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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
CIRCE - A CLASSICS & ICT RESOURCE COURSE FOR EUROPE
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A GRANT FOR EITHER COMENIUS OR GRUNDTVIG TARGET GROUPS

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))
GENERAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
ICT - Information and communication technologies
Pedagogy and didactics
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
Dutch
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
General secondary
Vocational/Technical secondary
ADULT EDUCATION
Adult education provider
Second chance or remedial education
Higher education institution offering outreach courses for adults
Other sectors of adult education
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Inspectors
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
GO! onderwijs van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Emile Jacqmainlaan 20
1000 -
Brussels
Belgium
www.g-o.be
 
Veerle De Troyer
+32 2 790 96 61
+32 2 790 97 97
veerle.de.troyer@g-o.be
Jens Vermeersch
+32 2 790 95 98
+32 2 790 97 97
jens.vermeersch@g-o.be
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
The participants will be asked to fill in a questionnaire about their background (school/organisation, teaching experience (subjects), skills in English, ICT skills and experience). Furthermore the participants will have access to the CIRCE manual on teaching Classics with ICT as well as to the resources on the CIRCE website www.CIRCE.eu. Hands-on training materials will be given out during the course.
To enable teachers in Classics all over Europe to Exploit the ICT resources available for their teaching of Ancient Greek and/or Latin and/or Classical Civilisation and to help create a new learning environment for Classics with ICT. Basic skills will be trained along with more advanced exercises and the new pedagogical and didactic approach enabled by ICT will be addressed.
Various topics from the CIRCE manual will be presented and followed up by workshops using computers to train various skills and point out the resources available for Classics (different kinds of software, internet resources, various databases, electronic dictionaries etc.). All will be put into in a pedagogical and didactic frame.
A lesson plan created by the participant during the course can - after testing in class - be added to the lesson plan section of the project website. The website www.circe.eu will provide a forum for the participants to discuss the in-service training after it has ended and to exchange further experiences and materials.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Sun, 19/07/2009: Arrival, welcome, short presentation of tutors and participants

Mon, 20/07/2009:Integration of ICT into Classics teaching
- Examples of good practice
- Searching the internet for Greek and Latin texts and images (Perseus, Itinera Electronica & other databases)
- Copyright issues
- General knowledge of picture processing
- Hands-on tasks on word processing
Each day ends with a plenary session, during which the day’s results are presented/ participants are given the opportunity to talk about examples of‘good practice’ with ICT.

Tues, 21/07/2009: Resources for Classics I
- Making your own exercise: Quizfaber or similar
- Preparing a Latin text: Collatinus
- Revision of the techniques of picture processing
- A major issue to teach Greek: fonts
- Hands-on tasks using presentation software

Wed, 22/07/2009: Web pages and websites
- Picture processing part III
- Briefing on the creation of web pages and websites
- Creation of the delegates' own web pages
- Visit to Ljubljana

Thu, 23/07/2009: Resources for Classics II and European collaboration
- Publishing on the web, JiTT, the use of an e-manual
- Linking art and literature: Musagora, Texteimage
- Software for drills and exercices, monitoring and assessment of student progress
- Stimulating further cooperation among participants, e-twinning & Classics

Fri, 24/07/2009: The Classical Challenge
The ancient world in modern teaching. Creation of teaching materials for use across the web. The participants are divided into two groups according to their own wishes. Each group will approach the subject of the day in a different manner using the skills and resources acquired during the previous days.

Sat, 25/07/2009: Day trip to the Roman town of Aquileia (Italy) + course evaluation

Sun, 26/07/2009: Departure
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
A certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
 
A certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
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