Effective use of ICT based science teaching learning objects.
3.3 Developing a Personal or Professional Learning Network
Get a variety of PD resources here, from podcasts to screencasts to articles and more.
BAM! Radio Network
Listen to a vast network of education podcasts from notable educators.
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This one is curated by professional development specialist Shighla Jacks and currently displays 12 working links.
PDST in Ireland also has listings of CPD opportunities. These range from short courses to in-school training sessions.
European collaborations offer CPD tools and courses. Among these one of the most widely known is Scientix, which promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. In its first stage (2009-2012), the project built an online portal to collect and present European STEM education projects and their results, and organised several teacher workshops.
The goal of the second phase of the Scientix project (2013 – 2015) was to expand this community to the national level. Through a network of National Contact Points (NCPs), Scientix reached out to national teacher communities, and contributed to the development of national strategies for wider uptake of inquiry-based and other innovative approaches to science and maths education.
This activity is continued in the third stage of Scientix (2016-2019).
Scientix includes a repository of relevant projects and their outcomes. One example is ICT for IST which offers new approaches to teacher training in the use of ICT in the STEM classroom supported by instructional material, online resources and demonstration videos.
- Professional Development Tools Created by Teachers for Teachershttps://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/07/professional-development-tools-created-by-teachers-for-teachers.html
- BAM! Radio Networkhttps://edshelf.com/tool/bam-radio-network/
- Professional Developmenthttps://edshelf.com/shelf/shighla-professional-development/
- PDST Technology in Education CPDhttps://teachercpd.ie/
- ICT for ISThttp://ictforist.oeiizk.waw.pl/