Thursday, 30 January 2014

Graeme Aitken: Focus on social inequality will aid teachers - NZ Herald

The Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy was referred to in an article in the New Zealand Herald in response to the Prime Minister's announcement about upcoming changes to education. Professor Graeme Aitken, Dean of Education, University of Auckland, says; 

"We have recently developed a post-graduate programme with the Manaiakalani schools in Tamaki to support the digital learning, community-based programmes they have developed across their cluster.
Each of these initiatives requires the university to work differently and flexibly - to itself be humble about that fact that we learn as much from working with teachers as they learn from us and that together we will advance knowledge."

To read the full article, click the image below:

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Manaiakalani Trust - changing the face of education - RadioLive

Pat Snedden, Manaiakalani Education Trust chair, is interviewed by Andrew Patterson for RadioLive about the trust and its work. Click below to listen to the interview:

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Tech firms picked for school internet network - New Zealand Herald

Twelve New Zealand technology companies have been selected to help connect schools to the Network for Learning, which is the infrastructural backbone of Manaiakalani's community wireless initiative and will be for similar programmes around the country. Click below to read more:

Monday, 6 January 2014

Switched on to learning - New Zealand Herald

Manaiakalani has been featured in an article by Andrew Patterson in the New Zealand Herald. The article examines the programme's influence on schools in the Manaiakalani cluster and how the Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy aims to end up helping more communities to create full immersion digital learning environments.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Telecom Foundation's Visit to Pt England School

The Telecom Foundation is a very important supporter and sponsor of the Manaiakalani Education Trust and the work being done in the Manaiakalani Cluster to raise student achievement, engagement and opportunity. Recently, a group of key people from the Telecom Foundation visited Pt England School in the Manaiakalani cluster, to see for themselves how the programme is working. Click below to read about their visit, on the Telecom Foundation's Blog:

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Telecom Foundation supports digital teaching pilot -

The Telecom Foundation have announced that they are funding digital teaching for more communities, after the success of Manaiakalani programme.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Digital teachers by Paul Brislen - TUANZ

Paul Brislen talks about a the changing face of education in New Zealand through digital teaching, with a focus on Manaiakalani Education Trust.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Teacher digital course a world first - RadioLive NZ

Andrew Patterson interviews Dorothy Burt about the newly launched Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy. Click the link below to listen to the interview.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014