Intel Teach Essentials ICT in the Classroom Conference St John's College, Johannesburg 5-7 July 2011 Workshop by Claire Dean Senior Trainer SchoolNet SA Head of ICT, Stirling Primary, East London Workshop outline 1. Introduction: Course Focus, Outcomes, Curriculum Modules, Prerequisite Skills, Expectations 2. Characteristics of Good Projects Good Instructional Design & Project Characteristics
3. Assessing Projects Assessment strategies 4. Legal and Ethical Practice Related to ICT Use Copyright quiz 5. Planning for Learner Success Considering Different Learning Modalities 6. Facilitating with ICT Browse Web resources 2 1. Introduction: The Intel Teach Program is a worldwide initiative to
provide teachers with the skills to effectively integrate technology into existing curriculum to improve student learning. Since 1999, the Intel Teach Program has helped over 5 million educators in more than 40 countries. The goal or Essential Question of the Intel Teach Essentials Course is to answer: How can ICT be used most effectively to support and assess learning? 3 Course Focus Using ICT effectively in the classroom to promote 21st century
skills Identifying ways learners and teachers can use ICT to enhance learning through research, communication, collaboration, and productivity strategies and tools Providing hands-on learning and the creation of curricular projects and assessments, which address national curriculum outcomes Facilitating learner-centered classrooms that encourage learner self-direction and higher-order thinking Collaborating with colleagues to improve teaching and learning by problem solving and participating in peer reviews of projects 4 Outcomes Project Portfolio ready to implement that includes: Assessments
Facilitation Learner sample Learner support Project plan Aligns to assessment standards Focuses through the use of Curriculum-Framing Questions Includes Assessment Timeline to note ongoing assessment Provides accommodations to support all learners Project plan template 5
Curriculum Modules Module 1: Teaching with Projects Focus: Project-based learning and project design Module 2: Planning My Project Focus: Curriculum-Framing Questions and ongoing learnercentered assessment Module 3: Making Connections Focus: The Internet to support teaching and learning Module 4: Creating Samples of Learning Focus: Project outcomes from a learner perspective 6 Curriculum Modules Module 5: Assessing Learner Projects Focus: Formative and summative assessment
Module 6: Planning for Learner Success Focus: Learner support and self-direction Module 7: Facilitating with ICT Focus: Teacher as facilitator Module 8: Showcasing Project Portfolios Focus: Sharing Learning 7 Prerequisite Skills Participants should possess intermediatelevel computer skills Ability to:
8 Format and edit text Copy, cut, and paste text and graphics Save documents Use e-mail Navigate and perform a search on the Internet Use a word processing application Expectations Attend maximum of 40 hours (5 days) face-to-face training. Invariably you have to put extra hours in. Be on time
Participate in all activities and discussions 9 Characteristics of Good Projects 2. Module 1: Teaching with Projects - Activity 2 Examining Good Instructional Design Project planning is not linear; it always involves circling back to previous steps to ensure alignment among components of your project as shown in the graphic (see next slide for diagram)
10 11 Examining Good Instructional Design Module 1: Teaching with Projects - Activity 3 Move into teams of 2 Foundation Phase Intermediate Phase Senior Phase Investigate projects online Use Projects characteristics checklist handout 12
Targeting 21st Century Skills While working on projects, learners develop realworld, 21st Century skillsmany of the same skills desired by today's employerssuch as the ability to: 13 Work well with others Make thoughtful decisions
Take initiative Solve complex problems Self-manage Communicate effectively 3. Assessing Projects Module 2: Considering Multiple Methods of Assessment - Activity 3 Include assessment for five purposes: Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment 14 Gauging Learner Needs Encouraging self-direction and collaboration Monitoring progress Checking for understanding and encouraging meta-cognition Demonstrating understanding and skill Assessment Timeline
15 Before project work begins Learners work on projects and complete tasks After project work is completed Questioning Journals Project Plan KWL Chart
Written summaries Observation checklist Journals Questioning Group and self-assessment Project Rubric Meetings Newspaper Rubric KWL Chart Mock Trial Reflective Essay Assessments 1.
Read about Assessment Strategies at Assessing Projects. Under Try it use the Demo, Tutorial and View the animation . 2. The different assessment strategies each achieve a purpose, think about how you can use the methods in your projects back at school. 3. As you consider assessment strategies for a project, brainstorm answers (in pairs) for the following questions: What is the purpose of an assessment?
What methods are appropriate to meet the purpose? What instrument is most effective? When do I use the methods and instruments? What do I do with the results? 16 4. Legal and Ethical Practice related to ICT use Module 3: Modeling and Teaching Legal and Ethical Practice Related to ICT Use - Activity 2 Exploring Copyright Take the copyright quiz.
17 5. Planning for Learner Success 1. Module 6: Planning for Learner Success - Activity 1 Creating Accommodations for All Learners Considering Different Learning Modalities 2. Break into groups of 3 and assign each group member to report one of the following frameworks: Visual-auditory-kinesthetic Left brain/right brain Multiple intelligences
3. Click on Thinking Skills Frameworks > Learning Styles 4. Discuss how these different ways of looking at learning styles could have an impact on a project. 18 6. Facilitating with Success Module 7: Additional Resources - Activity 1 1. Considering DoE Guidelines 2. The Facilitation Examples Sample presentations, publications, wikis, and blogs for teacher and classroom use. 3. Creating Facilitation Materials Online Resources 19
Interested? Do you know how ICT can be used most effectively to support and assess learning? 20 Questions? Intel Teach programs: http://www.schoolnet.org.za/ttf/index.htm Intel Project Coordinator - Dezlin Jacobs office: 011 403 5777
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