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Microsoft Partners in Learning Pre-service Teacher Programme A strategic ICT integration guide for leaders of teacher education institutions. Angela Schaerer Academic Programme Manager April 2010. Partners in Learning.
Microsoft Partners in Learning Pre-service Teacher ProgrammeA strategic ICT integration guide for leaders of teacher education institutions
Academic Programme Manager
Global programme in 112 countries, reaching over 10 million teachers world wide
In South Africa:
Teachers are most motivated to innovate and adopt new practices when they are in pre-service / year 1 of teaching
Commitment to Teaching
Source: Ingersoll, R.M. (2001). Teacher turnover and teacher shortages. American Educational Research Journal, 38.
Kavita Mittapalli, doctoral dissertation “What Makes Public School Teachers Stay, Leave or become Non-teachers? An In-depth Understanding of their Personal Characteristics, Beliefs and Perceptions 2008, George Mason University.
* US data
The current opportunity for ICT in education lies in encouraging teachers to integrate technology directly into teaching and learning
To support learning outcomes, technology must be integrated into curriculum and pedagogy
Most educators are using technology for productivity purposes
Pre-Service Teacher Programme Elements Address Key Barriers to Adoption of ICT by Teachers
Key barriers are lack of….
Microsoft Pre-Service Programme addresses them with…
Pre-Service Teacher Training –
Access to tools and applications
Participation in innovative teacher communities and forums
Deans and Faculty Pre-service teachers
Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Assessment, Organisation
Provide a set of tools for the needs and situation analysis of the state of ICT use in teaching, learning and administration in pre-service teacher training institutions
By doing so, the institutions will be better positioned to develop a strategic plan (long term planning towards the organisation’s vision & mission) to build their capacity for ICT integration in education.
6 strategic dimensions:
PDFs that include educator scenarios, tools, and examples
1-pg PDFs that illustrate educator success stories within the classroom
Word docs with 2 primary school lessons + 2 secondary school lessons
Full day hands on workshop for teacher students and faculty
Pre-service students and faculty learn how to incorporate 21st century skills, specifically communication, collaboration, critical thinking and technology literacy skills into high quality teaching and learning. Pre-service teachers will leave workshop with tools and skills they can use in teaching pracs.
On-line follow-up module
After the workshop, participants independently complete an interactive, on-line module reinforcing what they learned in the workshop.
Participation in communities of learning
Join an on-line community of innovative teachers eg Partners in learning Network, who share best practices and resources for using technology in the classroom to strengthen teaching and learning.
Follow-up student projects
Transfer what was learned in the workshop to R-12 setting.
Topic 1: Collaborative Learning
Topic 2: Collaboration and 21st Century Skills
Topic 3: Collaboration Strategies
Topic 4: Project Based Learning
Topic 5: Assessment of Collaboration and Project Based Learning
Topic 6: Collaboration Tools in the Classroom
Topic 7: Tools for Peer Collaboration
End of Module Quiz
This programme is being piloted across the world and in South Africa in 2010
A day seminar will be held for Deans of Schools of Education alongside the WW Innovative Education Forum in October 2010 to introduce the Teacher Education Institution (TEI) Toolkit
From 2011, Microsoft and our partners will be supporting interested Universities/Teacher Training institutions in running workshops on: