Online Professional Development for Teachers
Our online professional development for teachers provides practical and immediately actionable advice that you can learn NOW!
Continue your professional learning anytime, anyplace and anywhere by using the many resources and activities that is continually included in the courses to help teachers from early childhood education to Primary be more professional in their practices and teach 21st century skills to their students using technology in the classroom.
Australian Curriculum Training
General capabilities are 21st century skills that are deemed necessary for students to acquire in their learning. They are embedded throughout all Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum.
As such, it is a requirement that teachers Teach and Assess general capabilities.
UK ICT Curriculum Training
The ICT Curriculum of the UK incorporates the teaching and development of ICT capability throughout Primary learning areas and encompasses key skills and strategies such as planning and assessment of student capabilities in ICT from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.
The strategies found in these online professional development courses are derived from UK studies on the most ICT capable schools today.
It is important that schools embark on a PD approach for all the staff to ensure progression and continuity in student learning. Schools that have adopted this methodology have found that were able to maximise student outcomes and engagement in their curriculum.
Online Courses for Primary Teachers
Primary Classroom Strategies: Develop Student ICT Capability
Why enroll in this course?
As a General Capability embedded in the Australian Curriculum, teachers are required to Teach ICT capability to the extent that it is included in their Learning Areas.
You'll learn how to maximise outcomes and capabilities in an inclusive environment for your students throughout your Curriculum learning areas at your school. In addition, I will give you the expertise you need to stimulate learning and to track the functioning levels of students so that they will continue to expand their potential throughout their schooling career.
Completing 'Primary Classroom Strategies: Develop Student ICT Capability' will contribute 4 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.6.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Why enrol in this course?
In Australian, Victorian teachers are required to assess the General Capability ICT as a interdiscipline throughout Learning Areas. However, the practices and principles learnt can be used by any teacher in Primary education to assess the use of ICT across all Learning Areas.
You will learn how to assess ICT capability as a requirement of the National Curriculum by applying current instructional principles, research and appropriate assessment practices to the uses of ICT in your classroom. In addition, I will give you the expertise you need to make informed decisions to help you unlock barriers to establishing a meaningful learning environment.
Completing this course will contribute to 5 hours of NESA registered PD addressing 2.6.2 and 5.1.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
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Are you a Primary ICT integrator? A Primary ICT coordinator? Or the Primary ICT Teacher?
If your answers to any of these questions is YES, then this is the course you need in order to effectively conduct a teacher in-service that will empower you with knowledge and inspire your colleagues to make changes in their teaching practices.
Learn to plan, conduct, analyse and evaluate today.
This course is aligned with the Australian Professional Teaching Standards for Teachers - 6.1.4 and 6.4.4.
You will learn how to achieve and sustain student ICT capability by generating a strategic plan and empowering colleagues with pedagogies that will improve the school's performance and perceived culture in classroom practices.
Completing this course will contribute to 6 hours of PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.4, 6.1.4 and 6.4.4 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.
Top Benefits of Our Online Professional Development for Teachers
1. Ensures ongoing quality teaching and learning
Online professional development for teachers ensures the standards for online teaching and learning are upheld. Just as it has always been the case for teachers in traditional classrooms, teachers utilising online teaching resources can’t be able to maintain teaching and learning standards without online professional development.
Online professional development courses help teachers set the standards required for online academic preparation, content knowledge as well as online skills and delivery.
2. Helps teachers combine their knowledge with technology
Let’s face it! Online teaching requires a wide range of technology skills that are best strengthened through online professional development, not self-learning. Numerous research studies have shown that a teacher’s face-to-face teaching skills aren’t necessarily transferred in an online classroom setting. In simple terms, a teacher may be highly knowledgeable in person but still fail to pass that knowledge effectively when using online teaching tools.
It’s worth noting that teachers combine instructional and content knowledge in traditional classes to determine the best instructional strategies, activities as well as assessments to use. Technology isn’t the main means of communication.
When teachers are using online tools to teach, they must combine both instructional and content knowledge with technology and rely heavily on technology as the main means of communication. Online professional development helps teachers discover how to rely solely on technology as the main source of communication.
3. Increases classroom engagement
Technology has been proven to increase student engagement. Teachers must, however, be at par with their students technology-wise for them to be able to use technology to engage their students effectively. Online professional development for teachers ensures teachers are up-to-date with the latest technologies and most effective online teaching and learning tools including the use of images, sound, videos and social media in lesson plans.
For instance, social media has been proven to be an effective tool for fostering collaborating learning environments online. Online professional development courses help to show teachers exactly how to use such resources.
4. Offers unmatched convenience
The internet has made it very easy to do many things. Online professional development focuses on teaching professionals the best ways to using the internet in a professional capacity. One of the most obvious benefits of online professional development for teachers is unmatched convenience. Teachers who know how to use the internet to teach save a lot of time and effort. For instance, you don’t have to physically be present in a classroom to teach, answer questions, collect and assess assignments, monitor individual student progress etc.