What are the drivers of transformative teaching?
The research I have been doing in this project has brought some very clear messages from teachers
1.Teachers want to know how they can use the exciting new mobile technologies in their teaching. They also want to know how they can use the existing technologies in more interactive, engaging ways.
2. Teachers want support from school leadership and educational organisations in a number of areas to make changes in teaching: resourcing, training, infra-structure
3.Teachers want support to learn the new skills to transform classroom practice:
To teach in new ways integrating ICT, teachers need help to acquire a range of skills to create resources, plan interactive learning experiences, distribute work and assess learning using digital tools.
Free twilight seminar and workshops for teachers:
Drivers of Transformative teaching.
In this upcoming twilight seminar I will give an overview of the findings from the Tpack iPad Project in Schools on what teachers report they need to integrate information and communications technology (ICT) in their teaching.
We will look at some of the tools available for teachers to create digital learning resources that can be accessed on a range of mobile devices including iPads. We will highlight at practical examples of how Adobe software can be used across the curriculum to promote student learning. This will provide an overview of what is possible including creating multimedia portfolios, multimodal texts, e-pubs, digital storytelling, movie making and simple photo editing. Examples and context will be linked to the Australian National Curriculum.
An introductory PD will be held on 29 November 2012 at ECU’s Mount Lawley campus and is available to teachers. If you would like to attend, please register here.
We would love to hear about how you are using the Adobe products in your teaching come along to share your experiences with us in a short 3-5min session. Use the link above to register.
More detailed hands on workshops will be provided on 30 November, at Mount Lawley campus where teachers will be asked to bring their own laptops to be guided through a series of training sessions in using Adobe software for teachers and how to include the use of multi media tools by students for learning and assessment. Two workshops will be conducted Workshop 1 starting at 9am-12pm and Workshop 2 from 1pm until 3pm. Please register your interest for these sessions here