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Annual Report 2005-2006 Department of Employment Education and Training



Annual Report 2005-2006 Department of Employment Education and Training

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123DEET Annual Report 2005-06Workforce for the Future > Strong Teaching Profession Remote ICT partnerships Remote school-based teachers participated in a mentored partnership with a teacher experienced in integrating ICT in the classroom. The aim is to improve the learning outcomes of remote school students. In 2005-06 teachers from the Rivers Cluster (Katherine) took part. Innovation through research grants Seven schools were granted research grants to explore innovative approaches to using ICT in the classroom. ICT Teacher Capability Project This project takes completed ICT Teacher Continuum self-evaluations and targets specific areas for the development of teacher capability in integration of ICT in the classroom. CDU Partnership This project addresses Schedule 2.3 of the partnership agreement. The project is continuing to develop accredited units, modules and courses in ICT integration in the classroom in line with this continuum: - 34 teachers have undertaken the Pathways through Information Technology VET Course (23 remote and 11 urban) - 22 teachers have undertaken a unit as part of a Graduate Certificate in Education ICT Specialisation. Online learning communities were developed to foster collaboration and professional learning through technology: - 81 online learning communities are currently available and are delivered through DEETs Learning Management System - 8 learning communities have been developed in line with DEETs Building Better Schools Learning Community Grants. Release of Explore NT to all schools Explore NT was developed to provide online learning materials for teachers in NT schools. Numerous professional learning and information sessions for schools were delivered during the first half of 2006. Teacher and technology workshops The Innovative Learning Technology team have continued to offer teacher and technology sessions throughout the school year. There were 401 participants in 2005-06. ICT coordinator training has continued with the aim of ensuring that each school has at least one member of staff trained as an ICT coordinator to manage the ICT environment. In 2005-06, the training was provided to 1 161 staff. Student Services supports teaching and learning practices for special needs students and school wellbeing through: Funding learning communities through the Special Pedagogies project to upskill special education teachers in mainstream schools Developing programs for Indigenous gifted education