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|14:00 - 15:35||
Coaching For Creativity - It Won't Happen By Chance by
Primary educators, VELS 1, Secondary educators, VELS 2, VELS 3, ICT Leaders, VELS 4, School principals, VELS 5, VELS 6, VCE, IB, ICT, research, elearning, professional learning, curriculum, leadership
Students across the country are gaining greater access to technology in the classroom. Unfortunately, much of the use of technology in schools remains about teaching rather than learning. This presentation will look at curriculum samples and ways that schools can embed ICT across the curriculum for powerful learning based on educational research rather than gimmics, gadgets and fads. Schools world wide who build professional learning programs based on coaching and reflective practices have greater success in changing teacher practice and creating curriculum which better prepares students with vital 21st Century skills. What's more, if we care about 21st Century skills, we need to assess our curriculum to see if it assists students to develop these skills.
|14:50 - 15:35||
Unlocking Creativity With ICT by
Primary educators, VELS 1, Secondary educators, VELS 2, VELS 3, ICT Leaders, VELS 4, VELS 5, VELS 6, VCE, IB, ICT, creativity, curriculum
Creativity can be learned and ICT can play a role in this process. This session focuses on how the affordances of ICT can be used to support creative thinking skills. Part of the challenge for teachers today is to explore and promote creative processes in the use of ICT to support the development of imagination, problem-solving, risk-taking and divergent thinking. This session will explore how creativity can be fostered through the use of ICT and applied in a range of learning areas, in particular Australian Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science and History.
|15:55 - 16:40||
Does Using An iPad In Class Make Me A Good Teacher? by
Secondary educators, ICT Leaders, VELS 4, School principals, VELS 5, VELS 6, iPads, professional learning, curriculum
The focus of this workshop is to examine learning in a new context. Teachers and students are on an epic journey in the age of iPads, netbooks and the like. Maria will share the process of curriculum development and professional development that has occurred in her school with the introduction of iPads at Years 7, 9 and 11. What are the different needs of each age group? What obstacles have arisen? How have teachers been engaged in the process of curriculum reform and renewal? With a particular focus on Year 7 and 9 Maria will share a 'warts and all' experience.