About

This free DEECD endorsed course runs from 4 June through until 29 October 2104 and provides Victorian teachers with a flexible professional development program showcasing how teachers from around the state are adding value to teaching and learning through effective and seamless use of ICT in the classroom.

The program will provide practical examples of how primary and secondary teachers are enhancing their curriculum delivery and student learning through authentic and effective use of ICT, virtual communities and Web 2.0 tools.

Audience

The course assumes that participants will have basic ICT skills, but is targeted at those wanting to enhance their knowledge, skills and curriculum delivery.

It will be relevant to:

  • Primary teachers

  • Secondary teachers up to year 10

  • Specialists, Leading Teachers, Assistant Principals and Principals

Course Goals

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.

The ‘Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century’ program will include:

  • An opening face to face event on Wednesday 4 June at NMIT (Preston Campus) featuring a keynote address and workshop from Will Richardson, an internationally recognised educator, writer and thinker on the intersection of social media and education.

  • Six one hour web-conferences throughout Terms 2, 3 & 4 with leading classroom practitioners covering topics that include: the General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum, Professional Learning Networks, Collaboration and Inquiry Based Learning.

  • Instructor-led professional development for teachers that will include online forums and Web 2.0 resources that empower learning, collaboration and communication for students and teachers. These will include Global2, Fuse, and cloud tools such as Microsoft Office 365 for Education and Google Apps for Education.

  • A self-selected Inquiry based learning project with a team of other Victorian educators.

  • A culminating face to face event on Wednesday 29 October at NMIT (Preston Campus) featuring inspiring speakers, engaging workshops and team project presentations.

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