Funded by the Ministry of Education, CS4S Teachers’ Network supports educators working with the Digital Technology Curriculum in Years 1 to 10. It aims to grow their expertise and create a collaborative community, writes Nicola Kenny.
PLANT the seed
As a teacher, you have a wonderful opportunity to grow the future generation. In the classroom, you nurture your students, planting seeds of knowledge. You collaborate with other educators, just like gardeners nurturing a community garden. Together, by supporting each other, the harvest is more bountiful than working alone.
NURTURE each other to nurture our kids
CS4S Teachers’ Network is a free and fun peer-to-peer network, a space to come together to share ideas and resources or ask questions.
There are so many exciting opportunities for teachers working in the digital curriculum – but there are challenges, too. What tools and devices are out there? How do you use them in the classroom and how does it relate back to students’ learning? How do you keep up with all the changes happening in digital technology?
GROW your knowledge, grow switched-on kids
Join CS4S Teachers’ Network and help build an amazing community resource – created by teachers for teachers. You can learn from other teachers or share your expertise in your field.
Whether it’s robotics, coding or a new tech toy, CS4S Teachers’ Network is the place to find out more and discuss ideas. You will be able to upload activities and lesson plans, or use resources created by other teachers. Search by curriculum level, age, resource or technology type.
Earn community badges for getting involved. You’ll get your first badge just for joining, and another one for setting up your profile. There are badges for sharing and downloading resources, and forum moderators receive recognition for their community service.
Enjoy the HARVEST
As teachers contribute to the network, it will grow and thrive. Those who engage with the community will reap the benefits and enjoy the harvest. Members have the opportunity to attend free professional development workshops to network with other teachers and grow their expertise in specific areas.
By 2020, schools and kura will have to integrate the Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum into their teaching. It can be challenging keeping up with the developments in digital technology – but it doesn’t have to be. CS4S Teachers’ Network is a great way to keep up with the latest developments for teaching the digital curriculum to Year 1 to 10 students. Become part of this amazing virtual community garden and join today!
Nicola Kenny works for the CS4S Teachers’ Network.