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Helsinki/Finland

From Anatolia

ICT-BASED CLASSES

This course is a kind of teacher training course that aims to support school staff with ICT (Information and Communication Technology) based learning in their personal and professional development and school environment in line with priorities of the Erasmus Plus Program.
As you know, students’ access to technology at school and home has increased astronomically over the last few years, which forces the teachers and trainers to use the ICT technology in their courses intensely to motivate the new generation of learners to learn, search and gather the information. Rapidly changing technology requires schools to integrate their teaching methods with ICT tools. So, teachers are expected to practice their newly developed skills in teaching. For this, teachers must have access to adequate training and ongoing professional development with that course program. We aim that participants gain experience for themselves a variety of software and online tools to integrate technology into their classrooms and support them to be motivated to use new teaching and learning methods and techniques.
As a course provider, we want to develop the professional skills of participants and introduce the appropriate websites and tools related to 21st-century teaching methods focusing on creative thinking with interactive and inspiring workshops in a friendly atmosphere.

 

Learning Outcomes:

All the participants will:

- Learn the sample portals being developed where teachers can network and share information
including best practices.
- Be aware of the challenges in implementing ICTs effectively in existing schools
- Manage to create an ICT friendly environment in schools
- Experience various web2.0 tools and learn how to use them effectively

 

Objectives of the Course:

- Modernization of your teaching style
- Developing a school policy plan on Integrating ICT tools into the school curriculum
- Introducing ICT skills and pedagogical skills
- Utilization of ICT in your teaching
- Developing positive attitudes towards ICT on the part of teachers and principals
- Using virtual learning environments
- Improving your teaching methods concerning technology
- Managing and integrating ICT in your lessons
- Developing your ICT skills and making use of various Web 2.0 tools and programs. You will be given the opportunity to try out and have practice and get feedback on all the programs introduced to you.
- Adaptation of the use of the tools to your teaching & learning situations & contexts
- Focusing on effective teaching strategies that encourage the active involvement of all students in productive educational environments.
- Getting familiarization with the tips for how to develop strategies to improve the educational quality of the school.

Methodology:

- Working cooperatively
- Learning in an interactive and international environment
- Examining and Simulating case studies,
- Learning based on experiential training
- Visiting local schools and institutions to experience the best practices

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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 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)
Introduction to Online Learning Activities & Portals
Key Issues and Concerns in implementing ICTs effectively in existing schools (Advantages and Possible Risks)
Effective teaching strategies that encourage the active involvement of all students in the productive educational process

2nd Day

Tips for how to develop strategies to improve the educational quality of the school Providing practical guidance to the use of a range of ICT tools
ICT tools to create more student-centered classroom environment
Innovative presentation tools (prepare sample presentations using some tools)
Creating Online Classrooms
Creating multi-media content

3rd Day

Uploading materials to the classrooms
Giving assignments and assessing them
Preparing online measurement documents
Introduction your website design (showing a few sample sites and best formats)
Creating personal website or blog

 

4th day

Create portfolios and record learning outcomes using blogs or website
Creating online quizzes and games (Quizlet, Actionbound, etc.)
Preparing a lesson plan about the ICT based Classes (how to integrate ICT into the lessons)
Presentation of the plans and discussing the strengths and weaknesses
Planning the future cooperation with colleagues

5th day

Overview of the course program
Evaluation of the course program
Filling the feedback forms
Europass Mobility Certificate
Participation Certificate

Pre-Registration Form