Friday, 24 June 2016

Rebecca Jesson: equal education

Dr Rebecca Jesson is a senior lecturer in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. As part of a recent Radio New Zealand interview, Dr Jesson talked about research that she and her team at the University of Auckland's Woolf Fisher Research Centre have been conducting into Manaiakalani's digital teaching and learning programmes.

Click the image below to listen to the interview on the Radio NZ website:

Here are two more articles about Dr Jesson's work with Manaiakalani: and

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Cyclone top of the class as Google honours regional resellers - Reseller News

Cyclone Computers have recently received an award for being Google's 2015 Asia-Pacific Partner of the Year for Devices. This honours Cyclone's success in working alongside many New Zealand schools (including Manaiakalani Cluster & Outreach schools) as they introduce digital teaching.

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Friday, 12 February 2016

Spark features Manaiakalani in February Newsletter

The February newsletter sent out by Spark to all subscribers across New Zealand featured an update on their support of the Manaiakalani Programme.
As well as mentioning our local schools it goes on to explain that Spark has increased support to include the five Manaiakalani Outreach Clusters around New Zealand.
Click the image below to read about Spark's contribution to Manaiakalani:

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Summer Code Camp in Tamaki makes learning code a game -

A recent article for Scoop talks about the Summer Code Camp that 30 students from the Manaiakalani cluster were a part of. Funded by the Innovation Partnership and N4L (Network for Learning), the Summer Code Camp taught kids how to code through the process of making their own computer games.

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Monday, 11 January 2016

Tamaki College hosts Teach First NZ

Tamaki College principal, Mrs Soana Pamaka, speaks at the graduation ceremony of a cohort of Teach First NZ and explains the extremely positive experience Tamaki College has had employing TFNZ teachers.  

 Soana Pamaka, Principal of Tamaki College, speaks at Teach First NZ's Ako Mātātupu: Launching our Alumni Community and congratulating our 2013 cohort on their completion of the programme. 25 November 2014 at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education, Epsom Campus.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Young Tāmaki film makers get big screen experience -

A recent article on the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company website talks about the three classes that have had their films chosen for screening at Movies in Parks 2016. Previously shown as part of the Manaiakalani Film Festival, the selected films are They’re Coming by Glenbrae School Film Club, Talk About It by Room 13 at Pt England School and The Manaiakalani Story by Pt England's Room 27.

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Friday, 4 December 2015

University of Auckland profiles MDTA

The University of Auckland have recently profiled the 2014-2015 MDTA graduating beginning teachers on their website. This marked the occasion of their graduation from the digital immersion programme which was hosted at the Google Offices in Auckland. 

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