Digital Fluency for Teacher Aides - Christchurch

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Digital Fluency for Teacher Aides - Christchurch

Time & Location

11 Aug 2020, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

About the Event


Tickets are $500.00 and include 1 day training, catering and follow up resource development.

You are able to apply for funding from the Teacher Aide MoE PLD pilot fund. Click here to look at how to apply for funds, you can apply for release costs (to ensure you are paid for the day) and travel costs for the day. 

Therefore there are two payment options available for you, which are selected during booking. 

- Book me in and invoice us. 

- Please reserve my spot, I will look into the Teacher aide MoE PLD pilot fund

Over the day we will look at the value of understanding what tools can be used for what purpose, from the lens of a Teacher Aides day to day role with ākonga.

This hui is not about assistive technologies for students, although we will look at what can be used on computers to support learning.

Our values over the day (based from Tātaiako)

Ako - Today we will have an opportunity for reciprocal learning. Please give people the opportunity to share their thoughts and mahi.

Whanaungatanga - Make yourself known and build relationships with people in the room. Please make everyone feel welcome.

Wānanga - We are all here to share, learn, kōrero. Beliefs may be different but we respect that we all have something to contribute. 

Manaakitanga - We expect everyone to respect each others language, culture and identity. We all have equal opportunities here.

Tangata Whenuatanga - Affirm that Māori learners have a place in Digital Technologies.

Catering will be covered and delicious (we think you deserve to be treated)

The days happenings



Setting the scene

Introduction to Digital Fluency and what this means for us

10:30- 11:00 Kai


Relevant tools for the job. A slow walk through accessible digital tools which support Teacher Aides to do their job.

Time to have a play, with support from facilitators

12:30-1:15 Kai

1:15 - 2:30

More time for a play, with a chance to ask questions, and share what we have learned with each other.

Sessions will be capped to ensure every voice is heard.

There is no minimum requirement of skill using a computer. We would require though that participants come along with a device and a school email address they can use. It may be helpful to come along with the type of device used with students to support learning. 

Facilitator: Arnika Macphail comes from a teaching background which includes work as a teacher aide in a mainstream school and also special school. In her years as a facilitator she has come across a number of Teacher Aides who have not felt confident to use Digital tools with students, and who have not had the time to be able to learn. 

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