8th June 2018

Using mobile devices effectively to innovate learning and teaching in your subject & school

Course #9

Location / Dates

2019: 17 – 22 February & 20 -25 October

Target Groups:   
Teachers of all subjects in primary, secondary and vocational education

This course is aimed at teachers who want to increase their own confidence, understanding and ability to use mobile technologies innovatively in teaching and learning. The objectives of this 6-day course are to:

  • promote teacher professionalism in evaluating and selecting available apps and related teaching strategies
  • develop participants’ skills related to selecting, adapting and designing content and developing related learning activities
  • develop participants’ skills in implementing mobile device-based materials and methodologies for a range of curriculum objectives  and contexts in and beyond the classroom
  • support practitioners to evaluate the impact of their innovative scenarios on student learning outcomes

Each day will cover a different aspect of designing and evaluating  mobile technologies for teaching and learning. The course activities include demonstrations of useful applications, exemplary materials and teaching practices followed-up with tutor-led presentations and discussions about methodological related topics. Coursework will incorporate delegates existing knowledge and experience and provide a helpful learning environment with a balanced mix of theoretical and practical knowledge. Hands-on activities carried out by participants individually, in pairs and/or small groups include exploring tools,  analyzing classroom practices and related lesson activities and creating content to be used in participants’ personal practice.
To provide flexible access to course related tasks and resources a virtual learning environment (VLE) will be used. After-course access is offered to promote follow-up communication and collaborative learning when exchanging (re)designed local practice experiences and materials.

A pre-course, online questionnaire will be provided to assess pre-knowledge and further align course content and procedures to needs and interests.
Delegates are requested to bring subject book(s) and/or related ICT materials (if available) to be used when creating customised materials and activities

Day-to-Day Course Topics

Day 1
• Meet & Greet / Introductions
• Intake questionnaire review / finetuning expectations
• Cultural Event

Day 2
• Course overview
• Overview of ways to exploit mobile devices for teaching & learning purposes.
• Analysing apps and sample practices with the help of categorisation / evaluation tools and models (e.g. iPAC framework)
• Reviewing resources for finding & selecting apps and related materials to use in your teaching.

Day 3
• Introduction to the EU project DEIMP resources to raise awareness of characteristic features of innovative and transformational mobile learning activities
• Feed up on the course task: (re)design and develop a tablet/phone/laptop-supported lesson/project: selecting textbook topic / unit in current practice for elaboration
• Examination of scenarios devised by actual classroom practitioners across Europe including a variety of successful STEAM arrangements
• Lesson/project development

Day 4
• Presentation and exploration of specific apps and practices to gain a better understanding and awareness of the potential learning gains associated with virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed realities,
• Designing and implementing class projects
•​ Elaborating lesson/project ideas / materials

Day 5
• Introduction to the EU project TABLIO resources to support differentiation
• Exploiting tablet features and methodolgies for assessment of & for learning, including peer-review and self-assessment activities.
• Use the iPad & tablet as a display device in connection with other devices
• Piloting & getting feedback on materials & lesson scenarios from other participants.
• Finalising teaching & learning materials

Day 6
• Addressing classroom management issues (guidelines for coaching individual and collaborative work)
• Presenting & sharing materials
• Briefing on follow-up activities, strategies for further professional development and sharing your know-how & ideas within school
• Course evaluation

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