New Digital Learning Lab at Waitangi offers exciting opportunities

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is one of only three facilities nationwide selected by Te Papa Tongarewa Museum to deliver the state of the art digital programme, Raranga Matihiko – Weaving Digital Futures. The programme delivers innovative digital technologies to Far North students with limited access to new learning opportunities.

Each class has a unique programme designed to meet and support each student’s learning needs. Students develop digital fluency skills in a cross- curricular approach which builds understandings of computational thinking, digital citizenship, and literacy. Throughout the programme, they solve real-world problems, while enriching their knowledge of their communities and regions. Students can share their stories through creative exploration and collaboration across a range of digital products.

The first week of the programme has been well received by schools, with Deputy Principal of Ohaeawai School, Alicia Craig, saying it was an amazing experience that is in line with the school’s vision ‘learn, create, share’.

The programme is fully funded by the Ministry of Education with all costs for schools fully covered. Waitangi Treaty Grounds has a contract with Te Papa to run the digital lab for two years, which includes a full time teacher based at Waitangi.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds are extremely proud to have been chosen as the first venue outside of Wellington to introduce the programme. Educators Monika and Kerry are dedicated to engaging and empowering students and teachers alike, and making a real impact on their learning for both the present and the future.

To find out more, visit Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures or contact rarangamatihiko@tepapa.govt.nzor