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Courses start on:

12 May 2024

Zagreb, Croatia

7 July 2024

Pula, Croatia

11 August 2024

Fira, Greece

17 November 2024

Zagreb, Croatia

19 January 2025

Zagreb, Croatia

9 February 2025

Zagreb, Croatia

9 March 2025

Zagreb, Croatia

11 May 2025

Zagreb, Croatia

13 July 2025

Pula, Croatia

17 August 2025

Fira, Greece

9 November 2025

Zagreb, Croatia

Additional dates and tailor made courses are possible on request

INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM - INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHODS TO REACH EVERY SEN STUDENT

 

Introduction

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from primary to adult level as well as educational advisors and staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers. The traditional model of classroom instruction where the teacher lectures the new content in class  proves to be less efficient because it is time consuming and it focuses on the teacher. Therefore little time is left for more complex tasks and deeper understanding of the content, especially for SEN students. Our course will help you gain insight into innovative teaching methods such as Flipped Learning and  the Montessori approach and will help you adopt various practical 4C techniques and activities. You will learn how to differentiate tasks and activities to reach every student and how to organize the in-class time to get the most out of it. Flipped Learning is an innovative approach where students get their first exposure to content before coming to class and then spend in-class time engaging in activities in a dynamic, interactive learning environment. Students are active learners and the teacher guides them as they apply concepts and “dig” deeper into the subject matter. Flipped classrooms focus on active learning and student engagement giving the teacher more time to deal with mixed levels, SEN students and differentiated learning styles during the in-class time. Participants will also explore various strategies and tools connected to 4C skills development and how to implement them in their teaching. They will be introduced to the Montessori approach and they will learn how to make their own Montessori learning material for SEN students.

Help your students learn at their own pace, take responsibility for their own learning and create an inclusive learning environment with this innovative teaching practice. Participants are expected to be at lest B1 in English.

 

Methodology

Methodology is based on active participation, hands-on activities and experiential learning suitable and applicable in different subjects and at various levels. Participants will acquire practical knowledge and develop their own skills through workshops, model lessons, project based learning, collaborative activities and hands-on interaction with ICT tools applicable for Flipped learning and teaching.

 

Objectives

  • Learning and experienceing first hand practical 4C techniques and activities.

  • Learning about the theory behind the Montessori approach.

  • Developing own Montessori material for SEN students.

  • Understanding the concept ofFlipped Learningand how to successfully implement it in their teaching.

  • Createing ready‐to‐use materials and acquisition of practical ideas to implement and evaluate Flipped Learning in their schools.

  • Familiarising with innovative ICT tools and LMS for delivering new content and tracking students’ progress.

  • Learning to differentiate activities according to students special needs, learning styles, interests and diverse socio-cultural backgrounds to create an inclusive learning environment.

  • Developing learner’s key competences such as creativity, critical thinking, media and digital literacy.

  • Enriching communication skills, improve foreign language competencies and engage in cross-cultural learning experience.

  • Improving the use of English (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of educational methodologies as well as diverse coaching strategies in education in different countries in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing a virtual collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among educators.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

 

 

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture which will be presented during the course. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

 

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

 

Certificate

 

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and the Europass Mobility Document.

 

Paperwork

We also provide all the support with paperwork you might need for your Erasmus+ project documentation such as mobility agreement and registration letter.

Draft Programme

7 day programme (35 hours) 560 €

   Day 1

Welcome day

What is the Montessori approach?

Montessori approach in an Inclusive Classroom

   Day 2

Montessori Method in Teaching: Future in Learning

Make your own Montessori material for SEN students

Cultural evening

   Day 3

How Flipped Learning works

Planing Flipped Learning

Individual space in Flipped Learning

Technology for Flipped Learning 3.0

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Group space in Flipped Learning

The Flipped Mastery model in teaching SEN students

Universal Design for Learning (UDL Method)

Integration Workshops: Create your Flipped Learning Lesson to reach every SEN student

Individual support

   Day 6

4Cs of the 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, Collaboration -first hand practical techniques and activities

Incorporate 4C skills into teaching SEN students

   Day 7

Presentation of outcomes, discussion, and evaluation

Presentation of SEG and eTwinning platforms and online tools for future collaboration

Closing session

Quick links

"Have courage to be happy."

Augusto Boal

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