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Welcome Letter - Cycle 2 Knowledge Deepening (KD) Module 1

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Welcome Letter - Cycle 2 Knowledge Deepening (KD) Module 1
by Esther Wachira - Friday, 26 January 2018, 3:25 PM

Dear ADSI Teachers,


Welcome to the start of KD module 1 in the ADSI course called: ICT & Problem Based Learning in the STEM Classroom


In Module 1 you will be introduced to the theme of how to use concept mapping and problem based in STEM teaching and learning.


The Module is structured into two units and four topics

  • The module unit 1 topics 1 & 2 looks at integrating ‘concept mapping’ in Science, Mathematics and English and pedagogical strategies for ‘problem based learning’, ‘brainstorming’ and ‘questioning’
  • The module unit 2 topics 1 and 2 look at computer practical for experiencing, using and developing ‘concept maps’ and ‘student worksheets’ skills and at planning activities for integrating these tools in your classroom practice. 


You can access the first unit and topic of the module at:



  • The module will have one chat which will be conducted during the school visit and one discussion forum per unit
  • The module has computer practical activities and classroom planning activities that you submit to your portfolio.
  • Cycle 2 will be graded according to the criteria below:


Categories of Grading

Chat 1



Lesson Plan

Presentation & Concept Mapping

Student Worksheet

Lesson observation

Grand Total


Out of 10

Out of 5

Out of 5

Out of 30

Out of 30

Out of 10

Out of 10

Out of 100


Remember that in order to get certification you have to participate in one chat and one forum discussion, as well as submit the portfolio lesson design tasks in each module.

Your tutor will be sending you by email a welcome letter with details of your groups and the module. You should also contact your SBC on your group allocation.

All the best in your experience of online learning with ADSI – enjoy!


Wishing you an enjoyable learning experience in the module 1.


 Esther Mwiyeria,

Your lead tutor this week.