Welcome to our new range of online professional development for teachers using technology in the classroom.
If you are an early childhood or primary teacher who desires to successfully integrate ICT in education then you can begin the laying of foundations for this to occur by employing the evidence based ICT teaching strategies and the sound instructional decisions that you will learn throughout our range of online professional development for technology integration in the classroom.
ICT in Education Teacher Academy
This is your technology integration in the classroom guide and it contains practical and immediately actionable advice on how should teachers use technology in the classroom.
So how can teachers use technology in the classroom? Well, it starts with the understanding of ICT capability because this is ultimate aim of any early childhood and primary teacher. It is to do with ensuring that:
- Technology is transparent in its use;
- And that technology use is routine.
The significance of why technology integration is important in education provides a solid foundation for this to occur. As technology is a ubiquitous part of children’s lives it continues to be transparent. We all have it in our homes, workplaces, and social lives.
Thus, this is very much the reason why our online professional development for technology integration in the classroom exists today. Through learning and applying the pedagogy of ICT capability, your students will benefit as they learn 21st century skills such as:
- Personal and social responsibility;
- Planning, critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity;
- Strong communication skills, both for interpersonal and presentation needs;
- Cross-cultural understanding;
- Visualizing and decision making and;
- Knowing how and when to use technology and choosing the most appropriate tool for the task.
There are many other reasons that I have mentioned in previous blogs.
The development of ICT capability fits into your curriculum successfully as you enable students to use technology in a meaningful and subject-related context in such a way that they hardly notice that they are using it to achieve the learning outcomes that you had set for them.
Free Online Professional Development for Teachers
You can sample most in the following free professional development for teachers:
The foundation to effective technology integration needs to occur in the early years.
For us, successful technology integration MUST begin with having an appreciation of where a child is, where they are heading and where they should be.
You cannot simply assume today that simple exposure will be sufficient to develop their ICT capability. Past use of technology in the classroom such as television have proven that unless you support them with research and evidence based teaching strategies, they too will become obsolete mediums of learning in your classroom.
The use of ICT in education must begin by embedding formative assessment strategies for primary school and that in early childhood education too.
Throughout our online professional development for teachers using technology in the classroom, you will experience continual professional learning as you will learn to apply sound instructional strategies that are evidence based and aligned with national professional standards for teachers.
If you want to know how should teachers use technology in the classroom, then join our online professional development for technology integration in the classroom.