed and fully participate in the 21st century and beyond.

The curriculum will also provide students and their parents, family, whanau and teachers a clear picture of what learning progression in Digital Technologies looks like.

The curriculum will be flexible and responsive so schools can tailor their teaching programmes to suit the needs and aspirations of their students and communities. 

We welcome your feedback and all submissions will be considered with a report back later this year, prior to the curriculum’s implementation in 2018. The consultation process will run from 28 June 28 to 3 September.

There will be opportunities at workshops around the country to learn more and provide feedback over July and August 2017.

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