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SMART CLASSROOMS: Whole school accredited with Digital Pedagogy Licence

18 August 2010

A group of teachers has demonstrated how easy it is to enhance teaching and learning, working together to gain their Digital Pedagogy Licences.

All three Barambah Environmental Education Centre teachers and teaching principal Mark Cridland recently participated in a three-day Digital Pedagogy Licence workshop - a process that enabled them to reflect on how ICT can help students learning outdoors.

'The workshop meant that as a team we were able to examine our beliefs about teaching and learning with ICT, as well as the pedagogical practices we use when students visit,' said Mr Cridland.

'This gave us a sense of satisfaction with regard to how we currently use ICT at the centre to support learning. It also sharpened our focus of where we would like to go from here as a school.'

Located on Queensland's North Coast, the Environmental Education Centre is a day-visit facility offering high-quality educational programs and outdoor excursions for school groups throughout the school year.
The unique teaching context of the centre forces staff to think outside the box when it comes to providing students with opportunities to use ICT during their visits.

Barambah teacher and licence-holder Steve Roach found the journey to be a very rewarding experience.

'I appreciated having the chance to reflect on my learning journey and it was great to receive reinforcement and recognition that I am on the right track with my digital pedagogy,' he said.