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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Future Classroom: adapting pedagogical practice
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
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
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 Treves 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)
Participants will be asked to prepare and bring with them two short (2 to 3 mins each) video presentations to share during the course: one of themselves as an educator; the other of their teaching environment. Videos should include students and at least one colleague. In addition participants will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire indicating their role and confidence with embedding technology in teaching and learning.
The objectives are to:
- help teachers adapt their current pedagogical practice, learning new tools and skills to embed technology in teaching and learning practice;
- practice with new tools and activities, piloted in classrooms across Europe to help redesign the future classroom;
- review good eSafety practice both at school and classroom level, with a focus on developing digital literacy skills for themselves as teachers and their students;
- develop participants' confidence in using interactive technologies to enhance communication and collaboration both inside and outside the classroom.
The training will be delivered in a practical, workshop style. Led by expert trainers, participants will work together in small groups through a series of 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 and with students. The course will use a variety of content and will introduce participants to existing resources, as well as providing the opportunity to adapt and develop their own.
At the start of the course, participants will discuss the future classroom, sharing videos of their current practice. The course will then procegress by taking partitipatns through a process to develop their own future learning scenarios, looking at outcomes tested and piloted through the Commission's FP7 project, iTEC in classrooms across Europe. Partitipants will have the opportunity to practice with the 'Future Scenarios Toolkit'.
Participants will then consider the role of digital literacy skills, both their own and their students, and the importance of critical thinking, in navigating through issues presented in an ever increasing digital world, where the student is moving from consumer to producer of information.
The last section of the course will focus on communication and collaboration within and beyond the classroom, incorporating the wide range technologies found in the classroom today including the interactive whiteboard, tablets, bring your own devices; with the focus on adapting pedagogical practices.
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 community of practice, linked to their subject specialism, to continue their professional development through on-going collaboration with their peers.
 
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): the future is here
Welcome, introductions and presentation of the agenda. Examples of changing teaching environments, roles, tools. Presentation and discussion of own schools. Tour and group working in the Future Classroom Lab, Brussels.

Tuesday (09:30-17:00): Imagine your future
Changing educational landscape, changing teaching pedagogy supported by technoogy, student-centred learning, projects. Introduction to the Future Scenarios Toolkit for schools, exploring how to use it, working in groups to develop future scenarios.

Wednesday (09:30 - 17:00): Critical thinking and reflection
Looking at the importance of bringing eSafety into everyday teaching and learning, the inter-relationsip between what is happening in the school, the classroom and outside the school, developing digital literacy skills, good practice,and the importance of critical evaluation.

Thursday (09:30 to 17:00): Student involvement in the lesson and beyond.
Participants will look at incorporating different devices in the classroom and beyond, to support communication and collaboration amongst students, teachers, external experts and parents. Practical activities focused on adapting pedagogical practices through the interactive whiteboard, tablets, student own devices, social media, sharing software and conferencing tools.

Friday (09:30 - 15:30): Planning, presentation and delivery
Bringing it all together, participants will develop their own resources, considering what makes a good lesson. Presenting and evaluation by peer review, before planning personal development embedding technology to adapt their pedagogical practices. Evaluation feedback of the course with the trainer, followed by presentation of course certificates. Formal course evaluation will be done on-line.

Lunch at 12:30, am/pm 15 min coffee break. Optional course dinners, evening walking tour of historic centre, Parliament
 
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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