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Programming for Computer-Related Outcomes with Microsoft Office

"Most computer-supported projects only promote lower-order thinking, when we should instead be taking advantage of the power of software to promote problem solving, reasoning and critical evaluation” M. D. Roblyer, “Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching”

Purpose-designed for NSW primary school year 5 and 6 teachers and secondary school English, HSIE, Science, TAS, PDHPE, Visual Arts and Languages teachers and
Provides all the skills and hands-on practice you need to program exciting, challenging MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint  tasks into your teaching (with an optional MS Access extension unit for those needing to teach or use databases).

Course features:

  • Provides you with the skills, knowledge and hands-on practice you need to program lower and higher-order tasks in Word, Excel, PowerPoint (with an optional MS Access extension unit for those needing to teach or use databases).
  • Scheduled for all regions across metropolitan and rural NSW
  • Runs over 2 days (usually Thursday and Friday)
  • One computer for each attendee
  • Individual learning of Microsoft Office skills is combined with hands-on practice at creating units of work
  • Suitable for anyone with basic Microsoft Word ability (If you have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word you are competent to do this course).
  • Introductory kit: To assist attendees to get the most out of the course each attendee will receive prior to the course a free hands-on pre-study kit covering introductory Excel and PowerPoint skills. It is not a pre-requisite that this kit be reviewed before the program, but doing so will enable attendees to get even more out of the course.

Course objectives:
Attendees will develop a knowledge and understanding of:

  • the different types of projects that Excel, Word and PowerPoint support (and Access for those who need database knowledge)
  • basic and intermediate skills in Excel
  • intermediate and advanced skills in Word and PowerPoint
  • how to instruct students in the use of these skills (attendees will leave the course with all of the materials required to help their students learn the skills)

Course outcomes:
Attendees will be able to

  • plan and program lower order and higher order Excel, , Word and PowerPoint projects (and Access for those doing the extension)
  • select the most appropriate MS Office applications for a given project
  • competently use MS Office applications
  • instruct students in the use of MS Office applications to achieve specific task outcomes

Course content:
Attendees will develop the skills to:

  • identify appropriate tasks using MS Office that achieve specific outcomes
  • design projects that include MS Office tasks
  • competently use MS Office applications
  • Instruct students in how to use the MS Office tools
Professional Teaching Standards addressed:
The course addresses Professional Teaching Standards 1.2.3, 1.3.3, 1.4.3, 1.2.4, 1.3.4, 1.4.4, 2.2.3, 2.3.3, 2.4.3, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.2.4, 3.3.4 3.4.4, 3.3.5, 3.4.5, 3.2.8,3.3.8, 4.2.5, 4.3.5, 4.4.5, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 6.4.3