Digital Technology for Teachers

CAPS aligned training to promote effective learning and teaching
SACE Endorsed Course (TM2000989, TM2001074, TM2001158)
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Beginner

Digital Technology for Teachers (Beg) is designed for teachers who have no digital skills or who have not, as yet, used technology as a tool in their lessons. With the right approach getting to grips with technology will be as easy as pie.

This short course will equip you with the basic knowledge, skills and confidence to incorporate technology in your teaching approach.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the term ‘digital’

  • Understand and apply the steps of using technology in the classroom in his/her own lessons

  • Differentiate between the concepts of teaching with technology as opposed to teaching through technology

  • Apply knew knowledge using technology in different ways in the classroom

  • Feel comfortable using technology in the classroom

  • Be aware of the advantages of using technology in their lessons as a teaching approach

Intermediate

Digital Technology for Teachers (Int) is designed for teachers who use technology privately and have started to use technology to some extent as a teaching tool.

This course looks at ways the teacher can explore using technology in the classroom in order to enhance the classroom experience and make it an integral part of the teaching and learning process.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Know the difference between teaching about, with and through technology

  • Understand the difference between technology as an add-in and an add-on

  • Understand the TPACK Model

  • Understand the concept of blended learning with reference to the roles of traditional teaching and technology in a blended learning environment

  • Understand the concept of a flipped classroom

  • Know the difference between a technologies enriched environment, blended learning and the flipped classroom.

Advanced

Digital Technology for Teachers (Int) is designed for teachers who are already comfortable with using technology as a teaching and learning tool.

This course will help you to make the best use of all the tools that are at your disposal and consider different ways in which you can use technology to transform the classroom experience for your learners.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Differentiate between teaching about, with and through technology

  • Understand the different knowledge areas of the TPACK model

  • Understand and apply a blended learning approach in their classroom

  • Understand and apply the flipped classroom model in the classroom

  • Understand and apply the SAMR Model of teaching practice in the classroom

  • Be able to deal with disruptions in the classroom

  • Assess their learners using technology; and

  • Know the features and functions of a Learner Management System

Education is constantly evolving.
There are new challenges, cutting edge research, new approaches and methodologies, new policies, and new qualifications all to meet the demands of life in the 21st century.

4,585,578,718 people in the world today use the internet; 63% of the population.
In Africa there are 526,710,313 internet users which is 39% of the population in Africa.

It is therefore understandable that teaching and learning must also evolve to a more digital approach.
Source: Internet World Stats - Africa

beginners: Start here...

Digital Technology for Teachers is designed for teachers who have no digital skills or who have not, as yet, used technology as a tool in their lessons.

This short course will equip you with the basic knowledge, skills and confidence to incorporate technology in your teaching approach.

By the end of this course you will:

  • understand the term ‘digital’

  • understand and apply the steps of using technology in the classroom in his/her own lessons

  • differentiate between the concepts of teaching with technology as opposed to teaching through technology

  • apply knew knowledge using technology in different ways in the classroom.

  • feel comfortable using technology in the classroom

  • be aware of the advantages of using technology in their lessons as a teaching approach

Digital literacy is attained when you no longer focus on the technology itself, but use digital devices to perform functions that allow you to survive in a world dominated by technology. Digital literacy will come to the rescue – it will provide you with those skills needed to search for relevant information, locate it, evaluate it, understand it and then use the results of your efforts to create new knowledge.

Intermediate: Go On...

Digital Technology for Teachers is designed for teachers who use technology privately and have started to use technology to some extent as a teaching tool.

This course looks at ways the teacher can explore using technology in the classroom in order to enhance the classroom experience and make it an integral part of the teaching and learning process.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Know the difference between teaching about, with and through technology

  • Understand the difference between technology as an add-in and an add-on

  • Understand the TPACK Model with reference to:

    • Content knowledge

    • Pedagogical knowledge

    • Technology knowledge

    • Pedagogy and content knowledge

    • Technology and content knowledge

  • Understand the concept of blended learning with reference to:

    • Definition

    • The role of traditional teaching in a blended learning environment

    • The role of technology in a blended learning environment

    • Different ways of blending

    • The different degrees of blending

    • The role of the educator in a blended learning environment

    • Advantages of blended learning

    • Pitfalls to be avoided; and

    • The difference between blended learning and a technology enriched environment

  • Understand the concept of a flipped classroom with reference to:

    • Definition

    • The difference between a flipped classroom and a blended learning environment

    • Ways to flip your classroom; and

    • Pitfalls to be avoided when flipping the classroom

  • Know the difference between a technologies enriched environment, blended learning and the flipped classroom.

Computer literacy refers to the ability to use a computer. This includes knowing where to press the buttons to perform elementary operations on the machine, such as switching it on and off and retrieving and storing information. A computer literate person knows basic computer programs such as word processing, and can use email and the internet.

advanced: extend yourself...

Digital technology can be used as a mere substitute for the tasks that you’ve always done before you were introduced to the technology, or you can progress to using technology to redefine your classroom practice.

How far you move along this continuum is entirely up to you. It is in your interests to explore the possibilities. This course encourages you to consider different ways in which you can use technology to transform the classroom experience for your learners.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Differentiate between teaching about, with and through technology

  • Understand the different knowledge areas of the TPACK model

  • Understand and apply a blended learning approach in their classroom

  • Understand and apply the flipped classroom model in the classroom

  • Understand and apply the SAMR Model of teaching practice in the classroom

  • Be able to deal with disruptions in the classroom

  • Assess their learners using technology; and

  • Know the features and functions of a Learner Management System

package & pricing

  • Digital Technology for Teachers (SACE Accredited Courses)

    • Beginner Course @ R895 pp

    • Intermediate Course @ R895 pp

    • Advanced Courses @ R895 pp

  • Blended Learning Course access for the whole academic year @ R1,000 pp
    (videos, assignments, assessments, resources, unplugged activities)

  • Monthly Contact Sessions & ongoing Peer Support Network @ R1,000 pp
    (Professional Community of Practice with fellow participants)

  • Coding and Robotics Curriculum to use with your class (either A or B)

A. Digital Skills (Coding and Robotics) student workbooks (Grades R,1,2,3)
(for each of your foundation phase class members) @ R3,600 per class

B. Coding and Robotics Course Materials (Grades 4-7 only)
(based on the DBE's draft Curriculum) @ R3,600 per class

  • Certificate of Completion and Competence upon completion of all courses
    (subject to fulfilling all the course requirements).

Total Investment: R8,285 pp | Early Bird Special: R7,750 pp | Group Special: R6,500 pp

We STRONGLY suggest that your entire Grade and/or Phase registers, to ensure ownership of the endeavour, provide collaboration and peer-support opportunities.
This could include the "Computer Teacher" and SMT person
responsible for IT / Coding / EdTech.







Course Information and Delivery

  • Monthly online meeting from Feb - Dec (via Google Meet and/or Microsoft Teams)

  • Fully Blended Learning Course (All materials will be delivered online and can be downloaded and printed)

  • Digital Skills student workbooks for your entire class (max of 45 per teacher) will be delivered to you at the address specified when you register.

  • A certificate of competence will be issued to each participant who successfully completes each course
    (subject to attending 2/3 of all meetings and completing 2/3 of all work)