Technology has changed the way we shop, communicate with friends, share information with our families, and has provided us the opportunity to share our thoughts with a worldwide audience - among many other things - so it only makes sense that technology also has had an impact on our lives as professionals. For years teachers have been utilizing technology as a “teacher tool” to support and enhance our planning for learning, communicate with colleagues and families, access curricular information and more. But, as the COVID crisis has shown us recently, technology isn’t only a “teacher tool”: it has the potential to enhance and facilitate learning and teaching within a classroom and beyond it. In order to grasp this opportunity to maximize technology’s potential within our teaching now and for the future, we need to shift our mindset, habits and routines and commit to using technology as a “teaching tool” that is embedded meaningfully and purposefully in how we plan, learn and teach.

In this four week, twelve hour online course, Katierose Deos and Sarah Gilmore, author of ‘Integrating Technology: A School-Wide Framework to Enhance Learning’, will guide and support you to build from your current understanding of the role of technology as a tool to enhance learning and teaching through a balance of reading and video materials, asynchronous tasks, and personalised support that prepare you for four weekly live, collaborative group video sessions. You will explore your past and current beliefs about technology in your teaching, and extend and challenge your approaches to teaching with, through and about technology. By the end of the course, you will have reviewed and refined a unit of study of your choice with support through discussion and collaboration, giving you an actionable starting point for enhanced technology integration in your teaching.
Guiding questions:
  • What is the difference between “teacher tools” and “teaching tools”?
  • How can technology be purposefully embedded in day-to-day learning, rather than being an add-on?
  • How is the effectiveness of your teaching practice with technology influenced by other factors within the school, and how can you mitigate or take advantage of the interconnectedness of those factors within your teaching?
  • What effect does your technology mindset have on how you teach with technology, and how can you develop a positive technology mindset in your teaching?
  • How can we use the opportunities technology tools allow us, to address the challenges we and our students face in communicating, collaborating and constructing understanding?
  • How can we use technology to enhance how students record, reflect, share, engage with, and present in-class and remote learning?
  • How can technology facilitate and enhance student collaboration both in person and remotely?
  • How can we build on the commonalities in our general and technology curriculum objectives to teach with, through and about technology sustainably and in context?
  • How can we plan and scaffold our teaching with technology using the Intechgrate Approach to make sure learning and teaching with technology is sustainable, manageable, and purposeful?
Audience and resources
Teachers, instructional coaches, and technology integrators from Elementary through to Higher Education of all subject specialisms who are currently teaching with technology, or who wish to prepare to teach effectively with technology (in the classroom and remotely).

We also welcome curriculum coordinators, administrators and leaders from the school to national levels at all levels of education from Kindergarten to Higher Education and Further Education who have an interest in further their understanding of teaching with, through and about technology.

The cost of registration includes a digital copy of ‘Integrating Technology: A School-Wide Framework to Enhance Learning', which is used as a key resource during both live sessions and independent activities.

During this course we will use a range of classroom technology tools and platforms to model and simulate learning with technology including, but not limited to:
  • Flipgrid
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Forms & Slides
  • Padlet
  • Mentimeter
  • Zoom
Because this course employs a “flipped classroom” teaching model, participants will access reading and video resources and engage in independent activities in the week preceding live sessions. During live sessions, collaborative activities and group discussions will be used to explore the independently accessed content more deeply.

As such, the course begins one week before the first live video session to allow participants to engage with introductory materials and asynchronous tasks before going deeper with the course instructors and fellow participants. Participants will receive instructions to join the course digital classroom following completion of registration and should please do so by the course start date to allow sufficient time to engage meaningfully with these resources.
Sarah Gilmore and Katierose Deos are educators, education consultants and authors who work to support teachers and schools to embed and use technology holistically and sustainably in schools to achieve its true purpose in education: enhancing and supporting student learning. Based in the US and Germany respectively, Sarah and Katierose built on their experience of leading and developing their school’s approach to technology integration while collaborating as colleagues in an international IB PYP school, going on to found their professional development company - Intechgrate - and write their first book, ‘Integrating Technology: A School-Wide Framework to Enhance Learning’. Katierose and Sarah are passionate about concept - and inquiry-based education and work with teachers and leaders from around the world to support them in realizing a sustainable and purpose-based approach to integrating technology in the classroom and beyond.

Each Session is for 2 Hours.
27th February, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2021
London 10:00 am | Berlin 11:00 am | Dubai 2:00 pm | India 3:30 pm | Hong Kong 6:00 pm

Course start date: 27th February 2021
Live Sessions: Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2021
USD 350 Per Participant
Group Discount for USD 300 per participant for a Group of 4 or more
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation will be issued for 12 Professional Development Hours