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Managing a Diverse Classroom: Facing Upcoming Challenges

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Description

This course refers to teachers working in diverse classrooms due to the presence of disadvantaged learners, including migrant and immigrant students and children with special educational needs. Diversity challenges traditional teaching strategies and methods imposing the need on innovative ways for successfully managing a common context for all students. 

The course has been tailored for participants who seek to learn more about managing effectively their heterogeneous classrooms by encouraging participation and achievement for all students using the latest inclusive and classroom management teaching methods and tools. 

Participants will learn more about managing a classroom through experiential learning and case studies which encourage reflection, discussion and sharing of good practices regarding the contemporary classroom challenging issues. Through engaging activities participants will develop innovative ways to increase motivation and collaboration among students, establish classroom rules, and incorporate pair and group work, preventive and creative classroom management strategies for encouraging students to reflect on their own classroom behavior.

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Apprehend the concept of diversity and build a welcoming and reinforcing classroom environment; 
  • Develop preventive and reactive strategies and techniques for differentiated teaching and classroom management; 
  • Develop inclusive practices; 
  • Effectively respond to students` difficult behaviors; 
  • Teach their students through innovative strategies (e.g. Problem Based Learning, Jigsaw, Think-Pair-Share).

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.
  • Preventive and reactive strategies, rapport monitoring
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Diversity

Motivation, Cultural Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities, Intercultural Competence

Day 3 – Behaviour and boundaries

Effective Rules, Dealing with Difficult Behaviour

Day 4 – Learning strategies

Task-Based Learning (TBL) and Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Day 5 – Assessment & Course closure

Assessment

Differentiating Instruction, Assessment, Portfolios and Rubrics

Course closure

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

Day 6 – Excursion

Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Audience

  • Teachers primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals.

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: 480 €

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