Aims and Objectives

This online PD for early childhood teachers and carers delivers practical and immediately actionable advice on how to plan, teach and assess technology integration in the early learning environment. You will learn the expertise you need in order to lay the foundations for learning with technology in preschool activities and kindergarten learning environments.

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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5 star rating

Relationships with children and families

Arpita Kundu

very good

very good

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5 star rating

Enriching and Enjoyable

Yvonne Prinsloo

I found the course material extremely informative, helpful, enriching and enjoyable. Working through this course has contributed significantly towards my kno...

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I found the course material extremely informative, helpful, enriching and enjoyable. Working through this course has contributed significantly towards my knowledge of ICT and its efficient implementation in the ECE classroom. I would highly recommend this to any educator who aspires to become more skillful in terms of their ICT capabilities.

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5 star rating

Harness Technology

Candy Franco

This course was great. It embedded current early childhood teaching/learning processes and theory whilst embedding technology for early years learning. This ...

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This course was great. It embedded current early childhood teaching/learning processes and theory whilst embedding technology for early years learning. This course used current knowledge about child development, theorists, the EYLF curriculum Framework and assessment of and for learning in the early childhood setting to embed and harness technology in the early childhood environment. The assignments bought all of the information together periodically throughout the course.

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How to join this workshop today?

Pay under 67 cents per day ($20 per month)

Access this ECE workshop PLUS all other workshops, webinar replays, lesson plans/activities, downloads and everything else in the membership.
Creativity in early childhood classrooms

Membership includes..

You will get instant access to:

  • All ECE online workshops

  • All lesson plans for early childhood education

  • All videos about technology integration in ECE

  • All eBooks based on ECE workshops

  • Certificate of completions from all ECE workshops

  • Expert advice from other experts besides us.

  • Over 20 + hours of CPD

  • Support for the entire length of your membership

  • Member's library that contains most resources

Gain access to just this workshop

Gain access to just this ECE workshop.

You will get:

  • 10 hours of CPD

  • Copy of the workshop ebook for free.

  • Support for just this workshop alone

Quality Teaching Online PD

10 hours of CPD

10 hours of CPD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2, 3.2.2 4.5.2, and 5.1.2 of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.


Teacher Takeaways

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

  • Conduct a thorough analysis of the situation so that you can effectively plan your educational path

  • Embed methods of observation and assessment that will inform your planning in technology integration and enable you to pass on meaningful information in transition statements

  • Select developmentally appropriate ICT tools for learning so that each one will make a positive impact in child learning and empower young children in their technological surroundings

  • Employ sound instructional decisions that will further enable you to respond to their technology skills, abilities, knowledge and interest

  • Implement STEM activities that incorporate and develop technological capabilities in numeracy and science learning.

  • Creatively encourage the use of technology through timely intervention and demonstration of ICT skills

  • Implement a Universal framework for Inclusion with Technology with everyday strategies that will enable all children to learn

  • Feel empowered in your capabilities in ICT by gaining the expertise you need to make a difference and building on your own capacity as an ECE practitioner

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."

Course Qualities

  • Self-Paced

    This course is self-paced and you can do it anytime and anywhere. Learn and apply it in your own teaching and learning environment.

  • Curriculum Aligned

    This course uses case studies from the Australian Early Years Learning Framework.

  • Classroom ready

    This course is designed to be implemented within your own teaching and learning environment. It encourages the application of theories and strategies learned.

Course curriculum

    1. Message from the Instructor

    2. How to get the most from the course

    3. Before we begin...

    4. What is technology in early childhood education?

      FREE PREVIEW
    5. ICT Competencies for Teachers

    6. What is ICT capability in ECE?

    7. Teacher Self-Assessment: How can you improve your ICT capabilities?

    8. How to progress throughout the course?

    9. Understanding the keywords

    10. Becoming an Agent of Change in Education

    11. Becoming Agents of Change

    12. Questions on change

    13. 2022 Upcoming Free Webinars for Teachers (Preschool and Kindy)

      FREE PREVIEW
    1. Understanding the Foundations to Tech Integration: How children learn with Technology?

    2. What is Pedagogy in ECE with ICT?

    3. How to overcome Barriers and Unlocking Successful ICT in Early Childhood Education

      FREE PREVIEW
    4. How can ICT enrich the ECE learning environment?

    5. Dispelling the Key Issues with Technology use

    1. Appropriate Practices

    2. ICT tools for Language Development

    3. Choosing meaningful ICT tools and resources

    1. An Introduction to STEM in Early Childhood Education

    2. ICT's Role in STEM education

    3. About Science and ICT in ECE

    4. Science and Technology in ECE

    5. Technology tools for ECE Science learning

    6. What is the relationship between ICT and Numeracy?

    7. Selecting DAP Numeracy Activities with Technology

    8. Learning numeracy with Technology in Role Play

    9. Your Download!! Numeracy Lesson Plan example

    10. Inquiry-based Pedagogy

    11. ICT-Assisted Project-based Learning

    1. Benefits of Robotics in education

    2. How to use robots in the early learning environment?

    3. How to choose the right robot for your learning environment?

    4. Problem Solving with Robots - An example from AITSL

    5. Case Study download

    1. Introduction

    2. Child Learning

    3. Relationships, Early Childhood Pedagogy and Technology

    4. Child - Child Relationships

    5. Relationships and Technology use, Creativity and Collaboration

    6. Teacher and Family Relationships

    7. Responsive Relationships

    8. Supporting Relationships

About this course

  • $50.00 / month
  • 94 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content

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.

Meet your Instructor

Director/Course Facilitator Michael Hilkemeijer

As a teacher for over 15 years, Michael has taught and learned about the effective integration of technology in education through his teaching practices and studies. He has a Masters in Education (ICTE) that focuses on effective instructional design and for over the past 10 years he has studied literature and case studies on the art of successful technology integration in education - the development of ICT capability. Through this process, he has written many articles, both online and in national magazines on the best practices for teachers in early childhood and primary education to develop ICT capability. One of which is the continual support of teachers in their professional learning.