Why Early Childhood Professional Development is critical?

Complex and continual professional development of ECE teachers is a key requirement of the productive integration of ICT into early childhood learning activities. If the foundation to effective ICT capability is to be achieved, then ECE teachers need to be supported so that they have well-developed understandings of the role and potential of ICT for supporting young children’s learning, as well as practical skills in knowing how to make the best use of the technology.

How professional development relates to the EYLF principles?

The EYLF is the recognised learning framework under the NQF. It provides the foundation for ensuring all children aged 0-5 years receive quality teaching and learning outcomes. EYLF principles encourage Educators to participate in professional development. In accordance with the 'Statement on Young Children and Digital Technologies'  this online PD for early childhood educators and carers shares the same views and principles in its content and delivery practice.

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ICT Competency for ECE Teachers

The format and contents of the online PD for early childhood educators and carers is based on the structure of the PD programme for ECE that UNESCO developed and implemented. Its content is structured into three educational paths which UNESCO consider to constitute three components of the initial ICT competency for early childhood teachers.

  1. Discovering ICT
  2. Learning with ICT
  3. Integrating ICT

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What professional development means for early childhood pedagogy?

This professional development has the objective to extend teacher's professional development and to advance their skills in pedagogy, collaboration, leadership and innovative school development using ICT. With new technologies comes the need for new roles for teachers, and new pedagogies.

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  • How will I be charged for access to all of these courses?

    When you sign up, you will get immediate access to all training. Unless you cancel your subscription, you will then be automatically charged $73 (USD) per year. Your nominated payment method will be automatically deducted from once a month. You can cancel your subscription at any time from within your learning dashboard, but as soon as you cancel, you immediately cease to have access to all of your training.

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    Not if you stay a member. Although the membership price does increase every year to reflect the huge additions of courses to the member's area, all existing members maintain their access at the same price FOR LIFE (as long as you don't cancel), and the price increases will only apply to new subscribers. If you cancel, you are then considered a 'new' member again and if the price has increased, your monthly membership fee would reflect the most up to date pricing. If you do not cancel, your monthly membership fee will be honoured for as long as you maintain the payments and include all future upgrades at no extra costs.

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    Yes. All members will have new courses and content automatically added to their member dashboard at no extra cost to their monthly subscription. New courses are not released monthly, however.