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Annual Report 2019

Executive Summary

In 2019, the second year of theRaranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures programme, delivery continued acrossall four regions – Wellington, Waitangi, Auckland and Hawke’s Bay.  Facilitators, located in each regionalmuseum, worked with kaiako to design and develop bespoke programmes of learningfor each class.

With the kaupapa of providingequity of access to rich digital technology learning, each programme is linkedto the revised Hangarau and Technology learning content thereby providingopportunities for ākonga, kaiako and whānau to learn more about digital fluencyand computer science, so they become digitally confident and capable thinkers,producers and creators.  The programmedraws on the rich content that museum learning offers and weaves throughexisting classroom learning and a cross-curricular approach to support kaiakounderstanding of curriculum integration.

In-depth and co-facilitated, theRaranga Matihiko programme works with schools from decile 1-3 schools and allkura, within a 100-120km range of the museum.  During the year, 6,821 ākonga from 248 classes took part in theprogramme.  The face-to-face component ofthe learning has totalled over 70,077 ākonga learning hours reflecting the deeplearning opportunity offered through this programme.  In 2019, 108 schools returned for the secondyear of the programme; the benefit of developing kaiako learning over this timewas evident with a noticeable increase in kaiako and ākonga confidencedemonstrated in understanding of the revised learning areas as well asconceptual thinking.

Throughout the year, there havebeen some highlights that have promoted ākonga learning from theprogramme.  A visit from the Duchess ofCambridge gained international coverage of the programme; the ākonga exhibitionat Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum showcased ākonga work; the development ofthe Decoded for Learners series has provided learners with additional support,and the community support for Wairoa schools and Kura have enabled theirparticipation.  

We welcome Waikato Museum intothe Raranga Mathiko whānau in 2020.  Thisnew partnership has arisen from Auckland Museum’s reluctant withdrawal from theprogramme at the end of 2019, due to major building renovations undertaken atthe museum.  We are thrilled with theopportunity to partner with Waikato Museum and extend the reach into Waikatoand look forward to sharing stories from their ākonga during the year.

Digital technology, capabilityand equity are at the heart of this programme. The team are delighted that notonly has Raranga Matihiko met the contractual intentions but that social impactand equity has extended the learning experience for ākonga, kaiako and whānauenabling them insights into future vocational pathways, ways to accessknowledge through the museum and new life experiences.

Executive Summary

In 2019, the second year of theRaranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures programme, delivery continued acrossall four regions – Wellington, Waitangi, Auckland and Hawke’s Bay.  Facilitators, located in each regionalmuseum, worked with kaiako to design and develop bespoke programmes of learningfor each class.

With the kaupapa of providingequity of access to rich digital technology learning, each programme is linkedto the revised Hangarau and Technology learning content thereby providingopportunities for ākonga, kaiako and whānau to learn more about digital fluencyand computer science, so they become digitally confident and capable thinkers,producers and creators.  The programmedraws on the rich content that museum learning offers and weaves throughexisting classroom learning and a cross-curricular approach to support kaiakounderstanding of curriculum integration.

In-depth and co-facilitated, theRaranga Matihiko programme works with schools from decile 1-3 schools and allkura, within a 100-120km range of the museum.  During the year, 6,821 ākonga from 248 classes took part in theprogramme.  The face-to-face component ofthe learning has totalled over 70,077 ākonga learning hours reflecting the deeplearning opportunity offered through this programme.  In 2019, 108 schools returned for the secondyear of the programme; the benefit of developing kaiako learning over this timewas evident with a noticeable increase in kaiako and ākonga confidencedemonstrated in understanding of the revised learning areas as well asconceptual thinking.

Throughout the year, there havebeen some highlights that have promoted ākonga learning from theprogramme.  A visit from the Duchess ofCambridge gained international coverage of the programme; the ākonga exhibitionat Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum showcased ākonga work; the development ofthe Decoded for Learners series has provided learners with additional support,and the community support for Wairoa schools and Kura have enabled theirparticipation.  

We welcome Waikato Museum intothe Raranga Mathiko whānau in 2020.  Thisnew partnership has arisen from Auckland Museum’s reluctant withdrawal from theprogramme at the end of 2019, due to major building renovations undertaken atthe museum.  We are thrilled with theopportunity to partner with Waikato Museum and extend the reach into Waikatoand look forward to sharing stories from their ākonga during the year.

Digital technology, capabilityand equity are at the heart of this programme. The team are delighted that notonly has Raranga Matihiko met the contractual intentions but that social impactand equity has extended the learning experience for ākonga, kaiako and whānauenabling them insights into future vocational pathways, ways to accessknowledge through the museum and new life experiences.