Aims and Objective

This online PD course for Early Childhood practitioners (preschool, kindergarten and early primary) prepares teachers to successfully integrate technology in the science learning environment. You will learn the expertise you need in order to successfully integrate technology in meaningful science learning activities by exploring strategies for teaching science with ICT. By gaining an understanding of the ICT potential in science education, you will be able to progress children's scientific thinking and technological understanding. Science and technological concepts related to the Early Years curriculum will be explored, along with theoretical and practical ICT pedagogical approaches that will develop the general capability ICT. Apply and select developmentally ICT tools for teaching science in the early childhood learning environment and gain the expertise you need in order develop, support and sustainable dispositions in science education with technology.

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.

  • Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.

  • Develop, support and enhance science dispositions in the early years learning environment with ICT

  • Build on your own ICT competency and confidence.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • How to get the most from this course?

    • Before we begin...

    • The Importance of Technology in Science Education

    • ICT and Improving Children's Scientific Skills, Concepts and Attitudes

    • TPACK in Science download

    • Determining your TPACK needs

  • 2

    STEM in Early Childhood Education

    • Introduction to STEM in ECE and Your Role as an Early Childhood Practitioner

    • ICT's Role in STEM education

    • Download: Emergent Science and ICT in the Early Years (Dr John Siraj-Blatchford)

    • Play and Problem Solving

    • Science and ICT survey

    • Teaching and Learning Early Science with ICT

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

  • 3

    Developmentally Appropriate Applications of ICT in supporting Science

    • Introduction

    • ICT as a Tool in science learning

    • ICT tools for Teaching Science

    • ICT as a means of Communication in science education

  • 4

    Completing the course

    • 10 Final Tips for Integrating ICT in Early Science

    • More resources for you

    • Course Survey

Teacher Identified Online PD

Linked to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Completing this course will contribute to 1 hours of PD addressing 2.4.2 and 3.6.2 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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