Teaching IT for School Teachers
The aim of this program is to qualify participants to teach computer programming and ICT for students in primary and preparatory schools. The certificate is divided into 2 courses (Level 1 and Level 2). The certificate will cover how to teach the three main topics in computer curriculum for young learner including programming, digital literacy, digital creativity and productivity. Level 1 will cover how to teach ICT interactively in a school setting. In this course, learners will identify teaching styles, patterns of learning behavior and different questioning techniques. Learners will also develop lesson planning techniques and learn effective lab practices that promote communication and learning among students. Level 2 will cover how to teach programming, digital literacy, digital creativity and productivity. In this course, learners will develop experience in finding free IT resources and using them effectively in developing their lessons.
The certificate is designed to boost participants' self-confidence and morale while equipping them with the proper knowledge and tools to be successful ICT teachers. It strongly emphasizes interactive teaching skills which build participants’ teaching competencies when designing and delivering lessons plans and interact with young learner. Furthermore, it contains materials that stimulate, engage and help provide professional development for more skilled participants in this area.
- Applicants must obtain the score for the course ENGGB1A on the SEPT or a passing ENGGA2D
- Graduate students from science majors/minor in computer science or SCE IT Certificates
Certificate of Achievement in Teaching IT for School Teachers
*One continuing education unit equals 10 contact hours.
Learners are assessed throughout the term by tests, quizzes, assignments, projects or other means of evaluation. End-of-term achievement tests measure learners’ overall performance in the course. The final grade in each course is based on learners’ performance on continual assessment measures and the final test. Final course grades are NOT based on attendance.
Learners should achieve a minimum of 60 percent of the total course score to pass.