Programme Components

The different aspects of Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko, the National Digital Readiness Programme, are designed to help you explore so you can be confident in delivering the two technology areas within the curriculum; Computational Thinking for Digital Technologies (CT) and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes (DDDO).

Te Tokorima-a-Mahuika / Self Review Tool

Te Tokorima-a-Mahuika / Self Review Tool

Te Tokorima-a-Mahuika / the Self Review Tool lets you check your readiness to implement digital technologies and will tell you which pīkau (online short courses) will best help you continue your journey of learning.

Te Tokorima-a-Mahuika / Self Review Tool is a key part of the Readiness Programme. Consisting of 15 questions, it has been designed to give you feedback on how ‘ready’ you are to implement the revised Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content and to recommend resources to help you with your learning journey, no matter where you're at.

Use the tool repeatedly throughout your journey with the Kia Takatū ā-Matahiko programme to check your progress and get more resource recommendations to support you.

Group review function

Trying to get a sense of how ready your school, kura, or group is to implement the Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content? Te Tokorima-a-Mahuika offers a group review function that combines anonymous self review results from individuals into a report so you can get a picture of overall readiness for a group.

The report will help you identify your strengths and opportunities for the group to help inform your decision making about future professional learning and support.

Pīkau / Toolkits

Pīkau are a collection of online short courses which build understanding and confidence in teachers implementing digital technologies.

Pīkau means backpack or toolkit. Each pīkau / toolkit is an online short course which gives useful, practical information and resources to build your confidence in engaging with digital technologies. By the end of this readiness program (Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko) you’ll have a pīkau of resources to use for teaching and learning the revised Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko content.

Choosing a toolkit

At the beginning of each pīkau, there is an introduction. It includes a video with information about what is in the pīkau so you can decide if it is the right one for you. Whether you are working on a pīkau at Hika / Ignition, or Whitawhita / Blazing in your digital readiness (use the Te Tokorima-a-Mahuika to find out where you're at), there are practical activities that you can implement into your learning space. You will also know how much time you should put aside to complete the pīkau. On average, our pīkau take about 45 minutes to complete. You don't need to complete a pīkau in one go, and you can return any time to complete it.

Ngā Kiriahi / Online Community

Ngā Kiriahi is our dedicated online community space for Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko for you to connect with teachers and kaiako across the country to talk Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko.

We invite you to join the thousands of teachers and kaiako who already use Ngā Kiriahi to engage in content, resources and discussions associated with this programme (including Pīkau, Ki te Ahikāroa, Rauemi Pīkau and much more) and the revised Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content.

Here you’ll find Ngā Rōpū (groups) and Ngā Matapakinga (discussions) with content and conversation that supports community connections for both Māori medium and English medium teachers and kaiako. As well as contributing to existing conversations, you will also be able to start discussion threads or create and maintain groups of your own.

Kauhaurangi Tuihono / Webinars

Our Kauhaurangi Tuihono / Webinar programme is designed to support you integrate the revised Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content in a virtual classroom.

Webinars are 30 minutes long with small numbers so you can get the most out of the learning. The resources cover teaching digital technologies through literacy, music, story-telling and much much more. At the end of a session, you will be able to transform what you've learnt into your own lesson plan right away.

Ki te Ahikāroa / Meetups

Ki te Ahikāroa or local meetups are a combination of hands-on, face-to-face workshops in your region as well as interactive, virtual get-togethers (webinars) for everyone to engage in.

Meetups are free to attend and participants will be able to engage in new learning as well as share practice and ideas about integrating Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko into classroom programmes. Meetups will provide an opportunity for you to connect, grow and learn from each other, supporting you to be confident and ready to implement Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko.

Our face-to-face programme is currently on hold. Check out our Kauhaurangi Tuihono / Webinar programme running until the end of Term 3.

Rauemi Pīkau / Resource Toolkits

Rauemi pīkau or resource toolkits are exemplars of how Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko can be integrated into your curriculum.

Rauemi pīkau (resource toolkits) are available for you to use and serve as comprehensive exemplars or models of how you might integrate Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko into your local curriculum in relevant and authentic contexts.

Each rauemi pīkau is designed with adaptability in mind, allowing you to personalise the learning to your context. They also contain downloadable templates to assist you in working alongside your colleagues to explore ways in which you might teach Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko.