Applications for the 2014 Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century Professional Development Program closed on 20 May. If you submitted an application we hope to send you some good news by email shortly. Our initial face to face day will be on Wednesday June 4 at NMIT Preston.
DEECD covers all costs excluding CRT costs associated with the two face to face days which remain each school’s responsibility.
Words of encouragement from some of last year’s participants:
“The DEECD Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century program really opened my eyes to the possibilities that digital technologies can provide. As a result, my class was connecting and collaborating with classes from around the world and learning in an authentic setting.”
Katelyn Fraser, Killara Primary School
“I found this program fantastic. It opened my eyes to the possibilities available now. It has changed the practice in my school remarkably and no doubt has improved the teaching in ICT and also the skills of our students.”
Damian Lappin, Latrobe Special Developmental School
“Last years program was amazing. In fact so much, that it was difficult to take it all in.”
Michael Smethurst, Kingston Heath Primary School
This free DEECD sponsored course runs from Wednesday 4 June through to Friday 31 October and provides teachers in Victorian State Schools with a flexible, teacher-led professional development program showcasing how teachers from around the state add value to teaching and learning through effective and seamless use of ICT in the classroom.
The Opening Session at NMIT on Wednesday 4 June will include a half day session with Will Richardson, an internationally recognised educator, writer and thinker on the intersection of social media and education.
Click image for Will Richardson Wikipedia entry.
The course aims to provide participants with:
a practical overview of how teachers are seamlessly using ICT in their teaching to enhance student learning
a better understanding of the tools, resources, learning communities and collaborative possibilities other teachers are exploring through ICT
clear, practical examples of how to use readily available software, Web 2.0 tools and learning communities to add value to teaching and learning at school
an opportunity to participate with other Victorian educators in an inquiry-based learning project designed to assist participants and their schools. Projects are guided by a coaching team of experienced educators.
Participants are expected to allocate around one hour per week outside school hours engaging online with other course participants. Schools are expected to cover any CRT costs associated with the two face to face days.