Comenius funded summer school for teachers on competence-based training – Crete 30/6- 5/7
Apply for a fund by January 16th!
The aim of the Open Discovery Space 2013 Summer School (http://ods.ea.gr/) is to support the development of European schools’ digital culture and teachers’ digital skills, so that they are able to understand the uses and applications of digital resources in school practice, and subsequently to benefit from digital content and technology solutions covering a wide range of areas: Science, Mathematics, ICT, Social Studies, Arts and Language Studies. This is envisaged to also promote the development of students’ key competences, with particular emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills. Thus, teachers will not only be familiarized with a unique collection of open digital educational resources, but they will also be trained to link them with innovative pedadogical practices, such as using real world learning activities, implementing resource based and project-based approaches. Teachers will also be trained to appropriately select freely available ICT tools that suit their own needs in terms of planning, implementing and sharing pedagogical ideas, managing their classroom and organizing the curriculum. The training course comprises 6 hours of presentations and demonstrations and 19 hours of hands-on workshops. Also, according to their field of expertise and particular interests, participants will have the opportunity to visit informal learning sites, such as the Skinakas Observatory, the Natural History Museum of Crete, the Knossos archaeological site and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, where they will be introduced to innovative ways for creating links between schools, research centres and/or museums as informal learning settings.
Participation in this event is funded by the European Commission through the Comenius programme and the funding applications are submitted to LLP National Agencies. The list of eligible countries (EU ones plus Turkey, Croatia, FYROM) and the contact details of the National Agencies can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/doc1208_en.htm.