General Description

Are you worried about your students developing a problem with gaming or internet overuse in class or at home? Noticing their concentration wandering, or even their grades dropping? Then this is the course to assist you.

 

During this session I will outline the basic concepts and the historical development of the emerging phenomenon of ‘problematic internet use’ or PIU ( often dubbed ‘internet addiction’), and how a teacher or counsellor can recognise it in a student in any school-year. I will draw on both personal direct clinical experience, Australian research, and the wide international research. I will comprehensively but accessibly cover practical strategies in how to address an emerging problem in a specific student, as well as strategies to improve the ‘digital diet’ within the classroom and in the whole-school community. I will also delineate key mental-health referral and treatment pathways, when these are required in a worsening or entrenched situation.

Audience

Teachers ( both primary and secondary) to principals/ deputies, and to school counsellors and support teachers. 

Teaching Standards

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

 

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

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1 - Outline of Seminar

    • Outline of Seminar

    • Reflection Task

  • 2

    Chapter 2 - A Brief History of IT and Computing

    • A Brief History of IT and Computing

    • Reflection Task

  • 3

    Chapter 3 - Current Research and Debate

    • Current Research and Debate

    • Reflection Task

  • 4

    Chapter 4 - Some Key Features of an Internet Addict

    • Some Key Features of an Internet Addict

    • Reflection Task

  • 5

    Chapter 5 - What Children Really Crave in Development

    • What Children Really Crave in Development

    • Reflection Task

  • 6

    Chapter 6 - Core Principles in Social Networking

    • Core Principles in Social Networking

    • Reflection Task

  • 7

    Chapter 7 - Principles of Assessment

    • Principles of Assessment

    • Reflection Task

  • 8

    Chapter 8 - Digital Distraction in the Classroom and in Learning

    • Digital Distraction in the Classroom and in Learning

    • Reflection Task

  • 9

    Chapter 9 - Optimising the Healthy Digital Diet

    • Optimising the Healthy Digital Diet

    • Reflection Task

  • 10

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

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  • Team Online

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    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.