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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
CLIL – Practical Online Tools for teachers working with CLIL - 2 weeks 2014
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 141783-LLP-1-2008-1-DK-LEONARDO-LMP (2008-1937)
GENERAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
ICT - Information and communication technologies
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Primary
General secondary
Vocational/Technical secondary
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
Syddansk Erhvervsskole
Munke Mose Alle 9
DK-5000 -
Odense C
Denmark
www.sde.dk
 
Kent Andersen
0045 6312 6500
0045 6312 6629
eti@sde.dk
Sandra Attard-Montalto
00356 2379 6321
00356 2137 7325
training@etimalta.com
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
When pre-registering, participants will receive supporting documents for their application, including:
• A full Programme Description with the sessions timetable
• A full Course Description
• Information on accommodation
When their booking is confirmed, participants will receive:
• A pre-course questionnaire which will enable trainers to learn about the participants' teaching backgrounds, especially in CLIL, their computer literacy, their type of computer, and to assess their needs
Participants will be encouraged to bring their own laptops, or large Pen-Drives if not possible, to retain records of any projects & materials resulting from this course
• A recommended reading list to prepare participants for the course
• An online test to help stream teachers into suitable levels
• Information about the Europass Mobility Certificate
• Information about Malta to prepare teachers for their cultural experience
• Further information about their accommodation
The above materials will be downloadable from a specific secure course web-page on our website.
Upon arrival, each participant will receive a Welcome Pack with a map of the area and a local bus route map.
• To introduce the principles of CLIL and get an overview of the application of this discipline
• To analyse the synergies of integrating ICT into a CLIL classroom teaching environment, using hands-on & experiential methods
• To enable teachers to design dual-purpose learning materials
• To introduce participants to practical online software tools or teaching aids specifically
designed for the use of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) teachers and their students
• To guide teachers on how to apply these practical tools to their methodology in CLIL
• To introduce & work with Multidict, which provides seamless access from one entry point (a website) to 128 dictionaries with a combination of 114 languages
• To introduce and work with Wordlink, which can convert texts from a webpage so all words are linked to online dictionaries
• To introduce and work with the Textblender, which has interfaces in six languages (DE,DK,EN,GR,IT and NL) as well as videos with online subtitles in DE,DK,EN ,GR,IT and NL
• To help teachers reflect on their own teaching methods in relation to technology in the classroom today
• Through the application of these tools, to empower teachers and help those basing their methodology on CLIL large amounts of time in preparing teaching materials, especially when annotating texts for students with vocabulary explanations
• To exchange & share pedagogical & other information & knowledge in a multi-cultural context
• To further develop participants’ own language skills
• To experience the cultural heritage of Malta with its bilingual linguistic environment
The CLIL Tools were developed as a result of a POOLS T project - a EU Leonardo Project. The tools are free, Copy Left, user-friendly tools which are proved to enable the eider use and application of CLIL across Europe in most languages and spread over a number of subjects and disciplines
• This course will be taught interactively, with input sessions and collaborative work, both as pair and group project work. Participants will be actively involved in all sessions
• Input sessions will be in the form of hands-on workshops and will involve brainstorming, analysis and at times problem-solving
• Sessions will practically help participants set up exercises using Wordlink, Multidict and the Textblender in a scaffolded setting
• Participants will be shown and will develop their own online interactive exercises
• Tools will be explored, analysed and discussed, developing the participants’ use of their communication skills in English
• Teachers will be asked to reflect on the tools & activities, inviting discussion with regard to their own knowledge & skills, their approach to teaching today’s students, and on adaptation of the use of the tools to their teaching & learning situations & contexts.
• Exchange of participants’ CLIL experiences, ICT and pedagogical knowledge will be encouraged through networking and discussion
• Participants’ own language skills will be developed and feedback given where appropriate
• Participants will also be introduced to appropriate websites related to the further development of their teaching skills & personal professional development
• Participants will have ample opportunity to practise and apply these tools
• The methodology will allow for participants to construct and exchange their own ideas on how to apply these tools to their CLIL teaching
• The course will also raise a general awareness of technology and ICT in the classroom today
The course will end with an evaluation session, where teachers will be asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course and its usefulness to them

-They will also be encouraged in this session to come up with a Personal Development Action Plan, and select tools & activities which they would like to try out in their own classes or projects
-Every participant will be asked to fill in the End of Course Questionnaire and give detailed feedback on every aspect of the course, including accommodation, the social programme and other services
- They will be invited to join a dedicated online collaborative website, the POOLS facebook site, in order to exchange ideas and comment on their Plan and its implementation, or to upload their own activities, which can be shared
- The site will allow networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other POOLS projects
Further tips and links to useful sites on the Facebook site will allow participants to benefit from CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
-The site will allow networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other ETI (previous or post-) courses or POOLS' project members. Teachers from different countries will be encouraged to set up their own EU class projects in conjunction with classes of other teachers on the courses. Participants will be encouraged to apply metholologies and tools set up through the POOLS-T Project and to participate in future POOLS Projects in Communicative Language Teaching Methods, CLIL and and CAL or ICT applications.
- Participants will be given a post-course 3 month subscription to our e-Learning online site to further develop and enhance their language knowledge and skills


 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
42 input hours & a Cultural Programme over 14 days. Valletta & Mdina Cultural Tours included in programme. All other activities marked * are OPTIONAL.

Session 1: 09.00 – 10.30
Session 2: 11.00 – 12.30
Session 3: 13.00 – 14.30 (except Wed)

Sunday: Arrival

Day 1
Introduction to CLIL
Ice-breaker
Overview
Core Attributes of CLIL – the 4 Cs
Theoretical Framework for a lesson
Creating a CLIL Lesson
Lesson Plan Template & Creating a Lesson
Welcome Get Together

Day 2
Presentation of Day 1 Lessons
Scaffolding & Tools for Language Support
Overview of CLIL Online Tools
The Impact of New Technologies on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Activity: Guided Half Day Tour to the capital – Valetta (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Day 3
Introduction to Multidict & Wordlink
Introducing Mulitdict & Wordlink to the lessonplan
Application to Textblender

Day 4
Introduction to Clilstore
Example Lesson in Clilstore
Clilstore Online Manual
How to create a unit in Clilstore
Activity: Grand Harbour Cruise*

Day 5
Clilstore Refresher & Walkthrough
Adding Exercises to the Units
Dropbox & Exchanges in the Cloud
Authoring Tools
Creating a Clilstore Unit
Presentation of Units & discussion

Day 6 Full Day Guided Tour to Malta's sister island -Gozo*

Day 7 Full Day Tour to Sicily*

Day 8
Theory behind CLIL
Example CLIL lessons
Workgroups & discussions on CLIL theory

Day 9
Creating an entire CLIL course using the tools
Activity: Guided Half Day Tour to Medieval City of Mdina

Day 10
Presentation of Lesson Plans
Discussion & evaluation of Lesson Plans’ strengths & weaknesses
Class discussion of ideas & suggestions
Changes & adjustments to Lesson Plans

Day 11
Practical activity – carrying out of prepared Lesson Plans by different groups
Activity: Neolithic Temples Tour (UNESCO World Heritage Site)*

Day 12
Evaluation & Feedback on Thursday’s activity
Pros & Cons of the applied activities
Course Overview
Course Evaluation & Feedback

Day 13 Full Day Tour*OR Departure

Day 14 Departure
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of Attendance including Description of Training Content and Time Input
 
Certificate of Attendance including Description of Training Content and Time Input
INFORMATION ON COURSE SESSION/S
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