Submitted by Megan Rademeyer
The Microsoft Teaching with Technology course is a free online, self-study course available through the Microsoft Educator Network. It begins with a diagnostic assessment which then advises a participant which of the following modules he or she should complete in order to be awarded a Teaching with Technology certificate:
- Why does UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers promote technology literacy
- Selecting ICT resources to support curriculum outcomes
- How do technology and pedagogy mix
- Use basic ICT tools to support teaching and learning
- Technology literacy and your professional development
- Organise and manage the use of ICT in your classroom
The Microsoft Teaching with Technology course was recently endorsed by SACE with SchoolNet SA as the training provider. This means that teachers who successfully complete it can claim 15 professional development points from SACE. If you would like to boost your knowledge of how to integrate technology into your classroom – and if you would like formal recognition of your knowledge of using ICTs as part of teaching and learning, please do work through this course. Upon completion, please email the certificate that Microsoft sends to you to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be awarded a certificate that can be used to claim SACE professional development points.
The Microsoft Teaching with Technology course is excellent preparation for those teachers who wish to write the international Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exam. The first five teachers to complete the Teaching with Technology course who send email@example.com their certificates, will each be sent a Microsoft sponsored voucher to take the MCE exam. This offer is limited to the first five teachers who send in their certificate – so please do use the opportunity to validate your global educator technology literacy competencies.