Digitalization cannot be implemented without the work of skillful teachers. This experiment will be developing the digital skills of teachers. The Web-pedagogies are teachers from basic education that are offering faculty members in their local districts training, peer support and direction.
What are the goals you are looking to achieve with your experiment?
The goal of the Web-Pedagogy Teachers is to offer training, peer support and to guide teachers in using practices to implement ICT into schools. In addition, teachers will be encouraged to use ICT more in their professions and to have the trained teachers share their know-how further in their own schools. We will be creating a scalable model from our experiment that can be applied to other schools as well.
What are the concrete steps of your experiment?
The Web-pedagogy Teachers are teachers from the city of Vantaa’s schools. They all have one day a week to focus on the experiment and will use that day to teach, support and offer advice to the faculty members in the area on how to use digital learning environments and learning material, technology such as Smartboards, mobile devices, social media, moving pictures and tools to support global collaboration.
How will the experiment proceed in the spring of 2017?
Using pictures and text we will be documenting and demonstrating how things work in practice and gaining information on the systems at play.
Potential partnerships / schools:
Vantaa city schools in basic education.