Electric Garden Educator Training

26th January 2019 | Treaty of Waitangi Learning Centre | Paihia

Are you a community leader or educator interested in offering digital technologies education to children through the experience of engaging with nature? Come to our free training day!

All attendees will receive an Electric Garden starter kit including hardware, access to the software portal, and 12 months of technical support. The training day is free, thanks to the Ministry of Youth Development. Topics covered during the training day will include:

  • Digital making in a connected world

  • The Internet of Things (IoT)

  • An overview of the new Digital Technologies curriculum

  • Veggie gardening and how to use the Electric Garden in the growing cycle

Venue – Treaty of Waitangi Learning Centre


Training Schedule

9:00am Welcome / housekeeping

9:15am Overview of the Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko curriculum

10:30am Morning tea (provided)

10:45am Overview of veggie gardening, and how to grow GIANT pumpkins and sunflowers

11:45pm Lunch (not provided)

12:15pm Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data devices

12:45pm Hands-on training using the Electric Garden

1:30pm Overview of the Electric Garden learning resources / lesson plans

2:00pm Overview of the support framework, troubleshooting and FAQs

2:45pm Questions, feedback and retrospective

3:00pm End