General Description

Over 4 weeks learn how to integrate your classroom or class set of iPads into your daily program. With a big focus on Literacy and Numeracy, you’ll explore several open-ended apps that allow all students to learn, share and interact. While iPads are designed to be a personal device, there are a range of ways to make use of these great resources to the benefit of your students' learning. Whether you already have iPads in your classroom, your school is about to receive them or you’re looking into beginning an iPad program, this course will open your eyes to their possibilities – with a focus on learning.

 

Audience

Primary school teachers, early years leaders, CRTs, team leaders & school leaders.

 

Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,

1.3.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds:  Design and implement teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds,

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities:  Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities,

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

2.3.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Curriculum, assessment and reporting:  Design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements,

2.5.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Literacy and numeracy strategies:  Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement,

2.6.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Information and Communication Technology (ICT):  Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful,

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs:   Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning,

3.6.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Evaluate and improve teaching programs:   Evaluate personal teaching and learning programs using evidence, including feedback from students and student assessment data, to inform planning,

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation:   Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities,

4.2.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Manage classroom activities:   Establish and maintain orderly and workable routines to create an environment where student time is spent on learning tasks,

4.5.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically:  Incorporate strategies to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching,

6.3.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage with colleagues and improve practice:  Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice,

7.4.2 Proficient Level - Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community - Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities:  Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice

 

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “iPads in Your Early Year's Classroom” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors   1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 2.5.2, 2.6.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Welcome & iPad Potential

    • Welcome

    • Important Information

    • My Video Stops Playing...

  • 2

    Module 2 - SAMR Model & Open Ended Apps

    • Using iPads in the Classroom

    • Using the SAMR Model

    • SAMR Model Explained

    • Open Ended Apps

    • Task: Explain Everything and Pic Collage

  • 3

    Module 3 - Maths and iPads

    • Using Maths with iPads

    • Maths Learning Walks

    • Managing Student Digital Work

    • Task: Learning Walks with an iPad

  • 4

    Module 4 - iPad Literacy Learning 2

    • iPad Literacy Learning

    • Writing with iPads

    • Writing with iPads & Mindmapping

    • Task: iPads & Writing

  • 5

    Module 5 - Bringing it all Together!

    • Reflection and a Final Word

    • Keeping Safe Online

    • Task: Making a Plan

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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