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The objective of this course is to familiarize European teachers and other staff in the Educational sector with enhanced ways to use authoring tools based on specific design principles, Learning Objects’ terminology and pedagogical methodologies. 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 storyboards and authoring tools into teaching.
The training course will provide European teachers and other staff in the Educational sector with an introduction to Instructional design principles and specifications on how to design and develop e Learning material, as well as with hands-on experiences on how to design material based on their student’s needs and pedagogical methods, with practical tips and case studies (from real life scenarios and pre existing eLearning content).
Under this scope, the participants will be familiarized with designing the content of an eLearning unit, comprehend its Learning objects and utilize available authoring tools in practice.
They will also create their own lesson plans + storyboards incorporating tools in their everyday activities based on the lesson’s objectives and final outcomes.
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Day 1: Monday
Day 2: Tuesday
Day 4: Thursday
Day 5: Friday
2 Groups of participants, 2 Scenarios, 2 projects in terms of lesson plans with storyboards
Small workshop based on the assignment
Day 6: Saturday
Finalization of the assignment by the participants
Sunday: Return back
The implementation of the course will be based on project-based learning perspective in which trainees explore real-case studies and challenges, simultaneously developing pedagogical competences and ICT skills while working in small collaborative groups. The participants of this course will be European teachers and other Educational staff cooperating during the course, so as to gain knowledge and competencies in:
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 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 storyboards 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 storyboards and e Learning material engaging students on a new dimension of learning.
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.
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 storyboards, presentations that are going to be used during the course and to the course material. Also, they will have 1 teleconference meeting 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.
Contact person for this course: Georgia Koupanou
TEL NR: +357 26 955000
FAX NR: +357 26 955555
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.
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.
“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.”
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).
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.