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Roger 2012 01 14

  1. 1. Training and support for iTEC competences Roger Blamire, European Schoolnet London, January 2012
  2. 2. Why does teacher competence development matter? <ul><li>Because “innovative teaching develops 21 st century skills” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore absence of these skills = less development of 21 st century skills </li></ul></ul></ul>Sept 2011 iTEC - Designing the future classroom Source: Shear L. Et al, Innovative Teaching and Learning Research, 2011 Findings and Implication
  3. 3. But what are ‘21 st century skills’? <ul><ul><li>Collaboration between learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solving real-life problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using technology (basic / higher level) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-regulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skilled communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whose skills – students’ or teachers’? Both? </li></ul></ul>December 2010 iTEC - Designing the future classroom
  4. 4. What is innovative teaching? <ul><li>Providing learning opportunities that develop 21 st century skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The characteristics of a learning activity predict the students skills shown” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value of a ‘21 st century skills scorecard’ to analyse learners’ activities and work </li></ul></ul>December 2010 iTEC - Designing the future classroom
  5. 5. How is innovative teaching developed? December 2010 iTEC - Designing the future classroom BETT Access for All seminar, Jan. 2012 iTEC Workshop, Jan. 2012 “ Your best resource is other people”
  6. 6. How is ‘innnovative teaching’ best developed? <ul><li>By: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with other teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+ Practising (as learners) and reflecting (researching) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore not by going on courses, top-down, being told what to do... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And not a pre-determined set of online courses and CPD modules </li></ul></ul></ul>December 2010 iTEC - Designing the future classroom
  7. 7. Components of innovative teaching <ul><li>UNESCO ICT Competence Standards for Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six dimensions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Policy and vision </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum and assessment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organisation and administration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher professional development </li></ul></ul></ul>December 2010 iTEC - Designing the future classroom
  8. 8. Developing innovative teaching in iTEC <ul><li>Collaboration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spaces, tools, networks, events... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practising and reflecting </li></ul><ul><li>Associate partner offers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promethean Planet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Partners in Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educators’ Learning Journey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPDlab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Classroom Network </li></ul></ul>December 2010 iTEC - Designing the future classroom
  9. 9. Educators’ Learning Journey <ul><li>ELJ aligns with UNESCO framework </li></ul><ul><li>Self-access, self-paced </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic test </li></ul><ul><li>Structured learning tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by Microsoft but vendor-neutral </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to Partners in Learning (pilsr.com, pil-network.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs localisation </li></ul></ul>December 2010 iTEC - Designing the future classroom
  10. 10. ELJ December 2010 iTEC - Designing the future classroom
  11. 11. <ul><li>The work presented in this presentation is partially supported by the European Commission’s FP7 programme – project iTEC: Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom (Grant agreement Nº 257566). The content of this presentation is the sole responsibility of the consortium members and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission and the Commission is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained herein. </li></ul>Thank you September 2011 iTEC - Designing the future classroom [email_address]

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