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.

Nationally Accredited PD for Early Childhood Educators

Completing this online PD for early childhood educators will contribute to 6 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.

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

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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Benefits of ICT in Early Childhood Education and Care

The children in your care will...

  1. Build on their technological literacy and ICT capability.
  2. Enhance their learning through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  3. Develop their metacognitive skills - 'know that they know'- the appropriate use of technology
  4. Use ICT for creative purposes.
  5. Learn about their technological surroundings.
  6.  Understand that ICT is a tool designed for a specific purpose.

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BONUS #1

Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Why is professional development necessary in early childhood?

Participating in Early Childhood professional Development is not only a good way to become a leader in your industry, but there is a real need for for you as an educators to have well-developed understandings of the role and potential of ICT for supporting young children’s learning. Supporting your ICT capability is crucial to developing and building on young children's ICT capability and technological literacy.

Course Reviews

4 star rating

Title explains the course

Nicole Wilson

Content of course encourages you to reflect on how you are currently using ICT and that planning and integrating ICT has enormous benefits to an early childh...

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Content of course encourages you to reflect on how you are currently using ICT and that planning and integrating ICT has enormous benefits to an early childhood program.

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3 star rating

I really enjoyed it. It helped me understand the signific...

Isha Mehra

Sometimes I did not understand the questions, but when I looked at the text and books, I understood everything.

Sometimes I did not understand the questions, but when I looked at the text and books, I understood everything.

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BONUS #2

Science and technology in ECE

Why subscribe to this course?

Continual professional development for early childhood educators

By subscribing to this course, you will have year round access to the latest course content and resources for as long as you are subscribed. This means that you will get continual professional development and support all for just $25 USD a month.

BONUS #3

Safety concerns about ICT in ECE

Payment Options

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Bonus #4

Practice Inclusion with ICT in ECE

How online PD for early childhood educators relates to the EYLF?

Early Years Learning Framework Professional Development

The 'Statement on Young Children and Digital Technologies' links key themes and outcomes in the Early Years Learning Framework.

This statement was developed by Early Childhood Australia (Early Childhood Advocacy organisation in Australia) to provide guidance on the role and optimal use of digital technologies in early childhood education. 

As young children are continually exposed to digital technologies, the statement supports research conducted earlier that states that ICT capability and ICT literacy can be developed in early childhood learning activities.

BONUS #5

Learn about evidence based ICT teaching strategies in ECE

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Make an impact on learning today with techonology

Build and Maintain a Responsive Relationship in Early Childhood Education and Care

Ensure motivation and engagement in children's learning

A reciprocal, respective and responsive relationship in early childhood education enables you to value and build on children's strengths, skills and knowledge in technology use.

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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Message from the Instructor

    • Course Introduction

    • How to get the most from the course

    • Getting the basics - What is ICT?

    • ICT Competencies for Teachers

    • What is ICT capability in ECE?

    • The Importance of PD in ICT - Why it matters?

    • Determining your educational learning path

    • Understanding the keywords

    • Setting your own agenda for this workshop

    • What is wrong with this picture?

    • Becoming an Agent of Change in Education

    • Workshop expectations

    • More from me

  • 2

    Analyse the Situation

    • What you will learn

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

    • What is Pedagogy in ECE 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

    • Teacher Development exercise

    • Course Survey

  • 3

    Methods of Observation and Assessment in early childhood education (comes with ebook)

    • Introduction

    • Why is planning important in ECE?

    • Planning for the Integration of ICT

    • Monitoring and observation

    • Assessing Capabilities in ICT in ECE

    • Observation documentation and Assessment in early childhood - 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

    • Teacher Development exercise

    • Formative Assessment PDF

  • 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 to 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

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 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

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 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

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 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)

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 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

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 9

    Protecting the Digital Child

    • Introduction

    • Digital Citizenship for Kindergarten students

    • E-Safety

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

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 11

    Appraising

    • Assignment

  • 12

    Course Survey, feedback and review

    • Course survey

  • 13

    Link to personalised webinar lessons in ECE

    • Recordings of Personalised Live lessons (webinars)

Mini courses in Early Childhood Education

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    $55.00Technology Observation in Early Childhood

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  • Learn evidence based and researched based teaching strategies in early childhood education when using technology.

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