Queensland principals embrace eLearning
Nearly half of Queensland state school principals have now completed the eLearning Principal Program.
Since Smart Classrooms launched its first program in 2008, 571 principals have completed the three-day event at the ICT Learning Innovation Centre.
Program coordinator Deb Jones said the interest and dedication shown by the state's principals was exciting.
"At the end of the program, principals go away with a deeper knowledge and understanding of current eLearning strategies, and factors for creating and maintaining innovative contemporary teaching and learning environments."
Designed to support Band 5 to 6 teaching principals and Band 7 to 11 non-teaching principals, the program utilises the Smart Classrooms strategy to enhance whole-school planning and vision.
Principals are nominated to participate by their Regional Technology Manager.
"They learn how important and easy it is to embrace digital pedagogy and incorporate eSpaces and digital content in the classroom."
Already this year, 96 principals have attended and this number is expected to rise with another Band 7 to 11 program scheduled later this month.
"They benefit greatly from the program and enjoy the opportunity to share successes, issues and solutions with their colleagues."