Determine Capabilities in ICT in Key Learning Areas
Price: $95 AUD
Assessment Professional Development for Teachers
In the words of Dylan William (2015,p9), " formative assessment is not just the latest fad in education. For any teacher, examining the relationship between "What did I do as a teacher?" and "What did my students learn?" is always the most powerful focus for reflecting on your practice...."
The use of technology in the classroom is inextricably associated with practical outcomes in meaningful subject related contexts. This is the best way to develop ICT capability and ICT literacy in the national curriculum.
The principles which underpin good assessment apply equally to the integration of ICT across the Primary key learning areas.
"A great course with lots of information about embedding ICT and assessing students' ICT capability in primary schools. "
Why assess ICT capability in Primary School?
The best way to explain the reasons behind the need to accurately assess ICT capability is by using an analogy from another key learning area or 21st century skill- Literacy.
When a child hands in a finished book report, do you accept that this represents what the child understands in terms of literacy? No. You go through often sometimes with the student the techniques and understanding of what they did to get to that endpoint.
It is the same with ICT capability.
As the key components of ICT capability are practical, it makes sense to embed formative assessment in primary schools so to ensure that you are not just accepting the finished product as a representation of that child's level of ICT capability.
This formative assessment professional development will educate you and inform you of the best formative assessment in primary education to use so that you don't have to stress about assessing ICT capability.
Our formative assessment workshops for teachers will enable you to confidently and competently personalise learning in primary education by taking you step-by-step processes of using the ICT capability Learning Continuum.
Who joins our online classes?
Participants in our assessment workshops for teachers include:
- Primary/Elementary teachers.
- Early years teachers.
- Teacher aides.
- Head teachers
- Digital technology leaders.
It is important for your approach to assessment to fit in with the teaching approach. In order for you as a Primary school teacher to gain a valid judgement of learning progress of ICT capability and to give students timely feedback, it is important to integrate formative assessment with teaching and learning, rather than rely on summative evaluation.
Workshop Impact on Student Learning Progression
The assessment for learning and development theories that you will learn in this workshop impact on student learning in the following ways:
"I now have a better understanding of what the students can do, so, therefore can plan and cater for their needs more efficiently. I am giving student their needs more efficiently. I am giving students the opportunity to work beyond their skills and demonstrate their extensive skills."
"Yes, I am more open to what I can do with my students in relation to ICT practices."
"Yes I do. My students will now be able to demonstrate their ICT capability across (a) routines/skills (b)techniques (c) concepts and (d) higher order skills."
"This was a great course because I now feel more confident that I was on the right track with my knowledge of ICT in the classroom. I feel better prepared to assist my students to achieve their goals within the ICT component of the curriculum."
You will learn how formative assessment strategies to determine ICT capability as a requirement of the 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.
By enrolling in our formative assessment professional develoment, you will be able to:
- Learn about integrating ICT and ICT capability development in the National Curriculum;
- Plan and identify opportunities for assessment;
- Determine progression in the National Curriculum Learning Continuum;
- Establish a meaningful learning environment in the Early Years;
- Gather strong empirical evidence of attainment;
- Share learning outcomes with parents and colleagues and;
- Make informed decisions on assessment strategies for your school.
Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA registered PD addressing 2.6.2 and 5.1.2 from the APST for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
"I consider myself to be highly confident in ICT, however, through this comprehensive course, I learnt things that I never knew about. I honestly feel so much more empowered as a primary educator when teaching and assessing student ICT capability."
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