October 11, 2016
Kura to benefit from tech fund
A project to grow digital fluency in kura Maori is one of the nine successful applicants to a new $1 million contestable fund.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says the fund is for providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination and help them get skilled in using and developing digital technologies.
It's part of a broader package to prepare schools for the 2018 roll out of new digital technologies curriculum content.
Education support consultancy Core Education scored funding for both its He Hui Matihiko a-Takiwa project and its Tech Futures work.
Other successful providers were The Ministry of Inspiration, King’s High School in Dunedin, The Technology Hub Ltd, University of Canterbury, Online Education Ltd working with Code Avengers Ruapehu College, and Pam Ferguson Charitable Trust working with OMG Tech.
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