Building the ICTE capacity of pre-service teachers in Australian Institutions
The Teaching Teachers for the Future project is an initiative funded by the Australian Government through the Information Communication Technology Innovation Fund that will help teachers and school leaders to better utilise ICT in the classroom. The TTF project specifically targets systematic change in the Information and Communication Technology in Education (ICTE) proficiency of graduate teachers across Australia by building the ICTE capacity of teacher educators and developing online resources to provide rich professional learning. The project involves all 39 Australian teacher education institutions.
This site contains a collection of national digital resources that provide pre-service teachers, teacher educators and teachers with rich professional learning 'anywhere, anytime' packages.
In the twenty-first century, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become integral to how we access and process knowledge in every field of learning. ICT is also transforming pedagogy by providing new ways to learn. The digital resources have been created following the TPACK learning framework which links technology, pedagogy and content knowledge. TPACK provides a schema for thinking about and implementing in classrooms the complex relationships between these three elements of the learning program and helps teachers to ensure that their planning is comprehensive and integrated. These digital resources focus on the first phase of the Australian Curriculum for English, mathematics, science and history.
At the conclusion of the TTF project all Australian institutions who provide pre service education training met to celebrate project successes and plan for sustainability. Professor Punya Mishra and Dr Matt Koehler attended the conference. They delivered a keynote address. On day two Mishra and Koehler led a discussion on project sustainability and future directions.