From t-news issue 53, February 2012
The Technology Education Subject Associations Coalition (TESAC) was formed as a vehicle for collaboration and cooperation between the four participant associations in Technology education – HETTANZ, NZGTTA, NZACDITT and TENZ – for the benefit of student learning.
TESAC provides a forum for the open discussion of ideas and issues related to Technology education in New Zealand and makes recommendations to the individual subject associations. The aim is to help foster common identity for broader Technology education and establish common strategic goals, through communication between the participant associations.
TESAC offers the opportunity of considered shared response for emerging issues such as professional development and the re-training of teachers in Technology education, and aims to enhance community/parent understandings and perceptions of the subject. It supports the desire for general Technology education to be part of a broad balanced school curriculum.
The Home Economics and Technology Teachers' Association of New Zealand Inc (HETTANZ) is the official subject association for teachers of Year 0-13 children and students and all other people interested in the areas of Home Economics, Technology and allied fields of Fashion and Design, Textiles, Soft Materials, Health, Human Development, Human Nutrition, Hospitality and Life Sciences.
HETTANZ is recognised as a vital and visible organisation actively working towards the objectives set and providing quality services and resources for the membership. The Association offers many benefits to teachers and ultimately their students which are part of the wider family that HETTANZ seeks to make a difference for.
For details of HETTANZ membership, see: www.hettanz.co.nz.
The New Zealand Association for Computing, Digital and Information Technology Teachers (NZACDITT) is a new association created to advocate for our subject. The aim of the association is to create a warm, friendly community of teachers where we can share resources and speak with one voice to get our subject area recognised and supported.
NZACDITT was formed to:
strengthen, encourage and improve the teaching of a broad range of Computing, Digital and Information Technologies in New Zealand secondary schools.
promote, advance, support and guide teachers of a broad range of Computing, Digital and Information Technologies (henceforth "the subject") in New Zealand secondary schools.
facilitate, negotiate and foster links/consultation between teachers/educators and government institutions on any matters relating to the subject.
assist in the development, maintenance and review of the subject guidelines.
promote the education, professional development and up-skilling of its members.
assist teachers of the subject to keep up to date with current practice, and tertiary and industry developments.
promote and advance the profile/image of the subject to students, government and educational institutions, IT professionals/organisations, industry and the public.
These things make up the Mission of NZACDITT.
If you have an interest, or would find these things helpful then join us. We are part of the current changes in our subject and need all the help and support that we can get.
For details of NZACDITT membership, see: nzacditt.org.nz.
The New Zealand Graphics and Technology Teachers Association (NZGTTA) is a professional subject association set up to promote and support teachers of Graphics and Technology education in New Zealand schools.
up-to-date information from the Ministry of Education (MOE), New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
links to supportive resources and assessment options (Achievement and Industry Training Organisation [ITO] Unit Standards).
a New Zealand-wide network of regional branches and professional contacts.
your chance to ask questions and have your say.
For details of NZGTTA membership, see wp.nzgtta.co.nz.
Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) is the professional body that:
fosters the development of Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum.
develops and maintains national and international links between Technology education professionals and with the wider technological community.
supports professional, curriculum, and resource development in Technology education.
encourages research in Technology education.
organises a biennial National Technology Education Conference.
operates as a special interest group that operates within IPENZ Engineers New Zealand
For details of TENZ membership, see www.tenz.org.nz.
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