The pandemic has prompted significant changes in teaching delivery. The classroom-only approach transformed from face-to-face teaching to adapting technology-enabled teaching models at scale.
Professional development programs play a crucial role in equipping educators with relevant teaching skills and knowledge they need to effectively deliver 21st Century learning. Learning Management System (LMS) has emerged as a leading choice for educational institutions to create learning and upskilling opportunities for teachers.
Here’s how an LMS helps in enhancing 21st Century Teaching Skills
Blending pedagogy with technology is the key to education success. Schools need to give teachers, the relevant tools to empower them with new-age teaching skills. A one-time workshop where educators with different experiences and expertise learn together is helpful but to keep up with the changes of the education landscape, teachers need high quality and personalised professional development programs.
With an LMS, teachers can be placed into learning groups organized by features such as date of hiring, specialisation, or location. Rules within the LMS can automatically assign the appropriate learning program that caters to individual teacher needs and developmental readiness levels and helps improve their instructional practice.
The switch to online learning led teachers to implement innovative teaching strategies like project-based learning to increase student engagement. Similarly, professional development programs need to give teachers opportunities to participate and become active learners. For instance, professional development programs need to integrate engagement strategies like workshops, reflection opportunities, and hands-on learning that enhance their skills. With an LMS, teachers become active learners and develop 21st Century teaching skills by learning through non-traditional sources like gamification, videos and more.
An LMS manages educators’ course content, assessments, and interactions and allows to see real-time reports on course completion. Program administrators can see detailed professional development activity by user from a dashboard, including courses assigned, completed, or pending, and actively manage their enrolments.
In a rapidly changing world, teachers need to maintain subject area knowledge for teaching while remaining responsive to diverse student needs. An LMS allows teachers to continuously engage with the learning material/content; it extends beyond the textbook, beyond the workshop, and into the ongoing work that they are doing. It enables teachers to enhance their knowledge and teaching skills through mobile and offline content that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
ICT 360 in alignment with NEP, provides ICT curriculum with ready-to-use content, design and computational thinking approach to projects as well as interdisciplinary learning material on an online platform that caters to today’s relevant technologies and future skills requirements. It is designed to help teachers improve their instructional practices with 21st century teaching skills through train-the-teacher program, build a strong foundation to empower students with the ability and skills to design & create amazing things on their own in a fun & engaging environment, excel in academics and prepare them to be industry- and career-ready.
With 50+ partner schools across India, it aims to empower students with creativity, problem-solving, design and tech skills from an early age. These skills are essential for future job roles like Graphic Designers, AI & ML Specialists, Software & Applications Developers, Animators, Robotics Engineers, Data Analysts, and IOT Specialists.
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