12 learning Modules
Revolutionary FREE Digital Skills Professional Development for Teachers
Digital Skills Professional Development for Teachers
Developed for the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), CyberBytes provides digital skills education for teachers in grades K-12. CyberBytes is a curriculum for teacher professional development in 4 key fields and is accessible online to teachers across the country. Teachers complete 3 levels of training across each of the 4 key areas.
Cyber in Culture and Society
Understanding our impact on the internet and its impact on our daily lives. This topic includes how to recognize and reject disinformation, cyber ethics, using tech to improve mental and physical well-being, utilizing the power of collaboration tools and digital communication.
The Cyber Backbone
Information Technology, including networking, hardware, software, algorithms, computational thinking, block coding, text-based coding, and how the Internet works, forms the basis of all things ‘cyber’ and a foundational understanding is required in order to develop other digital skills.
Cyber security and Privacy
Understanding how and why to secure devices and accounts is critical to avoiding both cyber crime victimization and accidental loss. This includes the concepts of personal information, privacy laws and individual rights, corporate cybersecurity, skills and potential career paths for students.
Cyber Design and Evolution
Going beyond creating ‘digital art’, this topic includes concepts like user experience and program design, 3D modelling, virtual and augmented reality and the metaverse. Using technology to break down accessibility barriers, to conduct usability testing and address the digital divide.
Focus on Development
CyberBytes course levels are not based on the age or grade of the students you teach but rather on your personal development. In today’s world, teachers need to understand general cyber topics in order to be proficient in your personal use of digital technology and to be able to integrate technology in the classroom learning experience.
24/7 Access to Courses and Self-Paced Learning Opportunities
Flexibility – Learning on Your Terms
CyberBytes embraces the idea of flexible learning and offers courses that are accessible 24/7, designed to fit perfectly into your personal schedule. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you’ll have the liberty to learn at a time most convenient for you. Our training modules are short, digestible, and self-paced, enabling you to easily integrate your learning into your everyday life.
- 24/7 access to all online courses
- Self-paced learning structure
- Short, manageable modules that fit into your schedule
Essential Digital Knowledge for Everyday Use
Relevant and Practical Application
The content of our courses goes beyond the realm of theory, offering knowledge that is immediately applicable to daily lives. In an increasingly digital world, digital skills are essential for everyone. From protecting your accounts and devices to digital media literacy, the practical knowledge you acquire from CyberBytes can be directly applied to your digital presence.
- Actionable advice for immediate application
- Practical knowledge to enhance your digital media literacy
- Real-world scenarios to demonstrate course relevance
Clear Objectives, High-Quality Materials, and Comprehensive Learning
Quality Instruction – Expertly Crafted Courses
Each course is meticulously designed with clear learning objectives and high-quality materials, ensuring that learners receive the most valuable information in an efficient way. Our materials, which include downloadable content for offline use, are crafted to facilitate comprehension and retention. You’ll leave each course with a comprehensive understanding of the topic, fortified by solid learning resources.
- Clearly defined course objectives
- High-quality learning materials for optimal understanding
- Downloadable content for continued offline application
Video Tutorials, Quizzes, and Hands-On Exercises
Interactive and Engaging Learning Experience
We believe that an engaging learning experience fosters better understanding and knowledge retention. Therefore, our courses are interspersed with video tutorials to visually demonstrate concepts, quizzes to assess your progress, and hands-on exercises for practical application. These interactive elements ensure a dynamic and immersive learning environment that will keep you actively involved in your digital skills education.
- Video tutorials for visual learning
- Quizzes for progress assessment and reinforcement
- Hands-on exercises for practical application
Hassle-Free Online Learning with Moodle
User-Friendly Platform – Accessible Learning
Our courses are hosted on Moodle, a learning platform known for its easy navigation and accessibility. Its user-friendly interface allows you to focus solely on your learning journey, minimizing any technical distractions. With Moodle, your personal development education will be a seamless and enjoyable experience.
- Easy-to-navigate platform
- Accessible learning for all levels of technical expertise
- Focused, distraction-free learning environment
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Your development, Your Input
CyberBytes is intended to address the digital skills gap that teachers are facing everyday in classrooms filled with students who are digital natives. Tell us about your everyday experiences and challenges with technology in the classroom so that we can develop curriculum to meet your needs.
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Follow the Project
Our CyberBytes Curriculum, created in partnership with the Information and Communications Technology Council, delivers practical, relevant, and quality digital media literacy and digital skills education. It isn’t just about teaching you how to protect your digital space – it’s about giving you the knowledge to understand why digital media literacy is critical, and the power to utilize your digital skills.
Information and Communications Technology Council
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) Is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that aims to provide extensive research, policy advice, and helps strengthen Canada’s digital advantage in the economy globally.