Online Professional Development for Teachers
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Continue your professional learning anytime, anyplace and anywhere by using the many resources and activities that is continually included in the courses to help teachers from early childhood education to Primary be more professional in their practices and teach 21st century skills to their students using technology in the classroom.
Australian Curriculum Training
General capabilities are 21st century skills that are deemed necessary for students to acquire in their learning. They are embedded throughout all Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum.
As such, it is a requirement that teachers Teach and Assess general capabilities.
It is important that schools embark on a PD approach for all the staff to ensure progression and continuity in student learning. Schools that have adopted this methodology have found that were able to maximise student outcomes and engagement in their curriculum.
Online Courses for Primary Teachers
Primary Classroom Strategies: Develop Student ICT Capability
Why enrol in this course?
In order to exploit ICT effectively in your classroom, you will need to develop your own ICT capability as well as appreciate what level of ICT capability certain groups of Primary students are performing at. You will also need to know how to improve your students' ICT skills further when appropriate in your lessons!
You'll learn how to maximise outcomes and capabilities in an inclusive environment for your students throughout your Curriculum learning areas at your school. In addition, I will give you the expertise you need to stimulate learning and to track the functioning levels of students so that they will continue to expand their potential throughout their schooling career.
This course will explain and exemplify what is involved in Developing Student ICT Capability!!! It builds on your own understanding of ICT skills and concepts.
It will deliver practical and immediately actionable advice derived from the most ICT capable schools today.
Australian Curriculum Reference
If you are an Australian teacher, it is a requirement of the Australian Curriculum that teachers are able to teach and assess General Capabilities. As ICT Capability is one of those, this course will be perfect for you to achieve this goal.
This course will deliver practical and immediately actionable advice that comes from comprehensive pedagogical research proven to be successful in developing student ICT capability.
While this forms the basis for our examples, the principles and practices involved in developing ICT capability remain the same no matter which curriculum you teach and belong to.
What is the course about?
ICT capability is a 21st century skill that students require in order to actively participate in a knowledge-based society and be empowered by Information and Communication Technology.
Opportunities in all curriculums await teachers to develop student ICT capability whenever they use software where the level of control and decision-making by students is high such as MS Word.
Materials in this course
This course contains real handouts of supportive material and reflective tasks to help you bring you back to your own practices in your classroom. It will also contain quizzes in the form of multiple choice questions to help test your knowledge and reflect on your current practices in the classroom.
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Top Benefits of Our Online Professional Development for Teachers
1. Ensures ongoing quality teaching and learning
Online professional development for teachers ensures the standards for online teaching and learning are upheld. Just as it has always been the case for teachers in traditional classrooms, teachers utilising online teaching resources can’t be able to maintain teaching and learning standards without online professional development.
Online professional development courses help teachers set the standards required for online academic preparation, content knowledge as well as online skills and delivery.
2. Helps teachers combine their knowledge with technology
Let’s face it! Online teaching requires a wide range of technology skills that are best strengthened through online professional development, not self-learning. Numerous research studies have shown that a teacher’s face-to-face teaching skills aren’t necessarily transferred in an online classroom setting. In simple terms, a teacher may be highly knowledgeable in person but still fail to pass that knowledge effectively when using online teaching tools.
It’s worth noting that teachers combine instructional and content knowledge in traditional classes to determine the best instructional strategies, activities as well as assessments to use. Technology isn’t the main means of communication.
When teachers are using online tools to teach, they must combine both instructional and content knowledge with technology and rely heavily on technology as the main means of communication. Online professional development helps teachers discover how to rely solely on technology as the main source of communication.
3. Increases classroom engagement
Technology has been proven to increase student engagement. Teachers must, however, be at par with their students technology-wise for them to be able to use technology to engage their students effectively. Online professional development for teachers ensures teachers are up-to-date with the latest technologies and most effective online teaching and learning tools including the use of images, sound, videos and social media in lesson plans.
For instance, social media has been proven to be an effective tool for fostering collaborating learning environments online. Online professional development courses help to show teachers exactly how to use such resources.
4. Offers unmatched convenience
The internet has made it very easy to do many things. Online professional development focuses on teaching professionals the best ways to using the internet in a professional capacity. One of the most obvious benefits of online professional development for teachers is unmatched convenience. Teachers who know how to use the internet to teach save a lot of time and effort. For instance, you don’t have to physically be present in a classroom to teach, answer questions, collect and assess assignments, monitor individual student progress etc.