The course has been created for teachers, and other school staff members, interested in using ICT in their teaching, but who don’t quite know where to start. The course aims to give concrete examples and ideas on how to use technology and different apps at school in a Student-Centered Classroom.
The main goal of this course is to inspire participants on how to effectively integrate ICT into their teaching, in a way that places the pupils in the center of the learning process. Participants will learn simple, tested, and effective examples from real school life on how to use technological devices and apps in education.
The course has been developed by trainers from Finland, where the new national curriculum emphasizes the use of ICT as a tool for student-centered and cross-curricular learning.
The course will explore the following topics: group work and cooperation in the Student-Centered Classroom, class management with Google Classroom, the different stages of the learning process, taking notes, the revision of learning, the rewarding systems, the collaboration between colleagues, coding, and gaming, class breaks, the creation of teaching material and presentations.
By the end of the course, participants will have gathered a great deal of personal experience in using different apps and devices and will have greater confidence and courage to use them in their work.
Suggested computer proficiency: Intermediate
Participants in the course will learn to:
- Improve teaching strategies to be student-centered educators;
- How to support students’ active attitudes towards knowledge and learning;
- How to effectively integrate ICT into teaching to put students at the heart of the teaching;
- How to use apps to communicate with students;
- Platforms to share materials and gather resources;
- ICT tools to create learning activities, tests, and quizzes.
Day 1 – Course introduction & setting goals
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
- Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building;
- Introduction of the course teachers and introductions of the participants.
- Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations;
- Presentations of the participants’ schools.
Day 2 – Make the most of Google resources
- A base for learning – Google Classroom;
- Other Google apps.
Day 3 – A view of Student-Centered teaching
- The student-centered teaching;
- The collaborative learning and the collaborative online boards.
Day 4 – The video-based lesson
- Online quizzes and platform for studying and memorizing;
- Making a video lesson.
Day 5 – Assessment and evaluation
- The making of teaching materials and presentations;
- Evaluation and Rubrics.
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.