This DEECD endorsed course runs throughout Terms 3 and 4 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.

Target 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 and Secondary (lower-secondary) teachers

  • Middle-years teachers looking for examples of effective ICT use in the classroom

  • 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 you could use readily available software, Web 2.0 tools and learning communities to add value to teaching and learning at your school

  • the opportunity to participate in inquiry-based learning projects linked to the curriculum with other teachers from around the Victoria

Group projects, which will be guided by experienced educators and are designed to assist participants and their schools. Participants will be encouraged to engage local colleagues, students and school communities with the themes and discussions covered during the project.

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

  • One initial face-to-face session with presentations and workshops at NMIT in Preston on 26 July, as well as the possibility of one final face-to-face session at the same venue on 29 November.

  • Six one hour web-conferences throughout Terms 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, tools and Web 2.0 resources that empower learning, collaboration and communication for students and teachers. These will include Global2, Fuse, Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Office 365 for Education and Evernote.

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

Participants in the program will attend an opening face to face event on Friday 26 July at NMIT (Preston Campus) featuring inspiring speakers from Victorian schools including a keynote address from internationally recognised Australian educator Jenny Luca. A culminating face to face session will be held at NMIT on Friday 22 November at NMIT.

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