Title Design-Practice: A Framework for Preparing Teachers to Teach with ICT
Project Number 2009-1-CY1-LEO05-00465
Product D4: Curriculum for the Training Modules
Title D4: Curriculum for the Training Modules
Product Type program or curricula
Based on the proposed framework in D3, two training modules were built.
MODULE 1: Selecting tools, Creating, and Implementing ICT-based Learning Activities.
MODULE 2: Sharing, Reflecting, Discussing, and Improving Lesson Plans.
MODULE 1: The first module focuses on training teachers on how to select appropriate activities and ICT tools to integrate in their lessons. Upon completion of the module, teachers should be able to: 1) create learning designs that integrate ICT in the classroom by selecting appropriate ICT-related activities, strategies and tools to address a lesson’s objectives, 2) select existing learning designs from a repository that are appropriate based on a lesson’s objectives, 3) implement learning designs and ICT-related activities in the classroom.
MODULE 2: The aim of the second module is to advance teachers’ lifelong learning skills in the area of ICT by sharing, reflecting, discussing/debating, improving, and reusing learning designs. In order to accomplish this aim, we will first train teachers to use the tools, and then provide them with multiple hands-on opportunities to share, and learn from each other.
The training modules were based on the proposed framework (see D3), which was created on a foundation of theories and frameworks on e-learning, blended learning and learning designs approaches, as well as innovation transferred from partners. Moreover, various instructional strategies were employed to develop the training modules. Presentation of content was visual with real-life challenging examples/case studies to intrigue learners. Modeling was also used as one approach of showcasing exemplary ICT practices while at the same time involving the learner in the process, thus experiencing first-hand learning with ICT. Finally, for assessment purposes, portfolio approach and short quizzes were created to monitor and support learning.
An initial training session with the proposed modules ran in September 2010. Using the observations and the feedback from the participants the partners adapted the modules accordingly, in order to fit the requirements of each implementing country (Cyprus, Greece, UK).
Target group Teachers, trainers, instructional designers, curriculum developers.
Result D4: Curriculum for the Training Modules
Area of application The curriculum for the Training modules guided the design and development of face-to-face and online training modules to prepare teachers, instructional designers, and trainers in designing, implementing, and sharing learning designs.