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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Bringing eSafety into school policies and everyday teaching and learning
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. : 518130-LLP-1-2011-1-BE-COMENIUS-CMP
GENERAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
ICT - Information and communication technologies
Pedagogy and didactics
School improvement & quality evaluation
School management, school autonomy
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
General secondary
Vocational/Technical secondary
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
EUN Partnership aisbl
Rue de Trèves 61
1040 -
Brussels
Belgium
http://fcl.eun.org/
 
Dorothy Cassells
+32 (0)2 790 75 75
+32 (0)2 790 75 85
dorothy.cassells@eun.org
Elina Jokisalo
+32 (0)2 790 75 35
+32 (0)2 790 75 85
elina.jokisalo@eun.org
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
The participants have to do four preliminary exercises:
1. Identify the different types of eSafety issues that pupils and teachers will encounter when they use the internet, mobile devices, social media etc. both in and outside of school. Exercise for Module 1.
2. Conduct an interview in your school with other colleagues and identify 3 positive uses of technology and three more challenging or problematic uses of technology that have been experienced in your school. Exercise for Module 2.
3. Describe how you have solved cyber bullying situations at your school. Does the school have an eSafety policy and/or an acceptable use policy? Does guidance exist at a local, regional and national level? What kinds of materials are available? Exercise for Module 5.
4. Read the summary of research findings document which summarises key issues.

It is up to participants to share and report this information using whatever medium they feel comfortable with.
The objectives are for:
• Teachers can implement e-Safety skills in their own teaching environment, identifying and managing potential risks;
• Teachers can help their students recognise the benefits of being aware of e-safety issues, helping them develop critical thinking skills;
• Teachers can identify the limitations of tools and how they might overcome risks using them in education;
• Teachers can evaluate different e-Safety materials and develop student-centered usage of interactive solutions of materials;
• Teachers can share ideas and propose methods with colleagues for example with peer learning at their own schools;
• Teachers can help their school develop an e-Safety programme, including an acceptable use policy.
The training will be delivered in a workshop style. Led by an expert trainer, participants will work together in small groups through a series of practical activities, exercises and case studies. The emphasis will be on practical application in teaching and in school, with ideas and information to take back and apply in the classroom with students. The course will use a variety of content, and will introduce participants to the InSafe network, sign-posting key sources of localised information tailored for use within the national/local context.

The first part of the course will centre on students, examining facts and figures, discussing issues faced within teaching and learning, looking at different tools, and different ideas and ways of involving students in eSafety, including turning them into eSafety ambassadors within and beyond the school. Building on this, participants will then be asked to examine the issues from the school perspective, with the opportunity to complete an on-line audit that can assist schools consider their eSafety policies, looking at the eSafety label programme being developed specifically for schools by the InSafe network. The course will end with participants looking at nationally available resources and making a plan on sharing the information within their school.

The location of the course, in the Future Classroom Lab in European Schoolnet's offices in Brussels, will give the participants the added opportunity to learn more at first hand from the InSafe programme leads, on ways they can take advantage of the wide variety of materials available on-line for schools/teachers/students in multiple languages. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore different communities of practice to consider ways best suited to their individual needs in order to keep informed and involved.
During the course, participants will receive a set of working documents which they can use after the workshop in their school and classroom with other teachers and students. They will also have access to the trainer via email and be encouraged to sign-up to the most relevant InSafe network organisation to access localised materials and information. Participants will also be provided with support in order to explain the benefits of signing up to the eSafety label to their school’s senior management and be provided with any assistance they need so that the school completes the process.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Sunday: arrival in Brussels, ready for start of course on Monday morning.

Monday (09:30-17:00): eSafety in the C21st - perspectives and context.
Welcome, introductions and presentation of the agenda. eSafety in your school, media literacy, definition of eSafety, role of ICT in lives of young people and their teachers.

Tuesday (09:30-17:00): Bringing eSafety into everyday teaching and learning.
eSafety skills and different tools, social software and networks, file sharing and mobile tools, practical eSafety management around using the tools, good practice, protection of identity, critical evaluation of resources.

Wednesday (09:30-17:00): Practical eSafety management - the importance of critical thinking and reflection.
Use of a case study on cyber-bullying to work through different aspects and issues, sharing experience amongst participants, group working using supporting InSafe activities and materials, sourcing translated versions for use back in school.

Thursday (09:30-17:00): eSafety programme in your school
Introduction to the eSafety Label for schools, results from across Europe, on-line assessment tool, piloting and comparing results, developing an eSafety programme for your school.

Friday (09:00 to 15:30): practical approach to take forward
On-line teaching materials for eSafety - European and National resources, developing the action plan to take back to your school. Evaluation feedback on the course with the course trainer. Formal course evaluation online, follow-up activities.

Lunch at 12:30, morning/afternoon 15 min coffee break, Dinner at 19:30. Evening walking tours of historical central Brussels and the European Parliament area.
 
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.
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