TEACHERS K-12: WORKSHOPS & MICRO-CREDENTIALING
DigitALL aims to increase digital literacy among non-tech K-12 teachers to improve their skills in utilizing technology and collaboration tools towards better digital literacy learning outcomes in the classroom.
According to a recent Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development report, quality teachers are the linchpins to success in the 21st Century workforce. By educating teachers in how to use and leverage technology tools we will achieve a one-to-many impact across the education system.
To enable teachers to incorporate ICT skills and resources into teaching practices (regardless of what subject area they teach) and to support the professional development of teachers (and by extension, improve students’ learning outcomes). Micro-learning and micro-credentialing will be utilized.
Collaboration tools (ex. Google classroom), coding in the classroom, social media and personal learning networks, tech toolbox (apps & learning tools), using tech for instruction, digital citizenship, privacy and security, communications for business, and computational thinking.
Teaching plays a large role in promoting digital competences in schools. This project will provide opportunities for teachers to develop digital literacy skills which will create a multiplier effect in the schools and communities where they teach. As teachers become more proficient in their skills, they will be able to apply what they’ve learned in their classrooms to create experiential learning for their students using digital tools. In addition, the program encourages peer-to-peer learning by developing teachers’ skills in using online collaboration tools. Teachers will better understand how their subject area is affected by digital literacy and they will be able to use some digital tools to teach a wide variety of topics. Finally, teachers in rural and remote communities will have additional employment opportunities over the summer and part-time because they will be able to deliver in-community classes once the project ends.
Upcoming Teacher Training:
SAGE - October 25, 2019
Manitoba Association of Teachers of English (MATE) - Jr. High and High School: Discerning Fake News and Mastering Internet Search Skills. Teachers will leave this session with practical, classroom ready materials that they can use to help students become better internet readers and writers.
Applied Commerce Educators of Manitoba (ACEM) - Jr. High: Gender parity in STEM careers. How to implement gender parity projects and experiences into the classroom.
Council of School Leaders (COSL) - Booth with information on how to involve your school or school division in Digital Literacy training for your teachers.