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.