ICT in Education - Teachers' Professional Development Toolkit
This toolkit contains a set of resources used to introduce Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into Teacher Education. The utility of these resources span from creating an ICT in Education strategy, collecting education data, considering approaches to advocacy, designing curriculum to materials development and provides a set of open materials that could be used for training new or in service teachers.
The tools contained here were developed through a partnership of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Microsoft and the Ministries of Education of a number of countries in the Caribbean and Pacific committed to enhancing Teacher Education.
The approach suggested by these tools and supported by the accompanying justification contained here calls for an adoption, and where necessary the adaption, of Open Education Resources (OER) selected and aligned to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT). The UNESCO ICT CFT provides structure for a comprehensive ICT in Education programme or course. The video below, produced by COL, introduces this critical element in the approach.