DATES & LOCATIONS

24-28 October 2022 - Paris, France

24-28 October 2022 - Paris, France

CONFIRMED
07-11 November 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

07-11 November 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

CONFIRMED
06-10 March 2023 - Paris, France

06-10 March 2023 - Paris, France

CONFIRMED
08-12 May 2023 - Paris, France

08-12 May 2023 - Paris, France

CONFIRMED
17-21 July 2023 - Barcelona, Spain

17-21 July 2023 - Barcelona, Spain

04-08 September 2023 - Izmir, Turkey

04-08 September 2023 - Izmir, Turkey

13-17 November 2023 - Antalya, Turkey

13-17 November 2023 - Antalya, Turkey

25-29 March 2024 - Belgrade, Serbia

25-29 March 2024 - Belgrade, Serbia

14-18 October 2024 – Paris, France

14-18 October 2024 – Paris, France


CONTENT

USE OF ICT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Information and Communication Technology includes several technologies like mobile technology, blogs, personal web pages, video games, audio… Besides, we can say that ICT is a kind of information technological tools which help to students’ learning in many ways. So, with ICT, students can learn more effectively, and they can reach to a larger number of students. Also, ICT can overcome more easily to difficulties in Special Education.

 

This course is kind of teacher training course which helps to teachers become aware about students’ needs and integrated them to the education with the ICT.

 

Theoretical and practical information about ICT tools that can be used in class environment will be given for each course day. Different ice-breaker activities are designed in different themes. In the following areas: 10 in total, each day less than 1 ice crusher activity is planned.

3 teams in 6 categories:

  1. Indoor activities,
  2. Outdoor activities
  3. Project workshops
  4. Music activities
  5. Sports events
  6. Art activities

The pedagogical effects of ICT and the application of these methods to classroom environments will be done interactively with the activities.

 

Targets

–          Special needs training in information age

–          Auxiliary technologies for students with special education requirements

–          Remote technologies for students with special education requirements

–          ICT policy in special needs education (SEN)

The reference point for this course is the European Framework of reference for key competences for lifelong learning. They will focus on these qualifications throughout the course program. These are:

o          Digital competence,

o          Learn to learn

o          Enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Learning Outcomes:

All the participants will:

- Get familiar with ICT and SEN

- Define the role of ICT in special education

- Analyze the obstacles to learning ICT

- Discuss the ways of overcoming obstacles

- Support to inclusive education with ICT

- Design a lesson plan and activity related to ICT in SEN

- Get familiar with AT (assistive technologies)

- Use different teaching methods in classes

- Provide equal opportunities for all the students

- Focus on digital competence, entrepreneurship and lean to learn

Objectives of the Course:

- Defining educational needs and student’s needs

- Analyzing teaching methods for students who hearing and visually impaired students

- Getting familiar with distance education

- Learning digital society

- Processing main steps of Inclusive Education

Methodology:

- Preparing lesson plan

- Focusing on ICT and AT in education, especially in SEN

- Working in groups cooperatively

- Using multiple intelligence methods

- Brainstorming

Target Group:

- 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 Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demands it, as well.

DAILY SCHEDULE

1st Day

Ice-breaking activities and introduction of the course program

Getting to know each other – Presentation of participants (a five-minute presentation)

Role of ICT in SEN

Changes in the education system in the age of information

Equal opportunities for everyone: digitally involved in people

- Determination of obstacles to learning in SEN

The modern stage of special education needs (SEN) development

- Implementation of inclusive education

2nd Day

The modern stage of special education needs (SEN) development

- Implementation of inclusive education

- Equal opportunities for all: inclusion process

Groups of people supported by inclusion

- Main steps for inclusive education

- Social approaches to disability issues

Obstacles to inclusive education for people with SEN

- Ways of overcoming obstacles and providing inclusive education

- Benefits of inclusive education

Supporting Inclusive Education with ICT

- Benefits of Using ICT in IT

- Integration of technology into special education: preparing an activity and lesson plan

Definition, classification, and application of assistive technologies (AT)

- International functionality and disability and health classification

- As a tool for the autonomy of persons with disabilities

3rd Day

AT classification

- Technical, social, and psychological aspects of SEN applications

- Selecting and using the appropriate AT

- Assistive technologies for education

- The effect of using IT on SEN

AT for the training needs of students with physical disability

- AT for the education requirements of visually impaired students

- AT for education needs of hearing-impaired students

- AT for the education needs of language and speech disabled students

- AT for education needs of students with cognitive impairment

- AT for training needs of specific learning-disabled students

Distance learning: new opportunities for students in SEN

- Distance education and its role in digital society

Benefits of distance education to students

- Different technologies used to provide the benefits of distance education to students

Synchronous communication and collaboration tools

- Asynchronous communication and collaboration tools

4th day

Distance education for students in school: Approaches to overcoming

Accessibility barriers

- Accessibility barriers to distance education for students

- Accessibility standards in distance education for students

Supporting accessibility standards and students

- Basic accessibility control techniques in distance education with students in distance education

Integration of education: Preparation of activities and activities

- Integration of technology into special education: Preparing an activity and lesson plan

Creating a daily plan by area using ICT

- Integration of technology into special education: Preparing an activity and lesson plan

5th day

Integration of education: Preparation of activities and activities

- ICT Workshop

Overview of the course program

Evaluation of the course program

Filling the feedback forms

Europass Mobility Certificate, Participation Certificate