Online Modules: The Key Competencies in a Digital World (Y0-3)

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 25 June 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA8dY

'Key Competencies in a Digital World' is fully online and aimed at educators wishing to be more digitally fluent in their professional practice by looking through the lenses of each of the key competencies as described in the New Zealand Curriculum. Tools which support learning in each of these areas will be explored. Teachers can select tools which are appropriate to their own contexts, and trial accordingly. 

This course runs over a 7-week period in term 3. Each week there will be 1 module to complete, consisting of readings, practical in-class tasks, an online webinar and an assessment task. This course is best suited for teachers of Y0–3 learners. Places are limited. The suggested time commitment is 2 hours (minimum).

The modules in brief:

  • Introduction session: Nuts and bolts of the course, layout of the website resources plus trialling digital tools for introducing yourself online
  • Managing self: Tools which help you meet goals, manage time, and make decisions/take risks that affect your actions
  • Participating and contributing: Tools which enable you to participate and connect locally, nationally and internationally to contribute to positive changes in your world
  • Relating to others: Tools which help overcome barriers of relationships online and allow respectful interactions for positive outcomes
  • Language symbols and texts: How digital languages, symbols and texts differ from non-digital ones and tools to support competent and confident communication in the digital world
  • Thinking: Tools which help learners develop understandings, make decisions, shape actions, construct knowledge, develop intellectual curiosity, reflect on actions and challenge the basis of assumptions and perceptions
  • Summary: Assessment of key competencies, do you, should you, would you and how do you? Evidence of development of key competencies.

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New Zealand (nationwide)

05 August 2020 – 16 September 2020

Further information

Contact: Teresa Ormsby

 (07) 348 9079