Boma New Zealand Education Fellows 

 
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What is the Boma New Zealand Education Fellows Programme?

 

Technology is changing everything—the way we educate cannot be left behind.

Over the course of 2019, 2020, and 2021, Boma New Zealand will enable three groups of 10 motivated, Canterbury-based secondary school educators to become Boma NZ Education Fellows, powered by Christchurch Airport.

Each group of Boma NZ Education Fellows will excel through a free, year-long programme designed to help them explore ways of bringing exponential thinking, technology, and innovative leadership into their schools.

All of these learning experiences will enable the Boma NZ Education Fellows to create hands-on projects in Canterbury secondary schools, resulting in tangible outcomes that can be scaled to others in the wider education community.

 
 

 

 
We feel both privileged and excited to offer the Education Fellows programme. As educators, the Fellows are already on a mission to transform learning for young people. Our ambition is to turbo-charge that mission and support them to have the biggest possible impact on the next generation.
— Kaila Colbin, Boma NZ CEO
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Purpose and Features

The Boma NZ Education Fellows programme was created with one objective in mind: to propel educational leaders to create impact through projects with their students, schools, and communities using exponential thinking, new technologies, and innovative leadership.

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EDUCATION FELLOWS INTENSIVES

Open your eyes to exponential technology and future possibilities in this 3-day intensive programme—with learnings from keynote speakers and workshop sessions—to become a forward-thinking, innovative leader.

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TRIP


Travel overseas to visit the Academy for Global Citizenship in Chicago, the High Tech High in San Diego, and Stanford University and Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco to experience technology, environmental sustainability, health, design and project-based learning in action.

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YOUR BOMA NZ EDUCATION FELLOW PROJECT

You may not know what this is yet, but the purpose and momentum behind the Boma NZ Education Fellows programme is to help you create your unique project!

Design your project and review, refine, and further develop this throughout the year with the aim of tangible impact and outcomes for your students, school, and wider education community.

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BOMA NZ EDUCATION FELLOWS DINNERS

Attend seven monthly dinners with a focus on supporting your cohort Fellows through the programme and sharing your project successes, and working to overcome any project hurdles.

 
We make it our mission to partner with innovative companies to disrupt our own world at Christchurch Airport. We believe the 3 Ds—digitisation, data, and disruption—will reshape how our business operates and the type of people we’ll need to make it work in the future. That’s why it’s so important to make an investment in the next generation of Christchurch and Canterbury.
— Malcolm Johns, Christchurch Airport CEO
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Christchurch Airport

The Boma NZ Education Fellows is generously powered by Christchurch Airport, who are passionate about championing the South Island and changing the lives of residents and visitors for the better, forever.

By powering the Boma NZ Education Fellows, Christchurch Airport makes a significant contribution to the social and educational well-being of Christchurch and Canterbury.

Building a socially strong and educated South Island in turn helps build a strong New Zealand. Christchurch Airport’s support of the Boma NZ Education Fellows enables Canterbury-based secondary school educators to create tangible impact in the lives and communities of their students, delivering even wider-reaching benefits for New Zealand in the years to come.

 
 
 

Timeline

 

2018

APPLICATIONS PROCESS

24 September: Applications open

23 October: Applications close

End of November: Fellows announced

2019

January 2019: Opening dinner

TERM 1 - PROJECT INTRODUCTION AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TRIP

February: Check-in dinner

March: USA pre-trip dinner

April: USA international education trip

TERM 2 - EDUCATION FELLOWS INTENSIVE PROGRAMME

May: USA visit debrief

June: Local 3-day intensive programme

July: Fellows Jeffersonian dinner


TERM 3 - PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

August: Check-in dinner

September: Fellows Jeffersonian dinner  

TERM 4 - PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, COMPLETION, AND WRAP-UP

October: Check-in dinner

November: Outcome presentation


Note: The programme is designed to run outside of school hours, during public and school holidays, to avoid the need for release time during term.

 
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The Nitty Gritty

 

What is it? A free, year-long programme designed to help 10 educators bring exponential thinking, technology, and innovative leadership into their schools.

Who is this for? Canterbury-based secondary school educators.

When does it run? The programme is designed to run outside of school hours, during public and school holidays, as to avoid the need for release time during term.

View the full programme timeline for more details.

Please note: Applications for our 2019 programme have now closed. Applications for the 2020 cohort will open in late 2019.


Who Should Apply To Become a Boma NZ Education Fellow?

Canterbury is a thriving, developing region and we need great educators who want to make purposeful impact to match this momentum!

If you’re a Canterbury-based secondary school educator—such as a teacher, principal, deputy principal, head of department, we want to hear from you in late 2019, when our applications open for 2020’s programme!


As an applicant, you’ll need to:

  • provide evidence of impact you’ve personally made in the education sector, such as:

    • making a difference not just to students but to changing the nature of learning

    • using digital technologies to create new ways of thinking and learning

    • contributing to learning across your network and beyond boundaries

  • provide a letter from your principal or board chair which supports your participation in the Boma NZ Education Fellows.

  • provide evidence that you can maximise learning through innovative, forward-thinking teaching practices while using digital technology and resources.

  • state your commitment to making a significant and long-lasting contribution to students beyond your own school in ways never thought possible.