21st century schools should be a place for discovery, innovation and collaboration where pedagogy comes first and technology second. A place where students are creative problem-solvers, good communicators and life-long learners. Where they can use, and understand technology, can work efficiently in group situations and are responsible and involved global citizens.
This workshop will address the integral role that ICT plays in teaching and learning. Participants will become familiar with the TPAK and SAMR models of ed tech integration and assess their personal integration of technology and school wide structures to support ICT integration. They will inquire into the globally recognized ISTE Standards for Students http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-students-2016 and reflect on and plan for effective implementation of them into their curriculum.
Participants will walk away with new tools with which to further integrate ICT into their classrooms, encourage greater collaboration in their teaching and artifacts of their new skills to present digitally and share globally.
This workshop also aims to be a paperless, face-to-face workshop that engages participants in the active use of the internet and other electronic resources to support teaching and learning.
Mary Kay Polly is a Primary Educator with over 30 years of experience in grades KG to Gr 6. She has taught in urban and international schools in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Mary Kay’s experiences range from classroom teaching to leadership roles in curriculum coordination and technology coaching. She has been an IB workshop leader for the Europe, Africa and Middle East region since 2010 and has lead numerous workshops across the region.
Currently, Mary Kay is the Teacher-Librarian for Primary at Raha International School in Abu Dhabi, UAE where she piloted the first BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative in a primary school in the UAE in 2012. From there, she has participated and presented in various Information Technology Conferences such as GESS 2014, iThink, Therefore iPad 2013, ISTE 2015 and was a presenter at IB Regional Conference in The Hague, 2014.
An innovator at heart, Mary Kay believes that educators should model life-long learning and be prepared to take on the challenges that the age of technology and information have brought. She strongly believes in educating the whole child and preparing them to be global citizens of the future as well as being 21st century learners.
Educators, Curriculum Managers and Administrators who work with Primary Students K-Gr 6.
Please note although content for sessions are indicated, this may be adjusted in terms of timing and participant needs as the workshop progresses.
Introduction to the role Information Communication Technology plays in 21st century education.
How the SAMR model is transforming education
Inquire into the ISTE Standards for Students which include; empowered learner, digital citizen, knowledge constructor, innovative designer, computational thinker, creative communicator and global collaborator.
How collaborative planning and teaching support the integration of ICT into student’s learning.
Putting it all together; planning for tech integration
Taking it further; the power of Professional Learning Communities
Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.