As part of my on-going commitment to this
work and the Intel Teach programme (which
I think is fab!). This week (and a
bit of the next one!) I find myself in Eastern Europe where I’m working
teachers from Albania, Romania and Bulgaria.
The main focus of the work and our discussions have been project based
approaches to learning and teaching and transforming learning with technology.
More on this work at a later time as I up-date the project section of olliebray.com.
But for now, I wanted to flag up some of the stand-alone professional development units that Intel offers as part of their Intel Teach Programme. They are called Intel Teach Elements Courses and there are currently six stand alone course available for anyone to work though independently. The courses are on-line and free to all.
The Intel Teach Elements Courses are:
- Thinking Critically with Data - Examine critical thinking with a focus on data analysis. This course will help you prepare students to think analytically in our global, knowledge-driven world.
- Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms - Learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment strategies that can benefit your teaching and your students’ learning.
- Project-Based Approaches - Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning.
- Educational Leadership in the 21st Century - Learn how school leaders can better use technology to help support teacher effectiveness and improve student achievement.
- Collaboration in the Digital Classroom - Plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online tools, which are increasingly an integral part of our digital, global world.
- Inquiry in the Science Classroom - Transition from textbook science to authentic inquiry. Explore ways to develop your students’ scientific thinking and practices.
All of the course are pretty good and over the last six months I’ve worked through all six of them. Although there are some parts that I didn’t feel were relevant for Scotland – they certainly game me lots to think about and lots of reflect on.
If your doing your Scottish Qualification for Headship (SQH) definitely check out the Educational Leadership in the 21st Century. If you’re an NQT then the courses on Assessment, Collaboration and Project Based Approaches will give you some things to think about.