Starts: 4:30 p.m. Sunday 18 April, 2021

Ends: 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Cost: Free!

Location:
Rehua,
Corner of Forestry Rd and Arts Rd,
Ilam, Christchurch,
Canterbury region

Description

Growing possibilities into opportunities. Collaborate with other Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko enthusiasts to create resources for everyone.

Are you an ideas person looking for others to collaborate with in order to make your resource idea a reality? Join us in creating engaging and inspiring Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko resources, in a fun filled 48 hours with other enthusiastic kaiako.

This event is all about developing DT & HM learning resources for you and others to use based on local curriculum kaupapa and contexts. Work in teams of 3 to 5 to dive deeper into DT & HM concepts while developing a project-based programme of learning or create supporting resources for teachers new to DT & HM.

We will provide:

  • An incredible atmosphere of fun and creativity
  • Knowledgable DT & HM advisors and support for groups
  • High class facilities for group work including breakout spaces
  • A lot of scrumptious food
  • A few surprises along the way

All educators with a drive to create are invited to apply to attend. We’re aiming to bring together a range of attendees based on teaching medium, region, and year levels. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in education for one year or a lifetime, what is important is that you are ready to create for the community.

All ideas will be collated and a final list will be sent out the week before the event. At this time you can indicate which ideas you would be comfortable working on, your finalised group would be confirmed during the Sunday evening session. All resources produced will be released freely after the event under Creative Commons on dthm4kaiako.ac.nz.

The event is free to attend with all food provided. Travel and accommodation subsidies are not available, however if you are a PPTA member, you may be interested in applying for a PPTA Grant to attend subject association conferences as this is a DTTA subject association conference.

We look forward to working alongside you to collaborate and create innovative resources for all our kaiako and teachers in Aotearoa.

Application Timeline

  • Friday 19th February 2021 - Applications open
  • Friday 11th March 2021 - Applications close
  • Applicants contacted via email with the result of their application. Our aim is to respond within 3 working days of receiving this application.

Location

Rehua,
Corner of Forestry Rd and Arts Rd,
Ilam, Christchurch,
Canterbury region

Schedule

Sunday 18 April, 2021

4:30 p.m.
until 5:00 p.m.
Registration desk open

Sign in at the registration desk to begin your 48 hours of fun and creativity!

5:00 p.m.
until 6:00 p.m.
Dinner

Enjoy a canape dinner and meet your fellow event attendees.

6:00 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m.
Opening session

The official start of Ara Ako 2021!

7:30 p.m.
until 8:30 p.m.
Group and resource selection

Find the resource idea that speaks to you and form groups of 3 to 5 attendees. Get to know your teammates, learn what strengths each other brings to the table, and create a team name.

8:30 p.m.
until 10:00 p.m.
Initial planning

Space will be available for those who want to get a headstart on resource creation. You are also welcome to head back to your accommodation to get a good night's rest before a busy day tomorrow!

Monday 19 April, 2021

7:30 a.m.
until 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

Enjoy a continental breakfast to get you started for the day.

8:30 a.m.
until 10:00 a.m.
Content creation session

Start brainstorm and planning what is possible and feasible for your resource idea.

10:00 a.m.
until 10:30 a.m.
Morning Tea

Recharge with delicious food and drink.

10:30 a.m.
until 10:40 a.m.
Whānau standup

Meet with advisors to discuss where you are up to, what you're about to work on, and any roadblocks you've encountered.

10:40 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m.
Content creation session

Start prototyping and testing the resource, ensuring it will delight students and map to the curriculum effectively.

12:30 p.m.
until 1:15 p.m.
Lunch

Recharge with delicious food and drink.

1:15 p.m.
until 3:00 p.m.
Content creation session

Fill out your resource idea with rich and innovating content.

3:00 p.m.
until 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Tea

Recharge with delicious food and drink.

3:30 p.m.
until 3:40 p.m.
Whānau standup

Meet with advisors to discuss where you are up to, what you're about to work on, and any roadblocks you've encountered.

3:40 p.m.
until 6:00 p.m.
Content creation session

Assess what is or is not working in your current resource. Possibly test variants of your resource, or develop a rich curriculum mapping for teachers.

6:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m.
Dinner

Unwind with a scrumptious dinner and delightful drinks at the end of a busy day.

8:00 p.m.
until 10:00 p.m.
Content creation session

Rooms will be available for those who wish to keep working into the evening, but you are welcome to head back to your accommodation to get rest!

Tuesday 20 April, 2021

7:30 a.m.
until 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

Enjoy a continental breakfast to get you started for the day.

8:30 a.m.
until 10:00 a.m.
Content creation session

The end is near, so start delagating those final tasks to ensure your resource idea becomes a reality!

10:00 a.m.
until 10:30 a.m.
Morning Tea

Recharge with delicious food and drink.

10:30 a.m.
until 10:40 a.m.
Whānau standup

Meet with advisors to discuss where you are up to, what you're about to work on, and any roadblocks you've encountered.

10:40 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m.
Content creation session

Sort out those final resource details, and slap a layer of polish and gloss on top.

12:30 p.m.
until 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

Recharge with delicious food and drink.

1:00 p.m.
until 2:00 p.m.
Presentation preperation

Create your presentation for showcasing the resource you have created.

2:00 p.m.
until 3:00 p.m.
Presentations

A showcase of all resource ideas created at Ara Ako 2021!

3:00 p.m.
until 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Tea and tidy up

Recharge with delicious food and drink, and then tidy up your group's area before the closing session.

3:30 p.m.
until 4:00 p.m.
Closing session

Hear the final announcements from the event team, and then that will be a wrap for the first Ara Ako event!