The N3 ICT Symposium is an annual event organized by the N3 ICT Professional Learning and Leadership Development (PLLD) Committee. The Symposium brings together thought leaders, teacher practitioners and educational researchers for a noble purpose- to share their insights, practices, experiences and research studies in the use of technology to advance 21st century teaching and learning .This is also a platform that changes how Educators perceive, think about and understand the role of ICT in today’s technological and globally connected environment.
The theme for this year’ symposium is “Staying Ahead of The Future: Explore, Connect and Empower”. “Staying Ahead of The Future” emphasizes our goal in deploying the effective use of ICT to help students deepen their learning and to transform the way students collaborate, communicate and create information and ideas. “Explore” encourages participants to adopt a spirit of adventure and to tap into the potentiality of ICT to bring about deep learning and the acquisition of 21st Century skills for their students. “Connect” invites reflective practitioners to come together for a rich exchange of embodied experiences and knowledge in using educational technology in designing, engaging learning experiences for their students. “Empower” relates to how educational leaders guide their teams in shaping organizational culture and infrastructure for the meaning use of ICT.
Educators as Designers of Learning - Harnessing technology for curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
The strand calls for teachers to be equipped with competencies to design meaningful and appropriate ICT-enriched, student-centric learning experiences and environments. Teachers are Designers of learning who are guided by sound learning principles and age-appropriate pedagogical approaches in planning for their lessons. They harness ICT to design for active learning, monitor and provide feedback to advance learning. During the Symposium, teachers will be given opportunities to reflect on their own learning and design practices as they develop their professional capacity in this area.
Focus Areas include:
Responsible Digital Users
The second strand attempts to emphasize the importance of the roles educators play in helping students understand their roles and responsibilities in a digitally mediated world. The Symposium presents opportunities for teachers to lead other teachers in incorporating the principles of “Respect for Self and Others” and “Safe and Responsible Use” in driving more effective and engaged learning in the cyberwellness experiences of our students. Success stories of these teachers will inspire other teachers to pursue excellence in their own practices as well as bringing about a greater awareness of the importance of Cyberwellness to the student body.