Empowerment in Digital Literacy
This course is for educators of Kindergarten and Primary Schools who would like to experience for themselves a variety of software and online tools in
order to integrate technology into their teaching.
About the course:
These hands-on, practical courses are designed for teachers who would like to include ICT technology in the classroom. Many educational and relevant technologies will be introduced during this course.
Before the courses
After registration, participants on this course programme will receive: A pre-course questionnaire, which will enable trainers to learn about the participants’ teaching backgrounds Information about the Europass Mobility Certificate A list of software to download and install, to prepare participants for various aspects of the course Information about Malta to prepare teachers for their cultural experienc
To enable better skills in technology and ICT To introduce an awareness of ways of integrating ICT with teaching methodologies, using hands-on & experiential methods To help teachers reflect on their own teaching methods in relation to technology in the classroom today To help participants experience hands-on a range of interesting tools, software and programmes which are available as freeware, & set up activities linking methodology and technology today To further develop participants’ own language skills To experience the cultural heritage of Malta with its bilingual linguistic environment (The course draws on the results of the POOLS and POOLS-T Leonardo Projects (Project for Open Online Learning Systems and Methodologies).
This course is taught interactively, with input sessions, collaborative and group project work. Participants are actively involved in all sessions. Input sessions are in the form of hands-on workshops and could involve brainstorming, analysis and at times problem-solving. Sessions help participants set up tools such as Blogs , Wikis & Websites and apply online tools in a scaffolded setting. Participants are asked to reflect on the tools & activities, inviting discussion with regard to their own knowledge & skills, their approach to teaching today’s students, and on adaptation of the use of the tools to their teaching & learning situations & contexts. Exchange of participants’ ICT and pedagogical knowledge is encouraged through discussion. Participants’ own language skills are developed and feedback given where appropriate. Participants are also introduced to appropriate websites related to the further development of their teaching skills & personal professional development
After the course:
The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course and its usefulness to them. They are also encouraged in this session to come up with a Personal Development Action Plan, and select tools & activities which they would like to try out in their own classes or projects. They are invited to join the ETI Teacher Training Facebook community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses. Participants are also encouraged to join communities for the current POOLS Projects, and other ETI-related EU Projects, such as METHODS (Communicative Language Teaching Methods), TOOLS, and CLIL4U.
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