Early Years Digital Technologies

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Do you have digital technologies in your learning environment and want to know more about how these can tools can be used creatively to support teaching and learning? Perhaps you are unsure if digital technologies have a place at all in your context?

Whether you are an experienced or novice technology user, this course will get you thinking about future-focused teaching and learning and offer practical ideas on topics such as digital story telling, robotics and evaluating apps.

Learning outcomes

Course participants will be able to better support today’s learners growing up in a digital world through:

  • a deeper awareness and understanding of what makes effective e-learning practice 
  • ideas and practice that emphasise digital technologies used for creative and collaborative purposes

Who is this for

Early childhood educators and new entrant teachers who are curious to investigate ways in which digital technologies can be used to encourage learner’s creativity, confidence, collaboration and communication.

Modules

Module 1: Why, how and what — early literacy competencies for the 21st Century.

Module 2: Teacher’s role in early literacy competencies for the 21st Century.

Module 3: Promoting language and languages through creating digital stories.

Module 4: Using robotics and coding programmes for oral language and literacy.

Please note: participants will need to have access to digital devices that are wifi capable and an early childhood or junior school setting where they can apply things they learn and complete tasks.

Course format

This 10 week programme is divided into four modules (2-3 weeks per module)

Each module includes:

  • 6-7 professional learning hours per module
  • one hour of online facilitation (webinar)

Date

13 Mar 2017

Time/s

Online lesson times will be advised but are typically Monday - Thursday and take place late afternoon. 

Costs

The cost is $485 per person. A discount of 20% applies for groups of 5+ people from the same school or centre.  All prices exclude GST.

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