Teaching Teachers for the Future

The Teaching Teachers for the Future project was funded by the Australian Government under the Digital Strategy for Teachers and School Leaders as a component of the Digital Education Revolution program. The project built a consistent approach to developing graduate teacher ICT capabilities, curriculum, resources, and support networks across the 39 Australian higher education institutions that provide teacher education. This is supporting pre-service teachers develop proficiency in using ICT to improve student learning outcomes.

Teaching Teachers for the Future targetted systematic change in the ICT proficiency of graduate teachers and is building the capacity of teacher educators and a national support network of ICT expertise that is continuing beyond the project.

Teaching Teachers for the Future developed a framework to assist student teachers to map their level of ICT proficiency against the National Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. The project  also developed 12 exemplar packages of digital professional learning and curriculum resources that are being used by the university professional learning networks and pre-service teachers to integrate ICT in the first phase Australian Curriculum subjects of English, mathematics, science and history.

Project partners were Education Services Australia (ESA), the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), the Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE), and the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). ESA worked with the universities to develop the professional learning and curriculum resources to meet the just-in-time, anywhere, anytime needs of pre-service teachers, teacher educators and in-service teachers.

The digital resources are accessible to all teachers and pre-service teachers through Scootle and juisdiction portals.