Course for Early Years Educators (Teachers, KGEs and LSEs) – Using Online Collaborative Technologies with Young Learners

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The Institute for Education is accepting applications for the non-accredited course Using Online Collaborative Technologies with Young Learners commencing in April 2019 at the Institute for Education, Martin Luther King Hall, Martin Luther King Road, Pembroke. The aim of this course is for Early Years educators to become aware of, and familiarise themselves with a number of free online tools that they can use in order to create resources for and with their students. The course will have a duration of 6 weeks with two face-to-face sessions.

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Parental/Guardian Courses Starting March 2019

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The Institute for Education is accepting applications from parents/guardians interested in attending Parental/Guardian Sessions commencing March 2019 at the Institute for Education, Martin Luther King Road, Pembroke. All session times are 4pm-6pm.

The Institute firmly believes that parents/guardians play a critical role in providing learning opportunities at home and in linking what children learn at school with other experiences. By facilitating and participating in diverse learning experiences and activities outside the school, parents/guardians become an important factor in children’s overall learning. They need to be equipped with the right educational tools to be collaborative partners in the education and well-being of their children.

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Professional Development Opportunity for Educators

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Imparting 21st Century skills through technology is a blended learning course offered by Microsoft in collaboration with the Institute for Education, the DLAP and IMU. This professional development is not just about teaching teachers how to use technology; it is more focused on how to help teachers better prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow. 50% of the time will be dedicated to better understand the value of 21st century skills (collaboration, knowledge-construction, self-regulation, problem-solving, innovation, ICT, communication). The other 50% of the time will be dedicated on the use of technology including O365, Minecraft: Education Edition, Micro:bit, Skype, hands-on workshops, computational thinking and working on redesigning the lesson.

The full program can be accessed here: Program

The professional development can be part of the accelerated progression scheme and will have a total value of 150 hours. Since the places are limited those selected will require to submit a scanned copy of their Teaching Degree minimum MQF level 6 and consequently it will be on a first come first served basis but preference will be given to the first person applying from every college if eligibility requirements are met. This will be done to ensure all colleges will get a possibility of representation.

Applications should be submitted online by following the link: https://goo.gl/68TrRC. Deadline for submission of applications is the 24th January.