Today, as schools continue to struggle to keep up with the demands of society, the catalyst for many changes that are occurring and the driving force for the mass production of information, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), has firmly made its mark in the education of students. For teachers of today and tomorrow, taking part in professional ICT development opportunities that will help them utilise ICT in their classrooms is vital.
Our professional ICT development for teachers will help teachers to continue to be the catalyst for change in schools and transform their teaching practices in such a way that will prepare students for an ICT-integrated society.
What makes our Professional Development in ICT effective?
Effective professional development in ICT begins by ensuring that they are aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. You will notice that our accredited online professional development for teachers display the APST standards. Our online courses focus providing teachers with the tools and knowledge to not only select the best ICT tools and resources for their classroom, but deliver practical and immediately actionable advice on the best ICT teaching strategies - standards 2.6 and 3.4.
The qualities of good online professional development in ICT includes:
RESEMBLES THE BEST TEACHING STRATEGIES IN ICT
Research (Kennewell et al., 2000) shows that to be ICT capable is to be competent in controlling the situations in which those ICT tools are applied.
2.6.2 - ICT teaching strategies
3.4.2 - Selecting ICT tools and resources
4 hours of PD
Learn from your peers and colleagues through active collaboration
ENCOURAGES THE USE OF A VARIETY OF FEATURES THAT
TECHNOLOGICAL PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
Assessing ICT Capability is a combination of PK (Pedagogical Knowledge) and PCK (Pedagogical Content Knowledge). PK requires that you have good understanding of cognitive, social and developmental theories of learning that apply to how students’ learn in the classroom.
2.6.2- ICT teaching strategies
5.1.2 - Assessment teaching strategies
5 hours of PD
Our online professional development for teachers in ICT promotes active learning both individually and collectively.
PROVIDES PARTICIPANTS WITH A CLEAR VIEW OF THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN WHAT THEY LEARN AND THEIR CLASSROOM PRACTICE
The ICT Coordinator is the connection between the school's ICT policy and teacher's classroom practice.
2.6.3 - ICT teaching strategies;
3.4.3 - Selecting ICT tools and resources
7 hours of PD
Our online professional development for teachers in ICT is coordinated with your broader school improvement efforts.
FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES ARE STRUCTURED TO ENSURE THAT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS EFFECTIVE AND MAKES A DIFFERENCE
All our online courses are designed for your success and strive to ensure it makes a change to your pedagogical thinking.
2.5.2 - Literacy teaching strategies;
2.6.2 - ICT teaching strategies;
3.4.2 - Selecting ICT tools and resources.
8 hours of PD
ALLOW PARTICIPANTS TO DEVELOP REFLECTIVE SKILLS TO GAIN NEW INSIGHTS
Reflecting on teaching and learning with ICT is a vital part of not only students' but teachers' learning with ICT. Our online courses help teachers reflect on the effectiveness of an ICT activity, but also on the overall progression during the course of the year.
6.1.3 - Identify and plan professional learning needs.
1 hour of PD
We have done our research into what makes effective professional development in ICT, now it is your turn. Find out for yourself what makes our online courses effective today!