T&T: Teaching and Tecnology 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. 

 

Watch the pictures of the trainings

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. 

NEXT SESSIONS

JUMP organizes a training every month of the year excluded from half of December and January. If your 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.