Make IT Count: Effective Professional Development for Teachers in ICT

Teaching Strategies

By Michael Hilkemeijer

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:

 

Teaching strategies for Primary Educators

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.

 

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APST:

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

Assessment teaching strategies in ICT

ENCOURAGES THE USE OF A VARIETY OF FEATURES THAT 

DEEPEN YOUR

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.

online course registration - teaching strategies

APST:

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.

Teaching strategies for Leadership in ICT

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. 

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APST: 

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.

Literacy teaching strategies with ICT

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.

Literacy teaching strategies

APST:

2.5.2 - Literacy teaching strategies;

2.6.2 - ICT teaching strategies;

3.4.2 - Selecting ICT tools and resources.

8 hours of PD

 

Teaching strategies for effective teacher in-service PDs

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.

In-service ideas for teachers - teaching strategies

APST:

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!

 

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