Practical information

Schools! Don't forget the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 - Deadline 2 Feb 2016! 

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:

  • 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: 750€ 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 next application deadline is 2 Feb 2016. For more information see the Programme Guide 2016 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

Workshops and courses 2016



Interactive technologies for the future classroom

5-DAY COURSE   |   4-8 July 2016  Last places available!

FCL workshopThe 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).

Download the example agenda here

Participant comments (courses organised in June and July 2015):

  • It was a great experience, I have improved my skills, I saw really the school of the future, I met tutors and classmates excellent!
  • Having recently installed IWBs in our school, the most useful part was definitely exploring the online tools like Proconnect and i3learnhub for creating lessons and interactive materials.
  • I strongly believe that our course leader was an excellent teacher, communicative, and particularly willing to help everyone in the class!


Also 2 or 3 day participation is possible!


 


Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching

6-days course   |   14-19 September 2016    Special fee: 420€

FCL workshopThe "Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM teaching" course provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers with resources and ideas to develop more engaging science lessons and to increase students' interest for STEM subjects and careers. The course includes various hands-on workshops (e.g. coding) and active exploring of resources such as virtual visits to research centres, the use of virtual and remote labs and other innovative tools in the classroom. The course also includes a visit to the "European Contest for Young Scientists" fair and to its Awards ceremony to get inspired by young aspiring scientists! The course is co-organized by Scientix, the community for Science education in Europe.
 


Collaborative schools development

2-DAY WORKSHOP +  2 WEBINARS   |   6-7 OCTOBER 2016   Fee: 360€

FCL workshopMany 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 - aspiring schools leaders and advanced teachers - should have a good level of English.

The workshop will be lead by Diana Bannister, MBE (University of Wolverhampton)

Participant comments (workshop September 2015)

  • Most interesting for was the opportunity to exchange ideas constantly and interactive approach to work. Many ideas for work and discovered applications and use.
  • STEPS plan and Students as Digital Leaders were most useful parts for me.
  • Thanks for the excellent organization, the experience and the ability to communicate with the moderator and colleagues from Europe!
     

Programming for the 21st century classroom

2 to 5-DAY COURSE   |   17-21 October 2016  

FCL workshopProgramming 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; •    STEM and other teachers who would like to link to computer science concepts and/or apply programming in their subjects.

Participant comments (5-day course October 2014)

  • The most useful part of the program was to see how easy is coding without knowledge in java language. I did not know yet how to apply in my classroom.
  • I mostly liked Kodu Game Lab and Scratch since I think these two will be quite simple, but at the same time challenging for the students. I'm going to use these programs most often.
  • On the trainer: Very approachable and accommodating guy. Willing to provide additional explanation if requested and also willing to diversify if the need arises.

     

Developing an eSafe classroom

2 to 5-DAY COURSE   |   14-18 NOVEMBER 2016   

The Internet is part of daily practice of many classroom activities. Teachers use and, increasingly, produce more digital materials as part of course work. Many teachers and students now use social media and mobile tools to access and share information. But what do all of these new practices mean for eSafety in the classroom? How are online tools such as blogs, wikis, Twitter and Facebook used in the classroom in an effective and safe way? How do we manage issues such as copyright, privacy, personal safety and verification of sites? How do we get students to engage with these issues and their own personal safety proactively? This workshop is a hands-on, practical course, designed to help teachers embed eSafety within everyday teaching and learning.

Participant comments (2-day workshop in December 2013)

  • I found the information I got very interesting and useful to use at school and try to make the rest of school also get involved. In fact, I have used some of the course contents for my classes today. Students found the contents very relevant and so did the school principal, the ICT coordinator and the parents' association president and some other colleagues I was able to talk about.
  • Course leader was fantastic in communication, teaching.

     

The course is based on materials developed within an EC-funded CPDLab project. An example structure of a 5-day course:

eSafety course: 5-day course structure

 


Flipped classroom

2-DAY WORKSHOP  |  26-27 November 2016 (weekend)

In this workshop the teachers will explore "flipped classroom", an emerging form of teaching and learning: Students learn new content through material gathered or prepared by the teacher like video lectures, usually at home. What used to be homework (assigned problems) is now done in class with teachers offering more personalized guidance and interaction with students, instead of lecturing. The participants will get an introduction on how to plan flipped lessons, how to create activities and content, and what kind of ICT tools to use.


Developing Digital Skills in your Classroom

2-DAY WORKSHOP  |  3-4 December 2016  (weekend)

Digital skills are already an essential requirement for young people to succeed in an increasingly digitized society. Schools and teachers therefore need support to work with their students to develop 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. This workshop gives an introduction on to developing a range of digital skills and to introducing them to the tools and resources that are available to them.

 

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


Past courses

Check out our previous workshops/courses.