Virtuoso technology-enhanced pedagogy workshops – webinars
In collaboration with Macquarie University
Cinglevue is developing a series of free professional development workshops to explore the ways that teachers can utilise technology to enhance classroom pedagogies.
Our first workshop was held online in support of the COVID-19 preventive measure. Participants discover how technology can be used to help students learn through acquisition, practice, inquiry, discussion, and collaboration, with examples provided using Cinglevue’s Virtuoso platform. The webinar also showcases how learning analytics and evaluation tools can be used to support individual needs of students within the designated curriculum.
The workshops involve a reflective research component, and teachers who complete all aspects of the research reflection will receive a $100 shopping voucher. It is applicable to teachers in all subject areas and across all year levels.
Completing this Workshop will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 and 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Professional Development Outcomes
By the end of this workshop teachers will achieve the following outcomes:
- Understand, explain and effectively apply the different pedagogies in Laurillard’s Conversational Framework (acquisition, practice, inquiry, discussion, collaboration). (2.6.2 & 3.4.2)
- Understand and effectively apply the features of different tools within the Virtuoso learning management and analytics platform. (2.6.2 & 3.4.2)
- Use different technologies to effectively implement a variety of pedagogical approaches (2.6.2 & 3.4.2)
- Explain how learning analytics and evaluation tools can be used to effectively inform curriculum and learning design. (6.4.2)
- Form and positively participate in an ongoing community of practice surrounding the effective use of technology in education. (6.2.2 & 6.3.2).
Research rationale for Professional Learning Activities
This course covers state-of-the-art pedagogy practiced today and will give teachers hands-on experience in how to use technology effectively in course design and in teaching in general. This workshop frames the use of technology using the most critically acclaimed general pedagogical framework available; Laurillard’s Conversational Framework.
Modelling the use of this framework during the workshop, and providing teachers with the opportunity to apply the framework using Virtuoso’s innovative new learning management and analytics platform, will support teachers to explore how technology can be successfully applied from a pedagogical perspective. Teachers also struggle to forge the link between learning analytics and learning design, thus this workshop will showcase how contemporary learning analytics tools can be used to inform teacher learning design processes. The workshop will also explain principles and practices underpinning effective educational evaluation, and will aim to address teacher beliefs, which have been shown to positively relate to teacher technology integration practices.
Attending this course will also familiarize teachers who are going to use Virtuoso in their classes with the functionality of the platform, and provides teachers with the professional accreditation to recognise their learning.
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- Laurillard, D. (2013). Rethinking university teaching: A conversational framework for the effective use of learning technologies. Routledge.
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