Experience Italy, Improve your Teaching: Creative Activity Design for Inspiring Lessons

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Experience Italy, Improve your Teaching: Creative Activity Design for Inspiring Lessons

Concept by: Sheila Corwin

Description

Would you like to visit Venice, Milan, Rome, Naples, and Palermo all in the same week? Or, at least, would you like to stay in Florence and travel with your imagination across these destinations while learning new methodologies for managing classroom activities? This course will introduce you to the many ways to plan, create, and administer activities which include all four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and teach you how to implement fun and captivating lessons that promote student learning.

Participants will be involved in a variety of creative activities to reinforce the use of each of the four skills: they will be exposed to the use of real world texts and audiovisual sources (reading and listening), and acquire new skills in engaging learners through productive activities (writing and speaking). Individual, pair, group, team, and whole class participation will facilitate active interaction and discussion. There will also be time for reflection and the sharing of best practices.

All the course activities will focus on Italy and five of its most visited cities Palermo, Naples, Rome, Milan, and Venice. Hence, while learning about how to improve your teaching, you will also learn about the Italian way of life—along with its culture, people, places, history, customs, and food. All classes will end with a recommendation for a special food experience in Florence related to the day’s course content.

By the end of the course, participants will have obtained important insight into the practice of teaching by feeling what it’s like to be a student again or putting themselves in their students’ shoes. They will come away with new ways to get the most out of teaching and integrating inspiring and imaginative lessons while enjoying a small taste of the Italian dolce vita.

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  
  • Integrate the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) into their school curriculum;
  • Design creative and engaging activities aimed to achieve specific learning objectives;
  • Create and find stimulating materials from the real world to improve your teaching increasing student interest and motivation;
  • Establish a safe and inclusive classroom environment to promote students’ active participation;
  • Discover the real Italian lifestyle and culture while learning how to carry out collaborative and communicative activities.

Audience

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

Head teacher of classroom management courses: Ilaria Barbieri

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Lessons: classes will take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Activities: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usuallly on Saturday).
  • Price: 480€

Next courses in Florence

  • 16-21 December 2019
  • 20-25 January 2020
  • 17-22 February 2020
  • 16-21 March 2020
  • 20-25 April 2020
  • 18-23 May 2020
  • 15-20 June 2020
  • 20-25 July 2020
  • 17-22 August 2020
  • 21-26 September 2020
  • 19-24 October 2020
  • 16-21 November 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Although our courses are designed with the European Union Erasmus + program in mind, they are also open to teachers from all non-E.U. countries. Over the last few years we have welcomed increasing numbers of teachers from the USA and Japan, among others.

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