3rd July 2024

2025 Course #11 Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom using Information & Communication Technology. “Create a future classroom in your school”

Course nr: 11 Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom using Information & Communication Technology. “Create a future classroom in your school”

Dates/Venue
2025

Leuven (Belgium)
August 17-22

Target Groups
This course is designed for teachers from all educational levels & sectors who consider themselves as beginners and/or pre-intermediate as far as digital skills and/or integration of technology in education are concerned.

Course aims
In this course participants will learn about tools and methodologies to increase and enhance the level of interaction in the classroom. The course addresses topics relevant for the development of 21st century skills such as student dialogue and collaboration, creativity, problem solving and digital literacy.

Course content and activities

The workshop participants will:

  • Discover tools and methodologies to increase interaction in the classroom.
  • Experiment with different software to increase student (tele)collaboration.
  • Learn about the possibilities of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
  • Exploit the advantages of touch screens and electronic whiteboards to support interaction and dialogue in the classroom.
  • Use widgets and software to create interactive exercises to support flipped learning
  • Use tools for brainstorming and mapping of students’ pre-knowledge
  • Explore tools and strategies for blended learning scenarios
  • Be introduced to international School projects
  • Explore Open Educational Resources

Methodology
The course combines introductions in the form of brief plenaries on the methodological topics of the day followed by presentations of related online applications, Web 2.0 tools, materials and/or activities. Then the practical work is done individually or in small groups depending on the needs and educational levels. Finally, the outcomes are shared and discussed.

Draft Agenda

Day 1
Greet & Meet
Intercultural event (Guided City Tour)

Day 2

  • Introduction
  • Practicalities
    Ice breaker “who is who”
    Overview of course topics

Interactive classroom part I

  • Overview possibilities and tools in the classroom
  • Best practices and testing
  • developing interactive lessons plans

Interactive classroom part II

  • Educational apps 
  • Exploring various related online freeware
  • Increasing interactivity in your classroom
  • Exploring cloud based programmes
    Project creation: group work
    Review of the day

Day 3

Future classroom Lab

  • Different learning zones
  • Tools and methodologies
  • Examples
  • Designing / customising content for local use
  • Presentations and review of the day

Day 4

Creative use of multimedia in your lessons

  • Exploring different tools
  • Creating interactive video’s / Exploring apps
  • Develop your interactive scavengerhunt / escape room
  • Project creation with QR-codes:
  • Designing / customising teaching materials for local use

1:1 learning

  • Pedagogy and best practices
  • Exploring cloud based programmes
  • Flipped classroom
  • Designing / customising teaching materials for local use

Day 5

Designing for collaborative learning and virtual exchange

  • Collaboration in international school projects: exploring the implications (preparations, scheduling, materials design etc)
  • Exploring relevant, related software tools
  • Developing a shared project idea
  • Tips and trics

Augmented reality in the classroom

  • Best practices and pedagogy
  • Create your own marker

Day 6

  • Finalising sample materials
  • Sharing & discussing teaching & learning materials and project plans
  • Course evaluation + Certificates





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