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 are interested in international partnership projects. The course will provide a brief overview of EU funding opportunities for school partnership projects and focus on theoretical background and development of skills for successful implementation of international school partnership projects. 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 implementation of international school partnership projects. A strong focus will be on a project management through coaching and gamification approaches.

Outcomes
  • Overview of possibilities for international school partnership projects within the context of EU.

  • Understanding of coaching as a leadership style and the ability to organize peer-coaching as a model for quality assurance and monitoring.

  • Understanding of and the ability to use gamification to facilitate participation and engagement of the project team members and target groups.

  • Understanding biological, psychological and social aspects of leadership and the ability to recognize, adopt and facilitate different leadership styles in order to manage group work and cooperation.

  • Understanding of coaching as a leadership style and development of coaching skills.

  • Understanding of different types of roles in the group and how to manage and assign them to encourage collaboration.

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

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful leadership and initiative skills in education.

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

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

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

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people involved in international collaboration and project management in different educational 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 (20 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

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

  • Overview of the opportunities for international partnership projects for schools

  • Establishing ground rules for group work and collaboration through delegating tasks and assigning roles in the group

  • Introduction to leadership, leadership chemicals, practical workshop on leadership, leadership styles

  • Online tools for collaboration on international partnership 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

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

  • Overview of the opportunities for international partnership projects for schools
  • Establishing ground rules for group work and collaboration through delegating tasks and assigning roles in the group

  • Introduction to leadership, leadership chemicals, practical workshop on leadership, leadership styles

  • Introduction to coaching as a leadership style, peer-coaching as a model for quality assurance and monitoring

  • Gamification as a tool for encouraging participation and engagement of project team members and target groups (intrinsic and extrinsic)

  • Work groups: hands-on activities on development of drafts for partnership school projects

  • Online tools for collaboration on international partnership 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.

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05.08. - 16.08.2019

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CONTACT

Address: Achileios 23, 41335 Larissa, Greece

Tel: +30 693 955 4031

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