Tech Innovation

Teaching Digital Skills for Sustainable Education

Improve your teaching capabilities by exploring digital and collaborative teaching practices for more future-focused education.

Course Overview

With the demands of an increasingly digitised world, there is a growing awareness among educators that teaching and learning need to evolve to better prepare teachers and students for this changing world.

Through this course from The Mind Lab, you’ll learn to integrate digital technologies effectively into the curriculum to help your learners develop the skills required for the 21st century, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to collaborate.

You’ll explore, with real-world examples, how digital tools can be used in creative ways in cross-curricular contexts. You will be guided through collaborative teaching and learning, what it means for learners, tools that can support you in designing learning activities, and ways to develop your personal learning networks (PLN) in this interconnected world. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions.

Learn from the experts at The Mind Lab

Founded in 2013, The Mind Lab designs courses to address the imbalance between what is being taught in schools and the skills the future requires. They specialise in raising the digital skills and capabilities of teachers and allowing them to integrate digital tools within their school communities.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for educators across any setting, including teachers, librarians, museum staff, learning technologists, and higher education faculty, among others.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Demonstrate an understanding of next-generation learners’ needs and the changing context of education
  • Explore how collaborative learning and teaching can be integrated into different educational contexts
  • Develop ways to integrate digital tools into educational practice
  • Design learning activities to develop collaborative teaching and learning practices
  • Discuss sustainable learning and education

What will you learn?

  • Digital curricula, digital fluency and digital skills across curriculum
  • The Innovative Learning and Teaching rubrics for design learning activities
  • Learning by making, stop motion for learning
  • Collaborative learning and designing collaborative learning activities
  • Teacher collaboration and personal learning networks
  • Sustainable teaching and learning

What software or tools do you need?

To take part in this course you’ll need a desktop or laptop computer that you are able to install applications on. We recommend using the Chrome browser.

It would also be very useful to have a smartphone or tablet for installing mobile apps. All the applications used in the course are free, and links will be provided when required.