ICT FOR TEACHERS

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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 ICT to prepare didactic materials or engage their learners in more interactive learning. The course will focus on theoretical background and practical use of digital online tools for communication, collaboration, design and publishing as well as the opportunities for creating teaching and learning resources through different media production.

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as practical workshops, 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 versatile online tools for classroom use.

Outcomes
  • Improving the participants’ digital competences.

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

  • Enhancing understanding of the potential ICT have in education and opportunities they provide.

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

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

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

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences use of ICT 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 ICT 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 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

  • Brainstorming and voting online (Tricider)

  • Sourcing data from a computational knowledge engine (Wolfram Alpha)

  • Making information visually appealing through infographics (Piktochart)

  • Overview of the banks of freely reusable resources for educational use

  • Animated infographics (Renderforest)

  • Online tools for collaboration in ICT projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • 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

  • Brainstorming and voting online (Tricider)
  • Sourcing data from a computational knowledge engine (Wolfram Alpha)

  • Making information visually appealing through infographics (Piktochart)

  • Overview of the banks of freely reusable resources for educational use

  • Animated infographics (Renderforest)

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

  • Whiteboard 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 ICT projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • 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.