_First Seminar: Creative Teaching in Secondary CLIL Classroom 

Oxford 7th November to 11th November 2016

_Course Content

Participants are asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire. Tutors plan the course to meet the needs of the course participants. Course content typically includes:

  1. Introductions, ice-breakers, warmers and fillers
  2. Understanding CLIL concepts
  3. Communication in the CLIL classroom
  4. Opening doors; considering teaching roles and responsibilities, tasks and topics, strategies and style
  5. Scaffolding, reflecting and planning
  6. Task-based learning and cross-curricular teaching
  7. Subject-based vocabulary, collocation and word partnerships
  8. Learning styles, multiple intelligences
  9. Teaching students with learning difficulties

_Course Content

Participants are asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire. Tutors plan the course to meet the needs of the course participants. Course content typically includes:

  1. Classroom challenges; improving motivation, engagement and results
  2. Writing, feedback and error correction
  3. Working with texts; exploring and creating, engaging tasks to meet real and specific needs
  4. Practical pronunciation; phonemes, stress and connected speech
  5. Blended learning, digital media and multichannel delivery
  6. Using film, graphics and images as a creative CLIL stimulus
  7. Study skills and SMART learners
  8. Developing personal language skills and communicative competence
  9. The British education system and visit to a local Secondary school

_Course Objectives

The course objectives are to explore the relationship between language and culture by updating participants’ English and improving their cultural understanding, in the context of society in the UK today.

_Course Methodology

Participants experience a dynamic and communicative style of teaching and receive personal attention from experienced and qualified professionals. Sessions are carefully planned to suit the needs, interests and learning styles of the participants and to provide the right balance of skills, content and structure. Trainers use a wide range of up-to-date resources and integrate online and off-line resources to create a supportive, dynamic learning environment.

_Outcomes

Course participants will improve their understanding of written and spoken English, including pronunciation. They will gain confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will also develop a greater awareness of grammar structure and vocabulary, authentic and appropriate language, formal and informal language, so they can communicate more fluently and effectively in English. They will have an enhanced understanding of life and culture in the UK today.

 

_Follow up

Participants are required to fill in a course evaluation questionnaire. They are encouraged to continue the international dimension of their experience through social networking. Participants receive a contact list of their course tutors and course colleagues. On some courses this will also include details of other contacts made during that particular course, such as editors, head teachers, publishers or guest tutors.

_Where?

 

Seminars

_Getting prepared for a successful course attendance!

 

Follow the links below:

Read and know how:

About the CLIL method of learning :

_Make it count

_Powered by Edo Colombo and Maria Dangli

_Course Objectives

Structured Study Visit to Schools/Institutes & Training Seminar provide opportunities for teachers and other staff from throughout Europe to have a choice of visiting primary, secondary, vocational and adult lifelong learning schools with specific organisational concepts to promote high quality in teaching and learning; meeting and interacting with teachers, head teachers, experts and advisors; experience a powerful and unique school culture, observe innovative and collaborative learning, network, form eTwinning groups and discuss possible Key Action 2 projects. The study visit should also provide opportunities to work with professors and experts from a number of Universities in Europe.

 

_Key Activities

School visits: Observing lessons / Intervening in lessons; sharing information with staff and students about school, town, country, etc.; making connections, considering Key Action 2 projects, etc

Seminars, workshops and lectures.

Cultural exchanges and professional presentations.

Cultural Day Visits: A variety of excursions to significant geographical and historical landmarks.

_How about a little bit of job shadowing ?

Although this activity is a structured course in our application to Erasmus+, there is a rich job shadowing/observation element present in this programme:

 a number of educational institutions related to our profile and educational level is selected, so that we could benefit better from a wider selection of good teaching practices. This model has shown to be highly satisfactory for both the visiting teachers and the institutions visited. Everyone participating in this experience turned to receive maximum benefit from it.

_Getting Prepared

 

_Where ?

_From Our Point of View by M.Dangli

_Senimar , presentation about Irish History by M.Casserly

_Senimar, presentation About Irish Education by A.M. O’Brien

_The Field Project or using Irish sites and Dublin as…a precious textbook

_Dublin of ours : a presentation of our Erasmus week in Dublin!

_By teachers for the teachers

York-Associates

_Where ?

Peasholme House, St Saviour’s Pl, York YO1 7PJ, United Kingdom

 

time

_When ?

23/07/2017 – 29/07/2017

 

_COURSE

TITLE:

Making Use of Technology Tools

A hands-on, practical one-week course aimed at professionals who would like to develop teaching methods to include technology in the classroom, school or other learning environments. A wide range of free technologies was introduced and worked on during this course.

_Preparation

After registration, we as participants on this course program received:

 

A pre-course questionnaire about our teaching backgrounds.

Information about the europass mobility certificate.

A list of free software to download and install, to get prepared  for various aspects of the course.

Information about York to get prepared for our cultural experience.

_The Aim Of This Course Was To:

  1. Help Teachers Reflect On Their Own Teaching Methods In Relation To Technology In The Classroom Today
  2. Enable Better Skills In Technology And Ict
  3. Introduce An Awareness Of Technology And Ict In The Classroom Today And Ways Of Integrating Ict With Teaching Methodologies, Using Hands-On And Experiential Methods
  4. Help Participants Experience Hands-On A Range Of Interesting Tools, Software And Programmes Which Are Available As Freeware And To Set Up Activities Linking Contemporary Methodology With Technology
  5. Further Develop Participants’ Own Language Skills
  6. Experience The Cultural Heritage Of York With Its Rich Environment

This Course Was Taught Interactively, With Input Sessions, Collaborative And Group Project Work. We Were Actively Involved In All Sessions. Input Sessions Were In The Form Of Hands-On Workshops And Could Involve Brain- Storming, Analysis And Problem-Solving. Sessions Helped Us To Set Up Tools Such As Blogs And Websites And Apply Online Tools In A Supported Setting.

We Were Asked To Reflect On The Tools And Activities, Inviting Discussion With Regard To Our Own Knowledge And Skills, Our Approach To Teaching Today’s Students And On Adaptation Of The Use Of Tools To Our Teaching And Learning Situations And Contexts.

Exchange Of Participants’ Ict And Pedagogical Knowledge Was Encouraged Through Discussion.

Our Own Language Skills Were Developed And Feedback Was Given Where Appropriate.

We Were Also Introduced To Appropriate Websites Related To The Further Development Of Our Teaching Skills And Personal Professional Development.