ICT Components for Schools
All ICT Essentials courses are designed to provide teachers with the topics, tools, and strategies they need to teach appropriate technologies in the context of their subject area.
The ICT Essentials suite of courses feature a comprehensive set of materials that empower teachers to be as creative as possible, including:
- Curriculum Guides
A comprehensive, fully customizable curriculum guide (available in both MS Word and PDF format) containing learning objectives, teaching points to guide discussion, technical content, hyperlinks to Online resources, and cross-curriculum ideas.
- Course Planning Guides
A customizable course-planning guide with a timetable that can be used to pace instruction and to help integrate instructional materials across subject areas and other curricula.
- Online Resources
Each course contains links to a variety of Online tools and resources, including technical content and sites that are integral to instruction.
- Lesson Overviews
Each lesson of every ICT course begins with an overview of the technology skills, key terms, resources, and objectives covered in the lesson.
- Lesson Bell Ringers
Multi-level, fully customizable bell ringer activities geared to help teachers gain an understanding of their students’ knowledge.
- Hands-On Lesson Activities
Each lesson contains a variety of multi-level, fully customizable activities to accommodate various grade levels, instruction needs, and Response-to-Intervention (RTI) situations.
- Supplemental Files
When appropriate, ICT courses include supplemental files (e.g., spreadsheets, word-processing documents, database files, images) that are referenced and used during the course for instruction or activities.
- Lesson Quizzes
Each lesson ends with a lesson quiz containing multiple-choice questions to test students on their knowledge of lesson objectives.
Full-color screen shots and easy to read tables which provide visual reinforcement of concepts.
- Case Studies
Each course contains Case Study projects geared to help students put in practice and test their knowledge of the course objectives.
- Formative Exams
Each course includes formative (or interim) tests at beginning and intermediate levels to enable teachers to assess student progress, learning gains, and determine readiness for the qualifying certificate exam.
- Objectives & Locations Appendix
Each ICT Essentials course includes a quick reference, mapping lesson objectives to lesson topics and activities. This resource is useful for teachers assessing instructional needs after formative tests, and for students preparing to take summative exams.
- Qualifying (Certificate) Exam
At the end of each ICT Essentials course, students at the advanced level have the opportunity to earn an ICT Digital Tool Certificate by passing a summative exam, proving mastery of the ICT Essentials topic.
- Professional Development Aids
Professional Development training videos and tutorials are available via the ICT Online Campus to help teachers deliver the content most effectively.
- ICT Administrative Guides
The Administrative Guides provide detailed explanations and step-by-step walkthroughs of the features and tools available on the ICT Online Campus and Learning Management System (LMS).
- ICT Training Videos and Tutorials
Professional Development training videos and tutorials to help teachers deliver the content most effectively.
- ICT Reporting Tools
The Report feature offers a variety of reporting options to monitor each stage of a student's progression through the ICT Online resources.
- ICT Management Tools
The Manage feature allows teachers to review and work with their student profiles, reset passwords, review transcripts, check Access Codes, view earned certificates and more.
The ICT Online Campus provides a single location for all ICT course materials. The website is the first place to go when preparing for your class. (http://education.certification-partners.com/ict)