Professional Development Services

 Supporting you to provide engaging learning experiences

Below is a sample of the professional development currently available from Leading Thinking International. For a full overview, or to discuss courses currently under development, please use the contact us form or email us at Kathleen@LeadingThinking.com.au

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The courses below are available individually or as group packages.

Professional Development to Support Blended Learning

Preparing for and embarking on effective online learning experiences (Proficient)

Course detail:

This proficient course is aimed at all teachers who are preparing for or looking to improve online learning. This can be utilised for blended or online learning approaches and includes:

  • Preparing for online learning
  • Successful online learning communities
  • The role of an online ‘Teacher’
  • Learning theories – opportunities in a virtual context
  • Meeting accessibility, copyright, academic integrity and compliance in an online learning environment
  • Successful assessment, feedback and evaluation in an online learning environment

AITSL Standard: Proficient

AITSL Descriptors addressed: 1.6.1, 2.6.1, 3.4.1, 3.5.1, 3.6.1, 4.4.1, 5.1.1

Cost (AU$) exc. GST: 450

Mode of Delivery: On-demand, online

Discount: 5% for more than 10 people.




Preparing for online learning (Highly Accomplished)

Course detail:

This Highly Accomplished course is designed to support educators in online learning environments and to evolve their digital presence in online learning communities. The concept of an eLearning ecosystem will be introduced as a foundation to support and supported by the latter courses, with a focus on the logistical and administrative requirements, sustaining online learning.

– Learners will gain an understanding of the logistics and considerations for teaching online, the similarities and differences in skills and approaches required, between face to face and online teaching.

– Through reading and undertaking of tasks, learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of administrative, logistical and induction considerations and develop a plan for addressing each in their own context.

AITSL Standard: Highly accomplished

AITSL Descriptors addressed: 3.2.3, 3.4.3

Cost (AU$) exc. GST: 180

Mode of Delivery: On demand, online

Discount: 5% for more than 10 people, 5% for three (3) Highly Accomplished courses





The role of an online ‘Teacher’ (Highly Accomplished)

Course detail:

This Highly Accomplished course will provide an overview of the emerging role that teachers will find themselves in when teaching in an eLearning ecosystem, their responsibilities and considerations.

Learners will gain an understanding of the roles that this incorporates, how engagement is supported, the concept of instructional design and the changing role for other stakeholders such as students and parents.

They will be able to demonstrate practice in their role in an online context and the responsibilities it requires, share advice with and support other stakeholders to promote student engagement.

AITSL Standard: Highly accomplished

AITSL Descriptors addressed:  2.2.3, 2.6.3, 4.2.3

Cost (AU$) exc. GST: 180

Mode of Delivery: On demand, online

Discount: 5% for more than 10 people, 5% for three (3) Highly Accomplished courses




Learning theories - opportunities in a virtual context (Highly Accomplished)

Course detail:

This Highly Accomplished course will provide an overview of learning theory relevant to and nurtured in an online context.

Learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and the skills to align relevant learning theory in an online learning context.

They will undertake activities mapping learning goals, general capabilities, the learning modes and the capabilities of the eLearning ecosystem to create effective learning experiences for students, recognising effective integration of elements of their ecosystem.

AITSL Standard: Highly accomplished

AITSL Descriptors addressed: 1.1.3, 2.1.3, 2.2.3, 2.6.3, 3.3.3

Cost (AU$) exc. GST: 180

Mode of Delivery: On demand, online

Discount: 5% for more than 10 people, 5% for three (3) Highly Accomplished courses





Leading online learning communities (Lead)

Course detail:

This Lead course will provide an overview of the tools and methodologies that provide the foundation for communication and collaboration online.

Learners will gain an understanding of the available types of and tools for communication to support effective communication. Supported by research, best practice will be identified and applied through the assigned tasks.

They will be able to build and maintain online learning communities, promoting engagement and participation, plan and implement collaborative activities, establish and contribute to communities of practice, and imagine team teaching in an online context.

AITSL Standard: Lead

AITSL Descriptors addressed: 2.6.4, 3.4.4, 3.5.4

Cost (AU$) exc. GST: 200

Mode of Delivery: On demand, online

Discount: 5% for more than 10 people, 5% for three (3) Lead courses




Leading Accessibility, copyright, academic integrity and compliance in an online learning environment (Lead)

Course detail:

This Lead course will provide an overview of considerations for equity, compliance and sustainability. Learners will be able to identify, use and create resources ensuring consideration of and compliance to meet the needs of students and external bodies.

Learners will gain an understanding of the requirements to support equity and compliance in an eLearning ecosystem including accessibility, academic integrity and compliance in an online context.

Learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding and the application of these standards, guidelines and policy.

AITSL Standard: Lead

AITSL Descriptors addressed: 1.6.4, 4.1.4, 4.5.4, 7.2.4

Cost (AU$) exc. GST: 180

Mode of Delivery: On demand, online

Discount: 5% for more than 10 people, 5% for three (3) Lead courses




Leading assessment, feedback and evaluation in an online learning environment (Lead)

Course detail:

This Lead course will provide an overview of the opportunities and considerations of elements of the eLearning ecosystem to ensure effective learning for students and teachers.

Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities and considerations to support valuable learning experiences through assessment, feedback and evaluation.

They will be able to develop, implement and evaluate learning activities, elements of the eLearning ecosystem and the ecosystem as a whole, with consideration of the students and their context.

AITSL Standard: Lead

AITSL Descriptors addressed: 2.6.4, 3.4.4, 5.2.4

Cost (AU$) exc. GST: 180

Mode of Delivery: On demand, online

Discount: 5% for more than 10 people, 5% for three (3) Lead courses




Professional Development to support Digital Literacy

ICDL Base modules

Internationally recognised certification in computer essentials, online essentials, word processing and spreadsheets

For more information see http://ecdl.org/about-ecdl/base-modules

ICDL Advanced modules

Courses include Advanced Word Processing, Advanced spreadsheets, advanced database and advanced presentation.

For more information, see http://ecdl.org/about-ecdl/advanced-modules

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