Many educators are closing their laptop frustrated and losing sleep over how to effectively use technology in the classroom.
Having a tailored PD program for your whole school means
your staff will feel confident in their lesson plans and will love using tech to enhance student learning, and you’ll sleep well at night knowing you have provided PD that staff have
enjoyed and appreciated!
Schools that want to improve their results by leveraging the power of
technology and setting-up their staff and students on the same systems.
Let’s be honest. Organising PD for your team can
be pretty difficult. You can never please everyone
and the training is usually dead boring.
We get it, the success of this training all rides on
you and you don’t want to look like a fool or be
“that person” who arranged mind-numbing PD.
The pressure is real! It’s on you (the Principal, the
Assistant Principal, the e-Learning lead) to deliver
new and innovative curricula despite shrinking
budgets and a shortage of relief teachers. Harsh
but real right?
And it’s true, you want to develop your staff but
struggle to find PD that:
We’re educators at heart, so professional
development and training for education is
something we’re passionate about. More than
that, our trainers understand the process of
delivering fun, useful training that gets your team
from where they are now to where they want
Imagine a training program that’s all inclusive,
your entire school community is upskilled, and all
the heavy lifting is done for you. Would you be
keen for that?
The truth is: a solution does exist. It’s called the
School Transformation Program and you can
access it here.
Introducing our Certified Leader Program! A 12-month coaching program for
educators looking to advance their careers, open more opportunities and level
up their skill set by becoming a UTB Certified Leader.
This program positions you to lead and support change in your school. While others are just talking about school improvement and transformation, we are busy getting the job done.
Reducing stress levels by managing your workload
effectively so you can have more time for the
things that matter, and you love – all while feeling
comfortable with tech in the classroom – is
something all teachers can relate to.
With big expectations on teachers to use the
technology effectively in lessons, the pressure is
greater than ever. Our training programs are
designed to empower you to maximise the
benefits of tech in the classroom – so you can
engage students in meaningful lessons that
deliver great outcomes.
More than anything, we want to save you time!
That’s why we make it a priority to understand your
unique context and explain how to apply your tech
knowledge to your personal teaching routines – all
so you can create resources quickly that support
your students so you can spend more time doing
the things you love.
Almost all professional learning and development
skips over your support and front office staff. We don’t.
We close the skills gap between classroom teachers,
students and support staff. We provide training that
gives them the fundamental skills they need to collaborate and communicate effectively with the entire school community.
We train them in how they can use accessibility tools
to support students with diverse learning needs.
Your support staff will finish these sessions feeling
much more confident in the technology.
Want to close the gap in your school?
You might have heard the term digital native? And
you’ve probably heard a teacher say, “I’m not too
concerned if I don’t know something because my
students will teach me anyway”. Maybe you have
even said that.
The reality is that there is no such thing as a digital
native (the research backs this up), and just
because a student can swipe around on an iPad or
find their way around the basics of a Google Doc
doesn’t mean they know how to use technology in
authentic and meaningful ways. The ways that
develop creativity and improve learning outcomes.
Don’t believe us? Give them one of our skills
checklists and see how they rank.
At Using Technology Better, we have worked with
hundreds of schools to develop teacher AND
student skills alongside each other. This typically
happens through a student skills bootcamp, or
through in class modelling with teachers.
Find out how you can support your students and lift
learning outcomes across your school.
You’ve likely heard how common cyber-attacks are.
No doubt cyber security is top of mind for schools. And
if it isn’t, it sure as heck should be. There is no room for
ignorance or naivety when it comes to the security of
your school’s data.
We have helped hundreds of schools ensure their
students’ and staff thrive in a safe and secure learning
environment by having the best systems and
procedures in place.
Want this kind of confidence in your IT systems?
We ask the right questions and
listen to your challenges.
We customise a training program
to help your team succeed.
We empower your team to get the most from your technology.
Schedule a call with our team today
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It really gets you thinking about ‘why’ you do what you do. Great to have time out from the classroom to experiment and have time to think and discuss different ideas.
Thank you Mike! I really found the 4 week course on ‘How to Motivate, Manage & Engage Your Students’ really interesting and great food for thought on how to improve my class routines and student engagement.
Mike, awesome course, fantastic resources and a real wake-up for someone who considers himself technically astute but not necessarily updated!
I have been teaching for four years, and this was the best Professional Development course I have completed…even the students said
to me “you should do these things more often.”
No fat, no rambling, just clean, concise explanations where needed. James was awesome.
I just wanted to say an extra big thank you for providing such a great service. Online, at night and in the comfort of home – with my two young children asleep in the other room – pretty awesome actually.
We take an owner’s mindset which
means we’ll do what is best for
your context and people.
We have a strict no geek speak, no
snoozefest presentations and
certainly no training for the sake of
training policy; aka we can read a
room and adapt.
Less about the tools and more about how your team are using them.
You can book in at a time that works for you and attend the training from wherever you are in the world.
We tailor everything we do to meet the needs of every single individual on your team. Our unique, blended approach to PLD offers the chance for all staff to grow, whether they are nervous or already flying!
One of the things we love to do here at UTB is constantly challenge ourselves and question the status quo. We’ve recently been thinking about the ways we deliver PLD – and one thing COVID has taught us all is that online learning has a place.
We work with you to decide the best balance of online and face to face learning to meet the needs of your staff. Our ‘Learn on Demand’ platform offers 40+ courses, all self paced and designed by our expert team of trainers.
We can also offer virtual, on demand, training that means you don’t need to wait for the next visit from our trainers, you can just reach out and we’ll set up a time for a quick training session for one or more of your team.
School A have decided to enrol their lead teachers in our Certified Leader programme and use the rest of the training face to face. At this stage they believe their teachers need digital fluency support before they jump into online learning.
For this school they have decided to enrol some of their staff in the Certified Leader programme, and their whole staff in our Learn on Demand platform. This still leaves them with plenty of face to face time to support their staff and keep things moving.
Your team identifies your PLD needs in relation to the priorities.
Flick us an email at email@example.com and we can get you started on the application journey! We have tools and resources to make this process simple and meaningful.
This skill checklist will help you find out.
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