Concept by: Layla Dari
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 inspiring 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.
Participants to the course will learn to:
- Improving 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
- Apps to communicate with students
- Platforms to share materials and gather resources
- ICT tools to create learning activities, tests and quizzes.
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
- 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 the Finnish national curriculum in the
- nutshell 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 – Note making
- The revision of learning / Making notes (at different stages of learning process).
- The collaboration between colleagues.
Day 4 – Coding
- Coding and Gaming.
- Class breaks and rewarding systems.
Day 5 – How to make teaching material
How to make teaching material
- The making of teaching materials and presentations.
- The summary of the course.
Day 6 – Course Closure & Excursion
- Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.