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  • 1. Preparing the Instructional Environment Implementing ICT Integrated Lessons
  • 2. How do we define this environment? In making the decision to use technology, the teacher must be aware that the environment is supportive of using the specific technology or array of technologies.  There may be a large gap between the “ideal” and the reality.  Importantly, there are some components about the environment that the teacher cannot have too much influence over. 
  • 3. 21st Century Learning Environment  Recall that in our discussion of 21st Century skills we noted that it is necessary to develop the infrastructure to support 21st Century learning. This support infrastructure includes: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Standards and Assessment Curriculum and Infrastructure Professional Development Learning Environment
  • 4. What is this learning environment? The learning environment involves:  Physical Spaces  Cyber spaces  Technological infrastructure  Human Support  Policy and Administrative frameworks  Social and Cultural context  Curriculum and Assessment practices … 
  • 5. 21st Century Learning Environment  Create learning practices, human support and physical environments that will support the teaching and learning of 21st century skill outcomes ◦ (Social) Constructivist approach to learning ◦ Teaching assistants, IT Technicians ◦ Access to devices and the Internet
  • 6. 21st Century Learning Environment  Support professional learning communities that enable educators to collaborate, share best practices and integrate 21st century skills into classroom practice ◦ Strengthen links among teachers ◦ Motivate teachers to share ◦ Insist on teacher dialogue on  Professional Development  Curriculum Development
  • 7. 21st Century Learning Environment  Enable students to learn in relevant, real world 21st century contexts (e.g., through project-based or other applied work) ◦ Make the learning task relevant! ◦ Promote problem solving skills by occupying students with activities that have an impact on their lives. ◦ Promote collaboration and social development by assigning student group tasks and projects.
  • 8. 21st Century Learning Environment  Allow equitable access to quality learning tools, technologies and resources ◦ Students should be guaranteed access to technology at school ◦ Care should be taken that digital resources are suitable ◦ Issues of Internet safety must be addressed ◦ It is crucial that students understand that their behavior in the digital world is just as important as in the real world – Internet
  • 9. 21st Century Learning Environment  Provide 21st century architectural and interior designs for group, team and individual learning ◦ Learning can now take place anywhere and at anytime – school, home, society… ◦ Classroom layout should be conducive to both individual instruction and group interaction ◦ The design of the cyber classroom must be intelligent, intuitive, simple and effective
  • 10. 21st Century Learning Environment  Support expanded community and international involvement in learning, both face-to-face and online ◦ Learning is global and lifelong ◦ Learn how to learn and to achieve transfer of knowledge ◦ Research is critical to developing practice ◦ Technology supports much more than student engagement – parent involvement, access to real world problems, alternatives and solutions
  • 11. The local Learning Environment Have we assessed how much access that schools, principals, teachers and students have to technology?  What exactly is the government’s and the Ministry of Education’s policy position on ICT Integration?  What are the attitudes of the DEO’s, Curriculum Officers, Assessment Officers and Principals to ICT Integration? 
  • 12. The local Learning Environment Do we have the budgets to fund and maintain technological integration?  Can we find alternative sources of funding?  What FREE resources can we take advantage of!?  What ICT strategies might best suit a particular school? 
  • 13. The local Learning Environment How can we use technology to improve teacher professional development?  Are teachers prepared to deal with the initial work and fatigue that ICT Integration may cause?  Are teachers inclined to take on professional development activities for self improvement?  Can we as teachers, help accelerate the capacity of teachers to deal with technological integration? 