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INNOVATIVE METHODOLOGIES AND ICT TOOLS

IN THE CLASSROOM

COURSE INFORMATION

As our society becomes more complex, schools must adapt their methods to prepare students for new challenges in the 21st century. This course will help you prepare for a dynamic, challenging and motivating teaching approach which get your students would be critical and conscious digital citizens.  Inclusion in the digital Classroom: active and cooperative learning

Innovative methodologies refers to a broad range of teaching strategies which engage students as active participants in their learning process during class time with their instructor. Typically, these strategies involve some amount of students working together during class, but may also involve individual work and/or reflection. Active methodologies place the students at the center of this process and make them the protagonists of discovery, rather than just passive information receivers. There are different teaching strategies to create an active learning environment and to engage the students to it.

Cooperative Learning, Project Based Learning, Flipped Classroom and Blended learning are  excellent examples of these active methodologies. These inclusive approaches provides teachers more opportunities to personalize the learning process of their students and can thereby increase their autonomy, motivation and self-direction.

Currently, Blended learning, the meaningful combination of learning at a distance and in school, through a careful choice of different tools and strategies, is becoming increasingly common in schools. Blended learning can therefore be an important step towards a competence-based education where the learner stands at the centre of an active learning process.

Moreover, the course provides innovative and engaging tools to integrate active methodology based on digital skills taking into account the content of the lessons and the curriculum. You will be able to use new technologies in the classroom, with special focus on the use of tablets as iPads or similar ones and discovering new apps but the achieve of all new knowledge as well. Teaching your students to use technology at the service of their  own learning and to make a responsible and critical use of ICT’s, you will able to contribute they would be real digital citizens of 21st century.

The course is aimed for teachers both primary and secondary level. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English. During the development of the course, we will work in collaboration to do several practical activities that will be very useful to carry out to your schools.

METHODOLOGY

Innovative methodologies and ICT tools in the classroom course is especially based on practical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. The course will have presentations, seminars and workshops to ensure full comprehension and every day assignment support. Participants will begin the course add new information about new educational and digital tools and  will also have the opportunity to enjoy interactive and cooperative group class. In addition, teachers will always have time to assess the information and the student’s job and redefine the contents and ways of working in order to improve the student’s skills. The expected training activity has been structured so that the participants can transfer know-how and develop needed skills once they return to their school with their own students.

Our experienced trainers will support and stimulate the networking and cooperation among participants. In the end of the course, the company will provide the participants an attendance certificate including the detailed information about the course, e.g. title, programme and schedule. In addition, an Europass Mobility Certificate can be added on request.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The course covers all the needs to know the basic ideas of active methodologies and an effective digital classroom.  In detail, the concrete goals of the course are:

To understand the advantages of ACTIVE METHODOLOGIES to get a more engaged teaching.
To learn to use a great range of new tools and resources for transforming the classroom into a ICT ENVIRONMENT LEARNING where students practice their digital skills.  
To introduce into the principles of COOPERATIVE LEARNING for designing cooperative  learning structures in our classrooms.
To add PROJECT BASED LEARNING in the daily practice of our classrooms offering to students activities more related with real world and increasing their motivation.
To know FLIPPED CLASSROOM methodology and learn how to introduce it in curriculums of different subjects.
To design a BLENDED LEARNING SCENARIO to be implemented in our school.
To provide teachers with resources which allow to them train their students to use technology in a more CRITICAL AND RESPONSIBLE way.
To help teachers to design and implement MOTIVATING ACTIVITIES for their students in different scenarios: online, at school and even, outdoors.
To SHARE EXPERIENCES of international collaboration and projects from different organizations in order to improve the European awareness.

DAILY PROGRAMME

The manager of the company usually welcomes participants on Sunday afternoon and gives them all the information about courses and Erasmus week. The main training activities, instruction and practices will take place from Monday to Friday. Moreover, participants will be able to explain their own school and Erasmus project to the rest of participants in the beginning of the week and, after that, work all together to set up future eTwinnings or even Job Shadowing. On another note, participants will be involved in cultural activities held by the company during afternoon time. Finally, there will be a course’ roundup and a final evaluation on Friday or Saturday morning, depending on the participants' departure time, and the delivery of the certificates of attendance. Here you have below the standard indicative daily programme of the course.

DAY 1 – SUNDAY. WELCOMING.

- Meeting and greeting.

- Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city.

- Round up presentation and networking between all participants.

- Guided and educational activity to discover the city.



DAY 2 – MONDAY.  ICT AT THE CLASSROOM.

- Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your KA1 PROJECT.
- ICT tools for a dynamic education.
- Digital classroom.
- Personal portfolio I.

DAY 3 – TUESDAY. FLIPPED CLASSROOM AND BLENDED LEARNING.

- Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your KA1 PROJECT.

- Flipped classroom.
- Edpuzzle.
- Blended learning.
- Nearpod.
- Personal portfolio II

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY. COOPERATIVE LEARNING.

- First steps in Cooperative Learning.

- Cooperative Learning roles and rules.

- Cooperative dynamics.

- Personal portfolio III.

DAY 5 – THURSDAY. PROJECT BASED LEARNING.

- Project Based Learning first steps.

- Assessing Project Based Learning.

- How to design a Project.

- Personal portfolio IV.

DAY 6 – FRIDAY. GAMIFICATION AND VIRTUAL REALITY.

- Gamification and tools for Gamification

- Gamification practice.

- Virtual Reality.

- Other resources.

- Sharing your personal portfolio.

- Optional lunch or dinner in the city: networking activity to deepen the relationship between all participants.

DAY 7 – SATURDAY. CONCLUSION.
- Course evaluation.
- Presentation of participants’ works.
- Releasing official course certifications.
- Participants departure.

 

DATES:

Innovative methodologies and ICT tools in the Classroom course will attend sessions during 2023 and 2024 in following dates:

  • 2023:

ALICANTE – SPAIN:
-    From Sunday 12th March to Saturday 18th.

-    From Sunday 2nd April to Saturday 8th.

-    From Sunday 21st May to Saturday 27th.
-    From Sunday 9th July to Saturday 15th.

-    From Sunday 8th October to Saturday 14th.

-    From Sunday 15th October to Saturday 21st.
-    From Sunday 29th October to Saturday 4th November.

-    From Sunday 26th November to Saturday 2nd December.
REYKJAVÍK – ICELAND:
-    From Sunday 16th July to Saturday 22nd.
CONFIRMED!

-    From Sunday 20th August to Saturday 26th. CONFIRMED!
-    From Sunday 15th October to Saturday 21st.

  • 2024:

ALICANTE – SPAIN:

-    From Sunday 7th January to Saturday 13th.

-    From Sunday 21st January to Saturday 27th.

-    From Sunday 25th February to Saturday 2nd March.
-    From Sunday 17th March to Saturday 23rd.

-    From Sunday 24th March to Saturday 30th.

-    From Sunday 21st April to Saturday 27th.

-    From Sunday 28th April to Saturday 4th May.

-    From Sunday 26th May to Saturday 1st June.

-    From Sunday 2nd June to Saturday 8th.

-    From Sunday 23rd June to Saturday 29th.

-    From Sunday 7th July to Saturday 13rd.

-    From Sunday 14th July to Saturday 20th.

-    From Sunday 21st July to Saturday 27th.

-    From Sunday 4th August to Saturday 10th.

-    From Sunday 18th August to Saturday 24th.

-    From Sunday 25th August to Saturday 31st.

-    From Sunday 6th October to Saturday 12th.

-    From Sunday 13th October to Saturday 19th.
-    From Sunday 27th October to Saturday 2nd November.

-    From Sunday 3rd November to Saturday 9th.

-    From Sunday 24th November to Saturday 30th.
REYKJAVÍK – ICELAND:

-    From Sunday 24th March to Saturday 30th.

-    From Sunday 21st April to Saturday 27th.

-    From Sunday 23rd June to Saturday 29th.
-    From Sunday 14th July to Saturday 20th.

-    From Sunday 21st July to Saturday 27th.

-    From Sunday 18th August to Saturday 24th.

-    From Sunday 25th August to Saturday 31st.
-    From Sunday 13th October to Saturday 19th.

-    From Sunday 20th October to Saturday 26th.

TENERIFE - SPAIN:

-    From Sunday 11th August to Saturday 17th.

-    From Sunday 20th October to Saturday 26th.

COST AND ERASMUS + FUNDING

The cost of the seven day course is 560€ and includes course fees, free cultural activities in the city during the week and certification of attendance. The company offers an Optional cultural package to deepen the relationship between all participants.

 

The training course is tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus + to teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations. Furthermore trainers can help in Key Action 1 Application to ensure that participants can get the grant and could be eligible to receive an Erasmus + grant that covers all the costs of the course.

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