Inspire: inspire others to be curious, explore and reflect on their practice to improve outcomes for ākonga
Create: create bespoke, purposeful and meaningful PLD experiences for both kaiako and ākonga
Innovate: cultivate a sense of innovation to bring to our mahi and into teacher practice
Whanaungatanga / Relationships: our ability to build relationships with kaiako, ākonga, and communities
Mohiotanga / Sharing of information: our ability to build on kaiako knowledge and share new strategies and tools
Manaakitanga / kindness: our ability to empathise, support and bring a sense of curiosity and kindness to our mahi with kaiako
Digital Circus was started by a couple of frustrated teachers who felt their region didn’t get the support it needed. Leaving the classroom, this husband and wife team bought a van to travel the region to run workshops to inspire teachers about digital technology. The idea was to set up at a school for a couple of days, invite other local schools to share the experience and then pack down and move on to the next venue - hence the name Digital “Circus” came about.
When the MoE announced the new PLD system in 2017, Digital Circus joined the panel of PLD providers and their team became Accredited PLD facilitators.
We now work with over 100 schools and 500 teachers nationwide and are more passionate than ever about working with teachers to empower active change to transform teaching and learning.