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.
Make learning accessible: Special Educational Needs in my classroom
2-DAY WORKSHOP | 23-24 September 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 learning difficulties.
Programming for the 21st century classroom
2 to 5-DAY COURSE | 9-13 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.
Future Classroom Scenarios
2-DAY WORKSHOP | 8-9 May 2017
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.
Collaborative teaching and learning with ICT tools
2-DAY WORKSHOP | 11-12 March 2017
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
"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.