This course tackles two of the main issues educators face in schools nowadays: the need to create healthy learning environments where bullying and discrimination prevention is taken care of, and the demand for more effective use of Education Technology.
Course attendees will acquire deeper awareness concerning the dynamics of bullying, and possible prevention measures for schools, including mindfulness, peer mediation, and projects. They will design tailor-made activities aimed at supporting students’ learning, well-being, and growth.
In addition to that, participants will get inspired on how to effectively integrate ICT into their job, in a way that places the pupils in the center of the learning process. Emphasis will be placed on group work and cooperation, reward systems, and the creation of learning material, videos, quizzes, and educational games.
By the end of the course, participants will have developed skills and practiced methodologies to understand prejudice, prevent conflicts, manage emotions, and foster a better school environment.
Alongside, attendees will have gained ideas on how to use technology and different apps in a Student-Centered Classroom, and they will have created ready-to-use activities which are suitable for their learners.
Suggested computer proficiency: Basic
The course will help participants to:
- Support students’ active attitudes toward knowledge and learning;
- Effectively integrate ICT into teaching whilst prioritizing students;
- Explore apps to make learning more engaging;
- Discover ICT tools to create learning activities, videos, tests, and quizzes;
- Adopt the ability to differentiate conflicts from bullying and use strategies to prevent and manage them;
- Gain a deeper understanding of stereotypes and discrimination;
- Learn how to work better in a team with colleagues and how to boost teamwork in the classroom.
Day 1 – Course introduction
- Introduction to the course and the school;
- Icebreaker activities;
- Presentations of the participants’ schools;
- Challenges in nowadays’ learning environments;
- Mindfulness: background and benefits.
Day 2 – Prejudice and Bullying
- The Dynamics of Bullying;
- Discrimination: socio-psychological dynamics that support it;
- Activity: checking our assumptions – on web platforms.
Day 3 – Collaboration and ICT tools
- Cooperative learning: examples;
- Collaborative online boards;
- Online platforms for studying and memorizing.
Day 4 – Choose your ICT solutions for a more engaging learning environment
- Using videos in the classroom or as homework in a flipped lesson;
- Games and Quizzes;
- Plan a lesson incorporating ICT tools to boost students’ participation and fun.
Day 5 – Make school activities a chance for growth
- Student-centered teaching methodologies;
- Design your school project;
- Sharing and getting feedback.
Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities
- Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.