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IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING FOR THE APPLICATION OF ICT IN THE CROATIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM by Igor Njegovan, B.Sc. Open University Zagreb.

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2 IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING FOR THE APPLICATION OF ICT IN THE CROATIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM by Igor Njegovan, B.Sc. Open University Zagreb

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4 Goals TO ELABORATE AND PROPOSE : program (structure) of the training program (structure) of the training organization and implementation organization and implementation evaluation and certification evaluation and certification catalogue of necessary knowledge and skills catalogue of necessary knowledge and skills

5 Current situation (1) : 389 high, art, technical and secondary vocational schools and 53 pupils hostels for school students - all schools are equipped with a computer room (12+1 or 15+1, Printer, LCD + Laptop ) 389 high, art, technical and secondary vocational schools and 53 pupils hostels for school students - all schools are equipped with a computer room (12+1 or 15+1, Printer, LCD + Laptop ) From 847 basic schools (central schools) and 1260 rural schools, 593 schools are equipped with a computer room (8+1)From 847 basic schools (central schools) and 1260 rural schools, 593 schools are equipped with a computer room (8+1)

6 Teachers (total)46 923Teachers (total) Teachers (under 50 years of age) Teachers (under 50 years of age) –Teachers – secondary schools –Teachers – sec. school, –Teachers – basic schools –Teachers – basic school, –IT Teachers 2120 Current situation (2) :

7 Initial Concepts and Ideas To train the trainers - IT teachers as trainers to train other teachers at their schoolsTo train the trainers - IT teachers as trainers to train other teachers at their schools phased approachphased approach several levels of knowledge and skillsseveral levels of knowledge and skills transformation into permanent (lifelong) in- service upgrade trainingtransformation into permanent (lifelong) in- service upgrade training program (structure of the training)program (structure of the training)

8 PRESENT NEEDS In-service training for all teaching staff is urgent (computer rooms already installed at all secondary and many basic schools) In-service training for all teaching staff is urgent (computer rooms already installed at all secondary and many basic schools) Need and urgency recognized in the country (Public, Government, MOES, Budget, Professionals) Need and urgency recognized in the country (Public, Government, MOES, Budget, Professionals) Realistic capabilities, circumstances and limitations (staff, funding, organization, regulations, equipment) have to be taken into account Realistic capabilities, circumstances and limitations (staff, funding, organization, regulations, equipment) have to be taken into account

9 Implementation Concepts (1) 5 groups of staff in our schools : Teaching staff (TS) Teaching staff (TS) Informaticians (teachers + technical staff) (IS) Potential Teacher Trainers (TT) and Trainers Specialists (TSp) Informaticians (teachers + technical staff) (IS) Potential Teacher Trainers (TT) and Trainers Specialists (TSp) Professional staff (assistants) (PS) Professional staff (assistants) (PS) Administrative staff (AS) Administrative staff (AS) Principals (PR) Principals (PR)

10 Implementation Concepts (2) 3 levels of knowledge and skills : – Basic (all users) – Advanced (advanced users) – Specialist (innovative users)

11 BASIC LEVEL 1.Basic Concepts in Computer Application (6) 2.Operating Systems (12) 3.Text processing (18) 4.Spreadsheets (14) 5.Presentations (8) 6.Internet ( , WWW) (14) 7.ICT in education (4) Optional : English language(18)

12 ADVANCED LEVEL 1.MS Office (advanced) (36) 2.Networked Classrooms and their use (18) 3.Integration of ICT-a in teaching (18) 4.Internet (advanced) (18)

13 SPECIALIST LEVEL - module 1.Programming (36) 2.School Information System (EMIS) (18) 3.Multimedia in Teaching (18) 4.Special Software for Subject Fields (18) 5.Authoring Tools - Teaching Units Production (18) 6.DTP – Publishing School Magazine (18) 7.Library Information System (18) 8.Networks and Communications (18)

14 4 phases : pre-project test phase (2002) pre-project test phase (2002) pilot project (2002) pilot project (2002) implementation 1. ( ) implementation 1. ( ) implementation 2. (2006) implementation 2. (2006) Implementation Concepts (3)

15 Implementation Plan Level Ph. 1 Test – 2002 Ph. 2 Pilot – 2002 Ph Ph BasicTSTSall 2AdvancedIS IS, TT IS, TS* R, PS, AS* 3Specialist TT, TS, IS*, TSp* R, PS, AS* * optional selection of subjects (courses)

16 Evaluation and certification Goal oriented approach Goal oriented approach catalogue of required knowledge and skillscatalogue of required knowledge and skills Unified test for the country (on-line, using a database, immediate results) Unified test for the country (on-line, using a database, immediate results) Unified certificates issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports Unified certificates issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports

17 Open Questions Program content and the future development (changes and adjustments) Implementation methods (f2f, DL, hybrid) Manuals and textbooks Evaluation and certification Catalogue of required knowledge and skills Motivation of teachers and how to increase it? Organizational problems Need for research (analysis of results after the pilot)

18 TEST AND PILOT PHASE 8 groups of teachers at various levels passed the basic level seminars and workshops 8 groups of teachers at various levels passed the basic level seminars and workshops Self-evaluation (evaluation of participants) Self-evaluation (evaluation of participants) Evaluation test Evaluation test

19 Opinion of the participants Positive Positive – Very interested – Learned a lot Comments Comments – Difficult for beginners – To much information for to short period of time – Not enough practice

20 Self-evaluation of skills after the seminar

21 Evaluation (Tests using PC)

22 Realisation in 2003 Basic schools – no ICT professionals Basic schools with equipment – education in schools(~ teachers) Basic schools with equipment – education in schools(~ teachers) Basic schools without equipment – education in Regional Education Centers (~300 teachers) Basic schools without equipment – education in Regional Education Centers (~300 teachers) Realised by The Open University Zagreb Realised by The Open University Zagreb

23 Realisation in 2003 Secondary schools – with ICT teacher Training for trainers (~80 trainers) Training for trainers (~80 trainers) Realised by schools Realised by schools

24 Realisation in 2003 Budget: 6.5 mil. HRK = 850,000 Budget: 6.5 mil. HRK = 850,000 Training of trainers: 80 x 180 = 14,400 Training of trainers: 80 x 180 = 14,400 Education by OUZ: 1,400 x 180 = 252,000 Education by OUZ: 1,400 x 180 = 252,000 Secondary schools: 389 x 1,500 = 583,500 Secondary schools: 389 x 1,500 = 583,500

25 The dream of yesterday … Thank you! Thank you! … is a hope of today … … is a reality of tomorrow. … is a reality of tomorrow.


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