Aims and Objective

This online PD course for Primary teachers prepares teachers to plan, teach and assess technology integration in the science classroom. You will learn the expertise you need in order to successfully integrate technology in meaningful science learning activities by exploring strategies for assessing and teaching science with ICT. By gaining an understanding of the ICT potential in science education, you will be able to design lessons and lesson sequences that progress children's scientific thinking and technological understanding. Science and technological concepts related to the Australian Curriculum will be explored, along with theoretical and practical ICT pedagogical approaches that will develop the general capability ICT.

Teacher Takeaways

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how ICT can enhance science learning.

  • Apply evidence-based strategies to integrate technology in the classroom.

  • Embed formative assessment strategies that will enable you to effectively plan for science learning progression and student ICT capability.

  • Develop well-structured learning activities in the context of science and ICT capability.

  • Analyse the situation to plan for effective teaching of science with technology.

  • Build on your own ICT competency and confidence.

  • Learn from real-world, authentic technology integration experiences.

  • Examine opportunities for cross-curricular use of ICT.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome and Introduction

  • 2

    Improving your TPACK in Science

    • Determining your TPACK needs

    • TPACK in Science download

  • 3

    Planning science lessons with ICT

    • Planning the incorporation of technology in the science lesson

    • Technology Integration in the Curriculum

    • Analysing the situation

    • Technology Integration Lesson plan template

    • Planning for Learning Progression

  • 4

    Technology in the Science Classroom

  • 5

    Technology Integration solutions

    • ICT as a Tool

    • Following the lines of Scientific Inquiry with ICT

    • Case Study

    • ICT as a means of Communication

    • Case Study

  • 6

    Theory to Practice 1

    • Planning for Technology Integration

  • 7

    How to Teach Science in Primary School with ICT

    • Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT

    • What strategies can you use to enhance learning with ICT?

    • Inclusive learning experiences for Science

    • Differentiated Instruction

  • 8

    Theory to Practice 2

    • Teaching and Learning with ICT

  • 9

    How to Assess Science in Primary Schools when Technology is used

    • Why assess ICT capability in Science lessons?

    • Assessment and your TPACK

    • Formative Assessment in Primary Science

    • Assessment for Learning Difficulties

    • Identifying opportunities for assessment

    • How to assess the effectiveness of student use of ICT in Primary Science?

    • How should I use the national curriculum Learning Continuum?

  • 10

    Theory to Practice 3

    • Assessment

  • 11

    Theory to Practice 4 & 5

    • Reflecting on Teaching and Learning with ICT

    • Course Effectiveness on Teaching and Learning with ICT

  • 12

    Completing the course

    • Course Survey

    • 10 Final Tips for Integrating ICT in Primary Science

    • More resources for you

Course comes with free eBook

Value: $40

Receive this free course eBook to download and take back with you to your learning environment today.

Teacher Identified Online PD

Linked to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Completing this course will contribute to 10 hours of PD addressing 2.4.2, 3.6.2 and 5.1.2 of APST towards maintaining Proficient teacher accreditation.
How to integrate technology in the science classroom

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 examples from the Australian Curriculum Science learning area.

  • 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.

Meet your Instructor

Director/Course Facilitator

Michael Hilkemeijer

As a teacher for over 15 years, Michael has taught and learned about the effective use 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 8 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.

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