The Best Social Media and Web Solutions for your Classroom

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Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Upon the decision of the course provider, classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
  • Standard Price: 540 €
  • Early Bird: 480 € if you register at least 8 weeks before the course starts, and pay within payment deadlines

Description

The course has been created for teachers who wish to learn more about the use of IT and communication technology in their classrooms. 

Participants will take part in small practical group tasks which will show them how to incorporate technology into their lessons to make them more effective and enjoyable. Emphasis will be placed on the most popular social media, as well as on new Web platforms for education. 
We will also learn about privacy and the safe use of social media, student versus teacher roles, and digital classroom management. 

By the end of this course, participants will know how to use social networking platforms and web 2.0 to share their work, create groups, use free resources and apps, and cooperate with others online. 

Concept by: Robert Schwamborn

Requirments

Suggested computer proficiency: Basic

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Use Social Media in the classroom: managing groups, interacting, communicating, sharing materials;
  • Make great visual presentations; practice and improve their presentation and communication skills;
  • Manage a virtual classroom, send assignments, search and share useful materials, communicate with students and parents;
  • Create their personal teaching blog; teach their students how to use blogs to create portfolios and to develop learning autonomy;
  • Motivating students through serious digital games, create and proposing online quizzes;
  • Build awareness about ethical issues related to Social Media and Web Platforms.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & identifying social technologies

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building;
  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.

Identifying social technologies

  • What social technologies do you use in your classroom?
  • Pair and group work activities;
  • Social technologies in the classrooms;
  • Reflection and questions;  
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Social networks

  • Social networks;
  • Managing a Social Classroom;
  • Instructions, Monitoring, Feedback;
  • Activities, reflection and questions.

Day 3 – Video platforms

  • Social video platforms;
  • Practical activities, reflection and questions.

Day 4 – Presentation tools

  • Blogs;
  • Activities, reflection and questions.

Day 5 – Online safety

  • Google tools and online quizzes;
  • Group work, Activities, reflection and questions;
  • Developing an e-Safe classroom;
  • Encourage students to be digitally literate as well as safe and responsible social users;
  • Reflection and questions.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • External cultural activities.

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Reviews about this course

A great experience which has given me the opportunity to meet teachers from other countries, sharing with them our previous experiences and also the idea of collaborating together in order to find the best solutions.

Nadia Gabbarrini

Italy

This was my first and I am definitely richer for one new experience. I met a lot of dear people and learned something from each of them. I have learned some new ways to encourage creativity, collaborative work and communication with my students and I will use them in my future work. I’m looking forward for some new projects and courses!

Zrinka Jurich

Croatia

Participating in this Europass Teacher Academy course was a really worthwhile and valuable experience for me. Very interesting course content and excellent cooperation and communication with the Teacher Academy staff, who are always supportive and helpful. I enjoyed most the cooperative activities in trans-national groups of participants, the relaxed teaching and learning environment, and the effective cooperation between participants in a friendly atmosphere. 

Helena Giannaki

Greece

Europass Teacher Academy is a modern, professional training institution with competent trainers, with experience and expertise in teacher training. I really appreciated the experience and the availability of the trainer, the quality of the materials presented and the atmosphere of the entire course. The location of the course was amazing. What I really enjoyed most was the relationship built between the trainer and the students, the experience gained after completing the course. Thank you!

Maria Georgescu

Romania

This course was nothing short of perfect. The teacher trainer had great knowledge about the topic, and he was very well prepared for all of the classes and was a great motivator: he motivated us to do the work and we learned a lot. All of the classes were fun, and we learned a lot. The exchange of experiences with colleagues from different countries will be useful in further work with my students. I would recommend this course to all the teachers who want to tackle bullying in their schools, deal with conflicts as well as teach using SEL activities. 

Dragana Mihajlovic

Croatia

This course surpassed all my expectations. The Teacher Trainer is a native speaker of English and a highly professional, experienced, and dedicated tutor. We were a very diverse group but thanks to her expertise, this became an asset, and we all learned a lot from each other as well. The course in Florence was a truly wonderful and memorable experience.

Mirjam Phillips

Germany

I enjoyed classes with Sheila Corwin immensely. Sheila worked with us successfully because she had a gift of engaging all the participants in discussions and a unique ability to really listen to us and understand what we wanted to convey. Also, she was well-prepared and professional in her approach. She gave us ready-to-use ideas and handouts and inspired us to think ‘out of the box. I feel truly inspired by her classes.

Urszula Kalita

Poland

I loved the methodology adopted to implement the storytelling for Education and learning in the classroom, but also the way in which the training was organized, as it allowed us to have close contact with the population of Praha and their culture. I was very well received. I felt at home.

Ana Marcos

Portugal

The information we received was very inspiring. We had a very kind teacher who was very approachable and very interested in our ideas. I also enjoyed the bonding with the group and how we all interacted with each other. 

Suzanne Schokker

Netherlands

This course has been a great experience for us, Teachers of different parts of Europe have the opportunity of sharing different points of view and activities that we put into practice in our classes, we have also been able to embrace the Irish culture and improve our level of English.

José Javier Roche Ferrer

Spain
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