Technology Education New Zealand

Promoting and supporting all levels of technology education

TENZ 2019 Conference

1-3 October 2019 → Albany Senior High School

Technology Education New Zealand (TENZ) would like to invite you to the TENZ 2019 Conference -RISE (Reflect, Innovate, Shine and Educate) - to be held at Albany Senior High School, 1-3 October 2019.

This conference is designed for teachers in the early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Teachers will be provided with opportunities to learn new techniques from like-minded teachers as well as look at new products, tools and organisations which support students’ learning in technology education.

Practical sessions will be available for teachers to gain confidence and skills. Exemplary practice sessions will provide information about what works and what doesn’t and how to get your class humming. The top storey of the conference will be devoted to showcasing the work of leading researchers in the field of technology education.

Childcare facilities will be available on site (at attendees own cost), and the venue is very close to a number of family friendly activities. Activities for spouses are also being planned (brewery tours, DressSmart shopping tours etc). These however are yet to be confirmed.


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Field Visits, Workshops and Presentations

High quality professional development and networking opportunities for technology educators

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Keynote Speaker

Professor Welby Ings

Welby Ings is a Professor in Design at Auckland University of Technology. His current PhD students working in the fields of technological design and application are scattered across the world. He is an elected Fellow of the British Royal Society of Arts and has been a consultant to many international organizations on issues of creativity and learning.

He is also an internationally acclaimed author, designer and film maker. (His innovative short films have won awards at Cannes and Berlin and been shortlisted for the Academy Awards).

Welby has worked at all levels of the New Zealand school system. During his time as a Secondary School teacher he taught Technology.

Since the release of his widely acclaimed book Disobedient Teaching, he has been appointed by the government to the Guardians Group overseeing education reform in New Zealand. In 2001 Welby was awarded the Prime Minister’s inaugural, Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence and in 2014 he was awarded the AUT University medal for his contributions to research, pedagogy and creativity.

Share your ideas and experience

An invitation to all members of the technology education community to share your practice and ideas in learning and teaching technology.

Support us

Information about opportunites for Sponsorship and/or Trade Displays at the TENZ 2019 Conference
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