Online Training & Coaching Program

Certified Digital
Teacher Aide

Technology is constantly evolving, and it can be difficult to keep up. As a Teacher Aide, you may feel like you’re falling behind, lacking the confidence to support your students in a rapidly changing digital environment. This can lead to stress and anxiety, ultimately affecting your ability to teach effectively.

Our Certified Digital Teacher Aide program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate the digital landscape and support your students like never before. Our program provides a guided learning experience that is easy to follow and implement so that you can become a tech-savvy teacher in no time.

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Claire Butler

Online Training & Coaching Program

Certified Digital
Teacher Aide

Technology is constantly evolving, and it can be difficult to keep up. As a Teacher Aide, you may feel like you’re falling behind, lacking the confidence to support your students in a rapidly changing digital environment. This can lead to stress and anxiety, ultimately affecting your ability to teach effectively.

Our Certified Digital Teacher Aide program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate the digital landscape and support your students like never before. Our program provides a guided learning experience that is easy to follow and implement so that you can become a tech-savvy teacher in no time.

Are you interested? Keep scrolling 👇

Claire Butler

Three Program Options To Choose From Below

Say goodbye to feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by technology and hello to a new era of digital confidence and success.

 You’ll be able to confidently integrate technology into your teaching practice, enhancing the learning experience for yourself and your students.


Don’t let digital overwhelm hold you back. Join our Certified Digital Teacher Aide program today and start your journey towards becoming a tech-savvy teacher! With expert trainers in Google, Microsoft, and Apple, and multiple call times available, there’s no better way to improve your digital skills and support your students.

Program Overview & Timeline

July 24 - Introduction & Welcome

What we will be covering and what the program will look like/ expectations.

  • Overview of the course and its objectives 
  • Explanation of the program structure and timeline 
  • Expectations of participants, including attendance and participation requirements 
  • Community Building 

August 14 - Module 1

Pedagogy and the WHY for digital learning.

  • Understanding the benefits of digital learning for students 
  • Discussion of different pedagogical approaches to digital learning 
  • How does technology act as a lever for modern learning approaches to engage and inspire 


September 4 - Module 2

Foundations and basics – Hardware and settings.

  • Overview of different hardware components and their functions 
  • Explanation of various device settings and how to optimise them for learning 
  • Hands-on practice with basic troubleshooting techniques 

October 16 - Module 3

Core Apps and opportunities – software.

  • Introduction to commonly used educational software and apps 
  • Demonstration of effective ways to integrate apps into teaching 
  • Discussion of strategies for finding and evaluating new digital tools 

November 6 - Module 4

Diverse Learners and Accessibility 

  • Understanding the needs of diverse learners and how technology can support them 
  • Overview of accessibility features and how to use them 
  • Introduction to assistive technologies and tools for different learning needs 

27 November - Module 5

Communication and tracking (pre/ during learning/ Tracking progress, share with parents).

  • Discussion of effective communication strategies with students and parents 
  • Overview of digital tools for tracking student progress 
  • Hands-on practice with different tracking and assessment tools and how to use them for reporting progress to parents 

Meet Your Trainers

Kelly Kenyon

Technology Trainer

Digital Connoisseur & Efficiency Geek

Rachel Lelieveld

Technology Trainer

Tech Tinker

James Mcmartin

Technology Trainer

Teams & OneNote Avenger

The application process 

for securing moE Funded TA PLD

Before applying, discuss the PLD you are interested in with your supervisor to ensure it meets the criteria. You will need to seek approval from your principal, tumuaki or supervisor- whatever is appropriate in your setting.

You will need to set up an Education Sector Logon (ESL) and fill in the online application form. You will need: 

a. The email address of the person approving the PLD. 

b. Your Ministry employee number and your school number (which you can find on your pay slip) 

Apply for the funding for your PLD through the online form. Choose "Set Category" from the following application type options:

· Set Category
· Open Category
· Self-directed Inquiry

The Ministry of Education receives and processes your application.

When your application is approved, you and your approver will receive notification of approval. Approvers will be asked to contact the Ministry if they do not endorse the original application.

Your approval notification will include your application reference number.

If there are any details which are incorrect in your application, please notify the Ministry as soon as possible so that they can be corrected.

Once the Ministry has approved your application, you can click the green register now button for the Certified Digital Teacher Aide course and complete your details. These must include:

· your application reference number as confirmation of your funding and
· a copy of your application approval confirmation email (as requested)

Upon completion of the Certified Digital Teacher Aide course, your school or kura will be reimbursed for your attendance time (wage costs) incurred for you as recorded in your application.

Here's What Our Happy Clients Are Saying

I really enjoyed the accessibility tools. Having the presentations recorded and shared means we can share with absent staff and also revise what we went through as we may well forget some of the features that were shared with us.

James was very personable and helpful.

Rob Carty

Learning Needs Coordinator at Whangaparāoa College

The whole session was invaluable. Jim kept us all engaged throughout the the 3 hours. Just brilliant.

His knowledge was exceptional and he was entertaining. He kept everyone engaged.

Liz Innes

Learner Support Teacher @ WGP College

explained really well, and applicable to my work

great presentation, accessible, excellent and warm communicator, hands on demonstarion/assistance, not so rushed that it was overwhelming and /or confusing.

Wilbur Jacobsen

Teacher Aide at WGPC

First how he gives an overview of how Teams works then teaches specifics on the different things we can do with it. James is very clear, and easy to follow and understand. He is approachable and non-judgmental. It’s easier to learn off experts who have this manner.

Margaret Rasmussen

Senco at Kelston Boys HS

I think this workshop was done at a great pace and included much more than I’d expected, which was fantastic. The trainer used both power points, using the apps/settings and helping us to test them out too.

Amanda de Vries

Learning Assistant at Fairfield Intermediate

It was brilliant. A refresher a bit down the track would be awesome to cement what I picked up today and help me take on the next lot.

She was super understanding of my limited tech skills and very happy to help. It never felt like my questions were silly. Very clear explanations which I appreciated.

Claire Butler

Teaching Support at Southwell School

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Privacy Policy

Using Technology Better Privacy Commitment


We hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard.

Using Technology Better regards customer privacy as an important part of our relationship with our customers. The following privacy policy applies to all Using Technology Better users, and conforms to Internet privacy standards.

This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact the support team on our Contact Us Page.

Collection of Information

In order to use the Using Technology Better website, we may require information from you in order to provide the best service possible.

All correspondence may also be collected and stored, particularly in regard to sales, support and accounts, including Email.

Any information collected by Using Technology Better is collected via correspondence from you or your company. This may be via the telephone, Email, mail, fax or directly through our website.

Visitors and customers of will have their information shared back to DAIWABO INFORMATION SYSTEM CO., LTD. and DIS Service & Solution Co., Ltd.

Use of Collection Information

Any details collected from Using Technology Better customers is required in order to provide you with our

products and/or services, and a high level of customer service.

Correspondence is recorded in order to provide service references, and to assist in our staff development.

Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web sites utilize a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used.

Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.

Storage of Collected Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on in order to be processed as required. We never permanently store complete Credit Card details.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can email us at <ContactEmail>.

Access to Collected Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing us at <ContactEmail>.


If you purchase a product or service from us, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you.

You may be required to provide contact information such as:



Postal address

Your school or organisation

Financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date, name on card, card billing address).

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.


Using Technology Better uses personally identifiable information for essential communications, such as


Accounts information

Critical service details.

We may also use this information for other purposes, including some promotional Emails.

If at any time a customer wishes not to receive such correspondence, they can request to be removed from any mailing lists by contacting support.

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Third Parties

Using Technology Better may at its discretion use other third parties to provide essential services on our site or for our business processes.

We may share your details as necessary for the third party to provide that service.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

Using Technology Better does not share any information with third parties for any unknown or unrelated uses.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.

Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies.

If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users.

A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our Web site, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security.

Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients.

Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.


We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website.


Links on the Using Technology Better site to external entities are not covered within this policy. The terms and conditions set out in this privacy statement only cover the domain name of

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it periodically. If we make material changes to this policy, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent

Delivery Policy

Most goods are digitally delivered instantly via email.  Our services may be delivered either via an online medium or live in person.

For our online delivery see below.  For services delivered live onsite, please refer to our speaker agreement form which is emailed to you on confirmation of booking.

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds or returns unless we cannot supply goods or services or the goods or services are not delivered as promised.

Australian law is the governing body for all work, goods and services supplied by Using Technology Better.

Marketing Release

Using Technology Better (UTB) may film, record, and photograph me (the results of which are the “Recordings”). UTB may also incorporate into any production(s) any separate content (e.g., quotes, testimonials, biographical information, profiles, photos, videos, sound recordings, artwork, etc.) I provide to UTB or approve in writing (“Materials”).


I grant to UTB an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to, in its sole discretion, (i) edit, translate, and modify the Recordings and the Materials, (ii) attribute the Recordings and Materials to me by my name, age, and city and state of residence, (iii) incorporate the Recordings and the Materials into content to promote UTB, its programs, or products (“Content”), and (iv) publicly use, distribute, reproduce, create derivative works from, and perform/display the Content, and any excerpts thereof, in any language.

2. No Compensation.

I grant this permission without any financial or other obligation of any nature.


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Certified Digital Teacher Aide

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Mon, Jul 24

2:00 pm