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This is Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety professional learning programme overview

As educators it is our responsibility to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to develop educators’ knowledge of cyber resilience and internet safety skills and knowledge required to support with learners live their best online lives.

The course links in with other Education Scotland cyber resilience resources and training, such as the Teacher Toolkit, Digital Schools Award Scotland and Cyber Resilience Mentors certification.

The four sessions are:

  • How We Use the Internet
  • Devices and Accounts
  • Online Behaviours
  • Cyber Security

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This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme overview

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to enhance educators’ knowledge and skills in order to develop their learning, teaching and assessment with digital technology.

The four sessions are:

  • planning
  • content
  • delivery
  • assessment and feedback

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this is digital learning and teaching professional learning course

This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme – May 22

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to enhance educators’ knowledge and skills in order to develop their learning, teaching and assessment with digital technology.

The four sessions are:

  • 10/05/22 planning
  • 17/05/22 teaching
  • 31/05/22 learning
  • 07/06/22 assessment and feedback

COURSE IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED

07 June 1600 – 1700, Learning (This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme 4)

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to enhance educators’ knowledge and skills in order to develop their learning, teaching and assessment with digital technology.

 

Episode 4 –  Assessment done digitally:

  • can meet the needs of more learners
  • create easily accessible and portable evidence that can be shared and moderated
  • allows the teacher to provide meaningful feedback in the form of voice, video or text (and can even be generated automatically)
  • means the teacher can often export this data for more effective tracking

 

Discussion activity – before attending we want you to reflect on this statement and share your thinking with us:

“Teachers should ‘feed forward’ about learners’ next steps instead of feedback on something they have already done.”

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Content (This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme 2)

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment.

Resource creation is often overlooked as a key skill when sharing content with learners. As educators, we have all been guilty of creating something with form over function. It looks good but doesn’t flow, it flows, but doesn’t have the visual elements or sometimes is just a page of text. 

When designing our learning resources having a feel for form and function can lead to the creation of some highly effective and concise content. This process of having clearly defined visual and text/audio elements is called Dual Coding.

Dual Coding is an excellent strategy that you can employ when developing materials for your learners.

Apps such as PowerPoint for example, have a number of in-built tools which can be used to better format slides for presentations or screen recordings.  Tools such as designer, smart art, built in icon and image  searches can help develop content in a clear, concise way. the video shows how this can be used easily

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Below you will see some suggested clips to watch and some images you can download to give you a better understanding of some of the considerations to comply when developing content – these aren’t essential but will help you be best prepared to take an enquiring approach and engage in discussions on Tuesday.

Planning (This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme 1)

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment. This video at the top explains our definition of digital learnign and teaching versus digital literacy – one we plan and one we plan with.

Further down the page you will see some suggested clips to watch and some pages to read on digilearn – these aren’t essential but will help you be best prepared to take an enquiring approach and engage in discussions on Tuesday.

Episode 1 – Planning

  • Using digital to plan – how do you involve learners, colleagues and families?
  • Planning for digital literacy
  • Planning with digital tools

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE – before this episode, you may find it beneficial to consider:

Collaboration helps “build social capital among teachers and other educators improves student learning… it also improves the ability to initiate and implement change, as ideas spread and last beyond a few individual brainwaves.” – A. Hargreaves and M. T O’Connor

In the same paper they also state that “The strongest case for digital technology in education or life, however, is when it uniquely provides something of value that cannot be offered in any other way.”

We agree with both of these points – digital allows us to store, collaborate and publish documents instantly and across the world. Being able to share planning this way means that we can get, and share, new ideas from a much wider setting than ever before. So, how can we implement digital in our planning for better collaboration?

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This is Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety (May 2022) professional learning programme

As educators it is our responsibility to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to develop educators’ knowledge of cyber resilience and internet safety skills and knowledge required to support with learners live their best online lives.

The course links in with other Education Scotland cyber resilience resources and training, such as the Teacher Toolkit, Digital Schools Award Scotland and Cyber Resilience Mentors certification.

The four sessions are:
09/05/22 – episode 1: How We Use the Internet

16/05/22 – episode 2: Devices and Accounts

30/05/22 – episode 3: Online Behaviours

06/06/22 – episode 4: Cyber Security

 

COURSE IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED

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06 June 1600 – 1700, This is Cyber – episode 4: Cyber Security

As educators it is our responsibility (GTCS) to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This is episode one of a four-part professional learning programme designed to develop educators’ confidence to teach cyber resilience and internet safety. This will empower you to more effectively support learners live their best online lives.

This episode will serve as an introduction to the course and the concept of cyber resilience and internet safety. We will then explore Cyber Security:​

  • Pathways
  • Opportunities
  • Engagement

Cyber Security

Cyber Security is an exciting subject, that can be taught alongside, as part of, or independently from Computing Science. It offers an exciting range of job opportunities that may excite learners. Cyber Security offers challenge to learners as it requires an increasing technical knowledge at national level. Does your setting offer Cyber Security? Are you preparing younger learners with the skills and knowledge to enable them to progress to studying this area?

The Greenwood Challengers were a group of S2 girls from Greenwood Academy in North Ayrshire – here they talk about the challenge, engagement and opportunities cyber has afforded them:

ACTIVITY prior to attending

  1. What is currently offered in your setting – school or wider community and educational establishments?
  2. What are the local cyber career or training prospects?

 

this is cyber resilience: professional learning webinars

30 May 1600 – 1700, This is Cyber – episode 3: Online Behaviours

As educators it is our responsibility (GTCS) to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This is episode one of a four-part professional learning programme designed to develop educators’ confidence to teach cyber resilience and internet safety. This will empower you to more effectively support learners live their best online lives.

This episode will serve as an introduction to the course and the concept of cyber resilience and internet safety. We will then explore:​

  • online behaviours
  • online risks and harms
  • managing online profiles

Internet Safety – online behaviours

Internet Safety relates to harms and risks of using online services that are internet enabled – that means the behaviours could occur without an internet connection, such as bullying, but are often made easier to access or share online. This distinction allows us to focus our teaching and support on issues separate from the devices and platforms of cyber resilience in episode 2.

Learners need to learn about the risks of using online services and the behaviours that carry risk when online. They should also reflect on their own practice, and that which is modelled to them, and how this may affect others – we want to encourage them to become more:

 

  • Safe – looking after themselves and their friends and family online
  • Smart – they consider the reliability and truthfulness of online content and the impact of sharing this
  • Kind – they should be kinder to themselves and others, considering the impact of posts and content they may create or share

our internet safety message: safe smart kind

ACTIVITY prior to attending

  1. Talk to your class and ask them what they use the internet for
  2. Are there any patterns, such as boy/girls or older/younger learners? Why do you think these may be?
  3. Consider the Hackett Continuum below and evaluate what behaviours you think would fit in each category:

hackett continuum for harmful sexual behaviour