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 EMPOWERING TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS BY PROMOTING RESILIENCE IN THEM

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Who is this course for?

Schools are places full of stress. Independently of whether you are teacher in a private school or in schools and educational institutions in poor city districts and neighbourhoods, teaching bring teachers face to face with many difficulties. But as Aguilar puts it, we must distinguish between healthy and toxic stress: the latter must be overcome. School leaders must focus on boosting the resilience of their staff. This course is aimed at school leaders (heads and deputy heads), other directors (of school districts and authorities), 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 learn about helping their peers (and even their learners) to maximize their potential. 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 focused on the central notion of resilience and on ways of promoting it. School leaders will acquire skills to cultivate resilience in their peers, and teachers and other professionals will enhance their skills for developing resilience.

Outcomes
  • Learn to fight against adversity in life and mainly in the profession and workplace.

  • Learn to face complex and dysfunctional systems, but also personal hardships that affect the work life.

  • Understand the significance of building resilience for promoting school and social transformation.

  • Help develop a healthy camaraderie among the school staff

  • Promote the idea of the healthy community among adults as well as youth

  • Provide and exercise creative ideas and practical resources for empowerment of teachers by means of resilience.

  • Transfer and implement the above ideas and practices to participants’ schools, workplaces and organizations. Learn how and why

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

  • Promote intercultural awareness.

  • Share experiences of coaching from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Strengthen the European collaboration among people practicing coaching in education in different contexts.

  • Provide 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 prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. 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 participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. 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 (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

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

  • Overview of the notion of resilience – putting resilience in contexts (for teachers and not only)

  • Presentation and analysis of a full program for promoting resilience

  • Transfer of the program of the activities into practice and making it a reality

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

10 days programme (50 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

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

  • Overview of the notion of resilience

  • Putting resilience in contexts (for teachers and not only)

  • A holistic and wide approach to resilience building

  • Presentation and analysis of a full program for promoting resilience

  • Analyzing, explaining and practicing a wide variety of activities

  • Organizing individual plans of coaching for resilience in our schools and workplaces

  • Online tools for collaboration on coaching projects, eTwinning, School Education Platform

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

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.

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