A key part of the Scotch College Information Learning Technology success is the investment in specific Information Learning technology Education Specialists (ILTES) to support teachers and students in integration of technology.
The ILTES is a teacher with the primary role of supporting staff and students with the integration of contemporary learning technologies to optimise the teaching and learning experience. They ensure the latest technology is utilised in a way that results in the best possible learning outcomes and experiences, review and implement current and evolving pedagogies to provide rich and differentiated learning environments and contribute to the development of effective learning practices.
As part of the role they:
– Provide guidance on what effective ILT looks like. It is important that this is backed up by the evaluation of specific professional learning activities. Sophisticated, robust, multi-method ways of evaluating professional learning are required to identify the impact of professional learning activities being delivered.
– Advocate for professional ILT performance and development culture within the school. Evolve the Scotch College strategic plan to inform the development of the ILT Performance and Development Framework in a sustainable and scalable way
– Effective professional learning seeks to develop teachers and school leaders who are adaptable and able to deal with new and unexpected challenges that can occur within ILT. It exposes teachers to new and emerging practices and the theories that underpin them. It should focus not simply on improving existing practice, but also on assisting teachers and school leaders to understand the theory behind what practices work in different situations, and when and how to apply a broad repertoire of strategies.
– Affecting positive change within all interactions and resources for students is key to ensuring that skills and tools centred around ILT use are embedded in all we do
Finally, all of this is achieved through the lense of project based work with teacher and students to ensure that it is linked directly to the teaching and learning programs.