E Tuition Presentation Monday October 5th

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E Tuition Presentation Monday October 5th

  1. 1. e-Tuition Angela Higgins Education Development Officer County Wicklow Vocational Education Committee October 2009
  2. 2. ICT Strategy <ul><li>To integrate ICT into the curriculum through its use in subject specific teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Continuous Professional Development in the area of ICT for teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>County Wicklow VEC Education Plan 2006-2010 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Delivery of project in County Wicklow VEC <ul><li>e-Cert training (8 sessions) </li></ul><ul><li>e-Tuition materials </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Whiteboard - workshopping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VTOS Geography, Craft and Languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Independent development of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of e-Tuition website to participants </li></ul>
  4. 4. Participants <ul><li>30 teachers identified </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Education: ABE; VTOS; Youthreach; BTEI; STTC </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Post Leaving Certificate Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Overall feedback positive </li></ul><ul><li>More time requested </li></ul>
  5. 5. Range of vocational subjects (Levels 3-6) <ul><li>Art and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Woodwork </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul>
  6. 6. ‘ Late Adopters’ in CWVEC <ul><li>Basic skills: Word; Powerpoint; Digital Photography; uploading and downloading material. </li></ul><ul><li>Using specifically designed programmes such as Word Shark/Spelling Wizards </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and preparation of class materials </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulation of images </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>Time to practice and develop materials </li></ul>
  7. 7. Skill and usage levels <ul><li>All professed a degree of knowledge of using word processing </li></ul><ul><li>Room for more learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Technologies for Teaching </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Impact on our students <ul><li>Teachers who are able to relate IT to everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>Shift to preparing students for LLL using ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Developing skills for informal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Shift in understanding of how people learn </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of ICT into a range of modules </li></ul>
  9. 9. Opportunities <ul><li>Development of CPD for teachers using the medium of the e-Tuition website interactively </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of services to remote locations </li></ul><ul><li>Blended learning </li></ul><ul><li>Social interaction, sharing materials, dialogue and discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Structured approach to development of materials – Interactive White Board training </li></ul><ul><li>Using ICT in a conscious way to improve teaching and learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. 10/13/09

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