New Zealand Graphics & Technology Teachers Association

AGM Minutes – September 2017

AGM Minutes – September 2017

 

Technology Professional Development Day

 

Southland GTTA with support from Techlink and Tools for Work is hosting a PD day Fri 19 Nov at Gore High School to: 

1. Outline different scenarios for a Level 1 course involving the generic and new Construction and Mechanical Achievement Standards (See below for draft standards)

2. Outline a blended course of both Competenz Unit Standards and Technology Achievement Standards

 Mr Steve Ronowicz is presenting the outline of different scenarios for a Level 1 course. He is the present HOD of Technology at Tauranga Boys’ College and has been a HOD for 13 years. Steve was the National Moderator for Technology in 2008 and has been involved in writing Technology Achievement Standards. 

Mr Kevin Thwaites is presenting the outline of a blended course of Competenz Unit Standards and Technology Achievement Standards. He is the present HOD of Design and Technology at Waimea College (Nelson) and has been a HOD for 25 years. Kevin is the Competenz Moderator for Nelson/Malborough/Westcoast. 

The goal is that attendees will improve their understanding of the Construction and Mechanical Achievement Standards and become confident to incorporate some of them in their courses for 2011. 

The PD day is Fri 19 Nov 2010 at Gore High School. 12 attendees are required for this course to go ahead. The cut-off date for registrations is Fri 12 Nov.

Please reply email to Piki Brown to register your attendance.  

The cost is $20 per person, invoiced to your school or organisation.

The course will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm and lunch will be provided. Schools will not be invoiced for cancellations if notice is received prior to the day of the course.

Professional Development Day for Design and Visual Communications (Graphics)

 

Planning and Teaching the new level 1-3 Design and Visual Communications Standards.

Morning Session:

  • Look at the draft matrix of DVC for levels 1-3 with a focus on level one
  • Go through what is changing from the current standards to the new
  • Ideas and planning for 2011

Afternoon Sessions:  Workshops

  • Design and development strategies
  • Rendering & Media Techniques
  • Presentation & composition principles

Presenters:  Writers / Teachers / Advisors DVC

  • Motu Samaeli,  Saint Kentigern College, Auckland
  • Ron Van Musscher, Onslow College, Wellington
  • Samantha Maehl,  Auckland

Friday 26th November 2010   9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Sudima Airport Hotel Christchurch

Register now with Max Maddison maddisonm@hillmorton.school.nz

Click here to download the map and registration form

Registrations close Wednesday 10th November.

Cost $45.00 per person includes morning and afternoon tea and a working lunch in the hotel dinning room.
Canterbury Branch of GTTA and Tech Link are pleased to sponsor and support this day.

Level 2 Stds (Name Change)

Attention: Teachers, Graphics Design and Visual Communication Community 

As you are aware, the latest round of consultation is taking place for the draft Level 2 Achievement Standards (due 26 September 2010).

In terms of the Technology matrix of Achievement Standards there is a significant change that has taken place to all the Design and Visual Communication standards (formerly Graphics) that you need to be made aware of. This is the change of Domain and Subfield names from the established ‘Design’ and ‘Design – Graphic Communication’ to ‘Technology’ and ‘Technology – General Education’.

This name change has been instigated by Ministry officials without any consultation with the contracted writers for Graphics. The rationale given was that because the DVC standards are part of the Technology matrix and should all have the same Domain and Subfield name.

This decision essentially renders these name classifications as meaningless, denying the recognition of the individual character of standards that sit alongside the established generic technology standards. It needs to be noted that there is no other learning area where all its standards have the same Domain and Subfield names. Furthermore, there are even recognised subject-based matrices that contain standards categorised by different Domain and Subfield names.

There is general agreement from the writers that the names remain with the original categories and should not be changed. The original names are considered more accurate descriptors of the Design and Visual Communication standards.

As part of the consultation it is important that you give your feedback about this re-naming. The Ministry needs to know what the community opinion is in this regard:

Should the Design and Visual Communication Standards’ Domain and Subfield be named:

‘Design’ and ‘Design – Graphic Communication’

OR

‘Technology’ and ‘Technology – General Education’

Good luck with the rest of the consultation and it is important that you have your say.

Max Maddison

President NZGTTA

President’s Report

Minutes of the NZGTTA Executive Committee – 27 March 2010

Minutes for NZGTTA AGM 2009

Graphics Teaching & Learning Guides (Draft) – April 2009

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NZGTTA President’s Letter to Members August 2008

NZGTTA President’s Letter to Members August 2008

Minutes for NZGTTA AGM 2007

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