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Classroom 2.0: Enhanced ways of teaching integrating web2.0 tools in your classroom’ Overall view and practical tips Completed


Dates: 13 & 18 Feb 2012
Available Seats: 30
Location: Athens - Greece
Seminar Cost:HRDA

HRDA - Price Table


Small Enterprises
1-49 Employees
Medium Enterprises
50-249 Employees
Large Enterprises
250+ Employees
1 Participant - €280 2 Participants - €480 3 Participants - €680
1 Participants - €590 2 Participants - €990 3 Participants - €1290
1 Participants - €950 2 Participants - €1350 3 Participants - €1550

human resource development authority of Cyprus, seminars in Cyprus, Digipro

Program Objectives:

A great change in the way that we communicate has come from a series of new software applications already known as Web2.0. Although not designed for educational purposes, Web2.0 tools such as wikis, blogs and social software are nowadays explored by educators and gradually embedded in traditional teaching scenarios.

The appropriate method of integrating the technology in the Pedagogy needs continuously exploration.

The objective of this course is to familiarize European teachers with enhanced ways to use these tools based on specific pedagogical methodologies and techniques in classroom. This means that the participants of this course will have the opportunity to gain great knowledge on how to involve tools, strategies and practical tips of utilizing web 2.0 perspectives into their teaching. The training course will provide European teachers with an introduction to web2.0 and social networking, as well as with hands-on experiences on how to integrate these tools into their teaching, with practical tips and case studies (from real life scenarios and pre existing Lesson plans). Under this scope, the participants will be able to be familiarizing with the web2.0 tools in practice and create their own lesson plans incorporating web applications in their everyday activities based on the lesson’s objectives and their students’ needs.

Target Audience:

SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION

  • Pre-Primary
  • Primary
  • General secondary
  • Vocational/Technical secondary
  • Special education for disabled persons
TARGET AUDIENCE
  • Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
  • Teacher trainers
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counselors
  • Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
  • Other, namely: eLearning Managers


Course Schedule:

Sunday: Welcome day
Monday: Title: What is web2.0? How can we integrate web2.0 tools into classroom environment?

  1. Web2.0 tools (terminology, educative perspective) --short presentation
  2. Social Networking and media (terminology, educative perspective)--short presentation
  3. First tool: Wordpress Blog (What is a blog? How we can use it as teachers? Practical use of blog in terms of the workshop)
Cool Tool of the day
Plixi :photos sharing - via facebook, twitter],
Social Activities

Tuesday Title: Social Networking Tools

  1. Second Life (A quick presentation of the Welcome Island and real life scenarios of using this game )
  2. Facebook (The most popular social networking tool)
  3. Cool Tool of the day
    Wordle :Generating “word clouds”]
    Social Activities

    Wednesday Title: Creating Video mashups, Vodcasting

    1. YouTube (How to use Youtube in the classroom)
    2. Bubbl.us : Cool tool for mind mapping
    3. One TrueMedia: Creating Video mashups with Onetruemedia
    Cool Tool of the Day
    Ustream - Vodcasting (How to create your own video podcasting)]
    Free day

Thursday Title: Creating your own learning community

  1. Google groups : Social Networking’ Creating your own learning community
  2. Google Docs: Sharing your documents
Cool Tool of the Day
Voki - Creating your personalized avatar]
Social Activities

Friday Title: Collaborative exercises
Hands on exercises on the tools based on specific scenarios delivered by the instructors,
Analysis of existing case studies
-Presentation of the Assignment: A scenario based Activity:
2 Groups of participants, 2 Scenarios, 2 projects in terms of lesson plans
Small workshop based on the assignment
Social Activities

Saturday: Title: Final Evaluation
Finalization of the assignment by the participants

  • Presentation of the outcomes
  • Final Conversation
  • Evaluation of the Course,
  • Certifications
Social Activities
Last dinner in the city center

Sunday: Return back Home


Course Methodology:

The implementation of the course will be based on project-based learning perspective, which is a dynamic approach to teaching in which trainees explore real-world problems and challenges, simultaneously developing digital, 2.0 pedagogical competences while working in small collaborative groups. The participants of this course will be European teachers cooperating during the course, so as to gain knowledge and competencies in the educational use of web2.0 tools, providing them enhanced ways to bring closer the digital world into their classroom. While completing the activities/ project, they also hone their organizational and research skills and develop better communication with their European peers.

Participants are going to take part in group projects utilizing web applications, social networking and multimedia tools. Workshops and Demonstration activities will enable them to be familiarized with the tools, balancing at the same time the pedagogical orientation with the content’s digitalization. Taking advantage of digital competences and pedagogical knowledge will enable them to construct their own lesson plans based on real time scenarios. The evaluation of a number of case studies in addition with numerous brainstorming exercises will evolve their critical thinking on how to create new lesson plans engaging their students on using web2.0 tools during the lesson.

The participants of the course are going to be evaluated on presentations to the group audience they have assiduously prepared for, based on scenarios that they will form according to their interests and teaching profiles.


Testimonials

Participants will receive a memory stick with a copy of all activities created by the course participants, and the material that has been used during the training. Using a password that will be sent to all participants, and which is valid for a whole year, participants get access to the case studies, existing lesson plans, presentations that are going to be used during the course and to the course material. Also, they will have 3 teleconferences during the next three months with the main instructor of the course at time that it will be scheduled during the course, so as to have a synchronous conversation and exchange of views based on specific thematic areas.


Information on Course Sessions


Contact person for this course: Konstantina Georga
TEL NR: +30 69 74107798
EMAIL: konstantinage@gmail.com

Identification of the trainers:
Chryso Charalmbous Christodoulou BSc Computer Science, MPhil Education Psychology trainer. Konstantina Georga, MsC eLearning systems. Menelaos Sotiriou,BSc Mathematics, MSc Management, Science Education Expert. Christakis Christodoulou BSc Computer Engineering trainer Anthulla Elias Bsc MSc Computer Information Systems trainer. Stelios Stylianou Bsc. Computer Engineering trainer. Maria Eftratiou Bsc Computer Science MA Education trainer. Ioannis Christodoulou BSc. Computer Information Systems MBA trainer. Georgia Koupanou BA Secreterial studies administrator.

Fee in € for accommodation and meals: 850.00


Course Venue:

The course will be held in a luxury hotel conference room in Paphos coastal area. The exact venue will be announced soon. We are currently in the process of receiving competitive offers from 4 or 5 star hotels in the area. Participants are expected to arrive in Cyprus through Paphos or Larnaca international airports. They can reach the hotel either by bus or taxi. More details will be announced soon.


Participant Comments:

“A thought provoking seminar. Chryso has indeed managed to set in motion reflective processes that will enable teaching practitioners/professionals to embark on a self-reflective journey regarding their practice and the way they see the teaching/learning context shaping in the future.”

“It is an innovative seminar that will definitely help us reflect on our jobs and change so as to improve our schools and our teaching techniques. Thank you for sharing all these experiences with us.”

“I find it great how the students come to understand why they are learning something (e.g. the metric system) and that surely motivates them to study more but more importantly it helps them realise where they should focus in their learning. This realisation reminds me that I should consciously connect knowledge to experience in the classroom.”


About Erasmus+:

ERASMUS+, the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport (2014-2020) has a special focus on teachers’ professional development. During previous years, the Comenius Training grants offered some good opportunities for individual teachers to attend training courses. Now,ERASMUS+, which has replaced the old Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), really multiplies these opportunities. Never before has there been so much EU support for teachers' professional development through mobility in Europe! The difference is that applications are not submitted by individual teachers anymore. They are submitted by schools. Another aspect is that you can re-apply this year even if you have applied and been funded in the past. So, your school needs to apply for you, as well as for any other of your colleagues, including your interest in training on school development and innovation that you will include in the ‘European Development Plan’ section of the application. For up-to-date information about Erasmus+ please check the Programme's website. Your school will need to apply to your country’s National Agency, who is also the one who will evaluate the proposal. Therefore, your National Agency is also a very good point to start for more information. In the Programme Guide, at section “Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals” make sure to read sub-section “Mobility projectfor school education staff”(page 61) or “Mobility project for adult education staff”(page 68).


About the Organisers:

Digipro Computer Consultants Ltd was established in Cyprus in 1990. Digipro’s mission statement is to provide specialised and innovative customer care through professional services that focus on continuous development and quality assurance. Digipro encompasses a wealth of expertise in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services and executive management consulting and coaching. These services integrate processes, people and ideas to create new kinds of learning design that offer true educational value. Digipro is an innovative learning design organisation involved in educational research and development using technology as a platform for enhanced learning. Digipro has been organising successfully International training courses for teachers, funded by the European Commission (up to 2013 by the LLP Comenius Programme and as of 2014 by the ERASMUS+ programme). These courses offer innovative teaching practices and use of e-learning resources and tools in order to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in European schools. Digipro is the main developer of the FUNecole® Creative Learning. FUNecole® was analysed as a Best Practice in "Creative and Innovative Good Practices in Europe" report by JRC, IPTS & DG Education & Culture of European Commissionand endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations for ICT Starters Qualifications.





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