The Exceptional 21C Teachers Edternships Programme (the Edternships Programme) offers an exceptional teacher a week’s hands-on experience within a leading NZ business and the support of a Learning Coach to prototype and test a rich, real-world learning experience for their lucky students!
of Teachers gained ideas to create learning experiences relevant to today's workplaces
of Teachers experimented with new teaching strategies
of Teachers increased student-driven projects
of Business Hosts felt the programme was worthwhile for their organisation
of Business Hosts felt their experience as a mentor was personally worthwhile
of Students reported that the Edternship had a positive impact on student learning
*Example 2018 impact data from the similar Ignited programme, operating in Silicon Valley since 1985 supported by companies including Google, Oculus VR, Cisco and Lockheed Martin.
Who is involved?
What's in it for teachers?
The Edternships Programme is for innovative teachers, passionate about ensuring their students are prepared for the new world of work.
We invest in those exceptional teachers to build their understanding of the 21C skills required by NZ employers, and get them ahead of the game on real world, project-based learning - the learning of the future.
Why it's great for businesses
Leading NZ businesses need young people with the 21C skills to succeed in their industries, now and in the future. They need to ensure that young people understand the pathways to work in their industries and organisations, and have the confidence and knowledge to access them.
21C Skills Lab ensures businesses are getting right to the heart of this skills development and pathways exploration opportunity - by supporting the teachers themselves.
Who we are
21C Skills Lab
The Exceptional 21C Teachers Edternships Programme is a programme of 21C Skills Lab, made possible by the generous support of our philanthropic funders.
Our Design Process
In developing the programme, 21C Skills Lab has worked closely with the K-12 Lab at Stanford d.school as well as a broad community of generous New Zealand teachers, students and business people.