snac_summer@ea.gr +30.210.8176795 Attica, Greece | 07/07-12/07/2019

The main focus of the training will be to facilitate the transformation of schools to innovative learning and teaching ecosystems with openness to local communities. The course will give participants the opportunity to learn how to inspire their students by exploring and informing their local communities, being connected with them and taking their responsibilities as future citizens with focus on earthquake protection and awareness.

School directors and sub-directors, school heads, science teachers in primary and secondary education and the local community share responsibility and benefit through the increase of their communities’ learning capital and the development of responsible citizenship. Teachers will be able to make students aware of the inspiration scientists have always derived from nature.
The notion of open schools will be considered and practice on how can open schools encompass a wide range of skills and competencies. The training will be active and collaborative through dedicated workshops and seminars. Participants will also learn how to prepare a KA1 project proposal for their schools and their subjects. Post-course social media and online community platforms will be used to support ongoing development of ideas and group support and feedback.

Target group

The target group is pre-service or in-service teachers in schools or educators in organizations which have strategies or core aims of integrating innovative teaching methods in either primary, secondary or vocational education. School directors and sub-directors, school counselors, and innovative teachers will largely benefit from the course.

Preparation

Participants will be expected to read the course program and pre-released reading material before arrival.

Aims

The summer course will enable teachers to:

  • adopt or adapt, design and share innovative learning and teaching activities
  • guide their students in order to collaborate and explore regional and local issues of learning interest
  • support their students in order to explore, inform and affect their communities outside school
  • strengthen their students’ competences related to the concept of responsible research and innovation
  • participate in school networks that provide good practices and opportunities of collaboration among students and teachers
  • develop and enhance cross-cultural understanding and cooperation among teachers from different countries
Methodology

The course is designed to be highly engaging and interactive. Participating teachers will work individually and in small groups and thus will be able to collaborate with teachers from other countries, discuss ideas and exchange experiences. Learning by doing is our leading principle. This means that the training is organized in such a way that the participants cooperate actively in hands-on activities, group work as well as in plenary sessions.

 

All participants should be able to discuss and present in English language.

Learning Outcomes
  • Meet and support the emerging needs of school leaders, directors, teachers and students to be innovative and creative in their role.
  • Strengthen their willingness to participate in motivating, engaging and attractive learning procedures and enhance their interaction with local societies.
  • Interconnect schools to develop school networks that will function as a network of open and innovative learning communities.
Follow-up

At the end of the course, groups will share their work and feedback will be provided. As a follow-up, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and suggestions about the possibility of implementation of the program in their classes creating an international school network. On return to their home locations participants will try out the different approaches with their students/pupils and share their experience and material with other participants through social media and online community platforms. The trainers will also give feedback and counselling through the same platform between training sessions.

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