Australia's Digital Economy set to boom - Need for ICT Professional Development for Teachers

ICT Teaching Strategies

By Michael Hilkemeijer

 

How effective ICT Professional Development for Teachers can help build Australia's Digital Economy today

Accredited online professional development in ICT is recognised by many teachers to be the ideal form of professional learning today. This type of delivering is cost-effective being affordable and self-paced meaning teachers can learn anytime, anywhere and anyplace.

The road to student ICT capability is embedded in both the Australian Early Years Framework and for the majority of it, the Australian Curriculum where Primary education is responsible for more than half of student ICT capability development.

Effective online professional development for teachers in ICT helps them to begin to think like the experts in making instructional decisions, structuring ICT activities and employing sound ICT pedagogical strategies under authentic circumstances. As an example, our accredited online courses which focus on the development of student ICT capability in primary education, allows participants to share their expertise, learn from their peers, and collaborate on real-world projects. 

As a starting point, we encourage teachers to begin their professional learning in ICT by:

  1. Learning how to Assess student ICT capability - this is significant, as they must determine a starting point for a child's learning journey in ICT. Once established, their continual professional development moves onto...
  2. Progressing, facilitating, and teaching student ICT capability - there is more to ICT capability than just the knowledge of ICT skills, students need to develop higher order skills and conceptual understanding. The information that teachers learn here is practical and immediately actionable and lies at the heart of ICT integration.
  3. Finally, most ICT integrators in education are seen by many including senior management as leaders. In order to provide a strong leadership in ICT integration at their school and prepare students for a digital future in the economy, we deliver an effective online PD in Primary ICT Leadership. From here they can begin to deliver strong and focused in-service PDs in ICT at their school and share their expertise with their colleagues in a proficient manner.

Teachers in primary education also have the choice to focus their ICT integration teaching strategies in subject-specific online courses such as our Literacy-ICT integration accredited course.

Continuing professional development in ICT for teachers is not just a temporary need for teachers now, it is a necessity both now and in the future. If we as educators are to be solely responsible for the digital boom that will take place, then action needs to start now with teachers like yourself becoming a catalyst for change today.

 

 

Online PD for Teachers in Early Childhood Primary Education

ICT Professional development for teachers in Early Childhood and Primary Education in the Pedagogy of ICT and Integrating ICT. Evidence based teaching strategies with technology in the classroom.

Through our teacher professional development courses online you will gain further expertise in building a child’s home experiences of technology and developing their ICT capability.

 

NESA approved online courses and TQI accredited online courses include:

Online ICT Professional Development for Educators in Primary Education -

ICT Teaching Strategies for Primary School teachers - Learn more now $200

Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 4 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.2 and 3.4.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

This course has been beneficial. I have learned more about how to integrate ICT in the classroom and how to support the students who struggle in this area. The readings have been particularly useful and it has been great to see other professionals and their use of ICT in the classroom.”

- Kerrie 

"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. I have learned the importance of ICT in all schools. This course has enhanced my ideas of classroom practice by giving me confidence in knowing that I was on the right track."

- Louise 

 

 

Formative Assessment Professional Development - LEARN MORE NOW $200

Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 5 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.2 and 5.1.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

"I consider myself to be highly confident in ICT, however, through this comprehensive course I learned things which I never knew about."

- Amanda

 

 

Teach Literacy with ICT effectively - LEARN MORE NOW $200

Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 5 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.42, and 3.5.2 (TQI) towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

 

            ICT Professional Development for Teachers                     

TQI Accredited Online Courses                     NESA approved online courses

Online PD for Early Childhood Educators 

 

Harness the Potential of Technology in Early Childhood Education – PD for Early Childhood Educators

JOIN THE CLASS NOW $200

Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 5 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.2 and 4.5.2 and 5.1.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

"I really enjoyed this course! It was very informative and well researched.  It gave detailed descriptions regarding all areas outlined in the objectives.  The videos made the learning seem more interactive! The tasks were very beneficial and applicable to my future teaching practices!"

- Dominique

"I enjoyed the course as it was something I was interested in. I am glad there were videos as I find it hard to sit and read the text the whole time. When I asked for help I was able to have my question answered. The resources/ articles were awesome I will be keeping them to help for the future. "

- Akala

"This course has boosted my confidence and I look forward to implementing the techniques learned when I return to the classroom. I feel more enabled to confidently implement ICT in my future lesson planning."

- Penny

 

The following online PD courses for teachers are accredited for Highly Accomplished teachers:

 

ICT Leadership course for Teachers in Primary Ed - LEARN MORE NOW $200

Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 5 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.3 and 3.4.3 of Australian Professional Standards for Teacher towards maintaining Highly Accomplished teacher accreditation.

 

 

Staff Development Day organisation (Train the trainer - Inservice Prep)

Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 1 hour of NESA PD addressing 2.6.3 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Highly Accomplished teacher accreditation. JOIN NOW $55

 

Mini courses for teachers (teacher identified):

 

Technology Observation in Early Childhood Education and Care - JOIN NOW $55

Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 2 hours of teacher identified PD addressing 5.1.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

 

 

Keep track of student progress with effective records - JOIN NOW $55

Completing this online PD for teachers will contribute to 2 hours of teacher identified PD addressing 5.1.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.

 

NESA and TQI ICT Professional Development for Teachers in Early Childhood and Primary Education

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