Educator : Courses and passport

Having successfully rolled out the Intel® Teach Getting Started Course in Africa, we have supplemented the Professional Digital Skills Passport with a unique, purpose-built course for educators allowing educators to be confident technology users. It is a tried and tested program that helps subject matter teachers who have little to no computer experience acquire technology literacy skills and develop 21st century approaches to teaching and learning. The course infuses student centred approaches through the latest educational technologies and equips educators with skills and knowledge to apply blended learning, distance learning and flipped classroom teaching and learning approaches. Educators are given practical approaches to apply and develop competencies in integration of technology through the SAMR model.

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Educator Digital Skills Programs

Beginner: Teachers Getting Started

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Module 1: INTRODUCTION TO 21ST CENTURY LEARNING

This course covers an introduction to the 21st century skills that a classroom, teacher and student, needs to be successful in the global economy.

  • 21st Century Skills Overview
  • 21st Century Classroom
  • 21st Century Teacher
  • 21st Century Student
  • Reflection
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Module 2: INTRODUCTION TO BLENDED LEARNING

This course will support teachers to develop an understanding of blended learning, including what it is and how it benefits students. Through examples, teachers will consider how to create blended learning experiences for their students.

  • Blended Learning Overview
  • A Classroom Shift
  • Teacher and Student Shift
  • Blended Learning Models
  • Blended Learning Design
  • Tools for Blended Learning
  • Case Study
  • Your Blended Learning Plan
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Module 3: INTRODUCTION TO QUESTIONING SKILLS

This is a short course on nurturing higher order thinking for the classroom by crafting good questions.

  • Preparing Students for their Future
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Higher Order Questions
  • Content Questions
  • It’s Not Easy
  • Questions and Technology
  • Practice
  • Your Unit/Lesson
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Module 4: INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

This course will introduce teacher to the classroom methodology of project-based learning by looking at examples and best practices.

  • What is PBL
  • Why PBL?
  • Project vs Project-based
  • Activity-based vs Project-based
  • The Elements of PBL
  • Project Ideas from Standards
  • The Driving Question
  • Sustained Inquiry
  • Authenticity
  • Project Implementation
  • Project Examples
  • Project Timeline
  • Wrapping Up
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Module 5: INTRODUCTION TO STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

This course will allow participants to understand their own emotional intelligence and how to apply that to enhance their teaching and learning.

  • Defining Student Engagement
  • Reflecting on your Practice
  • What is Deep Learning
  • Types of Student Engagement
  • Model for Student Engagement
  • Revising your Unit/Lesson
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Module 6: INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE-TEACHING

This will course will introduce teachers who have never taught in an online environment to different tools to consider in an online environment

  • Introduction to the online teaching environment
  • Planning online learning and activities
  • Online assessment strategies and tools
  • Student engagement
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Module 7: INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT

Assessment forms an integral part of measuring student success. This course will introduce teachers to using online tools to facilitate formative assessment and reflect on best practices of assessment in an online environment.

  • What is Assessment?
  • Why do we Assess?
  • How do we Assess?
  • Assessment Instruments
  • Assessment implementation
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Module 8: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP FUNDAMENTALS

This course will enable teachers to nurture the correct online behaviour of students, by integrating elements of cyber security and safety awareness in all subjects.

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Are you Cyber Savvy
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Safety
  • Information Ethics
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Module 9: INTRODUCTION TO FLIPPED CLASSROOM

Students are taking more and more ownership of their own learning. This course will introduce teachers to the flipped classroom methodology.

  • What is a Flipped Classroom
  • Why Flip the Classroom
  • Tools to Flip the Classroom
  • Planning for your Flipped Classroom

Intermediate: Teachers Getting Started

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Module 1: PROJECT-BASED LEARNING APPLIED - PART 2

This course deep dives into the application of project based learning in a teaching and learning environment

  • Reflecting on your current practice
  • Seven Step Framework
  • Seven Project based Teaching Practices
  • Managing the Classroom
  • Assessment in a Project-based Classroom
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Module 2: ASSESSMENT - PART 2

This course will conduct an in-depth examination of assessment strategies for 21st century learning environments

  • Recap of Assessment strategies
  • Build your own assessment strategy
  • Use online tools to implement your assessment strategy
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Module 3: TEACHING IN AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT - PART 2

This course will allow teachers to explore additional tools to be used in the online teaching environment

  • Recap of the online learning environment
  • Online learning strategies and theories
  • Online teaching tools
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Module 4: THINKING CRITICALLY WITH DATA

This course will examine critical thinking with a focus on data analysis.
This course will help teachers prepare students to think analytically in our global, knowledge-driven world.

  • Information in Society and the Classroom
  • Project design for Critical Thinking
  • Skills for thinking critically with data
  • Tools for effective data analysis
  • Critical thinking and instruction
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Module 5: E-CONTENT DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

This course will introduce lesson planning in an online environment. Through a practical approach teachers will be guided towards developing digital assets to enhance the lessons. Finally teachers will be guided to explore online platforms with the intention of hosting their e-Content.

  • Introduction to the online learning environment
  • Lesson planning for online learning
  • How to create digital assets
  • Online assessment
  • Platform options to consider
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Module 6: COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION IN THE DIGITAL CLASSROOM

We are, in essence, human beings who want to socialize and communicate, which implies that the need for collaboration and communication stays the same.
This course will enable teachers to use digital tools for this purpose in the classroom.

  • The Importance of Communication, Oral and Written Communication
  • A Framework for Digital Collaboration
  • Tools for Collaboration
  • Collaboration Strategies
  • Collaborative Classroom Management
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Module 7: CREATIVE THINKING IN THE CLASSROOM

Creativity is one of the 21st Century skills required for entrepreneurship and innovation.
This course will enable teachers to nurture creativity in the classroom by focusing on certain activities and learning approaches.

  • Introduction to Creativity in the classroom
  • Creativity tools
  • Thinking styles
  • Creative problem solving
  • Application of creative thinking (action plan)

Teacher’s wellness Programme

How to understand and manage emotional intelligence

Module 1: HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

This course will allow participants to understand their own emotional intelligence and how to apply that to enhance their teaching and learning.

  • Emotional awareness
  • Emotional management
  • Social-emotional awareness
  • Relationship management
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Module 2: HOW TO SUPPORT COLLEAGUES AND STUDENTS DEALING WITH GRIEF

This course will allow participants to understand grief and what their colleagues and students are going through with the intention of supporting them through the process.

  • The difference between loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Stages of grief after a death
  • Grief and the body
  • How to support the bereaved
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Module 3: HOW TO MANAGE STRESS AND LIVE A BALANCED LIFE

Acknowledging that teaching is a very stressful profession and because chronic stress can have a long-term effect on mental and physical health, the aim of this course is to create awareness of the signs and symptoms related to stressful life and work conditions and learn how to manage stress in the workplace.

  • What is mental health and understanding the effects of stress on mental health and the impact on our performance
  • Stress, relationships, and performance
  • Ways to measure and recognize stress
  • Hope, help and resources
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Module 4: HOW TO MANAGE CHANGE

This course is a personal resource for educators focusing on the management of change. As teachers, we deal with change every single day, not only in our own life but we also must deal with learners dealing with change.

  • Human response to change
  • How do I manage resistance to change and start moving forward
  • Benefits of embracing change
  • Resources for the benefit of managing change
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Module 5: HOW TO BUILD DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR STUDENTS

This course consists of 4 modules addressing the importance of the relationship between educators and learners. It explores healthy ways of managing these relationships and makes us aware of the challenges specifically around communication via social media and crossing boundaries of professional conduct.

  • Reflecting on our personal experience of learning and the research on the dynamics of the role of the teacher
  • Destructive effects of favoritism and comparing students and more focus on praise and positive feedback
  • Effective communication and warning signs of inappropriate relationships and crossing boundaries
  • Pitfalls of social media and educator/learner communication and dealing with conflict
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Module 6: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND SUPPORT STUDENTS DEALING WITH TRAUMA

Students today are confronted with many kinds of trauma i.e. violence in the home, bullying, accidents, robberies, divorce, death of a loved one, etc. Not all students manifest overt signs of these encounters and educators, therefore, could benefit from information about the signs, hidden or otherwise, that can be presented to learners in the classroom.

  • Information on how to recognize signs and symptoms of learners struggling with effects of trauma
  • How trauma manifests in the classroom and learning
  • Strategies to apply in the classroom
  • Response to trauma
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Module 7: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND APPLY BASIC COUNSELLING NEEDS WITH STUDENTS

This course focuses on empowering teachers to acknowledge when learners are dealing with challenges affecting their learning and social interaction. How to involve parents, have meaningful conversations, notice warning signs, keeping notes and making sensible referrals.

  • Enable educators to respond to children’s emotional and other needs
  • Providing educators with enabling and basic helping skills
  • Enhance educators’ ability to identify problem areas
  • How to make a referral and find effective ways to address challenges
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Module 8: HOW TO HANDLE SCREEN TIME AND SOCIAL MEDIA

This course has been developed to enable teachers to support learners to deal with the demands of social media and find a balance towards positive impact.

  • Impact of social media on the physical development of children of different ages
  • Challenges with regards to family time and interaction
  • Effects on social and emotional development and illusions around multitasking
  • Benefits of embracing technology in moderation
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Module 9: HOW TO IDENTIFY AND SUPPORT STUDENTS DEALING WITH DEPRESSION

This course is aimed at empowering teachers to have a greater understanding of teenage depression and suicide. It will enable the teacher to identify the symptoms and seek support in time.

  • Introduction to teenage depression and suicide
  • Causes of teenage depression and suicide
  • Warning signs
  • How educators can support teenagers struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts and behavior
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Module 10: HOW TO TALK ABOUT SEX ED

This course will equip teachers with knowledge on how to communicate with parents when it comes to sensitive Modules regarding a student.

  • Introduction to communication skills
  • Sensitive Modules in perspective
  • Guidelines towards preparing for meetings and discussions
  • How to build trust and provide guidance