Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds (upbeat music) <v ->In this technology-driven world,</v> we want to ensure that our educators have the skills to prepare our young people for the workforce that they’re about to enter. So we’ve developed this course with this in mind. The things you’ll learn, contemporary frameworks and theories, 21st century transferable skills, how to be successful at blended and online learning. You’ll reinforce your learning by interactive quizzes and digital tools and you’ll exchange ideas with others. Now let’s get started. (upbeat music)
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Teaching Digital Skills for Sustainable Education
Delve into future-focused digital and collaborative learning
With the demands of an increasingly digitised world, there is a growing awareness among educators that teaching and learning need to evolve to better prepare teachers and students for this changing world.
On this course from The Mind Lab, you’ll learn to integrate digital technologies effectively into the curriculum to help your learners develop the skills required for the 21st century, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to collaborate.
Discover how to integrate digital learning into your curriculum
In order to help the next generation of learners, you need to understand their needs in a digital world. This two-week course will provide you with insights into these next-generation learners and common aspects of digital curricula.
You’ll also explore, with real-world examples, how digital tools can be used in creative ways in cross-curricular contexts.
Explore collaborative learning tools for yourself and your learners
The second part of this course will guide you through collaborative learning, what it means for learners, and how tools such as the ITL learning rubrics can support you in designing learning activities.
It’s also extremely important as a teacher that you don’t work in a silo. You’ll look at teacher collaboration and ways to develop your personal learning networks (PLN), supported by personal learning environments (PLE) in this interconnected world.
Learn from the experts at The Mind Lab
Founded in 2013, The Mind Lab designs courses to address the imbalance between what is being taught in schools and the skills the future requires. They specialise in raising the digital skills and capabilities of teachers and allowing them to integrate digital tools within their school communities.
- Digital curricula, digital fluency and digital skills across curriculum
- The Innovative Learning and Teaching rubrics for design learning activities
- Learning by making, stop motion for learning
- Collaborative learning and designing collaborative learning activities
- Teacher collaboration and personal learning networks
- Sustainable teaching and learning
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Demonstrate an understanding of next-generation learners’ needs and the changing context of education
- Explore how collaborative learning and teaching can be integrated into different educational contexts
- Develop ways to integrate digital tools into educational practice
- Design learning activities to develop collaborative teaching and learning practices
- Discuss sustainable learning and education
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for educators across any setting, including teachers, librarians, museum staff, learning technologists, and higher education faculty, among others.
What software or tools do you need?
To take part in this course you’ll need a desktop or laptop computer that you are able to install applications on. We recommend using the Chrome browser.
It would also be very useful to have a smartphone or tablet for installing mobile apps. All the applications used in the course are free, and links will be provided when required.
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