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TICO Training

Teaching is....Innovation, Communication

and Outdoor education

Description and main aims

Draft proposed program

Innovation is a key word today in all sectors, especially in education. Teaching is a continuous progress building across generations. In the past schools were a “world apart” from the reality of everyday life. Parents were sure that children were at school protected and safe by the school system and the question: what my child will do in the future remained unanswered until the end of the secondary school. We will see … we will see. Today is different. Reality and the school world have to be more linked and innovation has to characterize the teacher's method and behavior.
TICO Training is an innovative structure of intensive training lasting 5 which explores innovation in all its aspects. Teaching is Innovation. It's right. Teaching is Communication. This is also right. But also Outdoor Education and in this case we mean, that the windows of classrooms have to be opened to the outside world. Literature on this topic is broad and is filling the web with many articles and websites recollecting tools.
TICO Training doesn't want to be theoretical but practical, fostering working in groups combining continuous teaching methods and the use of technology..

  • Main aims:

  • explore through non formal education the main European guidelines on this topic

  • create a team of “European Innovative Teachers” taking part to the training building bridges to work together also in the future (teambuilding)

  • dedicate 4 full days on working with ICT in education

  • acquire competencies in video making (1 day), blogging (1 day), creation of dynamic presentations, graphic, infographic (1 day), web design (1 day)

  • put in practice divided into groups directly in classroom (in a local JUMP school partner) the new competences working with Italian teachers and students at each level

  • understand the italian educational system and work with a local school exploring its life and organizational aspects (job observation)

  • learn new evaluation methods with non formal education and outdoor education

  • foster teachers awareness of their key role in Education in Europe and empower self esteem, self consciousness, enthusiasm and spirit of initiative

  • develop entrepreneurial skills and explore transversally also the actual labor market at global level

  • develop communication skills and improving language skills and expression

  • promote the schools taking part to the training at international level and in the local context of Soverato

  • develop future ideas and possible synergies among participants for European projects

Target group

Mainly teachers and educators but also trainers and school directors. Potentially all adults and also entrepreneurs in the field of education.

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).

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. 

Costs: the cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.

JUMP works, in european dimension and with international spirit, at local level and according to the period of the training along the year and the weather is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects)

Number of hours and certification

Our programs always foreseen minimum 6 hours per day from Monday to Friday and 4 hours on Saturday morning and 4 hours of intercultural activities to be done in group in an outdoor environment useful for teambuilding and socialization but also to discover the local reality, the beautiful nature of Soverato and surroundings and make some sport activity with is healthy for the general wellbeing of participants.

We furthermoremore recognize the informal and free learning done by participants which is spontaneous and natural where there's will to learn.

In our JUMP certificates we underline the formal hours done in classroom, the hours done in non formal activities and the informal learning done in autonomy by participants.


- Sunday: arrival of participants, pick up at the airport, welcoming by organizers, “first aid info” and if there’s time to move to the city center for a first dinner. 
- Monday: 8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:30 meeting in the B&B lobby. First welcome and briefing by JUMP Team, quick and dynamic presentation of the program. Starting the first activity: mission impossible game in Soverato. Team building game outdoors useful to get to know the local context, the traditions, some history, curiosity and points of references and get in contact with the local people. 
End of the activity and debriefing. Logistic instructions for the afternoon and appointment for the evening. Free time in the afternoon. 
First dinner all together in a local restaurant. 
Tuesday morning 9:30 - 12:30 am 
Meeting the trainer. First ice breaking getting to know each other's games. Teachers introduce themselves, share their professional background, present the school, the learning needs and personal learning goals. 
Exploring the topic: what is innovation today? Common definitions and personal definition
How am I innovative in my school, why and how? Sharing and confrontation moment
MODULE 1: Communication today and teaching. Teaching is communication and the school communities. Media education and the impact of media in our life and work.
Lunch break 12:30 - 14:30 
Meeting point to restart the activities.
14:30 - 17:30/18:00
Walking tour to Soverato Superiore and to the botanical garden. 
nd of the day and free night. 

Wednesday morning

MODULE 2: sharing first ideas and results of the previous day

Starting the MODULE 3: blogging. Teachers bloggers today and writing for the web. Building teachers and students competences with the creation of a class blog, interacting with students, use of images and videos, involvement of the students as a “press team” for the creation of critical thinking, mass media opinion and growing entrepreneurial skills for all

Lunch break 12:30 - 15:00 

Wednesday afternoon: Going on working on MODULE 3: working groups

Thursday morning

MODULE 3: sharing first ideas and results of the previous day

Starting the MODULE 4: teachers supporting the school to communicate. How to create dynamic presentations online and infographics, videos to promote the school's activities.

Thursday afternoon free time

Friday morning short session from 9:00 to 10:00 then free time to visit the local market.

Activity restart at 12:30 am with the final excursion to Badolato old village and the convent of the angels. Final “group picture” 

Coming back, final evaluation of the program. Sharing plans and dissemination actions.

Saturday: PBL activity to build future partnership among participants. Admin issues and delivery of final certificates and invoices.

Sunday: departure of participants 


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

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