Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

ICT for learning


About this Illustration of Practice

Here the teacher describes how she improves teaching and learning practices across learning areas through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Rather than work with all teachers individually the teacher develops the ICT skills of curriculum leaders so they are empowered to teach others in the school. The teachers receiving support emphasise the importance of scaffolding their knowledge of how to use ICT effectively. They reflect on this model of support as one that encourages teachers to deliver a curriculum that is focused on student engagement.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.6
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Descriptor
Model high-level teaching knowledge and skills and work with colleagues to use current ICT to improve their teaching practice and make content relevant and meaningful.
  1. What teaching strategies do you use to integrate ICT into teaching and learning programs?
  2. How does the use of ICT help to make the content meaningful to students?
School
Albert Park College
Victoria
Year level
Year 7
Related subject
Technologies
Stage of schooling
Secondary
School type
Government
School location
Metropolitan
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Bridget is a Mathematics teacher in a new government secondary college. In addition to her teaching role, she is responsible for ensuring colleagues’ use ICT to improve their teaching practice, and to make content more relevant and engaging. She achieves this by advising on the selection and development of ICT software and toolsets that are appropriate for teaching and learning. She also engages with teachers at both the planning and at the evaluation stages. She team-teaches with teachers in small projects until they develop confidence in their use of the technology.

Content provider
Organisation
Education Services Australia

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