Join us at the Lower Hutt Events Centre


  • Doors open. Sign in and join us for coffee, courtesy of flexicommercial (formerly Equico).


  • Welcome from Greg Adams, Editor, INTERFACE


  • Short presentations by N4L, BEarena and 123Tech
  • Keynote: Bringing Digital Technologies to life through Minecraft, by Arnika Macphail, of impactED on behalf of Microsoft New Zealand.


  • Workshops 1-4
    • 1. Kai’s Clan: Coding Robots that comes to life in AR/VR!
    • 2. ETV: Leveraging the potential of ETV, ELINK, EVA for Teaching and Learning.
    • 3. Cyclone: Future Focused Learning and Teaching with Microsoft Surface
    • 4. MOTAT: Making sense of Arduino coding and creating prototypes


  • Explore the exhibition and enjoy morning tea


  • Short presentations by Cyclone and ETV
  • Keynote: Coding, robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) – preparing today’s students for tomorrow, by Bruce Jackson and Ronel Schodt, of 3D Printing Systems and Kai’s Clan. 


  • Workshops 5-8
    • 5. Digital Circus: Driving student agency with Design Thinking
    • 6. BEarena: Uncover the best interactive experience for teachers and students in interactive panels in 2021
    • 7. Norrcom: Google Workspace – using of Google’s tools and solutions in the education environment
    • 8. 3D Printing Systems: Build your very own laser cut Trebuchet


  • Explore the exhibition, enjoy lunch and catch up with the digital learning community.


  • Presentation by Sir Ian Taylor, with Noenoe Barclay-Kerr. They will share the journey of the creation of Mātauranga, a story of courage and innovation, and a new, free teaching resource Ian’s company has helped to design and make.


  • Workshops 9-12
    • 9. Canon: Find out how to create an interactive lesson using the SMART Learning Suite
    • 10. New Era: Myths, Legends and ICT in Aotearoa
    • 11. Tahi Rua Toru Tech: Using the 123 Tech Challenge in your school to deliver Digital Technologies curriculum content for ALL year levels
    • 12. impactED: Integrating Digital Technologies across the classroom curriculum


  • Drinks and prize draw


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INTERFACE April 2021