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Mind Lab at MOTAT hosting event to promote young women in tech
Gender diversity in the tech industry is a hot topic around the world, but it’s one that New Zealand is looking to tackle head on.
New education platform empowers Kiwi teachers in the digital age
The Digital Passport has been created by 12 Mind Lab educators to enable teachers to develop skills and understanding to deliver the new curriculum.
Y-tech workshops getting youth into technology
The event includes speeches by inspirational New Zealand tech personalities from Datacom, the Mind Lab, and GirlBoss.
Unitec’s The Mind Lab and MOTAT join forces to empower Kiwis in STEM
"More than 40,000 students have learnt how to create, code, invent, test and build solutions using problem-based learning and technology in our lab."
Lightbox and The Mind Lab team up to inspire young Kiwi inventors
“Mind Lab Kids is all about fun, discovery, collaboration and confidence building...”
Unitec’s Tech Futures Lab and The Mind Lab make key appointments to continue rapid growth
Louise Webster, Craig Hilton and Lorraine Guerin join the team, while Sarah Hindle, Tech Futures Lab GM has been appointed to the NZTech board.
Kura takes on solving global issues with 3D printing
"The challenge combined creating a traditional board game with a new technology to help the students start thinking in a more future-focused way."
Don't leave learning the latest tech to millennials
"Tech Toolbox is an amazing opportunity for those that have blinked and missed out on the tech evolution."
New learning platform broadcasts the lab into the lounge
A new website, built from the ground up with young learners, seeks to let kids take the lab home with them.
Top Kiwi teachers win big for digital empowerment
The three education leaders were celebrated at yesterday’s ceremony alongside 366 fellow teachers from the November 2015 and March 2016 cohorts.
MOTAT honours Kiwi innovators with latest exhibition
“Not everyone can be another Steve Jobs but through hard work and creativity, innovation is accessible to everyone.”
The Mind Lab + NEXT Foundation award teacher for digital learning passion
“I’m thrilled to have won the NEXT Expert Teacher Award and am looking forward to using the prize to study my Masters in Applied Practice,"
The Mind Lab by Unitec launches location campaign
The Mind Lab by Unitec has launched a new campaign aimed to get teachers to put their hands up to bring its postgrad programme to their towns.
The Hutt Valley primed to be NZ's next tech hub
“We have a fantastic opportunity in the Hutt to build on our strengths and turn our city into a Technology Valley."
Kiwi teacher recognised for digital learning
“It’s great to see another cohort of teachers develop their digital and collaborative learning skills through our postgraduate certificate."
The world is changing... and it’s not all bad, folks
“Right now, NZ's potentially slipping into the mid-stream. What we need to do is be mindful of what our competitive advantage will be in the future."
A help or hindrance: How technology is shaking up education
“It’s all about making sure New Zealand is ready for where it’s going to be. This is the year we need to start talking about what our students need."
Postgrad digital learning course offered to tertiary educators
The Mind Lab by Unitec is offering its Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) to Auckland tertiary educators.
The Mind Lab: Preparing Kiwi kids for jobs of tomorrow, today
Technology can be an enabler for alternative learning methods and approaches, helping to prepare students for jobs of the future.
The Mind Lab: Igniting innovation in students and teachers
The Mind Lab by Unitec is an education offering for Kiwi children and teachers. It’s dedicated to science, technology, innovation and discovery.
New qualification arms teachers with digital skills
A new postgraduate qualification in digital and collaborative learning by The Mind Lab at Unitec will give teachers the opportunity to gain a suite of new digital skills, progressive teaching practices and the ability to transfer knowledge directly to their teaching community.
Thinking beyond the ‘on’ switch
A new high-tech facility in Auckland aims to get students to think beyond the ‘on’ switch on the devices that consume much of their lives and to focus on what it is that makes things work.