Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those who want to improve their digital competences and learn how they can use technology to enhance learning. The course will focus on theoretical background and practical use of digital storytelling and building narratives as well as the opportunities for creating teaching and learning resources through photo stories and if-than adventure stories. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know the theoretical background as well as go through a series of practical exercises in order to develop skills for practical use of digital storytelling software and various free online content management tools. A strong focus will be on a systematic curation of content and form through building narratives.

Outcomes
  • Improving the participants’ digital competences.

  • Understanding of storytelling and narrative building as teaching and learning style.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Enhancing understanding of the potential storytelling and narrative building have in education and opportunities they provide.

  • Enhancing professional skills through mastering tools for virtual communication and collaboration.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of digital storytelling in education.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of digital storytelling from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people using digital storytelling, video editing and media production in education in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to publish a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be available on the virtual collaboration platform. It will be used during the first meeting, but it will also be available online to the other participants so that they can have a preliminary knowledge of the group they are going to be part of. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

After the course, the participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Since they will all join the virtual collaboration platform they will be able to further discuss and deepen the understanding of the themes of this course and therefore keep on learning. Moreover, they will be encouraged to share materials showing how they are using what they have learned in their everyday work in terms of ideas, photos, videos, lesson plans, assessment and self-assessment forms, etc. creating an open educational resource available to everyone else from the group. Thanks to the virtual collaboration platform they will all be networked which will provide greater opportunities to develop future partnerships and projects. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.
5 days programme (20 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to storytelling and narrative building as a teaching and learning style

  • Practical workshop on digital storytelling and narrative building

  • Practical workshop on  creating interactive digital storytelling scenarios

  • Online tools for collaboration in storytelling and media production projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

10 days programme (40 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to storytelling and narrative building as a teaching and learning style

  • Practical workshop on digital storytelling and narrative building

  • Practical workshop on  creating interactive digital storytelling scenarios

  • Introduction to animation tools, practical workshop on teacher generated animation

  • Whiteborad animation production, project task based on the curriculum of each individual participant

  • Explainer video production, project task based on the curriculum of each individual participant

  • Publishing and sharing, legal framework of online content publishing and sharing

  • Online tools for collaboration in storytelling and media production projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

  • Teambuilding

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request.

COURSE FEE

The course fee includes tuition and materials for the course sessions as well as the cultural and social programme. Please check the course fee for each specific course session below.

SUBSISTENCE

In some destinations participants are responsible to organize their accommodation and meals while in others we have set arrangements with hotels or campuses. Please check for a specific course session.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.

Coming up first:

24.08. - 28.08.2020

Barcelona, Spain

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Place

Barcelona, Spain

Valletta, Malta

Fee

10 days / 700 €

5 days / 350 €

Subsistence

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People

max 20

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29.06. - 03.07.2020

Dublin, Ireland

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Place

Dublin, Ireland

Helsinki, Finland

Oulu, Finland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Copenhagen, Denmark

Le Gossier, France

Fee

10 days / 840 €

5 days / 420 €

Subsistence

To be announced

People

max 20

CONTACT

Address: Achileios 23, 41335 Larissa, Greece

Tel: +30 693 955 4031

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