Coolnwynpin State School's students have been conducting live web conferencing lessons via the Student Channel, with outstanding feedback received from both students and educators around the State.
Year 9 business education students at Wynnum State High School are reaping the rewards of a collaborative project with a Korean school.
Nearly half of Queensland state school principals have now completed the eLearning Principal Program.
Hilliard State School special education teacher Kathy Johns looks at the importance of using eLearning with students with disabilities.
The Smart Classrooms eLearning Frameworks offer schools a comprehensive suite of professional learning materials that help guide substantive dialogue, collaboration and reflection on transformational teaching and learning practices.
The suite of eLearning Frameworks is transforming into a practical Digital Pedagogy Resource Kit for leaders and teachers. It will be available in 2013 for schools to continue the development of contemporary teaching and learning practices.
The eLearning Guides provide three levels of digital pedagogy practice based on the Smart Classrooms Professional Development Frameworks (2006-2012):
Teachers and school leaders can use the indicators at each level to guide contemporary practice.
- ICT Planning indicators guide teachers to understand how learners can use ICT purposefully.
- Digital Pedagogy Indicators guide teachers to demonstrate and reflect on how learners use ICT purposefully.
- Digital Pedagogy Advanced indicators guide leaders to lead the transformation of learning through ICT.
If you are working towards your Digital Pedagogy Licence and would like to complete your accreditation, please email email@example.com when you are ready to submit your portfolio. This opportunity is available until June 30, 2013.
The eLearning Frameworks will be transformed into a practical Digital Pedagogy Resource Kit by June 2013.
The Digital Pedagogy reference group will advise the development of the resources to ensure the materials support school needs, contemporary teaching practice through the department's key strategic initiatives:
- the Australian Curriculum including the ICT General Capability
- Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C)
- the Pedagogical Framework.
The Education Support Workers Framework will continue under a new name:
Digital Practice Guide. This guide provides an opportunity for schools to value and acknowledge the way in which education support workers utilise their digital practice and support students' eLearning within the classroom.
The eLearning Frameworks have played an important role in helping teachers and school engage with ICT to support teaching and learning. With Education Queensland's unrelenting focus on school improvement the frameworks need to become integral to the business of schools.
After lengthy consultation with schools and regions, it was decided that the digital pedagogy licence accreditation process is no longer required. In 2013, schools will have a contemporary pedagogical framework to inform their teaching practice (how) and C2C materials to support the planning, preparation, delivery, assessment and reporting of curriculum (what).
By transforming the eLearning Frameworks, Education Queensland is continuing to support teachers to innovate with new technologies in their teaching practice. Principals are the key instructional leaders in their school and lead high quality teaching practice within their school context.
C2C is a good starting place for selecting high quality lessons. Teachers add, adapt and amend lessons to make ICT integral to the teaching and learning process. Instructional coaches in schools could use the digital pedagogy resource kit to support professional conversations and activities, particularly in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum - ICT as a General Capability. The 2013 Pedagogical Framework principle elaborations include the SCPDF indicators.
Current SCPDF accreditations will be recorded within OneSchool under Staff Details. Your principal can run reports to see which teachers have gained their ICT Certificate, Digital Pedagogy Licence (DPL) and DPL Advanced.
From 2006 to 2012, teachers completed a fee paying accreditation process by submitting evidence via a portfolio to DPL Accredited Facilitators. A high standard was maintained as their portfolio was also reviewed by a second Accredited Facilitator before the results were uploaded to myframework.
Regions and schools requested changes to the current process to:
- align it to the Developing Performance Planning process
- support the implementation of C2C and a school's Pedagogical Framework
- make the process more affordable and manageable for schools.
By December 2012, 3800+ teachers had achieved their Digital Pedagogy Licence – over 10% of the EQ teaching workforce. Over 22,000 teachers have achieved their ICT Certificate level with a focus on planning digitally rich units of work.
The 591 Accredited Facilitators DPL, demonstrated leadership in both curriculum and pedagogy, and mentored their colleagues to develop effective digital practices.
Contemporary teaching and learning practices are represented in the Australian Curriculum through the ICT General Capability and identified within the C2C units. Digital technologies are recognised as being integral to high quality teaching.
This is an ongoing journey to support our teachers to innovate with new technologies in their teaching practice. Principals are the key instructional leaders in their school and lead high quality teaching practice within their school context.
It is recommended schools continue to support teachers' capacity to implement contemporary teaching practices.
Any SCPDF accreditation you have attained will be recorded in OneSchool. The materials and reflections you developed during the process of attaining SCPDF accreditation can continue to be used as part of your engagement with the Developing Performance Framework.
From 2013 certificates will no longer be issued. However all current accreditations will be available for viewing in OneSchool.
In the past, accreditation has expired after three years. From 2013, all accreditations will be available for viewing in OneSchool with the date of issue noted. It will be a school-based decision how teachers existing accreditation continues to be used to inform Developing Performance Agreements.
The reflections and evidence already gathered can form an important part of teachers' Developing Performance Agreement conversations, particularly in respect of the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, including ICT as a General Capability. If you still wish to complete your accreditation, please email PD Framework for more information.
A range of digital pedagogy resources are available through the Learning Place. In 2013, the SCPDF will transform into a Digital Pedagogy Resource Kit that can be used to support:
- the Australian Curriculum, particularly Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C)
- The Pedagogical Framework
- Developing Performance Framework for teachers and leaders
Since 2006, the SCPDF has supported the development of a significant body of school-based expertise that can support teachers and schools, including 591 Accredited facilitators and over 22,000 SCPDF accredited teachers. Schools will be able to choose, within their local context, how best to utilise this body of expertise.