INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SCHOOL: INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS, ETWINNING AND ONLINE COLLABORATION AND NEW ACCREDITATIONS OF ERASMUS + PROGRAMME
This course will focus on the variety of possibilities to make your school and classroom more international. It will be carried out in a mixture of theoretical and practical lessons with internationally mixed groups, aiming to end up with an internationalization plan and project ideas for both online projects and face-2-face projects for the own school. Moreover, we’ll have a look to the new accreditation of the Erasmus program.
This workshop 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. Non-native English trainers expecting participants to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.
The course is based on both theoretical and practical lessons, as well as and presentations of examples of good practice and group discussions and sharing experiences. It will have short lectures to ensure full comprehension which the participants will then have time to turn into individual ideas for their schools and classes. Every day the participants will get short and fun assignments related to their needs and goals for the course on our own course-related eTwinning page. In that way, every day participants will become more and more accustomed to working in etwinning, will become more fluent in creating content and will come up with own ideas that can be directly used for their own individual projects at home.
Our experienced trainers will support and stimulate the networking and cooperation among participants. We organize networking, cultural, sport and historical activities in order to give participants the opportunity to exchange best-practice and establish professional cooperation and links. In these activities will take part not only participants of the course but also other participants from different courses running at the same time at the same venue. The expected training activity has been structured so that the participants can transfer know-how and develop needed skills to create and manage a project with real success.
By the end of the course, participants should have a proposal ready for a more internationalized curriculum and have set up a draft project plan for an international project or international online project. In the best case they will have found potential partners among the other participants or other channels that will be shown throughout the course.
At the end of the course, the company will provide the participants with an attendance certificate including the detailed information about the course, e.g. title, programme and schedule. In addition, a Europass Mobility Certificate can be added on request.
This course will cover a range of subjects that should be considered when internationalizing your school:
- why internationalize your school- overview over several options for international projects offered by the European Council and others
- the role of eTwinning and digital work in international projects
- useful collaborative apps for school partnerships and online projects
- how to get the funds for your projects
- how to make the most out of the new Erasmus possibilities after your successful accreditation
- what makes a good project / internationalization coordinator
- one coordinator or team work
- embedding the European and International dimension to the curriculum and/ or school program
By the end of the course, participants should have a proposal ready for an international project including the usage of etwinning. At the end of the course, the company will provide the participants with an attendance certificate including the detailed information about the course, e.g. title, programme and schedule. In addition, a Europass Mobility Certificate can be added on request.
It exists a standard indicative daily programme. However, the course can be personalized each week according to participants´ needs and professional profiles.
DAY 1 – SUNDAY. WELCOMING.
- Meeting and greeting.
- Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city.
- Reception of all course material.
- Brief presentation of the course and its target by the end of the week.
DAY 2 – MONDAY. Internationalization: Overview.
Presentation and group work: What is Internationalization and why do we need it?
Participants’ presentation: Status quo: Presentation of our schools and what we are already doing and what we would like to change (Method: Pecha Kucha)
Presentation: International programs and funding possibilities
DAY 3: TUESDAY. eTwinning.
- Presentation: What is eTwinning? Why eTwin?
- Presentation: Best practice examples
- Workshop: Twinspace
DAY 4: WEDNESDAY. Erasmus and Organization.
Presentation: The new Erasmus generation
Workshop: Partner finding: what makes a good project partner? Where can I find partners?
Group discussion: Lone wolf or team work: international coordination in practice
DAY 5: THURSDAY. PRACTICAL AND NETWORKING DAY.
- Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your KA1 PROJECT: 5W's. WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company.
- Networking activity: Guided session to find your best partner for a future JOB SHADOWING and/or ERASMUS PROJECT.
- Optional Cultural package: it depends of the city where the course is running, PMS ERASMUS PLUS will offer an optional package just to encourage networking and to know much more about cultural and historical from the country where you stay.
DAY 6: FRIDAY. FINALIZING.
- Workshop: Collaborative tools for international project work
- Group work: Drafting our own international project
- Presentation: Presentations of project ideas and feedback
- Optional lunch or dinner, it depends on the chosen venue. Networking activity to deepen the relationships between all participants.
DAY 7 – SATURDAY. CONCLUSION.
- Course evaluation.
- Releasing of official course certifications.
- Participants departure.
INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SCHOOL will attend courses during academic course 2021 and 2022 in following dates:
ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:
From Sunday 18th July to Saturday 24th- CONFIRMED!
From Sunday 17th October to Saturday 23rd
SPAIN - ALICANTE:
From Sunday 8th August to Saturday 14th.
SPAIN – CANARY ISLANDS (TENERIFE):
From Sunday 17th April to Saturday 23rd.
ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:
From Sunday 24th July to Saturday 30th.
IRELAND - DUBLIN:
From Sunday 31th July to Saturday 6th August
SPAIN - ALICANTE:
From Sunday 7th August to Saturday 13th.
PORTUGAL – LISBOA:
From Sunday 2nd October to Saturday 8th.
COST AND ERASMUS + FUNDING
The cost of the seven day course is 490€, including course fee, certification and support fee, cultural and sport activities in the city. The company offers an Optional cultural package to deepen in relationship between all participants.
eTwinning and Job Shadowing 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 cover all the costs of the course.