You quietly observe your students collaborating online, and you know that their work will be automatically graded at the end…
… does it sound like a dream? Not at all, if you know how to use digital tools for the flipped classroom and remote teaching and learning.
Without proper understanding, flipped education and remote learning can generate huge stress on both teachers and students. Fortunately, Education Technology (Edtech) tools can relieve much of this burden.
This course will teach you how to use many Edtech tools usually employed in Finnish schools for flipped education and distance learning. Finland has invested the last 50 years to make its education system more student-centered and focused on collaboration, equity, inclusion, social interaction, cooperation, and autonomous learning. Significantly, this educational philosophy is also applied in flipped education and distance learning – not only in face-to-face learning!
As a participant, you will discover the best digital apps to set up an online classroom, manage a flipped classroom, promote collaborative and project-based learning, and engage students in funny activities and games.
The course trainer will break down the functioning of each Edtech tool with clear step-by-step instructions. After that, you will also be given the time to practice with. You will also discuss different strategies to use the tool effectively in flipped education and remote teaching with the trainer and the other participants. By the end of the course, you will have gained much confidence in how to use a variety of Edtech tools in your (virtual) classroom. Moreover, you will master the most effective strategies for flipped education and remote teaching that have made Finland an excellence in world education.
Concept by: Marco Fenici
Participants to the course will be able to:
- Appreciate the specificity of Finnish Education;
- Engage students in funny activities and games;
- Appreciate the benefits of the flipped classroom;
- Manage a flipped classroom with Edtech tools;
- Design effective tasks for remote or distance learning;
- Promote remote or distance learning with effective Edtech Tools;
- Summarize the key steps of Project-Based Learning (PBL);
- Conduct a a PBL activity in both face-to-face and distance learning.
Day 1 – Course introduction
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
- Icebreaker activities;
- Presentations of the participants’ schools.
Day 2 – Creating a meaningful classroom environment & Essential Nordic math
Creating a meaningful classroom environment
- How to create a flipped classroom and how to create a better remote learning experience for your students.
Essential Nordic math tools in a remote/flipped classroom
- We will delve into some fantastic EdTech math tools from the Nordics that are designed to assist your students through fun and games.
Day 3 – Remote/flipped learning essentials
- We will look at a few essential EdTech tools that are necessary for setting up your new classroom and how to set these up.
Day 4 – Finnish EdTech and remote/flipped learning
- We will look at a few great Finnish EdTech tools that have helped Finland to become the top country in education and wellbeing
Day 5 – Project-based learning
- Remote learning doesn’t always need to be bookwork. This lesson will show how we can create meaningful projects for the students to work on at school or home.
Day 6 – Course closure & excursion
- Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.
The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.
If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.
The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.