Past courses - 2019

Active learning in my school and classroom

2-DAY WORKSHOP | 14-15 November 2019

The Future Classroom is a space for active learning. It integrates the optimal use of the learning space, technology and pedagogy to build 21st century skills for the learners. In this 2-day workshop we will explore how the Future Classroom learning zones together with a Future Classroom pedagogy and technologies effects students. The workshop combines both theory and hands-on activities, and it is aimed at teachers who want to adapt the principles of active learning into their teaching practice, and teachers and coordinators who consider designing or adapting learning spaces at school.


 

Digital skills, media literacy and citizenship for the Future Classroom

5-DAY COURSE | 2-6 December (also 3-day participation) FULL

Developing digital citizenship education is important for schools and educators. This course includes two parts: the first part will focus on digital skills and literacy and builds on the second part which will focus on active citizenship... Read more here


 

FCL Summer Academy: Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom

5-DAY COURSE | 1-5 July 2019 FULL

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! Read more here


 

Collaborative projects for the future classroom

2-DAY WORKSHOP | 11-12 March 2019 FULL

Collaboration is an essential 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.


 

FCL Winter Academy: Developing key competences through project-based learning

5-DAY COURSE | 25-29 March 2019 (also 3-day participation) FULL

In this course, the participants will learn how to embed competence-based approaches in everyday teaching practice, what are the components of good PBL, and which tools and strategies can help teachers in this endeavour. The participants will also discover the importance of student-driven activities, entrepreneurial mind-set, and other skills needed for better PBL such as social and emotional learning. Read more here


 

Interactive technologies for the future classroom

5-DAY COURSE | 8-12 April 2019 FULL

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). Read more here


 

Enhancing STEM practice and strategy in secondary schools

5-DAY COURSE | 23-27 April 2019 FULL

The course provides teachers in secondary schools with resources and ideas to help them bring effective and quality teaching of STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their classrooms, while developing and applying innovative teaching approaches to increase young students' knowledge, skills and interest in STEM. The course includes hands-on workshops (e.g. coding) and active exploring of online resources such as virtual labs and research centers or space related activities, among other ingenious tools. The teachers have the opportunity to exchange knowledge while being introduced to different creative teaching approaches and practices, to be used both in STEM and in cross-curricula capacity, in the classroom. The course will also look into why it is important to develop a STEM strategy at the whole-school level and how to do that in practice.


 

Programming for the 21st century classroom

5-DAY COURSE | 13-17 May 2019 (also 2-day participation) FULL

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...Read more here


 

FCL Summer Academy: Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom

5-DAY COURSE | 1-5 July 2019 FULL

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! Read more here