Burke Ward ICT Training Week – Broken Hill

“If you can make a group of adults say, “WOW!” and “COOL!” I can’t wait to see what my kids will say! Thanks again for a valuable time away from class”

Burke Ward trainingI have just wrapped up a very productive week in Broken Hill, working with teachers from 4 Broken Hill schools over the 5 days, with the following all-day training sessions:

– ICT and iPad Teacher Training

– Coding K-6 (Dash and Sphero)

– Effective Feedback and Formative Assessment with ICT

– Workflow Solutions: G Suite, SeeSaw, Air Drop, Flipping Classrooms

– ICT Tools to Aid Learning Difficulties/Differences and Differentiation

Some teachers came to 3 sessions over the week, and I was able to deliver all of these sessions as NESA registered hours, without teachers needing to travel.

I enjoy travelling to regional and remote areas to deliver Professional Learning, and feel I make a difference by making Professional Learning accessible and instilling confidence in teachers in the use of ICT in the classroom, as evidenced with a teacher’s email:

It was real, not too far out of my comfort zone and you’ll be pleased to know I have every intention of trying many of the apps that you introduced us to. If you can make a group of adults say, “WOW!” and “COOL!” I can’t wait to see what my kids will say! Thanks again for a valuable time away from class“.

This week was a follow-up to a week in June, where I presented Teacher Training in Coding and Robotics to every teacher in Burke Ward Public School as part of the Australian Government Digital Literacy Grant we received. This recent visit was able to reach out to other schools and develop a Professional Learning Network for the area with ICT. It also allowed Burke Ward teachers to further develop their skills and build on their confidence.

Thank you to Burke Ward PS for co-ordinating and organising my visit. I am looking forward to coming back!

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