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Creativity, Innovation, Motivation and new Teaching Methodologies

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Creativity, Innovation, Motivation and New Teaching Methodologies

Description

This course has been created for teachers who want to learn more about managing an effective and up to date classroom that encourages participation and engaged learning using creativity and the latest classroom tools. 

If you are an instructor interested in meeting students’ needs and eager to involve your pupils in learning, this course is what you are probably looking for. If you are an educator struggling to invent new strategies to enhance learning, this course is definitely for you! 

Participants will get hands-on experience connected to critical and creative thinking, to ICT in education and to students’ soft skills. Through interactive and engaging activities participants will also learn how to boost motivation, establish classroom rules, provide clear instructions, monitor, develop rapport, incorporate pair and group work, assess complex skills.

By the end of the course, participants will have gained greater insight into what makes a classroom run smoothly and will enjoy having a set of concrete ideas on how to apply new teaching strategies to boost high-order skills in nowadays’ students.  Guided city tours and 1 full day cultural excursion (usually on the first Saturday) will also be part of the programme.

Tentative Schedule

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.

Day 1 – Course introduction & Setting goals

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building.

Setting goals

  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.
  • Key Competences in Schools and Learning Styles.   
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Get creative

Motivation and Serious Games; Creative Thinking and Mapping

Day 3 – Visual Resources in Education: VTS

Looking for online visual materials: Google, Youtube, Wordclouds. 

Day 4 – Assessment strategies

Managing pair and group work; Types of Assessment (teacher, p2p, self). Portfolios and online tools. 

Day 5 – Presentations and feedback

Presenting and evaluating presentations. Providing feedback. Conclusion

Day 6 – Cultural activities

Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Day 7 – Rest day

Day off

Day 8 – Classroom management techniques

Dealing with typical classroom management problems and techniques to solve them; Establishing classroom rules with logical consequences; providing clear and concise instructions.

Day 9 – Examples and case studies

Monitoring pair and group work; Managing pair and group work; Looking at typical classroom management case studies; Asking students to reflect on their behavior; How to use behavior rubrics; How to maintain a student centered classroom.

Day 10 – Vision and mission statements

Working on Vision and Mission statements with Classroom Management in mind; Looking at our own classroom management behaviors as teachers; Assessment: Rubrics and Portfolios; Managing the Flipped Classroom; Creating a Flipped Classroom lesson. 

Day 11 – Motivation

Working on Motivation: basic notions and ICT tools to captivate students’ attention and facilitate learning.

Day 12 – Cooperative learning

Managing different cultures in your classroom; Cooperative Learning; How can everyone evaluate and provide feedback. Round up of acquired competences of the second week, discussion, conclusion, course evaluation and certificate.

Day 13 – Course closure & Cultural activities

Course closure

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

Cultural activities

  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Specifics

  • Activities: All courses include at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usually on Saturday).
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Price: 820 €

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Next courses in Florence

  • 6-17 Jul 2020
  • 11-22 Jan 2021
  • 8-19 Feb 2021
  • 8-19 Mar 2021
  • 12-23 Apr 2021
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  • 9-20 Aug 2021
  • 13-24 Sep 2021
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Next courses in Barcelona

  • 4-15 Jan 2021
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  • 1-12 Nov 2021
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Next courses in Berlin

  • 18-29 Jan 2021
  • 15-26 Feb 2021
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  • 19-30 Apr 2021
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  • 21 Jun - 2 Jul 2021
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  • 18-29 Oct 2021
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Reviews about this course

This course offered me the possibility to learn a lot, to practice a lot of useful applications meant to create a more enticing learning environment into my classrooms and, undoubtedly, to apply for new and more interesting approaches which can transform my work into a whole different and more effective teaching experience. The trainers were great, so thank you very much Federica and Allesandro!

Dorina Miclaus

These 2 weeks were full of new experiences and the daily program was really rich and interesting! Our educator was great!

ΜΑΡΙΑ ΠΑΠΑΝΤΩΝΗ

Thank you 🙂

Iva Juršić Uravić

Great course, great school, great staff, great people and perfect time! I attenden this two weeks course in Florence and have so many new ideas and tools to use during my lessons, that I can’t wait to use them. New methods, tools, experiences and lots of lovely memories… I’d like to take part in another course … I recommend it 🙂

Aneta Rygoł

Great course, great teacher. We were introduced to different techniques and tools to work in different ways with our students. It enriched my teaching and we were also given tips on how to use efficiently some well known web platforms. We also had two interesting city tours, thank you for this lovely week. I recommend Europass.

Cécile Janc

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