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Village Robot

Learning Design | Professional Development

Learning Design

Create, facilitate and assess powerful learning programmes that weave across the Aotearoa New Zealand Curriculum.

Professional Development

Empower and upskill your teachers with fun and transformative professional learning and development.

Accredited PLD Provider

Develop your school's cultural capability, local curriculum design, assessment for learning
and digital fluency.


Ministry of Education


Register interest for MoE PLD

Village Robot is accredited by the Ministry of Education to provide Professional Learning & Development to schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. Register for more details and how to get started.

Matt introduced us to an international learning community and showed us a new way of looking at technology. He helped us develop a global perspective and build our school capacity for a digital design curriculum. Matt has a wide range of invaluable contacts, an outstanding grasp of technologies, wisdom
and vision.

Matt has really contributed to Te Papa in an extraordinary way. He has helped us create an entirely new approach to our museum education programmes driving a culture of change and innovation. Matt is very much at the forefront of new thinking in education and is able to quickly capitalise on new opportunities.

Matt supported the establishment of Te Pae Tata and his on-going support to mentor Te Pae Tata staff is truly valued. He is an exceptional leader in innovation, education and digital technology exhibited through his creativity, workshop delivery, experience and dynamic teaching style. Te Pae Tata is very grateful to call Matt our whānau.

Matt was teaching our class with Minecraft. He designed and created a custom foot controller so I could play Minecraft and collaborate with everyone else. I have now designed my own invention. It's a custom multi cable box that my uncle is building for me!

Matt combined his extensive knowledge and digital expertise with a great sense of humour. The programme for the day was really interesting and engaging. There was a great mix of both digital and unplugged activities and staff were really motivated to try the activities with their students. 
It was a real privilege working with Matt...he facilitated one of our best teacher only days!


Village Robot provides fun and transformative professional learning and development for schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. Please contact me for a learning adventure! :)

Matt Richards

Founder & Consultant
Village Robot


New Zealand Ministry of Education Accredited Provider of Professional Learning & Development