Teacher testimonials

Informative course

Dominique

"I really enjoyed this course! It was very informative and well researched. It gave detailed descriptions regarding all areas outlined in the objectives. The videos made the learning seem more interactive! The tasks were very beneficial and applicable to my future teaching practices!"

Really enjoyed this course

Akala

"I enjoyed the course as it was something I was interested in. I am glad there were videos as I find it hard to sit and read the text the whole time. When I asked for help I was able to have my question answered. The resources/ articles were awesome I will be keeping them to help for the future. "

Boosted confidence

Penny

"This course has boosted my confidence and I look forward to implementing the techniques learned when I return to the classroom. I feel more enabled to confidently implement ICT in my future lesson planning."

Extremely informative and enjoyable

Yvonne

"This course was extremely informative and enjoyable. Through engaging with the course material and additional resources, it has given me the skills to become a more informed, better skilled Early Childhood Educator. I will highly recommend this course to any person who wishes to update his or her skills and knowledge as an Educational Professional."

Highly Recommended

Anuradha

"I found the course content quite exhaustive providing invaluable information which is easy to understand and apply in the daily classroom learning environment. Also, the support provided by Michael throughout the course was amazing . I will highly recommend this course to all early childhood teachers as it will help developing a basic understanding of ICT in the early years of learning which children will continue developing and applying in the later years of their life."

Amazing and interesting course

Navneet

"I learned a lot from this course and I was discussing about this course with my director today and also about the strategies that we can implement in the preschool room this year. I also learn that how we can invite families to be part of ICT integration at more profound level. I really enjoyed all the modules and how the reflective part at the end, help you as a student of this course to think and then reflect on your own learning at the end of each module. Thank you for this amazing , interesting and informative course which stimulated my professional growth in a profound manner."

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Course Preview

NESA and TQI accredited course

Completing this online PD for early childhood educators will contribute to 5 hours of NESA and TQI PD addressing 2.6.2, 4.5.2, and 5.1.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW, ACT, Qld, and Vic in Australia.

Course Objective

You will learn how you can make informed instructional decisions when using technology/ICT by practicing evidence based assessment strategies and teaching methods that will build on a child's technology literacy and lay the foundations for learning progression in the school curriculum.

Teacher Takeaways

By the end of this workshop, you will be able:

  • Conduct a thorough analysis of the situation.

  • Maximise formative assessments in early childhood ICT activities, tasks and projects

  • Select developmentally appropriate ICT tools for learning.

  • Employ sound instructional decisions that develop child technology literacy.

  • Promote literacy and numeracy development with ICT

  • Encourage creative uses of ICT tools.

  • Facilitate the progression of ICT Capability in Early Childhood

  • Implement a Universal framework for Inclusion with Technology

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Message from the Instructor

    • Course Introduction

    • How to get the most from the course

    • The Importance of Professional Development in ICT for Early Childhood Educators

    • Teacher Self-Assessment: Determining your strengths and weaknesses

    • More from me

    • Workshop expectations

  • 2

    Analyse the Situation

    • What you will learn

    • Understanding the Foundations to Tech Integration: How children learn with Technology?

    • What is ICT Capability in Early Childhood Education?

    • What is Pedagogy in Early Childhood with ICT?

    • Barriers to unlocking ICT in Early Childhood Education

    • How to solve your access problems to ICT resources

    • How can ICT enrich the ECE learning environment?

    • Key Issues in ICT in Early Childhood Education

    • Course Survey

  • 3

    Formative Assessment in Early Childhood (comes with ebook)

    • Introduction

    • Planning for the Integration of ICT

    • Monitoring and observation

    • Assessing Capabilities in ICT in ECE

    • Documenting evidence of Learning

    • Sharing Perspectives and Transitions

    • Enabling the Environment

    • Selecting the appropriate ICT tools and resources for learning

    • What are developmentally appropriate ICT activities?

    • Involving Parents

    • Providing Feedback

    • Effective Transition and Report Writing

    • Designing effective tasks, discussions and activities

    • What does Meaningful ICT Resources in ECE in mean?

    • Further Reading On Assessment for Learning in ECE in ICT

    • Reflective Questions

    • Formative Assessment in Early Childhood ebook

  • 4

    Employing evidence based ICT teaching strategies (comes with ebooks)

    • What you will learn

    • Using Assessment to develop Teaching Strategies

    • What should the capabilities of children be? What is ICT capability?

    • What is the desired outcome?

    • Facilitating Capabilities in ICT

    • Providing Support

    • How structure and stimulate learning

    • How to develop autonomy

    • Differentiation in Early Childhood Education and Care

    • Higher Order Skills and Encouraging Shared thinking and use of ICT

    • Reflective Questions

    • Role Play and ICT activities

    • Scaffolding in Early Childhood

    • Other Strategies

  • 5

    Integrating ICT in STEM Activities in ECE (comes with ebook)

    • Introduction

    • An Introduction to STEM in Early Childhood Education

    • ICT's Role in STEM education

    • ICT Teaching Strategies in STEM

    • Science and Technology in ECE

    • Inquiry-based Pedagogy

    • ICT-Assisted Project-based Learning

    • Reflecting on your Teaching and Learning with ICT

    • Providing an Inclusive Environment

    • Reflective Questions

  • 6

    Optimising Literacy and Numeracy with ICT

    • Literacy

    • Literacy ICT Lesson Plan Example

    • Numeracy

    • Numeracy Lesson Plan example

    • ICT Learning Tools for Literacy and Language Development

    • How can ICT support language development

  • 7

    Practicing Inclusion with ICT (comes with ebook)

    • What are the key issues to consider?

    • What is E-Inclusion?

    • Developing the inclusive learning environment

    • Managing the Inclusive Classroom

    • Practicing Inclusion with ICT (ebook)

  • 8

    Educational ICT Tools for P-2 Learning Tools

    • Appropriate Practices

    • Creativity with ICT

    • ICT tools for Language Development

    • Choosing meaningful ICT tools and resources

  • 9

    Protecting the Digital Child

    • Introduction

    • Digital Citizenship

    • E-Safety

    • Safety and Ethical Concerns with ICT in Early Childhood (Preschool and K-2 education)

    • Course survey