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EduHack: Latin America

EduHack: Latin America

The newly formed Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) and Creative HQ have come together to bring you the first-ever Latin American EduHack. EduHack provides the opportunity for teachers, parents, career advisors, educational designers, school trustees, students, community leaders and changemakers to get together and share their passion for the languages and cultures of Latin America, and connect with our youth.

EduHack: Latin America (www.creativehq.co.nz/eduhack-latin-america) will take place 2 - 3 December in Wellington. The hackathon format provides a space to explore Latin American language and culture learning in our schools and come up with innovative ways to enhance its impact. Morgan Patterson, International Languages Exchanges and Pathways says, “EduHack: Latin America will lead our youth to global competence by innovatively connecting them to Latin America...it will open Latin American doors for young Kiwis to thrive in their global futures.”

A hackathon allows teams to organically form around new ideas and develop innovative solutions. The teams will focus on answering these five key questions; How can we share the rich cultures of Latin America here in Aotearoa? How can we encourage our young learners to take Spanish for NCEA? How can schools better celebrate, enable and sustain language learning? How can we leverage emerging technologies to introduce unfamiliar regions in world-leading ways? How do we show our youth that learning other languages can translate to rewarding career paths and the brightest futures?

At the end of the weekend, teams will pitch new solutions in front of a live panel of judges and gain valuable feedback from key investors, mentors and industry partners. There are prizes up for grabs for the best pitches.

“The Latin America CAPE has been created to help New Zealanders make Latin America part of their future. EduHack will bring students, educators and changemakers together to make the region come alive in our schools.” Dr Matthew O’Meagher, Establishment Director, Latin America CAPE.

For more information on how to participate in EduHack Latin America, visit: http://creativehq.co.nz/eduhack-latin-america/


About the Latin America CAPE

The Latin America CAPE has been created to add a new dimension to the development of New Zealand’s knowledge of Latin America and to the language and business skills of New Zealanders, so as to enhance our economic, trade, political, and cultural relationships with the region. By putting university experience together with nimble delivery systems and partnerships, the CAPE will create a step-change in New Zealanders’ engagement with Latin America.

About Creative HQ

New Zealand’s innovation experts, Creative HQ helps people unleash their inner entrepreneur whether they are a startup, corporate business or government agency. We are dedicated to increasing the number of high growth businesses that fuel New Zealand’s economy through our incubation and acceleration programmes as well as our grassroots entrepreneur initiatives and innovation services.


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