Audience: Secondary English or Literature teachers. May also be appropriate for Upper Primary teachers.
There has been a lot of press about the iPad and how this technology can make a difference to teaching & the classroom. Its design, functionality and capabilities certainly offer lots of possibilities for the education arena & has been proposed as a 21st Century learning tool. How can the iPad improve outcomes in the Secondary English Classroom?
This course explores the various applications that can be used in Secondary English and provides opportunities for teachers to:
Be exposed to a variety of applications in the English subject area that can improve teaching and bring your classroom into the 21st Century.
Understand how applications can reflect curriculum and learning outcomes.
Learn how to incorporate iPads into your daily lesson plans.
Develop the use of iPad applications as an assessment tool.
Appreciate the benefits for students as a motivation tool.
About the instructor
Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.
In addition, Ms Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.
She is now undertaking her PhD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.