Pīkau means backpack or toolkit. By the end of this readiness program (Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko) you’ll have a pīkau/toolkit of resources to use for teaching and learning the new digital technologies content.

Choosing pīkau/toolkit

At the beginning of each pīkau/toolkit, 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, we’ll have 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.

Pīkau Hangarau Matihiko | Digital Technologies Toolkits


Ngā Kiriahi is our dedicated online community space for Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko. You’re welcome to join us there to engage in content, resources and discussions associated with the readiness programme. To find out more about Ngā Kiriahi, see About us.

Self Review Tool

Te Tokorima-a-Mahuika (TTaM) is a key part of the Readiness Programme. TTaM consists of 15 questions. It has been designed to give feedback to teachers and kaiako on how ‘ready’ they are to implement the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content. We anticipate that it will be used regularly by teachers and kaiako as they progress through the Readiness Programme. Completing TTaM will, produce a report for the teacher/kaiako that gives feedback on their current strengths, areas to work on and next steps with regards to implementing the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content. There are two versions of the SRT: one for those who may have some responsibility for leading the implementation of Digital Technologies in their school/kura (Leaders), and another for those who will teach the new content (Teachers/Kaiako).

Local Meetups

Ki te Ahikāroa or local meetups will be 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.