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ICT for Learning

Presentation of ICT for Learning Unit

Poppy Miaoudis

on 22 October 2010

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ICT for Learning What’s happened to education in the NT? We still have….. National Goals for Australian Students National Curriculum Digital Education Revolution New National Teaching Standards ICT for Learning was established as part of the Ladwig Sarra Review into Education 2009. It involved the amalgamation of : Northern Territory Distance Learning Service eLearning Team from IT Services Strategic Planning Framework Overview Organisational Structure ICT for Learning is a part of School Education and Early Childhood Services and has a charter to; Develop all NT Teacher’s ICT competence through PD Assist all NT Schools create school planning documents Undertake research and conduct innovation that involves ICT in educational contexts Continue to grow, refine and develop online education offerings for all Territorian students We aim to embed ICT in teaching and learning pedagogy being offered for Territory students and teachers in line with global and national educational directions. Provide access to teacher expertise China and India and USA refining education to deliver to a growing population

Over 1 million students in the US choose online learning as their preferred method of schooling.
Distance and Online Learning globally Infrastructure 157 Schools Connect by Satellite or Terrestrial Link NT Schools network STARS - SATELLITE FIBRE - TERRESTIAL Schools Across the NT iDirect STARS VSAT HUB Overview Types of Distance Learning offered in the NT– 1 NT Open Education Centre NT Virtual Schooling –
@School NT - Expect Success Virtual School parameters Virtual School - @School NT 2010-2011
@School NT - Expect Success Delivered from schools; Casuarina Senior College Palmerston High School Taminmin High School VET Centralian College Darwin High School The NT has 11 virtual classrooms currently.

The choice of Virtual Stage 1 and 2 subjects for regional and remote students increases to 8 subjects on offer: @VET NT - Expect Success Vocational Education and training in a number of remote communities across the NT. @School NT Model –
2009 / 2010 Courses delivered through; Remote Education and
Conferencing Tool (REACT) REACT enables teachers, students and parents to engage in a collaborative classroom environment using combined communications tools (capabilities) including:

Audio, Video, PowerPoint , Chat, Whiteboard & inking
Inserting screenshots. Popup questions and Flag responses
Desktop sharing, Internet browser sharing, Playing Windows media files
File transfer, Breakout rooms Adobe Connect Adobe Connect
Terrestrial Video Conferencing and Desktop Sharing Tool Audio, Video, PowerPoint, Chat, Whiteboard, Inserting screenshots, Popup questions and Flag responses, Desktop sharing, Internet browser sharing, Playing Windows media files, File transfer Breakout rooms. Resources Other Services Primary Languages Program

Australian Children's Television Foundation Programs

Links to National Repository of digital objects

Innovation Grants Conclusion The NT is, for a small jurisdiction, leading the way in many aspects on regional and remote education offerings and delivery.
The Schools of Distance, the @School Team, Information Services and ICT for Learning work tirelessly to bring a fantastic service to the Territory.
We are still learning about ICT to improve learning and teaching but we’re as good or better than most jurisdictions.
I’m looking forward to telling you about the new changes next time we meet because that is the only certainty. Local Happenings... A Working Future Smart Territory 2030 Plan National Happenings... A new Strategic Plan A new Division ‘ICT for Learning’ A new set of requirements NT DET Happenings... increase use of ICT in pedagogy
increase Professional Learning Opportunities
provide access to training programs that strengthen teacher knowledge, skills and expertise
Skill teachers to create engaging learning environments For students – The aim is that, through and with ICT, we will be able to; Offer better pathways Increase subject choice Offer a more engaging learning environment For teachers – For school leadership teams – Increase use of ICT in pedagogy within the school through development of the strategic planning area
Increase Professional Learning Opportunities
Provide access to training programs that strengthen leadership knowledge, skills and expertise in ICT and pedagogy
Assist schools to create engaging learning environments School and Home Student sites Middle Years School of the Air Growing Enrolments Katherine School of the Air School and Home Student sites Alice Springs School of the Air School and Home Student, supported sites Types of Distance Learning offered in the NT– 2 Regional Schools can offer specialist subjects delivered by the Urban Schools
Students from Regional Schools can work with students from Urban Schools
Students from Regional Schools can access specialist teachers based in Urban schools Defining a Virtual School as apposed to a Correspondence School/Service Virtual School has face to face students as well as virtual students
Virtual School timetables significant time to synchronous, asynchronous and whole class based activities NT Virtual Schooling –
@School NT - Expect Success Stage 2 Japanese
Stage 2 Indonesian
Stage 2 Philosophy Stage 1 Chemistry
Stage 1 Advanced Maths
Stage 1 Geography
Stage 1 Game Design
Stage 1 ESL English School NT will also trial Virtual VET Subjects on offer: Hospitality Cert 1 5 Communities – 20 students
Blended Option – Back to Base / Locally Onsite / Virtual Communication through; Continues to be the highest growth section in education. 1,346,200 square kilometers with a population of just 207 000

Approximately 157 government schools

About 33,000 students with 45% of students attending non-urban schools.

54 recognized homeland education centre's across the NT. @School NT - Expect Success Vision Statement Mission Statement To create a virtual learning environment that empowers opportunity and success through innovation and leading edge communication technologies. Schools networked to become knowledge nodes - enterprising and connected. Positioning Statement Presently here Virtually there / Expect Success Purpose Student access of quality schools, quality teachers, quality subjects via quality communication technologies
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