Kia Takatū DT4HS- Pou Rarama Wellington

Kia Takatū DT4HS- Pou Rarama Wellington

Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018

DT4HS | Pou Rarama (Digital Technologies for High School teachers) has a great reputation throughout New Zealand for supporting teachers in their Digital Technologies journey. This workshop, through the Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko National Readiness project will support and guide you through ideas, activities, progressions and enable professional discussions with like minded teachers.

DT4HS | Pou Rarama is a collection of workshops focused on preparing New Zealand educators for teaching the Digital Technologies achievement standards for NCEA (particularly computer science and programming). This event is particularly focused on people who have no background in computational thinking and computer science, and are teaching these topics for the first time, or would like to go over the basics really carefully.

This event has grown out of the CS4HS kaupapa; CS4HS events continue to be run by Victoria University of Wellington, and Auckland University of Technology. DT4HS | Pou Rarama is an additional program run by the University of Canterbury, and is available in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland. DT4HS | Pou Rarama is focussed on helping high school teachers who are new to DT to start to explore this new area. It is offered on different dates to the CS4HS events, and teachers are welcome to attend both CS4HS and DT4HS events.

This meet up will be delivered in English however the content will be really beneficial to kura Māori also. We invite all Māori Medium kaiako to attend as the skills and knowledge covered in these sessions are relevant to Māori Medium contexts.

Outcomes for teachers

Participants will -

  1. Explore the NCEA level one computer science standards, covering human-computer interaction, algorithms and compression.
  2. Have a gentle introduction to programming based around the languages Scratch and Python (which are popular in NZ high schools)
  3. Be given an overview of level 2 and 3 NCEA Digital Technologies standards

Key focus

This workshop will be aimed at teachers taking their "first steps" in teaching Digital Technologies, particularly the less familiar topics in computational thinking.

Why you should attend this session

There are excellent opportunities for students in the newly updated Digital Technologies achievement standards, and they have had considerable input from teachers since the original versions introduced in 2011. This meetup will provide a chance for you to connect with some of the key resources available to support teaching this material, and help you understand why it is valuable for giving your students a future-focussed education.


Tim Bell . Tim is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He is in demand internationally helping teachers understand new computing curricula. He has received many awards for his work in computing education. He also plays instruments that have black and white keys.

Sorry, registrations for this event closed on Friday 7th of December 2018

Meetup details:


Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018


09:00 AM - 05:00 PM




Unlimited places left


Victoria University of Wellington

Hunter Building

Room HULT220