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$40m digital fluency package

28 June 2017

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced an investment package of around $40 million over three years to enhance the digital fluency of our young people.

“This investment will help integrate new digital technologies content, released this morning for consultation, into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, our Māori-medium Curriculum,” says Ms Kaye.

$40 million digital fluency package at a glance

Initiative Funding Expected delivery
Additional demand-driven professional learning and development for teachers $9 million over 3 years Funding applications available Term Four 2017
National programme to introduce new curriculum and teaching strategies to teachers $15 million over 3 years Information available from Term Four 2017, support available from Term One 2018
Professional and Industry Networks $3 million over 3 years Funding for networks available from Term Four 2017
Specialised online provider $800,000 over 2 years Activities delivered in 2018
Interactive resources $3.5 million over 3 years Available from Term One 2018
Online exams trials $2.9 million over 1 year Trials complete by December 2018
Digital Technology for All Equity Fund $6 million over 3 years Information for potential providers published August 2017
Digital enterprise scholarships $330,000 over 3 years Information will be released in coming months
National Digital Championship $1.2 million over 2 years Details announced late 2017

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