To provide an opportunity for innovative teachers to form a network for support and mentoring as they continue to explore ways to enrich the lives and learning of the young people they work with, their whānau and the wider community.
The Manaiakalani Programme has gained national and international credibility as an innovative approach to ensuring the foundation requirements of schooling are being met whilst offering young people the opportunity to learn in an environment which recognises the special character of our children as digital citizens whose world is very different from their teachers at the same age.
Over the eleven years of the Manaiakalani Innovative Teacher programme we have had teachers who have taken this opportunity to investigate ways to accelerate learning outcomes for our young people via the Manaiakalani pedagogy and kaupapa. The most successful MIT projects have subsequently become the foundation of classroom implementation for colleagues within the Manaiakalani Network and around New Zealand. The Manaiakalani Education Trust is keen to support teachers who are challenging their own teaching practice through inquiring into innovative ways to meet our cluster goals and provide inspiration to their colleagues. To quote Michael Fullan 2/11/16, we are looking for "purposeful, focused and disciplined innovation".
Closes Friday November 10th 2023 5pm
There will be a formal interview process for short-listed applicants with the panel including Matt Goodwin (MIT-24 Lead), Jenny Oxley (Manaiakalani Education Trust), Dorothy Burt (Manaiakalani Programme), Justine Todd (KPMG partner)
The appointment process will include the panel contacting your principal to verify that you are an effective teacher within your school.
Date of interviews: Thursday November 16th - all short listed applicants will be interviewed via Google Meet
Conditions of Participation
Agree to model "Learn Create Share" both in work with learners and throughout the MIT-24 year
Outcomes to be publicly available online
Reflections to be available to Manaiakalani Online community, PLD team, MET, Principals and research team
Targets to be set and met each term in negotiation with MIT-24 leaders
Availability to attend and share at agreed hui and conferences - these will include overnight stays, and one will potentially require a current passport and vaccinations!
Release time each term to attend MIT-24 network sessions 1 x day each term, in Auckland
Release from class to focus on project 2 x days each term
Willingness to embrace opportunities to grow presentation skills locally and overseas
NB: We are open to projects which build on previously successful inquiries and extend or enrich the innovation.
I understand that innovation through design thinking with MIT-24 requires solutions that could NOT have been achieved without digital technologies.
I have looked closely at the previous years of Manaiakalani Innovative Teachers and checked that I am not repeating something from the past. We are not looking to fund a repeat of past MIT projects.
Dates for 2024
Online Connect Wed 21st Feb after school
Kickstart 3 day Hui: Hui 3 days Thu 7th Mar - Sat 9th Mar Travel after school Thurs 7th, all day Friday 8th , end lunch Saturday 9th March, travel home at leisure.
Network Meeting Days: 22 March, 27 May, 2 September, 25 November (all Mondays)
Principals' Wānanga Thursday October 31st - Friday November 1st 2024
Conference School Holidays, 3 days TBA, July or October
Release days organise yourself