Hour of Code
Hour of Code is a global initiative to connect young people with coding so they can enjoy and understand their computer science rich surroundings. New Zealand schools have once again been involved, and you can be too.
Teachers in NZ schools need to stay up to date with the latest educational thinking around digital technology. SIGNAL's Educate programme strategies, skills and confidence to best deliver the new Digital Technologies curriculum.... while you are still teaching!
Convenient, relevant and empowering
If you are currently, or would like to teach Primary or Secondary School Digital Technologies, then SIGNAL's 'Educate programme is for you.
This is a two-year part-time distance learning professional development programme (including a short on-site session to complement your study).
'Educate' supports teachers to champion Computer Science and Programming subjects in schools, including the new NCEA Achievement Standards for Digital Technologies. Our award-winning educators have designed and developed digital technologies resources for many years, and are familiar with the needs of schools, Digital Technology teachers, and those providing outreach programmes.
Educate will build on your existing experience as a teacher, allowing you to apply your learning in your classroom.
Designed to suit the busy teacher
Each course is spread across the year so that you can manage your workload by working around peak times in your teaching year. The two courses are sufficient to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, or can be part of a Postgraduate Diploma in Education or Master of Education. You can earn the whole qualification in under two years.
Onsite block courses during school holidays are blended with online activities and support. Join an online community of practice founded on world-learning curriculum resources.
To support your study in the programme, apply for an Educate Scholarship today. These scholarships can be put towards course fees or towards other study costs including travel.
On Site Programme
In 2019 two on-site blocks will be offered, you can attend either on
15th & 16th April in Christchurch
17th & 18th April in Auckland (subject to confirmation)