The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) ICT advisory committee* was set up by the PPTA Annual Conference in 2004 and was charged with “monitoring, researching and reviewing issues around the implementation of ICT, liaising with appropriate bodies and reporting regularly to PPTA Executive and to Annual Conference “…(and to) serve as a clearing house for ICT development in schools by sharing and publicising best practice.”
With this in mind representation on the committee is deliberately broad with ten regional representatives, along with separate representation from low-decile schools, the Correspondence School, SLANZA (School Library Association of NZ), PPTA Executive and Te Huarahi.
Advice for teachers on issues around ICT
The advisory committee meets up to four times a year. At its meetings it considers ICT issues that members and schools have brought to its attention, prepares advice for teachers on issues around ICT in schools and meets regularly with the ICT section of the Ministry of Education.
PPTA ICT Advisory committee contact details:
*The PPTA ICT advisory committee was originally known as the PPTA ICT Taskforce