JEPS Tech News 24

Term 1, 2019

PL Opportunities

School Biz

Big picture is an online training site that all DEC employees have free access to. There are thousands of courses that can be taken to add to your PL hours. With PL hours needing to be maintained this is a perfect option to employ. There are courses for technology as well as personal development such as communication and time management skills.

Go to the site -

Click: sign in and choose the Sign in with your organization portal option.

Enter: and it will take you to the portal login page.

Here's one way you can plan to use technology in your learning and teaching. Watch the quick video - Incorporating technology: SAMR Model. This video discusses a popular model for thinking about the use of educational technology, developed by Dr Ruben Puentedura. The video is part of an overall course called Learning to Teach Online, developed by Oliver Schinkten. The course “draws connections between high-quality instruction and online education”. It highlights the benefits of the many tools we all have freely available to us as NSW public schools educators, such as Office 365 and G Suite for Education. Have you completed a useful course? Why not share your experience with our online learning group?

Future-Focused Learning

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NSWTF Centre for Professional Learning

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CSER Digital Technologies Education

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Digital Technologies Hub

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Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation

Research articles and literature reviews

UNSW School of Education

All courses are accredited by NESA. You need to register but many of these are free.

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Registered professional development courses aligned to the standards

Free Teacher Workshops