Together we made thousands of students’ dreams a reality
Collaboration is key
Waikirikiri School, Gisborne
Deputy Principal Lisa told us how Waikirikiri School’s whole staff became more critically reflective post-Postgrad
Fee’s living the dream
Tauhara College, Taupo
Take a look at how Fee Holdsworth applied her learning directly into her teaching practice
Sam and Jacqui are looking onwards & upwards
Omanu School, Tauranga
Collaborating across year levels, exploring the outside world to bring their students a well-rounded education... Sam and Jacqui give us some insight into their journey
Hidden heroes of Hamilton
Ngaruawahia High School, Ngaruawahia
Tarena and Julia are two teachers using their experience to change the face of education in Hamilton
Beginning teacher Zoey is starting strong
Manukorihi Intermediate School, New Plymouth
Zoey reckons the best thing about the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) is being able to implement her learnings in class the very next day.
Father-of-four Sandy on getting the balance right
Mauku School, South Auckland
Father of four Sandy Stirling tells us the profound effect on his classroom that happened as he transitioned from 'teacher' to 'guide'.
Manurewa principals tackle challenges as a team
Manurewa Principals, South Auckland
Good things happen when principals get together with the future of their students, and community, in mind
Do something your future self will thank you for
Cashmere Primary School, Christchurch
When Elesha decided to apply for a new teaching role, she noticed a few key things schools were looking for: IT skills, collaboration, someone who could lead. Having completed our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice, Elesha knew she already had what it would take to ace those interviews!
What can our students tell us if we really listen?
James Hargest College, Invercargill
We caught up with Haidee, who has learnt to be more open as a teacher and to listen to student voice
Meet our most recent NEXT Expert Teacher Award winners
Meet our NEXT Expert Teacher Award winners throughout the years
WINNERS 2015 - 2018
Winner March 2017 Cohort
Zara jumped on board our Digital & Collaborative Programme and soon discovered new ways that education could break down walls and overcome barriers
Winner November 2016 Cohort
Kate took on the challenge of our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) after reflecting on the rapid rate of change in the digital age and worked hard to create real change within her school and beyond
Winner July 2016 Cohort
Sandy was awarded the prize for her work helping children at the Māori Medium School where she is based to become technologically savvy
Kate and Susannah
Winners March 2016 Cohort
Kate Gifford-Maposua and Susannah Fowler embarked on a shared journey across the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) and let us in on the benefits gleaned from having their entire teaching team collaborating on the course.
Winner November 2015 Cohort
Matt gave it his all on the PGCAP-DCL programme to discover how pedagogical practice could be brought in line with the 21st century
Winner July 2015 Cohort
Desire made huge leaps in her practice by taking on the role of student on the PGCAP-DCL programme, developing as a more confident and empathetic educator
Winner March 2015 Cohort
Gareth’s constant commitment to self-improvement through iterative self-reflection earned him the title of NEXT Expert Teacher in 2015
Winner July 2014 Cohort
Collaborating with like-minded people in a future-focused setting lead Nathan to excel in his assignments, inspiring others along the way
What NEXT? Last chance for NEXT Generation Teacher Scholarships
The NEXT Foundation are offering one last chance for public school educators to apply for these fantastic $2000 scholarships. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) kicks off all over the country from the week commencing 23rd July 2018. If you’re a decile 1-3 educator, The Mind Lab will cover the remaining cost, meaning you’ll get a full $2750+GST scholarship. This opportunity’s too good to miss.Be part of the change
Three intakes per year - March, July & November 40+ locations nationwide
“In our busy lives, it is easy to forget to stop and acknowledge our personal successes and how new skills and knowledge can positively impact our everyday lives as well as benefiting those around us."
Founder of The Mind Lab by Unitec and Tech Futures Lab
"It’s a privilege to be able to support teachers who want to better prepare our future generations of New Zealanders – there’s no more impactful place to invest in education."
CEO the NEXT Foundation