Over the past year, schools have received additional grants for computer equipment to update the ICT infrastructure within schools. In TeachNet, we believe that in addition to funding ICT equipment, teachers need high quality professional development to help them realise the potential of this investment. The international research clearly indicates that quality CPD is essential in order to effectively integrate ICT into classroom settings.
This summer, TeachNet is offering 17 courses to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning. Four new courses are focused on literacy and numeracy. The IWB literacy and numeracy courses are designed as a follow on from the “Getting the Most from Your IWB” courses.
All TeachNet courses are created “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology (click here to view a demo module) and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively in the classroom. Course tutors are renowned teachers such as John O’Mahoney, Clifford Brown, Simon Lewis, Paul Nugent, Janet Lynch, Emma O’Halloran, Enda Donlon and John Rust.
Getting Started with ICT
ICT in the Classroom
Literacy and Numeracy
Enhancing Literacy through ICT (NEW)
Special Education and ICT
Advanced ICT Users
Getting the Most from Cloud Computing to Support School Planning
The feedback from participants over the past two years has been very positive and we are confident that the TeachNet courses provide a much better user experience than other online course providers. Each course is approved for EPV days and costs €90. All courses are available online and can be completed anytime between July 1st and August 26th 2011.
If you are not in a position to do a TeachNet course yourself this summer, we would be grateful if you would bring these courses to the attention of your colleagues, Thank you for your continued support of TeachNet.
To find out more, why not tune into our latest podcast about our online course programme for 2011 HERE.