23 things online course

I have decided to re-enroll in this course which is being offered through Skills Tasmania. I like to regularly do online courses as a means of keeping up to date and ongoing reflection on online learning and teaching. There are few better ways to learn about being an online teacher or designing learning for online than being an online student! My good intentions first time round were hijacked by the usual demands of a busy working life so this time, I am scheduling two one hour slots per week as a disciplined way to maintain the commitment. I wonder if it will fee like enough time to stay on track and contribute to the learning community? Unfortunately I am unable to attend the startup face to face workshop but I think that is a really good feature that the facilitators have built in.

Study tour – UK

Just hearing about a colleague’s recent study tour and some key UK websites relevant to teacher professional associations

Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) – the national agency responsible for the training and development of the school workforce. It plays a central role in supporting the workforce to help children and young people meet the outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda.

Teacher training resource bank – managed and run by a consortium of 4 partners from the education and ICT sectors and supported by TDA

National College for School Leadership provides programs to support new and emerging leaders. its work is informed by the Secretary of State’s targets and objectives.

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