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teachIT: Act now for teacher ICT learning

The gap between teacher capability and student potential in the digital age is an issue of concern for teachers and students alike. Efforts to date based on professional development of teachers have been disappointing and gaps appear to be widening. If student learning potential for a digital age is to be realised then new ways of supporting teachers to attain the skills necessary to add educational value through computer use need to be pursued. This paper examines one model, teachIT, which provides a teacher learning approach that engages, supports and adds value to classroom use of digital technologies across all teachers. Modules provide engaging pre-tests, supportive materials, examples of subject use, the building of knowledge banks, and the sharing, celebration and recognition of teacher and student work. Consideration in one school is used to highlight the potential of teachIT and issues arising. This paper reports on work undertaken within the Information Technology Department of the school mentioned and does not present or report on the school's current overall approach.
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