Practical information

Schools! Apply for the Erasmus+ funding: Key Action 1 application deadline 2 February 2017.  

Venue: All the courses will be organised held at European Schoolnet's own training venue, the Future Classroom Lab, a unique and inspiring learning environment in Brussels, that challenges visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms.

Target audience: The courses are aimed at primary and secondary teachers and ICT coordinators, enthusiastic to enhance their teaching through new ideas, tools and pedagogies. Some courses have a specific target audience, please see the details. All courses will be delivered in English and the participants have ot have at least solic basic skills (listening, speaking).

Fees 2017:

  • 2-day courses: 290€ incl. meals (2 lunches and 1 dinner)
  • 3-day courses: 410€ incl. meals (3 lunches and 1 dinner)
  • 5-day courses: 700€ incl. meals (5 lunches and 1 dinner)
  • EUN can also organise accommodation if requested
  • Some exceptions may apply
     

Registration: The places are given on first-come, first-served basis. The courses will run if there are a minimum of 15 participants in each. Each course will be confirmed about 2,5 months before.

  • Definitive bookings (funding confirmed): please send an email to fcl@eun.org.
     

Contact us: For any questions you may have, please write an email to fcl@eun.org.

Looking for funding? See what funding opportunities Erasmus+ provides under "Key Action 1 - Mobility of individuals in the field of education and training". The application deadline is 2 Feb 2017. For more information see the Programme Guide 2017 and information provided by your National Agency.

Organisation details: EUN Partnership aisbl (European Schoolnet / EUN), Rue de Trèves 61, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, PIC: 998415084.

Past courses: check out our previous workshops/courses.

Large groups? Having a large group of participants from the same institution participating in a single course can affect the dynamics and experience of the training event, and can reduce the vital aspect of cultural exchange, networking and group dynamics/development. If you plan to send more than 6 teachers to a single course, please contact fcl@eun.org.

Cancellation policy: If the participant cancels his/her participation up to 6 weeks before the course begins, there are no cancellation fees. If the participation is cancelled between 6 weeks and 2 weeks before the course starts, 50% of the course fee will be charged. Also, in case accommodation is included and can't be cancelled, it will be charged. If they cancel any later, there will not be any refund. Substitutions are possible right up to the start of the course.

FCL training courses





Send us an email to confirm your places (definitive bookings): fcl@eun.org!

COURSES 2017


Collaborative teaching and learning with ICT tools

2-DAY WORKSHOP   |   11-12 March 2017   Last places available

Collaboration is a valuable 21st-century skill, yet teaching about or through collaboration remains rare in schools because of a lack of understanding of what real collaboration in an educational setting means. The participants will explore a range of tools and ideas that help them to promote collaborative and team work among students and to integrate ICT into their teaching practice in a collaborative and sustainable way. The workshop is ideal for teachers involved in eTwinning, giving them ideas to set up more innovative collaboration projects.

Entrepreneurial Learning with ICT tools

2-DAY WORKSHOP   |  30-31 March 2017    Last places available

"Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship" is a key competence to be acquired through education and should be developed from primary education in each subject. Entrepreneurship is an individual's ability to turn ideas into action. It includes problem solving, team-working, creativity, innovation, risk taking, ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives. It is about enabling young people to develop the mind-set and skills they need for life and work. In this workshop the participants will explore methods and tools to support entrepreneurial mind-set and skills of learners and learn how to apply them in any subject and any age group with the help of ICT tools. The teachers will learn also how to integrate entrepreneurial dimension in their eTwinning projects and hear about useful online resources.

Interactive technologies for the future classroom

5-DAY COURSE   |   3-7 April 2017

The participants will learn in this course tools and methodologies to increase and enhance the level of interaction in the classroom. The pedagogically-oriented course addresses topics like student collaboration, freeware for brainstorming and mapping of students' pre-knowledge, interactive whiteboards (IWB) and using different widgets with them, creating interactive exercises and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

Priority is given for 5-day participants, if places are available it's also possible to attend for 2-3 days.

Future Classroom Scenarios

2-DAY WORKSHOP   |   8-9 May 2017   Last places available

The Future Classroom Scenarios workshop gives participants an opportunity to explore innovative approaches and technologies to enhance classroom delivery, and work with other teachers from across Europe to develop new ideas for everyone's own classroom and school. The course is designed to give a hands-on approach to help participants develop their own ideas about 21st Century Learning and the effective use of technology. The participants will also discover the renewed Future Classroom Toolkit, a useful resources for schools and educators to develop their teaching.

Make learning accessible: Special Educational Needs in my classroom

2-DAY WORKSHOP   |   May/June 2017

According to the TALIS study in 2013, teachers stated that supporting students with special needs were one of their greatest needs. The term "special needs" usually covers those for whom a special learning need has been formally identified because they are mentally, physically or emotionally disadvantaged. ICT can benefit all students, but for those with disabilities it enables them to access learning, gives them greater autonomy, unlocks the potential for those with communication difficulties, etc. The workshop will provide an introduction for teachers who would like to learn how to design lessons and activities for children with social and emotional behavioural difficulties.

Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom

5-DAY COURSE   |   3-7 July 2017

Do schools kill or nurture creativity? Would you like your school to be a place where the students can develop skills and attitudes that combine elements such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, imagination and inventiveness? This course will lead the participants to reflect on how to nurture creativity in students and how to teach creatively! The participants will explore a range of (ICT) tools strategies for this, such as content creation, digital storytelling, flipped classroom, augmented reality, content curation, etc. The course is designed to enhance the joy of learning. It is aimed at teachers who want to learn how to create innovative learning content and who want to network with like-minded peers.

Priority is given for 5-day participants, if places are available it's also possible to attend for 3 days.

AUTUMN 2017

Collaborative schools development

2-DAY WORKSHOP + ONLINE FOLLOW-UP   |   5-6 OCTOBER 2017

Many schools struggle with developing a whole school approach to embedding the use of technology in teaching and learning. This workshop is designed for aspiring schools leaders and advanced teachers to:

  • explore strategies for whole school development and improvement using technology;
  • to understand the main issues for mainstreaming best practice;
  • to identify a specific development focus at classroom level and school level; and
  • to implement change with peer support.

Participants will be introduced to the ‘Framework for Mainstreaming Change' and a series of ten investigations that can be undertaken by teachers within their own schools, with a strong focus on mainstreaming the use of ICT to support whole school development.

The workshop includes two follow-up online seminars (webinars) where the progress of the schools is tracked and shared. Change doesn't happen overnight, and therefore the participants should commit to work on the topic on a long-term and take an active role in the follow-up activities. The participants should have a good level of English.

Programming for the 21st century classroom

2 to 5-DAY COURSE   |   October 2016

Programming and computational thinking skills are becoming ever more important in our society and working life. Learning to code develops various skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning and creativity, and can help student motivation in mathematics theory as it encourages them to apply their knowledge. Schools are key players in introducing programming to students in an engaging way, and help defuse negative stereotypes around computer science. During the course teachers will learn about the importance of programming in today's society and education, learn ways to introduce programming in cross-curricular work, discover and test different programming tools, explore ways to motivate and encourage students, and develop a programming lesson plan for their classrooms.

The course is addressed to secondary school teachers: Computer science teachers who want to get new ideas, tools for teaching their subject AND STEM and other teachers who would like to link to computer science concepts and/or apply programming in their subjects. The participants are expected to have intermediate computer skills, but previous programming experience is not necessary.

Digital citizenship for the future classroom

5-DAY COURSE   |   November 2017

Developing digital citizenship is important for schools and educators. This course includes two parts: the first one focuses on digital skills and the second one on eSafety. How to support the development of a wide range of digital skills that ensure young people leaving school have the skills required by the labour market and by an increasingly digitized society? At this course the participants will focus on such digital skills and tools and resources that are available to them. The course will also focus on what the increased use of ICT means for eSafety in the classroom. The participants will explore answers to this question and will learn how to manage issues such as copyright, privacy, personal safety and verification of sites, and how to get students to engage with these issues and their own personal safety proactively.

Priority is given for 5-day participants, if places are available it's also possible to attend only one of the two parts of the course.

  • 3 days: Digital Skills
  • 2 days: Developing an eSafe classroom

 


Past courses

Check out our previous workshops/courses.