T&T

Teaching and Technology for European Teachers

Description and main aims

Draft proposed program

T&T is a technical training with 2 main aspects: from a side the opening session with new theories and approaches popular nowadays in Education in the European or worldwide panorama, from the other side, depending on the level of participants, is a training to enter physically and virtually in action exploring websites, apps, links and design their own learning and training pathway. 


Participants will have the opportunity:

  • to acquire the basic knowledge of using technology in classes

  • to acquire new skills & ideas for using technology to teach their subject(s)

  • to exchange ideas and develop links with teachers from other European countries

Some lessons are focused exclusively on teaching languages using mobile devices.

COURSE CONTENT:

1. Media Pedagogy and popular trends to use technologies for the teachers' professional upgrade and for the creation of innovative lessons. 

 Rethinking pedagogy – Learning in the 21st century

 Digital Literacies for teachers & learners – what these are & how to grow your own

 Designing & creating effective multimedia learning tasks

 Using and evaluating educational & creative apps

 Staying safe online - privacy, data & what you need to know to protect yourself, your school & your learners

 Playing as learning - Virtual & Augmented Reality apps to enrich language

 Digital, Multimedia Storytelling - the power of narrative to engage language learners

 How to create a ‘flipped learning’ approach for your learners

 How to use mobile devices to reflect on, assess & contribute to learner progress

 How to create your own personal learning network via social media

 Creativity and Making – crucial ideas for effective language learning & teaching

 Overcoming challenges using a BYOD (Bring your own Device) approach Participants will need at least level B1 English to benefit from the course. You will need to bring your own tablet & smartphone, but need not have any previous experience of using them in your teaching.

You will gain practical skills in the creative design of mobile language learning tasks and you will build up an e-portfolio of materials you create with other participants.

2. Lecture & Discussion: The Education System & The Place of New Technologies

WORKSHOPS:

 exploring and assessing 21st century skills

 examining effective classroom pedagogies for technology

 ideas for making lessons more stimulating and for motivating learners through activities which use technology to engage their imaginations and creativity

 using web 2.0 tools creatively for in and out of class projects & homework

 exploiting and creating videos for learning

 the creation of open web-based learning areas for all your classes

 how and why to use learner-generated content, and exploration of a range of digital tools

 how to increase collaboration in and beyond the classroom

 mobile pedagogy  how mobile and digital technologies can promote inclusive teaching and learning 2. Workshops

 ICT language needed to work with a range of technologies for lesson preparation

 guidance and practice using computers and other devices to design lesson materials

 how to guide learners in producing content and texts/ materials (such as broadcasts, videos, etc)

During this training is also possible to attend a day on videomaking learning how to make videos. 

Target group
Teachers can be any kind of teacher working in a public or private school or educational institutions.

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant. 
Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, especially schools of the territory. 
We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

 

Program

Usually participants arrive on Sunday in Lamezia Terme airport. JUMP organizes the pick up and guests are welcomed in Soverato.

Lodging and first orienteering moment. A social meal with other participants and rest.

On Monday: at 9:30 opening moment. Presentation of the team and setting of the week together. Briefing on the program and participants needs.

Morning session with non formal games aiming at getting to know each other and networking, fostering team building and knowledge of participants.

Usually this is an outdoor session on our training center terrace if the weather is good. 

City game. Team building activity

End of the first morning and lunch break

From Monday afternoon it starts the core part of the training with plenaries and workshops on the topic T&T exploring Media education and Media literacy, the different tools popular at the moment (canva, wix, kahoot, googleclassroom, jeopardi, pennedigital, smart school, beekast, quizzlet, padlet and other new apps).

On Thursday afternoon participants are facilitated in a production day to design their own learning pathway and create innovative lessons for colleagues and for students.

JUMP can plan a real morning in a local school with Italian teachers and students depending on the level. Participants are asked to work in group and organize an activity or a lesson to be delivered. It has to be non formal, in English and a combination of theory and practice.

Friday morning is the first evaluation moment. Participants share the learning process ongoing. JUMP make a session on the new competences for teaching at EU dimension, on topics related to innovation and change, Erasmus Plus. The session brings teachers to reflect on learning and support JUMP to fill the Europass documents. 

Friday afternoon usually is done an excursion to discover Calabria.

Saturday morning is the last final evaluation moment and are delivered certificates and admin documents. This occasion is a networking moment building bridges for the future. 

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 

The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 

10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution. 

 

Cost
The cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to info@associazionejump.it to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP. 

PLAN YOUR SESSION

JUMP organises a training every month of the year excluded in the Christmas period.

If you're a writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1 of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together. If you prefer to write and you need a formal confirmation, please write to associazionejump@gmail.com