Welcome to Kenyan ICT CFT Course particiants from the Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Jacob Thuranira Kaimenyi, of the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
Teachers can articulate how their classroom practices correspond to and support institutional and/or national policy.
Simon Kavisi Introduces the KICTCFT Course on behalf of the Teacher's Service Commission (TSC)
Melinda dP. Bandalaria (Ph.D) from the University of Philippines Open University (UPOU) lectures on how ICT provides high levels of flexibility for learning. She also looks at collaboration, synchronous vs asynchronous learning, improved access to learning materials via OERs and MOOCs. She calls for teachers to use a 'Flipped Classroom'.
This is a unit of Study from the Rwanda ICT Essentials for Teachers Course. Teachers should be able to explain how existing and planned national policies impact classroom practices and how their classroom practices correspond to and support policies related to ICT. So on completion of the unit teachers should know and understand existing and planned national policies related to ICTs in Education, identify how classroom practices correspond to and support national policies;
Demonstrate a determination to play a positive role in nation building.
This course is designed to provide teachers with the skills and competencies needed to both incorporate information and communications technology (ICT) in their teaching as well as to use it for their professional development.
The course covers a wide range of thematic areas, from basic computer use and maintenance (including hardware, software, applications and troubleshooting) through to internet, email, and social media in the educational context. Through the course, teachers will develop the skills to understand, evaluate and operationalize ICT within the context of related national educational policies, integrate ICT in education from a pedagogical perspective, manage learners’ project-based learning (PBL) activities in a technology-enhanced environment and even integrate ICT into the curriculum.
By the end of this unit you should be able to demonstrate how existing and planned national policies related to ICT impact classroom practises and vice versa.
This course has been developed to support the training of teachers to integrate ICT into their teaching practices. The materials, guides and activities are strongly aligned with the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT).
While the course embraces the role ICT can bring to the classroom it is also not held prisoner by the need for high end or sophisticated technology platforms. The course can be deployed in areas of limited or no connectivity via CD ROM or memory stick as most of the resources have been previously downloaded and collected. There are also web and paper based versions of the lessons and guides.
This course uses materials that are Open Education Resources (OER) or free to use for educational purposes, allowing the use and distribution, and in some instances the repurposing of the materials, at no additional cost. (See the Open License tab for more information).
But most importantly we hope the lessons are fun and engaging enough to introduce new possibilities and refresh the participant's passion for teaching and learning.
In this unit of study we will investigate what has emerged as global good practice in terms of ICT and education, as well as identify what your role as a teacher is in this regard. In this unit we will look specifically at ICT in Education Policy and the role of the teacher.
Cecilia Wakahiu Introduces the KICTCFT for NI3C
Dana Schmitt Introduces the KICTCFT (Hewlett Foundation)
Mr Jaco du Toit, Advisor for Communication & Information, UNESCO Regional Office for East Africa explains the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers.
Online resources to support the face to face orientation workshop for the Kenya ICT CFT Course.
KICTCFT: Teachers have an in-depth knowledge of national policies and be able to design, modify and implement classroom practices that support these policies. Specific Objectives: By the end of this unit you should be able to:
1] Explain the principles of using ICT in education, 2] Analyze challenges of implementing the principles of using ICT in education, and 3] State solutions to the challenges of using ICT in education.
This unit from the Guyana ICT in Education for Teachers Course provides training so that teachers are able to identify key characteristics of classroom practices and specify how these characteristics serve to implement policies. (TL.1.a)
By the end of this unit teachers should be able to:
Technological Literacy 1- (a) Defining the main features of teaching methods in the classroom and specifying how these features serve the implementation of educational policies.
Deepening Knowledge 1. (a) Understanding Education Policies This approach often requires teachers to have an understanding of educational policies so that they can develop lesson plans to allow implementation of national education policies and address high-priority problems.
بنهاية هذه الوحده يجب ان يكون المعلمون قادرون علي:
محو الأمية التكنولوجية ١- (أ) تحديد السمات الرئيسية لأساليب التدريس داخل قاعة الدراسة وتعيين الكيفية التي تخدم بها هذه السمات تنفيذ السياسات التعليمية.
تعميق المعرفة ١- (أ) استيعاب السياسات التعليمية المتبعة: غالباً ما يتطلب هذا المنهج أن يستوعب المعلمون السياسات التعليمية بحيث يمكنهم وضع خطط الدروس بما يسمح بتنفيذ السياسات التعليمية الوطنية ومعالجة المشكلات ذات الأولوية القصوى.
The Zimbabwe ICT Essentials for Teachers Course is avaiable as an App for Android phones and tablets. The original course has been reformated to fit on screens of different sizes! The full course is available.