Course Objective

You will learn how to implement open-minded and meaningful ICT experiences that support your pedagogy and understanding by exploring creative opportunities in your learning environment and developing a hands-on learning approach.
Promoting creativity in early childhood education

How to join this course?

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Teacher Takeaways

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

  • Integrate ICT in an imaginative way to deliver your early years curriculum.

  • Increase the quality of what is taught and learned in the Early Learning goals.

  • Build on a young child's capabilities in ICT creatively.

  • Foster collaborative learning approaches in early learning activities.

  • Support young children in finding creative solutions.

  • Encourage young children to share their creative representations.

ECE Educational Path

ICT Competency for ECE Teachers

Discovering ICT is about building and developing basic computer competencies, committed to your personal skills (i.e., bound to one’s own computer, learning to utilize it offline, outside the virtual world).
Technology in early childhood education

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome and Introduction

  • 2

    Planning for effective Technology Integration

    • Choosing Developmentally Appropriate graphics programs

    • Creativity in the Early Years Curriculum

    • Submission of lesson plan

    • Ideas and Topics for creative uses of ICT in ECE

  • 3

    Supporting the use of Graphics Programs with strategies

    • What you will learn

    • Introducing software to children

    • ICT Teaching Strategies to support the creative use of ICT in Early Childhood Education

    • Teacher Development Exercise

  • 4

    Building Teacher ICT Competence

    • MS Paint tutorials

    • MS Paint Assignment

    • Gimp tutorials

    • Gimp assignment

    • Paint 3D tutorials

    • Paint 3D assignment

  • 5

    Assessing Learning Progression

    • Methods of Observation and Assessment

    • Formative Assessment tools

    • Teacher Development Exercise

  • 6


    • Teacher Reflection Exercise

    • Course survey

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