In-School 3 Hour Group
Suitable for Preprimary – Year 12 Teachers
Sometimes schools have their professional development days booked ahead for the long term and are unable to fit anymore full day sessions in their calendar or the school may just require a select group of teachers (minimum 5) to be in-serviced. Practical PD has developed a 3 hour professional development session to work with a group of teachers or all staff to implement our “Digital Technologies Curriculum” workshop. This presents a great opportunity for a specific school approach to implementing the Digital Technologies Curriculum “knowledge and understandings” and “processes and production skills” into a practical workshop focusing on the STEM / STEAM subjects across multiple year levels for immediate success. Our teacher trained consultant explores the WHYs?, WHATs? and HOWs? specifically customised to the school’s needs and wants in 3 condensed sessions.
Session 1: WHY?
Without a sound understanding of WHY the Digital Technologies Curriculum is so important for all teachers to incorporate into their classroom, teachers will struggle to have the confidence to deliver great outcomes. Practical PD spends this session exploring the relevance and importance in a collaborative, high participation and supportive environment. We look at the technologies that are rapidly changing every aspect of how we work, play and socialise. Through this exploration exercise the teachers gain invaluable knowledge and confidence to assist them to develop their students connections as to the WHY.
Session 2: WHAT?
The Digital Technologies Curriculum provided to teachers can sometimes be overwhelming and complex when trying to establish a structured plan to meet the required objectives. Practical PD has taken much stress out of this process by providing a standard plan and program so teachers can place into their program file and use as their main resource to build their lesson plans. In this session we also explore the physical technologies around programming and coding which teachers can individualise and customise to suit the year level and subject area of the students’ needs. This collaborative session allows teachers to learn from other participants and share their experiences so the whole group can benefit and develop a specific program suitable for their students. An opportunity to play with coding and programming technologies while discussing and sharing with others builds great confidence while having fun.
Session 3: HOW?
This session introduces the structure of how to plan lessons to implement a Digital Technologies Curriculum program with a specific group. Due to this being a shorter format than a full day, teachers are left to their own time frame to develop the lesson plans as per the structure below:
- Motivator (Why?)
- Tools (What?)
- Demonstration/Play/Explore (What?)
- Problem identification and resolution (How?)
- Presentation of ideas and technologies (How?)
Practical PD understands the importance of providing professional development that can have an immediate effect on student learning. Our consultant will work closely with teachers during this session to ensure teachers have a detailed program, well planned lessons and great confidence to ensure success when they get back to their school.
We explore the physical technologies around programming and coding individualised to suit the year level and subject area of the participants’ expertise. This collaborative session allows participants to learn from other participants and share their experiences so the whole group can benefit and develop a specific program suitable for their students.
We recommended that school leaders meet with us to discuss the needs of their staff so we can customise the content and structure of the professional development day. School leaders simply register their interest with preferred dates and times to meet and we will respond promptly to confirm our meeting attendance at their school. Schools may even join with another school close by to run the workshop for a greater number of staff and cost savings Times of the 3 hour session are flexible based on the needs of the group.
All participants need to bring is a smart phone or tablet device and an open mind.
Minimum 5 people to a Maximum 25 people
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