DISCOVER, GROW and SHARE your TALENTS

through tailored Workshops or within our Unique Online Learning Community.

BREAKING NEWS! NZ STUDENTS, 2020

If you are a New Zealand Student currently in Year 7 – 13, you can enjoy a fully funded place in Creative Forest from Term 2, 2020.

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Dare to Explore YOUR Potential

Empower YOUR Community 

For Youth

We know how hard it can be to navigate learning and find your place in the world. Your journey of discovery starts here! Explore your options, develop your own ideas and projects or work with others. Connect with awesome Mentors from around the world! Join as a Home School  Individual or as part of a Class or Group at your School.

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For Educators

Stuck out on a limb? Whether you’re a Teacher or a Home Educator, join our unique learning community to develop your teaching and facilitating practice and connect with others.

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For Communities

By running LIVE Creative Forests, we help Businesses and Community Groups engage with their Customer or Local Communities to create positive change and REAL stories with REAL IMPACT!  We can facilitate your LIVE Forest or run a workshop to teach YOU how to do it!

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We Work With

What Our Clients Say

“Without Creative Forest’s Kohknowco Lab I’m not sure I would have learned to program and I certainly wouldn’t have had as much fun as I did.  Oh, and I presented at Microsoft Tech-Ed and was on TVNZ Breakfast Show when I was 15!”

Jay H
SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ GOOGLE, SYDNEY

“Creative Forest’s Kohknowco Lab gave me the freedom to find my passion and study it to my heart’s desire throughout my high schooling.  I enjoyed every minute of it.  I still keep in touch with the mentors and business connections I met throughout the process.”

Francis
Malloch-Boe
DEVELOPER @ HARCOURTS, CHCH

“Creative Forest’s Kohknowco Lab provided me with the most amazing educational experience I could ever have imagined.  It was full on, fun and helped me to find the confidence to do things I never knew I could do!  I wish everyone could have this opportunity.”

Eiko O
FOunder @ Eiko Films, Freelance Designer, CHRISTCHURCH

“Throughout Creative Forest I have learnt how to self manage myself and to complete online projects. I have thoroughly enjoyed creative forest in my time here and would recommend it to anyone.”

Zane C
STUDENT, ASHBURTON

“Creative Forest has taught me how to communicate with other students not only within our school and other schools around New Zealand but even mentors from the USA. I’ve really really enjoyed my time here in Creative Forest and I highly recommend it to someone who enjoys Online Learning.”

Anthony G
STUDENT, ASHBURTON

“I have been given an amazing opportunity to work in Creative Forest along with my classmates. Having the ability to express my love for visual design, coding and a general knowledge of computers has been great. Creative Forest has helped me to create a further understanding of designing and creating what will one day become a functioning app.”

Tayla W
Student, Ashburton

PLANS

We have plans to suit your needs! Purchases are processed through our Education Partner, NetNZ.

All Prices in NZD. Individuals must  be home schooled or enroll through their school . BREAKING NEWS: All NZ School Student Enrolments Fully Funded for Term 2! Enrol NOW!SPONSOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP

INDIVIDUAL YOUTH

$ 59* /month

BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
  • *Excludes GST
  • Frequent Video Check-ins
  • Real-time Chat Access during your scheduled time
  • Access to one-to-one coaching
  • Support with project development
  • Support with project management
  • Help to find Learning Resources
  • Facilitated Mentoring Opportunities when required and when available
  • Co-constructed Creative Forest Report per term
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INDIVIDUAL EDUCATOR/FACILITATOR

$ 59* /month

BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
  • *Excludes GST
  • Frequent Video Check-ins
  • Real-time Chat Access during your scheduled time Access to one-to-one coaching
  • Support with designing Learning Experiences
  • Help to find Learning Resources
  • Facilitated Mentoring Opportunities when required and when available
  • Sandbox environment to experiment with the development of learning opportunities.
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BOOK A WORKSHOP

Over the past 10 years, through hands-on practice, we have developed the Creative Forest Methodology that focuses on the skills, knowledge, talents and resources you all already have.

We can show you how to empower your existing Community and help it to thrive.

EMPOWERING Your EDUCATION Community

Let us step you through our Creative Forest Methodology to help you set up a connected, inspired, vibrant learning Community.

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EMPOWERING Your LOCAL Community

Want to help your Local Community thrive and be more resilient?  Whether its a small town, a NFP or a charity organization, we can show you how to give the power back to the people and improve outcomes for everyone.

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EMPOWERING Your CUSTOMER Communities

Interested in making real IMPACT within your Customer Communities and having great stories to tell?  We’re here to help!

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How Does Our Learning Environment Work for Students?

Choose Your Plan!

Whether you want to join as an individual or part of a group, we have a plan for you!

Schedule a Video Chat with Us!

Let’s get to know each other so we can learn how we can help you!

Discover Your Magic Seeds!

We work with you to discover what you don’t like and what you DO like!

Create and Collaborate!

Together, we co-create a plan for a project you would like to work on as an individual or as part of a team!

How Does Our Learning Environment Work For Educators?

Choose Your Plan!

Whether you want to join as an individual or bring your students, it’s up to you!

Schedule a Video Chat with Us!

Let’s get to know each other so we can learn how we can help you!

Improve Your Skills!

Improve your facilitation skills, test out ideas, co-design your lesson plans, and help your students to flourish!

Creative Forest Reports!

We co-create reports each term with Educators, Students, and Mentors.

Our Awesome Team

We have experience with People, Education, Startups, Technology, Art, Design, and Business.  We can help your Community thrive by putting together a Creative Forest Package specific to your needs.

RENEA MACKIE

Co-founder & CEO of Creative Forest, Co-creator of the Creative Forest Innovation Framework, Canterbury, NZ


Renea was a parent at Discovery 1 School and Unlimited/Ao Tawhiti in Christchurch, NZ.  Through the innovative special character environment of those schools, Renea has over 10 years experience in designing and facilitating fun, innovative education solutions including  UPT Digital, IT Hothouse and Kohknowco Lab.  These adventures have led to the development of Creative Forest.

PAUL SPENCE

Co-founder and COO of Creative Forest, Canterbury, NZ


Paul was a co-founder of cool global domain registrar iwantmyname and is a director of GeniusNet. He is also the New Zealand editor of Startup Digest.

ALASTAIR WELLS

Creative Forest Advisor , Lecturer  – Teacher Education and Post Grad Study at AUT, Auckland, NZ


Alastair recently completed his PhD in Modern Learning Practices. He was director of learning portals hasslefree learning, design..ed, Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti school and a senior lecturer (teacher ed) and design consultant (DINZ).

JAKE CARTER

Creative Forest Advisor, Product Owner at InComm, Utah, USA


Jake is a US-based Project Manager and software developer and Co-Creator of the Creative Forest Innovation Framework.  Jake brought industry insight and a passion for education to the co-creation of the model.

KERO LUANGRATH

Advisor, Design Director at Sparx Technology, Sydney, AU.


Design Consultant

Kero is a freelance designer based in Sydney and Co-Creator of the Creative Forest Innovation Framework.  Kero’s indepth knowledge of design practices and eye for aesthetics was key to weaving the model together in an easy-to-understand format.

Say Hi!

If you’re interested in finding out more about Creative Forest, get in touch!  We’d love to hear from you!