Erasmus KA1 Courses - Course Details

INNOVATIVE MATH and SCIENCE APPLICATIONS for MIGRANT STUDENTS

Date :

Sessions in 2020

  • 20-24 January 2020 - Paris
  • 13-17 April 2020 – Barcelona
  • 23-27 November 2020 - Sevilla

 

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Fee: 350€ for per-person

 

INNOVATIVE MATH & SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FOR MIGRANT STUDENTS

This course is a kind of teacher training course which aims to support school staff with a new and innovative approach to teach Maths and Science for migrant students and encourage their migrant students learn Maths & Science in more effective ways in line with priorities of Erasmus Plus Program.

“The best mathematics teachers will be the ones who have been prepared to empower their migrant students as mathematicians and to teach migrant students that mathematics makes sense.”

While all curriculum areas share some of the same issues and concerns, individual curriculum areas seem to also have concerns specific to them and their courses. The list below looks at the top ten concerns for Math & Science teachers;

  1. Prerequisite Knowledge
  2. Connections to Real Life
  3. Cheating Issues
  4. Kids with "Math Blocks"
  5. Varying Instruction
  6. Dealing With Absences
  7. Grading Concerns
  8. Need for After School Tutoring
  9. Having Students of Different Abilities in Class
  10. Homework Issues

The ultimate goals of mathematics & science instruction are students’ understanding the material presented, applying the skills, and recalling the concepts in the future. There's little benefit in students recalling a formula or procedure to prepare for an assessment tomorrow only to forget the core concept by next week. It's imperative for teachers to focus on making sure that the migrant students understand the material and not just memorize the procedures. Some ways to teach for understanding in the mathematics classroom will be focused on:

  1. Create an effective class opener.
  2. Introduce topics using multiple representations.
  3. Solve the problems many ways.
  4. Show the application.
  5. Have students communicate their reasoning.
  6. Finish class with a summary.

Moreover the participants will be familiar with the Web 2.0 tools and use of digital Technologies as well as the ways of fostering Creativity and Collaboration in Math & Science Classes

As a course provider, we want to develop the teachers’ professional skills, and introduce to appropriate applications, ways and methods to teach Maths& Science for migrant students  related to 21st-century teaching methods focusing on creative thinking with interactive and inspiring workshops in a friendly atmosphere.

Goals of the Course;

  • Identify the Obstacles for migrant students in Teaching and Learning Math & Science
  • Focus on the best practices about teaching Math & Science for migrant studetns in Europe and in other parts of the world
  • State the main points of common Math & Science curricula for migrant students in all levels in Europe
  • Define new and innovative methods and applications in teaching Math & Science at schools
  • Be familiar with the web 2.0 tools and digital technologies in math & science classes
  • Foster creativity and collaboration in Math & Science classes

 

This Course will offer to you;(Learning Outcomes)

  • Modernisation of your teaching style
  • Developing a school policy plan on teaching Math & Science for migrant students in an effective and innovative way
  • Write your learning objectives
  • Plan how you will teach and assess migrant students
  • Find out the ways to teach Math & Science to the migrant students in more effective and innovative ways
  • Cover the different types of activities a teacher can use to modify his/her teaching skills
  • Understand the importance of group dynamic
  • Improve  your own teaching methods in relation to technology
  • Manage and integrate ICT in your lessons
  • Develop your ICT skills and make use of various Web 2.0 Technology tools and programmes. You will be given the opportunity to try out and have practice and get feedback all the programmes introduced to you.
  • Adapt of the use of the tools to your teaching & learning situations & contexts
  • Focus on effective teaching strategies for migrant students that encourage the active involvement of migrant students in productive educational·environment
  • Tips for how to develop strategies for migrant students’ education to improve the educational quality of the school.

 

Target Group

  • All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

 

Preparation

Before the course,

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.

 

Validation

  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
  • A Europass CV will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course  by participants.

 

Daily Schedule of the Course

Day 1

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Getting to know each other
  • Presentation of participant organizations (a five-minute presentation)
  • Key Issues and Concerns about the course
  • The situation of migrant students in the education system
  • Explaining underachievements

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • The Current Educational Systems of All European Countries
  • Understanding the integration, inclusion and importance concepts in multiculturalism education.
  • Understanding multiculturalism
  • Teamwork: understanding the perspective of others in communication.
 

Day 2

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Dealing with cultural differences  
  • Desegregation policies and measures
  • Mentoring: actors & methods 
  • Best practices,rules,.ways etc. for adoption to class
  • How teachers can plan their intercultural curriculum and lesson plans?

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Identify the obstacles for migrant students in teaching and learning Math& Science
  • The best practices about teaching Math and Science to the migrant students
 

Day 3

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Identify the ultimate goals of mathematics & Science on the basis of STEM approach for Migrant Students
  • Innovatıve materials, applying the skills, and recalling the concepts in the future
  • The benefits of mathematics and Science on the basis of STEM approach for Migrant Students

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Modernisation of your teaching style
  • Developing a school policy plan on teaching Math and Science in an effective and innovative way to the migrant students
  • Find out the ways to teach Math and Science in more effective and innovative ways to the migrant students

13.00

  • Lunch & Guided City Tour
 

Day 4

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • The ways understanding and overcoming emotional and psychological problems of immigrant children in the class cies in the education system.
  • Providing supportive and multi-cultural school environment for all students.
  • How to improve  your own teaching methods in relation to technology

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Practice some effective and inspiring Web 2.0 tools and digital Technologies
  • Manage and integrate ICT in your lessons
  • Discussion about the content being processed
 

Day 5

Activities

09.00 – 11.00

  • Overview of the course program
  • Evaluation of the course program
  • Filling the feedback forms

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Europass CV
  • Europass Mobility Certificate and Participation Certificate
  • Ceremony of Certificate
 

 

 

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