Courses: spring 2014
A new CPDLab course “Future Classroom – adapting pedagogical practice” will be held in spring 2014. The course is also available in the Comenius in-service training database (ref: BE-2014-296-003). The course is aimed for secondary school teachers and will provide a very practical workshop-based experience to help teachers adapt their current pedagogical practice, and learn new tools and skills.
During the course the participants will:
- discuss the future classroom, sharing videos of their current practice
- develop their own future learning scenarios
- practice with the 'Future Scenarios Toolkit' developed by the iTEC project
- consider the role of digital literacy skills, both their own and their students, and the importance of critical thinking
- rethink communication and collaboration within and beyond the classroom, incorporating the wide range technologies found in the classroom today
The course will be organised in two sessions:
- 17-21 February 2014
- 17-21 March 2014
Are you interested to take part in this course? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name, organisation, country and the financing plan (yourself, your schools, or the Comenius grant). Please mention also which edition (February or March) you would join.
Courses: summer 2013 - The registration is closed
The CPDLab project plans, develops and delivers three courses for teachers professional development:
- Pedagogical use of interactive whiteboards in schools
- Future Classroom Scenarios.
The main audience for these 5-day trainings are teachers and trainers involved in continuing professional development in education at school, region or country level. The courses will be delivered at European Schoolnet's Future Classroom Lab in Brussels.
All three courses will run from summer 2013 and the courses have been listed in the European Commission’s Comenius/Grundtvig in-service training database (NB: The application for the Comenius grants for the courses running in summer 2013 has closed on 16 January).
Interactive Whiteboards – making the most of your IWB, a pedagogical approach
This is a generic, pedagogy-led interactive whiteboards (IWB) course. It assumes that delegates already have a baseline knowledge of IWBs, and complements the technical-led training that is typically delivered to schools and their teachers following the investment in interactive whiteboard technology. The CPDLab course is looking to extend this to fully exploit teaching and learning opportunities offered by IWB technologies.
- Dates: 1-5 July 2013
- Reference number: BE-2013-250-001
- URL to the Comenius database: http://tiny.cc/cpdlab-iwb
eSafety – bringing eSafety into everyday teaching and learning
There is a wealth of information on different issues related to being safe online, and within each member state there are websites to download relevant information. There are also training courses addressing specifi c issues such as cyber-bullying. Research has however confi rmed there is still limited training for schools on eSafety, which has contributed to the launch of a pilot for a schools’ eSafety Label and has inspired the development of this CPDLab course covering a wide range of issues.
- Dates: 24-28 June 2013
- Reference number: BE-2013-249-001
- URL to the Comenius database: http://tiny.cc/cpdlab-esafety
Future Classroom Scenarios – implementing new teaching and learning activities in the future classroom
The third course is linked to the iTEC project. This four-year, pan-European project is focused on the design of the future classroom. Divided into phases, the project will deliver a range of innovative learning activities and validate these via pilots in over 1,000 classrooms across Europe. The CPDLab project is developing training around these validated learning activities in order to spread and disseminate best practice.
- Dates: 8-12 July 2013
- Reference number: BE-2013-247-001
- URL to the Comenius database: http://tiny.cc/cpdlab-fcs
The CPDLab project is partially financed by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme (Grant agreement 2011-3641/001-001). The content of this communication and the courses is the sole responsibility of the consortium members and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission and the Commission is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained herein.