Philosophy and Guiding Principles for Tech for Teach

Teaching with technology is not just about staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and tools. It is about knowing how to effectively and successfully integrate the most effective tools into your teaching practice. With this purpose in mind, is pleased to announce the launch of its new range of certificate courses under the title of ‘Teachnology’ – Tech for Teach (T4T). This course is a series ranging from generic to more specific modules.

This course is designed based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) competency framework for teachers (CFT) by UNESCO. This framework outlines the competencies that teachers need to integrate (ICTs) into their professional practice. Using the framework developed by UNESCO, International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) established standards for students, teachers, ICT facilitators and leaders. These competencies and standards are a reference framework in the development of Teachnology (T4T) course with a focus on equipping teachers with educational tools and technologies to transform teaching and learning. This will allow them to unlock their potential and become change agents to inspire a positive change in the education system of Pakistan. Teachnology is intended to help you find innovative and constructive ways to incorporate technology into your teaching. It will also provide you a chance to look at world’s best practices using technology in education.

Why might this specialization course be helpful to you:

  • Transform teaching and learning in your classrooms / schools.
  • Equip yourself to teach 21st century skills through technology.
  • Broaden your horizon in understanding the role of a teacher in future times and how technology can support the teacher.
  • Become aware of emerging trends in ICT in education.

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  • Prospective, Pre-service and In-service teachers
  • Teachers of all subjects and levels of education
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT) coordinators and administrators
  • Individuals interested in ICT

  • Should have good English language proficiency skills
  • Must have basic IT skills
  • Must have knowledge of social media, internet browsing etc

The course is taught through LMS (Learning Management System).This course is a unique blend of theory and practice that includes.

  • Blended learning (face-to-face and online learning)
  • Interactive, face-to-face and online discussions
  • Videos and case studies
  • Independent study
  • Webinars with experts

  • Face-to-face and online participation
  • Individual and group assignments
  • Presentations
  • Term Projects
  • Quiz
  • Peer reviews
  • Reflective journaling

Specialization Certification Objectives

      By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of using educational technology as a means of bringing about a paradigm shift in teaching practices.
  • Grasp the approach to equipping your learners with skills to meet the challenges of 21st century.
  • Explore tools for communication, collaboration and creativity that encourage effective contact between learners and teachers, and develop best practices in teaching.
  • Learn to implement a variety of educational technologies in different subjects across the curriculum.
  • Contribute o the integration of range of effective ICT based pedagogies.
  • Understand and use project based learning approach to foster critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Establish and improve your own online and blended learning practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about current trends and competencies in K-12 online and blended teaching and learning.
  • Explore new and innovative technological tools used for educational purposes
  • Design high level of technology infused instructional strategies for engaging learners meaningfully.
  • Unfold the myths and challenges of assessing performance of diverse styles of learners in an online classroom.