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A Blended Curriculum for Bermuda Public Primary Schools. Why do we need to change the curriculum?. Current curriculum over a decade old Educational Technology Standards have changed Technologies have changed Global economy has changed Impact on society changing. Students need to develop:.
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Why do we need to change the curriculum? • Current curriculum over a decade old • Educational Technology Standards have changed • Technologies have changed • Global economy has changed • Impact on society changing
Students need to develop: • Skills and knowledge to live, learn and work in today’s technological world • Responsible and safe use of technology
Blended Curriculum 21st Century Learning Skills with technology Safe use of technology
Skills with technology: Cambridge ICT Starters • Very similar to our curriculum • Easily integrated into other subject areas • Easy transition for teachers • Has focus on key topic areas • Certification issued by Cambridge
Responsible use of technology: CSM Digital Citizenship Curriculum • Bridge the gap between previous module and present needs • Takes an integrated approach to 8 key content areas • Can be taught by across a variety of subject areas • Excellent instructional resources
Cambridge ICT Starters Programmespg7 or pg 8 Initial Steps • use ICT equipment and software confidently and purposefully • communicate and handle information • support their problem-solving, recording and expressive work • reflect, discuss and consider the implications of using ICT equipment Next Steps • extend the range of ICT tools they use for communication, investigation and control • select information, sources and media that are suitable for their purpose • assess the value of ICT in their work.
Progression pg 6 P1 – P3 P4 – P6 M1 – M3
Cambridge ICT Starters pg 6 P1 – P3 Initial Steps Modules Stage 1 • Starting Text • Starting Images • Starting Graphs Stage 2 • Starting Control • Starting Searches • Starting Email P4 – P6 Next Steps Modules Stage 1 • Exploring Documents • Exploring Images • Exploring Spreadsheets • Exploring databases Stage 2 • Exploring Control • Exploring the Internet • Exploring Email • Exploring Multimedia
Exploring the module layout Introduction: module description; what are the big picture aims Learning Objectives: target skills; exactly what is performed during assessment. Pass/Merit: Score attached to performance of objective; Merit worth more than Pass Assessment Evidence: Artefactof objective mastery Amplification of Assessment: detailed description of what would be observed during the assessment for either a Pass or Merit
Getting Started: helpful preparation hints and tips in advance of instruction Prior Knowledge: foundation skills/knowledge; can be first targets for instruction New Words: vocabulary taught during the lesson; helps form the content Assessment Guidelines: conditions for testing; describes what is observed for Pass or Merit