This is a completely free, online 15 hour program registered with BOSTES QTC.
Dates for program completion:
You have the opportunity to complete the course at any time. However staff will be signed off within the PHRIS and BOSTES QTC Register at the end of the term you complete the program. The indicative dates for each term are:
Term 1: 5 Jan – 1 April 2015
Term 2: 5 Jan to 26 June 2015
Term 3: 5 Jan – 18 September 2015
Term 4: 5 Jan - 1 December 2015
Who is this program for?
This program is for teachers and support staff of the Diocese of Broken Bay looking to use online collaboration tools effectively in their teaching and learning.
The program integrates the use of our new DBB Lighthouse (Google Apps for Education) online collaboration tools with the Intel Teach - Collaboration in the Digital Classroom Course online course materials.
You will work through the course by:
1. Emailing your expression of interest to John Hession at the Catholic Schools Office DBB using your official work email address e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Make sure that you can access your DBB Lighthouse account using your normal DBB username and password.
3. You then register with Intel online.
4. You then click on each Module above to work through the 5 modules of the program in your own time anywhere you have Internet access.
5. Within each module you will work through the Intel online course materials then submit a short reflective collaborative task by using each of the 5 modules above.
There are five modules on the Intel online website. Each module is expected to take an hour to work through on the Intel website. You then refer back to this program management website and submit your collaborative task.
In total it is expected that over the program you will have contributed 15 hours towards learning about collaboration and developing ways to embed this concept into the learning experiences of your students. Intel provide a number of resources, including an Action Plan. Following the Action Plan may assist your understanding of the content of the Intel Course but you are not required to submit the Action Plan as part of this program's requirements. The tasks you submit are targeted snippets from the plan.
Education Officer - eLEARNING
Diocese of Broken Bay
Overview of the Intel online course
Description taken from the Intel Website:
Through participating in the Intel Teach Elements Collaboration in the Digital Classroom online course, you will experience an in-depth look at collaboration using technology. You will see how collaboration can benefit students by helping them develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. You will learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools to enhance the learning experience".
What is DBB Lighthouse?
This is the new secure access for staff and students in the Diocese of Broken Bay to Google Apps for Education (GAFE).
During this course you will submit tasks and collaborate using some of these apps.
Tips from previous participants.
1. A tip from past participants is to work through an Intel online module first, then submit through this website the reflective activity for the module outlined in this website using the tabs above.
2. Whilst the Intel Course has a tracking system, it does not track progress across multiple computers. Instead print out the course checklist and just tick off where you are up to. When you return you can then use the MENU on the Intel Course to quickly return to where you have progressed to.
3. Using the Intel Action Plan can be quite useful but you are not required to complete nor submit this plan to complete the requirements of our program.