June 13, 2018
Digital help boosting school progress
A Taitokerau Education Trust project to get chrome books into the hands of low decile students is having an impact.
The University of Auckland’s Woolf Fisher Research Centre says students in Whangarei’s Te Puawai cluster of schools are making faster progress in learning than the average New Zealand school.
Trust executive officer Liz Cassidy-Nelson says as well as digital immersion the project promotes new teaching and learning systems and includes upskiling of teachers and whanau to embrace the new methods.
Maori students may need extra help.
"Our Maori whanau are unfortunately the most transient of all so being able to track them long term has been a bit more difficult but it is certainly a working party priority is to make sure we are bringing our levels up," she says.
Liz Cassidy-Nelson says the programme allows students to pursue learning that is of interest to themselves.
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