ICT Education in Digital Classrooms (5 Days)

ICT EDUCATION IN DIGITAL CLASSROOMS

LANGUAGE: Languages used for the training: English, but many languages for 6+ groups. The language of the course can be arranged according to the characteristics of the groups in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.

COURSE SPECIFICATIONS:
Number of Training Days:10 Days
Lessons per week: 30 English Language
Lesson Duration: 09:00-15:00 for a day

Length and fees: 70 Auro per a day/person

Class Size: Maximum 20
Language level: A1/A2
Suitable for: School administrators, school staff, teachers and Everyone

COURSE BACKGROUND AND COURSE OVERVIEW:

ICT, that means information, communication, and technology stand for an important place in the modern world. The usage of technology is becoming widespread throughout the world. So, this common usage shows its effects on education, too. Children should also benefit from these technological improvements as possible because these will be useful in their both education and later lives for them. So, teachers should also gain some experience in this ICT education in order to direct their students properly.

However, these information technologies are not structured with the internet, it also includes radio, telephone and all of the other communication tools. It means that teachers also can learn through by means of both the modern internet technologies and the previous communication tools that are improved better now.

The ICT education is contented with the e-learning platforms, blended learning, open and distance learning, and all of these learning modules are based upon learner’s self-learning. In addition, as a result of these education modules, the learner should create a self-centered learning method.

The e-learning platform is generally known as in a parallel with higher education; however, it is also related to both formal and non-formal education areas. So, the school teachers should also be acknowledged for this, and they can educate their teachers in an easier way. With the help of these e-learning platforms, students can work and study at home, can do their home-works online.

With the help of blended learning education module, students are given to a class ambiance equipped with the ICT tools so that they can learn in two ways, seeing and hearing. Besides the traditional classroom, they also have the opportunity of learning with technology.

With the help of open and distance learning, both teachers and students will benefit from the technological tools in the classroom environment and outside. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Dramatically improve student engagement and retention during your class;
    • Recognize the need to meet your “digital learners” on a new level;
    • Are feeling pressured to utilize district-purchased technology;
    • Understand your role in preparing your students to become “online learners.” 

CONTENT AND METHODOLOGY:

The methodological approach includes Think‐Pair‐Share; Reciprocal Teaching; Think‐Aloud Pair Problem Solving (TAPPS); Group Grid; Group Writing Assignments; Brainstorming; Group discussion; Group survey; Critical debates; Three-Step Interview. Students will work together in groups on a structured activity. They will be individually accountable for their work, and the work of the group as a whole will be also assessed. Cooperative groups will work face-to-face and learn to work as a team. In small groups, students will have a chance to share strengths and also to develop their weaker skills. At the end of the course, the participants will be given a Certificate of Participation and Europass Mobility Certificate.

METHODS: Lectures, exercises, discussions, teamwork, role-playing, study visits

COURSE TOPICS:

Effective ICT usage in the classroom environment

ICT based learning and implementing

The benefits and useful ways in ICT in modern education

Program (Training activities):

-Course sessions

-Discussions in courses

-Sightseeing

-School visits

-Social activities 

PREPARATION:

After confirming registration, participants will be informed about the details of the course (arrival, daily program). Participants will be able to introduce themselves and bring a few examples of routines and practices that they apply to their teaching. 

MODULES:

  • Module 01 – Introduction to ICT in Education
  • Module 02 – Using online applications
  • Module 03 – Safety issues (plagiarism, health, cyberbullying, cyberstalking)
  • Module 04 – Simple Coding
  • Module 05 – Weebly/WebQuests
  • Module 06 – Using mobile devices to support learning
  • Module 07 – Finding resources for lessons
  • Module 08 – Efficient presentations
  • Module 09 – Creation of posters
  • Module 10 – ICT in different subjects
  • Module 11 – Workshop 

FOLLOW UP:

A mailing list of participants will be created after the course and they will be encouraged to remain in contact with the trainers and with their fellow participants, as long as to establish future partnerships and projects, related to Erasmus+. Self-evaluation materials will be provided. At the end of the course, the participants will accomplish a questionnaire in order to get detailed feedback on the effectiveness of the training event. They will be asked to present an action agenda on the method of implementing the key learning points into their professional practice. A Facebook group will be formed for discussions and sharing of ideas and good practices after the workshop. The participants will be given the opportunity to transmit the knowledge and experience achieved to their colleagues and by this to assist in the dissemination of the leaning results and outcomes. 

DAILY TIMETABLE:

1ST DAY
(09:00-15:00)
– General Meet
– Introduction to the course:
– Why should “ICT in Education Digital Classroom” training be taken?
Coffee Break
-Individual expectations – What do you know and what do you want to achieve?
-Discussion on what is ICT and listing a range of medias and applications
-Main strategies supporting ICT implementation in education.
-Support from education institution administration and the community
-Role of the educator and its confidence and motivation
-Introduction/Use of ICTs in my organization
-Discussion of the day
2ND DAY
(09:00-15:00)
-Warm-up – Alliteration Introductions.
-Educators’ subject knowledge influences how ICTs are used: technical abilities.
-Practical exercises in identifying benefits and challenges in using ICT
Coffee Break
-ICT tools in education: Input source, output source and others
-Practical exercises in creating animated slideshows
-Web Conferencing/Meeting/Webinars
-Discussion of the day
3RD DAY
(09:00-15:00)
-Social media
-Practical exercises in designing and creating a blog
Coffee Break
-Online information resources: encyclopedia, libraries, journals, magazines
-Reflections of the day, discussion
4TH DAY
(09:00-15:00)
-Illusion puzzles
-Combination of video, photo and social media
Coffee Break
-How can I use ICT tools in practice?
-Reflections of the day, discussion
-Discussion of the day
5TH DAY
(09:00-15:00)
Quick quiz
-Revisit the Flip chart from Monday. Have we achieved what we aimed for?
-Confidence building and time for questions.
-Show the animated slideshows given as homework on second day
Coffee Break
-Ethical dilemmas
-Reflection on using resources and give out resources
-Summary and course evaluation
-Quote of the day and reflection
-Discussion and overview of the course

CERTIFICATIONS: At the end of the course; Participants will take ”Certificate of Participant”, ”Europass Mobility Certificate”, ”Staff Mobility Agreement‘‘ and BlueCore International Company Invoice certificates.