TENZ 2019 Conference

Conference Information

1-3 October 2019 → Albany Senior High School
Conference Proceedings

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Conference Programme

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Workshops and Presentations

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Registered delegates have been sent an email with a link to login and make their conference sessions selections.






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.  

Conference Key Dates

Research Presentation Proposals dueSunday 7 April
Research Presentation Full Paper dueSunday 5 May
Workshop Proposals dueSunday 18 August
Student Poster/Display Proposals dueSunday 18 August
Member Early RegistrationBefore Sunday 1 September
Non-member Early RegistrationBefore Sunday 1 September
Conference attendee Welcome Reception (wine and cheese and conference registration) at conference venueMonday 30 September: 5:30 to 7:00pm
Conference StartTuesday 1 October: 9am
Conference DinnerWednesday 2 October: 6:30pm
Conference EndThursday 3 October: 1pm

Albany Senior High School


More info about the school here

Conference Dinner

Wednesday 2 October, from 6.30pm

The Conference Awards Dinner is a fun affair and a time to catch up with old friends and get to know new ones.  Time to relax and network over a delicious meal with wine provided.

The dinner will be held at Albany Senior High School. Drinks and nibbles from 6pm, please be seated by 6:30pm.

Dinner tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased when registering for the conference.

During the evening the biennial technology education awards for excellence and contribution will be presented.

See map for location of venue, accommodation, shopping, food & drink and the Albany bus terminal.

More details in the tabs below.


Ramada Suites Albany


Newly opened in April 2017, Ramada Suites Albany offer stylish accommodation neighbouring some of Auckland’s key attractions including Westfield Albany, QBE North Harbour Stadium and Massey University. It offers a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom short stay apartments as well as residential apartments and car parking. All rooms are self contained and feature cooking and laundry facilities. An on-site cafe, The Coffee Club, gym and other restaurants and retail stores are conveniently located.

  • 254 Cornerstone Drive, Albany, Auckland
  • Tel  (+64) 09 974 4568
  • Rooms from $172
  • Free Wifi
TENZ Member Discount

TENZ has organised a 20% discount for TENZ members staying at Ramada during the 2019 Conference.

For details on how to take advantage of these rates, log into your TENZ account here.

Distance from venue (not in rush hour)

Walk - 27 min
Drive - 6 min
Bus - 23 min

Uber cost - $6.50

Quest Albany


Quest Albany has 38 serviced apartments including Studios, One and Two Bedroom Apartments. Studios are the perfect alternative to a hotel room, each with kitchen and laundry facilities. The One and Two Bedroom Apartments are ideal for families, colleagues or larger groups looking for a home away from home experience with kitchens and laundry facilities.

  • 32 Kell Drive, Albany, Auckland
  • Tel: (+64) 09 414 0024
  • Average room $189
  • Free Wifi - unlimited data

Distance from venue

Walk - 9 min
Drive - 4 min
No bus service

Uber cost - $6.50

Albany Executive Motor Inn


Accommodation services, breakfast cafe, evening meal charge back to several local restaurants, Free wifi & broadband internet, guest laundry & free car parking. Motel with 40 Luxury suites with full kitchen and duo spa baths in some units.

  • 15 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland
  • Tel: (+64) 09 414 1156
  • Rooms from $132
  • Free Wifi

Distance from venue (not in rush hour)
Walk - 25 min
Drive - 6 min
Bus - 18 min

Uber cost - $6.50

AirBnB Options

AirBnB Albany


Bus, train and ferry timetables   https://at.govt.nz

Getting to Albany from the Airport

Drive time: 38min (peak times will be double this)

Taxi cost: Auckland Co-Op Taxis 09 300 3000 $130-170 (Ubers are not able to do airport drop offs and pickups)

SKY Bus North Harbour Express - 1 adult $25 one way or $46 return (50min)

Bus: Auckland Airport (AKL) to Albany bus services, operated by SkyBus, depart from Stop B International Terminal station and arrives at Albany Westfield.

Shuttle Service: Shared ride $66.00 one way (will drop you to your door)

Getting to the CBD

AT HOP cards - These are used for all trains, ferriesand buses around the Auckland region. They can be purchased for $10 with a minimum top up amount of $5. Cards can be purchased online or at the domestic and international terminals and at both the Albany and the Britomart transport centres.

Bus: Catch the NX1 From Albany Bus Station Platform 2. This will drop you downtown at the Britomart Transport Station. Leaves every 8 min and will take 35 min outside of peak hours.

Uber Cost: $32.00 (outside peak times) 25 min travel time.

Childcare available during the conference

  • Rockmybaby works on a ratio of 8 x school aged children per nanny or if the children are under the age of 5 years of age, 4 x children per nanny.
  • Rockmybaby holds Public Liability Insurance and if required we can email you through a copy of the Insurance Certificate.
  • Care is to take place at the conference centre
  • With regard to the conference dinner, we have a 3 hour minimum for all bookings, as to make viable for the nanny.
  • Rockmybaby nannies are there to supervise and care for the children and are more than happy to entertain the children with games and activities that you may choose to supply, however we do not currently provide these resources.

Booking a babysitter via the Rockmybaby Website

  • To submit a babysitting booking families will need to log in and register on the rockmybaby website - www.rockmybaby.co.nz and click on “Book a Babysitter” and follow the drop down menu, entering the address of where the care is going to take place – Ie: Albany Senior High School, Auckland
  • If the families are attending one or more days of the conference they will need to make a multi booking, they can do this by clicking on “Do you require another booking” and enter the additional times and dates.
  • In the box labelled “Do you have any special requests” the families can request that they would like the same sitter for all days.
  • Once they have paid the booking fee of $20 all registered sitters in the region will be notified of the booking via email or text.
  • A sitter will accept their booking and their profile will be emailed to them.
  • The sitter will call within 24 hours to introduce themselves and discuss any further details about the booking.
  • On completion of the booking the families will need to pay the sitter $18 per hour in cash.
  • If for any reason we are unable to fill the families babysitting booking, they may request a reimbursement of the booking fee.
  • There is a minimum booking of three hours to ensure that the babysitting job is viable.

If you have any queries you can call the office on 0800 762 569.


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.

An invitation to:

  • teachers at all levels of technology education to share your ideas and practice in an Exemplary Practice workshop (45 mins) or in an extended Interactive Workshop (2 hours).
    Also an invitation to showcase  your students' work in a Student Poster/Display.
  • technology education researchers to share your ideas and research finding in a Research Presentation or Virtual Research Presentation.
Research Presentations

45 minutes

These presentations should discuss technology education research, case studies, and projects. We welcome creative, innovative presentation approaches, veering away from traditional ‘lecture-style’ paper presentations. All research papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the online proceedings.

Proposal due: 7 April - Notification: 21 April
Full Paper due: 5 May – Notification: 7 July

Virtual Research Presentation

12 minutes

These presentations should discuss technology education research, case studies, and projects. Structured in a ‘virtual world’ these presentation approaches will include a written paper and an IT looped presentation to run in breakout areas. The papers will be peer reviewed and published in the online proceedings, and the IT presentation will be shown at the conference. Conference attendance is NOT required, however a reduced registration fee still applies.

Proposal due: 7 April - Notification: 21 April

Full Paper due: 5 May – Notification: 7 July

Exemplary Practice Workshop

45 minutes

Practice workshops should be interactive and welcoming to participants with varying levels of technology teaching or research experience. One aspect of technology where a skill may be demonstrated or a ‘like-minded’ discussion can be held. The skill aspect must carefully adhere to the allotted timeframe (including all required set-up and/or take-down), as sessions will be back-to-back. Please clearly indicate the specific activities that will take place.

Proposal due: 18 August - Notification: 1 September

Interactive Workshop

2 hours + 15 minute break-down

Skills workshops should be welcoming to participants with varying skill levels. An opportunity to ‘dig deeper’, exploring a new skill set that can be taken away to enrich classroom experiences. Please clearly indicate the specific activities that will take place.

Proposal due: 18 August - Notification: 1 September

Student Poster/Display

Paper poster or display, unmanned

A display style presentation of student work. This is an opportunity for students’ work to shine and provide food-for-thought. Please clearly indicate the presentation needs for your showcase. These will be on display for the duration of the conference, in the break out spaces, to be removed on the Thursday afternoon when conference closes.

Proposal due: 18 August - Notification: 1 September

Information for Presenters

Detailed information for presenters.
Please read this before submitting your proposal.

Things to do in Auckland

Waiheke Island

Catch a 35 min ferry ride from the ferry terminal at 99 Quay St. There are more than 20 vineyards and wineries on the Island as well as beautiful beaches and cafes. Even a zipline

Ferry tickets are $24 on way or $38 return and can be bought using your HOP card.

Timetables can be found on the Fullers website.

For further information on the Waiheke see here.

West Coast

From Auckland CBD you are less than an hour away from the black-sand beaches on the West Coast. Muriwai Beach is home to one of New Zealand's largest gannet colonies and Piha has some great surfing spots and the majestic Lion rock.

Drive time - 60 min from Albany or 45 min from the CBD

Uber cost - $80

Beach and Bush Tour - $160

Tour includes:

  • Visiting Piha’s black sand beach
  • Guided walk in the rainforest
  • Views and Maori carvings at Arataki Visitor Centre
  • Afternoon tea
  • Pick up and drop off at inner city accommodation
Auckland Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum is open daily from 10am - 5pm and a donation is invited for New Zealand citizens. Entry fee is $25 for international visitors.  See here for information on getting to the Museum.

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail

A labour of love since 1986, Brick Bay Farm has been ambitiously landscaped involving the creation of many attractive lakes, extensive tree plantings and the nurturing of Brick Bay Vineyard. Concurrently, a longstanding passion for sculpture and the desire to support New Zealand artists was given space to grow, leading to the realisation of Brick Bay Sculpture Trail. Standard Adult pass costs $12.

By Car

A 50 minute drive north of Auckland city. Take the northern motorway (SH1) to Warkworth. At the third set of traffic lights on SH1, turn right, then after 50m take the right fork to Sandspit/Snells Beach. After 8 km you will see the brown Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture Trail sign. After 1 km, turn left into Arabella Lane, then down the second driveway on the left.

Goat Island and Marine Reserve

So much more than a picnic at the beach, your visit to New Zealand’s first and most accessible marine reserve, seeing and swimming with the fish, is unforgettable.

More details here.

Muriwai Gannet Colony

From August to March each year you can watch the comings and goings of a busy gannet colony. It's hugely entertaining.

More info here

Things to do for the young and young at heart.

Below are a list of things to do for the young and young at heart. The majority of these places are relatively close (up 15-20 min)  from the conference venue)