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 TEAM BUILDING FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS IN SCHOOLS AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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Who is this course for?

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision; the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” -- Andrew Carnegie

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 learn about building teams in their working environments in order to maximize their potential, performance and achievements in the workplace. 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 team building. Some other tools used may consist of project work, study visits, workshops, writing assignments, reflection and evaluation.

Outcomes
  • Learn the significance of team building and team spirit for the work place in general and schools and educational organizations in particular

  • Learn about the positive influence of team building on the students’ learning and on the quality of work life (for teachers and other staff) as well as on other circumstances of being members of groups

  • Learn how it is possible to create an atmosphere of collaboration and community

  • Develop communicative skills

  • Promote the idea of tolerance and acceptance of ambiguity

  • Develop positive qualities such as empathy, trust and sense of belonging in a group

  • Learn a set of techniques and practices contributing into team building

  • Acquire skills to re-use and adapt the various activities in the participants’schools/organizations

  • Boost creativity and critical thinking

  • Improve leadership skills

  • Learn new techniques to use in the classroom with students

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

  • e intercultural awareness.

  • Share experiences of team building from different organizations in order to help one another to be more effective in 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 team building and its significance for schools and educational organizations

  • Introduction to team building

  • Presenting, analyzing and explaining a selection team-building activities that work

  • Focus on e-team building

  • 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 team building and its significance for schools and educational organizations

  • Introduction to team building

  • Overview of a rich variety of forms of activities for team-building

  • Presenting, analyzing and explaining a selection of team-building activities that work

  • Detailed focus on e-team building

  • Ideas about sharing the experience of the programme

  • Design team building activities for your school

  • 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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