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Designing a Digital Citizenship Program for your School | CANBERRA (Workshop)

28-Oct-2016
328.90

Details

A one day workshop facilitated by Lyn Hay.
Date: Friday 28th October, 2016
Location: CANBERRA
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 incl GST)
Course code: SYBDCC004
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details for other states)

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A one-day workshop with Lyn Hay exploring ways teachers can integrate digital citizenship knowledge and skills across learning areas of the Australian Curriculum to meet the specific needs of their school community.

This workshop is designed to provide teachers, teacher librarians, curriculum and e-learning coordinators with an opportunity to interrogate the Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skills outcomes across learning areas and general capabilities for each year level.

Participants will be introduced to the breadth of these understandings and skills using Ribble’s (2011) nine elements. These include: digital access, digital commerce, digital communication, digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital law, digital rights and responsibilities, digital health and wellness, and digital security.

It is expected that participants undertake an audit of Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skills in either one learning area across year levels, or across a number of learning areas for one year level, as part of the hands-on component of the workshop.

School teams of 2-5 participants are encouraged to enrol as their school’s Digital Citizenship Working Party. This can lead to a school planning and implementing a school based program to effectively address their community’s digital citizenship issues and challenges.

Upon completion of this seminar, it is expected that participants will be able to:

  • Define digital citizenship;
  • Devise an analytical framework using the nine elements of digital citizenship to evaluate their school context;
  • Identify a range of digital citizenship issues and challenges; and
  • Analyse the Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skill-based outcomes within learning areas and across year levels; and
  • Identify strategies for teaching digital citizenship knowledge and skills to students.

Further Studies:

Upon completion of this workshop participants can gain credit for 10 additional hours of QTC Registered PD when enrolling in Syba Academy’s Digital Citizenship CLiP program (SYBDCC005). Completion of SYBDCC005 also qualifies participants to enrol in Syba Academy’s online extension course, Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills & Leadership (SYBDCC003).


Accreditation:

For Proficient Teachers



Completing the series of three School Libraries 101 workshops will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.7.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For your convenience this course is aligned to AITSL National Standards for Teachers and meets the requirements for Teacher identified Professional Learning in the following states as outlined below:

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching’s Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of WA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of SA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Quality Institute ACT(TQI) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers
  • Queensland College of Teachers’ (QCT) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers

Designing a Digital Citizenship Program for your School | MELBOURNE (Workshop)

31-Oct-2016
328.90

Details

A one day workshop facilitated by Lyn Hay.
Date: Monday 31st October, 2016
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: MELBOURNE
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 incl GST)
Course code: SYBDCC004
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details for other states)

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A one-day workshop with Lyn Hay exploring ways teachers can integrate digital citizenship knowledge and skills across learning areas of the Australian Curriculum to meet the specific needs of their school community.

This workshop is designed to provide teachers, teacher librarians, curriculum and e-learning coordinators with an opportunity to interrogate the Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skills outcomes across learning areas and general capabilities for each year level.

Participants will be introduced to the breadth of these understandings and skills using Ribble’s (2011) nine elements. These include: digital access, digital commerce, digital communication, digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital law, digital rights and responsibilities, digital health and wellness, and digital security.

It is expected that participants undertake an audit of Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skills in either one learning area across year levels, or across a number of learning areas for one year level, as part of the hands-on component of the workshop.

School teams of 2-5 participants are encouraged to enrol as their school’s Digital Citizenship Working Party. This can lead to a school planning and implementing a school based program to effectively address their community’s digital citizenship issues and challenges.

Upon completion of this seminar, it is expected that participants will be able to:

  • Define digital citizenship;
  • Devise an analytical framework using the nine elements of digital citizenship to evaluate their school context;
  • Identify a range of digital citizenship issues and challenges; and
  • Analyse the Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skill-based outcomes within learning areas and across year levels; and
  • Identify strategies for teaching digital citizenship knowledge and skills to students.

Further Studies:

Upon completion of this workshop participants can gain credit for 10 additional hours of QTC Registered PD when enrolling in Syba Academy’s Digital Citizenship CLiP program (SYBDCC005). Completion of SYBDCC005 also qualifies participants to enrol in Syba Academy’s online extension course, Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills & Leadership (SYBDCC003).


Accreditation:

For Proficient Teachers



Completing the series of three School Libraries 101 workshops will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.7.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For your convenience this course is aligned to AITSL National Standards for Teachers and meets the requirements for Teacher identified Professional Learning in the following states as outlined below:

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching’s Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of WA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of SA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Quality Institute ACT(TQI) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers
  • Queensland College of Teachers’ (QCT) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers

Digital Citizenship Online Extension Course (Part 1): Core Concepts & Practice | SYBDCC002_6

07-Nov-2016
328.90

Details

A four-week facilitator led online extension course with Lyn Hay
Date: Monday 7th November, 2017
Duration: Four weeks
Location: Online
Price: $299 (plus GST)
Course code: SYBDCC002
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW & TQI ACT to AITSL National Standards for Teachers (see below for details)
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A four-week facilitator led online extension course with Lyn Hay.

This course is designed to provide teachers, teacher librarians, learning technology coordinators and principals with an understanding of the core elements, issues and challenges of digital citizenship in schools, and examines the integration of digital citizenships knowledge, skills and dispositions across learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.

School teams of 2-5 participants are encouraged to enrol as their school’s Digital Citizenship Working Party. This can lead to a school planning and implementing a school-based program to effectively address their community’s digital citizenship issues and challenges.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define digital citizenship;

  • Devise an analytical framework using the nine elements of digital citizenship to evaluate their school context;

  • Develop a community awareness program to support discussions about digital citizenship issues in their school with students, teachers and parents

  • Identify a range of digital citizenship issues and challenges;

  • Develop a school-based campaign for raising awareness of digital citizenship issues;

  • Analyse the Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skill-based outcomes within learning areas and across year levels; and

  • Design and implement an audit of digital citizenship across the Australian Curriculum in their school.

The course syllabus consists of three modules:

    A. What is digital citizenship?

    B. Digital citizenship in schools: Issues and challenges

    C. Digital citizenship and the Australian Curriculum


Study time for this course

This course involves a minimum of 15 hours across a 4 week period, with an expectation that approximately 3.5 hours of study time is invested to complete coursework, and online and in-school learning tasks for the first 3 weeks of the course, followed by 3.5 hours in the final week to compile documentation for assessment.

Earning endorsed credit for this course

Upon completion of this course, participants will be eligible for 15 hours of NSW BOSTES/QTC endorsed credit of professional learning.

For your convenience this course is aligned to AITSL National Standards for Teachers and meets the requirements for Teacher identified Professional Learning in the following states as outlined below:

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching’s Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of WA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of SA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Quality Institute ACT(TQI) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers
  • Queensland College of Teachers’ (QCT) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers

Further studies in digital citizenship

This SYBDCC002 course is a prerequisite for undertaking Syba Academy’s advanced course, Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills & Leadership (SYBDCC003)

Class sizes will be capped at 30 to ensure individual instruction.

For Proficient Teachers



Completing the online extension course Digital Citizenship: Core Concepts & Practice will contribute 15 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.7.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For Graduate,
Proficient,
Highly Accomplished
& Lead Teachers



Completing online extension course Digital Citizenship: Core Concepts & Practice will contribute 5 hours of TQI ACT Registered PD addressing 2.6, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 4.4, 4.5, 6.2, 7.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate, Proficient. Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher level.

Testimonials from previous participants:

Participating in the Digital Citizenship course provided by the Syba Academy assisted us in understanding the imperative role of educators as models and stewards of digital citizenship in 21st century learning environments. It also provided us with the foundation for the digital citizenship practice and programmes in the Mount Alvernia iCentre.

Importantly, the course was the catalyst for us to evolve from a digital citizenship approach that was haphazard, to one that is intentional and systematic.

The Digital Citizenship course was the most practical and relevant professional development we have participated to support us in this. We highly recommend this course to any professional interested in developing or improving a successful digital citizenship programme within their school.

       Helen Stower & Kathryn Schravemade,
       Mount Alvernia College, Kedron, Qld

"There were a lot of elements that are immediately applicable to my practice at school. The reading was thought provoking and changed my opinions about the subject matter."

       Participant August, 2015

Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills & Leadership Online Extension Course (Part 2) | SYBDCC003_5 (Online Extension Course)

07-Nov-2016
328.90

Details

A four-week facilitator led online extension course with Lyn Hay
Date: Monday 7th November, 2016
Duration: Four weeks
Location: Online
Price: $299 (plus GST)
Prerequisites: Digital Citizenship: Core Concepts & Practice (SYBDCC002)
Course code: SYBDCC003_4
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW & TQI ACT to AITSL National Standards for Teachers (see below for details)
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A four-week facilitator led online extension course with Lyn Hay.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed by teachers, teacher librarians, learning technology coordinators and principals who have completed Syba Academy’s Digital Citizenship: Core Concepts & Practice (SYBDCC002) course.

This advanced course assists participants in identifying digital tools and apps to support the teaching of digital citizenship content and skill outcomes across the curriculum, and provides participants with knowledge and skills to lead the development of a whole school digital citizenship policy, as well as the design, implementation and evaluation of a digital citizenship program with their school.

School teams of 2-5 participants are encouraged to enrol as their school’s Digital Citizenship Working Party. This can lead to a school designing and implementing school-based digital citizenship policies and programs to specifically address their community’s needs.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate digital tools and apps based on functionality to support the teaching of digital citizenship knowledge and skill-based outcomes within learning areas of Australian Curriculum;;

  • Model digital citizenship skills to teachers, students, and parents;

  • Undertake an audit existing school-based policy documents to identify aspects of digital citizenship that are addressed, and where there are gaps in school policy;

  • Develop a community awareness program to support discussions about digital citizenship issues in their school with students, teachers and parents; and

  • Lead a school-based policy development process to assist their school in developing policy and programs that effectively integrates digital citizenship across the curriculum.;

The course syllabus consists of three modules:

    A. Digital citizenship and tech tools

    B. Developing a digital citizenship program

    C. C. Leading digital citizenship policy and practice in your school


Study time for this course

This course involves a minimum of 15 hours across a 4 week period, with an expectation that approximately 3.5 hours of study time is invested to complete coursework, and online and in-school learning tasks for the first 3 weeks of the course, followed by 3.5 hours in the final week to compile documentation for assessment.

Earning endorsed credit for this course

Upon completion of this course, participants will be eligible for 15 hours of NSW BOSTES/QTC endorsed credit of professional learning.

For your convenience this course is aligned to AITSL National Standards for Teachers and meets the requirements for Teacher identified Professional Learning in the following states as outlined below:

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching’s Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of WA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of SA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Quality Institute ACT(TQI) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers
  • Queensland College of Teachers’ (QCT) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers

Prerequisite studies

To undertake this course (SYBDCC003), participants must have already completed the prerequisite course, Digital Citizenship: Core Concepts & Practice (SYBDCC002).

Class sizes will be capped at 30 to ensure individual instruction.

For Proficient Teachers



Completing the online extension course Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills and Leadership will contribute 15 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.7.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For Graduate,
Proficient,
Highly Accomplished
& Lead Teachers



Completing the online extension course Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills and Leadership will contribute 5 hours of TQI ACT Registered PD addressing 2.6, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 4.4, 4.5, 6.3, 7.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate, Proficient. Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher level.

Testimonials from previous participants:

Participating in the Digital Citizenship course provided by the Syba Academy assisted us in understanding the imperative role of educators as models and stewards of digital citizenship in 21st century learning environments. It also provided us with the foundation for the digital citizenship practice and programmes in the Mount Alvernia iCentre.

Importantly, the course was the catalyst for us to evolve from a digital citizenship approach that was haphazard, to one that is intentional and systematic.

The Digital Citizenship course was the most practical and relevant professional development we have participated to support us in this. We highly recommend this course to any professional interested in developing or improving a successful digital citizenship programme within their school.

       Helen Stower & Kathryn Schravemade,
       Mount Alvernia College, Kedron, Qld

"There were a lot of elements that are immediately applicable to my practice at school. The reading was thought provoking and changed my opinions about the subject matter."

       Participant August, 2015

Designing a Digital Citizenship Program for your School | GOLD COAST (Workshop)

10-Mar-2017
328.90

Details

A one day workshop facilitated by Lyn Hay.
Date: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: GOLD COAST
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 incl GST)
Course code: SYBDCC004
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details for other states)

DOWNLOAD PDF » Register now »

A one-day workshop with Lyn Hay exploring ways teachers can integrate digital citizenship knowledge and skills across learning areas of the Australian Curriculum to meet the specific needs of their school community.

This workshop is designed to provide teachers, teacher librarians, curriculum and e-learning coordinators with an opportunity to interrogate the Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skills outcomes across learning areas and general capabilities for each year level.

Participants will be introduced to the breadth of these understandings and skills using Ribble’s (2011) nine elements. These include: digital access, digital commerce, digital communication, digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital law, digital rights and responsibilities, digital health and wellness, and digital security.

It is expected that participants undertake an audit of Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skills in either one learning area across year levels, or across a number of learning areas for one year level, as part of the hands-on component of the workshop.

School teams of 2-5 participants are encouraged to enrol as their school’s Digital Citizenship Working Party. This can lead to a school planning and implementing a school based program to effectively address their community’s digital citizenship issues and challenges.

Upon completion of this seminar, it is expected that participants will be able to:

  • Define digital citizenship;
  • Devise an analytical framework using the nine elements of digital citizenship to evaluate their school context;
  • Identify a range of digital citizenship issues and challenges; and
  • Analyse the Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skill-based outcomes within learning areas and across year levels; and
  • Identify strategies for teaching digital citizenship knowledge and skills to students.

Further Studies:

Upon completion of this workshop participants can gain credit for 10 additional hours of QTC Registered PD when enrolling in Syba Academy’s Digital Citizenship CLiP program (SYBDCC005). Completion of SYBDCC005 also qualifies participants to enrol in Syba Academy’s online extension course, Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills & Leadership (SYBDCC003).


Accreditation:

For Proficient Teachers



Completing the series of three School Libraries 101 workshops will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.7.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For your convenience this course is aligned to AITSL National Standards for Teachers and meets the requirements for Teacher identified Professional Learning in the following states as outlined below:

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching’s Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of WA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of SA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Quality Institute ACT(TQI) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers
  • Queensland College of Teachers’ (QCT) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers

Literary Learning & Literacy Festival | SYDNEY

24-Mar-2017
328.90

Details

A one-day Literary Festival featuring a range of authors and illustrators.
Date: Friday 24th March, 2017
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: SYDNEY
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details for other states)
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 GST incl) 


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The teaching of literacy knowledge and skills is integrated across all learning areas of the Australian Curriculum, where students are required to develop knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society.

According to ACARA (2015) ‘becoming literate’ also encompasses the knowledge and skills students need to access, understand, analyse and evaluate information, make meaning, express thoughts and emotions, present ideas and opinions, interact with others and participate in activities at school and in their lives beyond school.

Integrating fiction across the curriculum in a variety of literacy formats enriches students’ literacy skills while helping them gain a deeper understanding of relationships, issues, and events in the world around them. This can be particularly useful when designing curriculum units to support students’ knowledge, understanding and skills relating to the cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia, or Sustainability.

The school library plays an important role in building a reading culture within a school community, and in helping students become literate and engage with literary and information texts as independent learners.

Teacher librarians can achieve this through collaborating with teachers and other specialist staff to develop programs and initiatives that provide rich reading experiences for students using a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, in both print and digital formats.

Listen to authors and illustrators, literacy coordinators, class teachers and teacher librarians present on a range of topics addressing these themes:

  • Harnessing Power of Story to help students understand their world and themselves
  • Teaching Visual Literacy across learning areas of the Australian Curriculum
  • Exploring Identity and Cultural Diversity through literature across the curriculum
  • Integrating Digital Tools to support the development of students as readers and writers

The program will include a trade fair exhibiting new resources and products to support literary learning and literacy development across the curriculum.

For Proficient Teachers



Completing seminar Literary Learning & Literacy Festival will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing standards from the Australian Professional Standards forTeachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.