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$1 million for digital technology projects

Education and digital technology providers who have ideas for engaging projects will be able to bid for $1 million after education minister today announced that a new Request for Proposal has opened.

Today’s announcement is part of a broader package of curriculum support for schools after the governements’ decision last month to strengthen digital technologies in the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

“We want to fund providers who can hit the ground running with ideas that will match teachers’ and students’ enthusiasm and imagination, and boost their engagement with digital technologies,” says Ms Parata.

“Digital fluency is the universal language of the 21st century. To be successful and get the jobs they want, Kiwi kids will need to be confident using a broad range of digital technologies in a variety of settings. Our government’s aim is to strengthen digital technology teaching and learning in schools, and we are looking for partners to work with us to support schools to fully embrace this change.”

The Request For Proposal opens today and will close on August 31.

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