Distance Learning for Schools

Preparation

The course provider sends the necessary information regarding the course materials to the beneficiary school. After the detailed information about accommodation, transportation and eating and drinking of the visiting teachers is sent to the schools, a preliminary information is given to the leading teachers about the content of the course.

Description

Distance Education is completely independent of time and place, where the lectures are taught in a virtual environment, live, video, and audio, without the obligation of students and lecturers to come to the campus, and the participant can watch and view them again whenever they want.

Distance Education is not an open education system or a second-class education system that is applied alongside formal education. On the contrary, it is an education system with the most modern equipment, which has been applied in advanced developed countries for years and uses the latest measurement and evaluation methods.

Distance education advantages are;
It is student-centered.
It offers equality of opportunity.
It provides education opportunities for physically disabled students.
It is an education system that can provide educational services to a wide range of students.
It is independent of time and place. It removes geographical and regional barriers.
Provides the opportunity to teach with advanced tools.
It is indispensable for those who cannot benefit from traditional education.
Provides 24/7 access to the education and training environment.
It allows each student to learn at their own learning speed.
It provides fast and easy access to information.
It eliminates additional expenses such as transportation, accommodation, accommodation and nutrition required in face-to-face education.
It provides an interactive and dynamic learning process with teachers.
Distance Education allows students to receive education at the quality they want from any place with internet access in terms of being independent of the location.


Methodology

Warm Up-Ice Breaking Activities

Questıon - Answer Technıque

Problem-Solvıng Technıque

Braın Storm Technıque (Osborn)

Role Playıng

Drama Improvısatıon

Statıon Technıque

Mıcro Teachıng

Jıgsaw Technıque

Group Discussions;

Debates

Case Studies

Peer-Review

Problem Based Learning

Concept Mapping


Objectives

•  To help teachers develop the characteristics of good teaching outlined
•  To provide teachers with ongoing opportunities to improve their content knowledge,
•  Instructional skills, knowledge about how students learn, and understanding of learning from a student point of view.
•  To succeed in this endeavor, careful design of distance learning programs will need grounding in what we know to be best practices in teaching and learning: content that is linked to teachers’ everyday classroom practice, and distance instruction that focuses on promoting high-quality teaching.
•  To provide ongoing professional development that is based on proven best practices; builds in continual support; and helps teachers become not just a community of learners, but a community of practitioners.
•  To succeed in a distance environment through orientation, preparation, support, and leadership.

Follow Up

After the course, all trainees will be given copies of all course materials that can be shared with their colleagues in their institutions within the scope of dissemination activities. In addition, a self-assessment form will be provided to enable trainees to learn on their own. At the end of the course, participants will fill out an evaluation form regarding the content of the training.

Specifics

•  Activities: all courses include at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usually on Saturday).
•  Certificate: all our courses guarantee a Certificate of Attendance if 80% of the lessons will be attended.
•  Lessons: classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) 
•  Platform: participants will have free access to our e-learning platform.

Days

Day 1

Welcome and registration
What is Distance Learning?
Presentations, description of the course and exchange of (previous) experiences
Knowing participants and their students
Setting up their expectations and introducing Distance learning through curricula (re-negotiation)

Day 2

Print-based Distance Education
Examples of Print-based Distance Learning for Upgrading Teachers’ Qualifications
Considerations: Print as a Distance Learning Tool
Roles in Teacher Professional Development: Strenghts and limitations

Day 3

Audio-based Distance Education
What is Two-Way Audio?
How to Broadcast Radio - Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI)
Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI)
Other Forms of Audio-based Distance Education
Roles in Teacher Professional Development: Strenghts and limitations

Day 4

Televisually-based Distance Education
How to use Internet Protocol Television (IPTV)
Video, Videoconferencing, 
Considerations: Television and Video as Distance Learning Tools
Roles in Teacher Professional Development: Strenghts and limitations

Day 5

Multimedia-based Distance Learning
Group Teaching and Learning Software (GTLS)
Computer-Aided Instruction (CAI)
Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS)
How to use Digital Learning Games in my classes

Day 6

Other Forms of Multimedia in Distance learning
Self Evaluation session
Best examples (Visiting schools)
Certification, feedback

Day 7

Farewell

2021-2022 Course Dates

17-22 May 2021 - Amsterdam

19-24 July 2021 - Amsterdam

20-25 December 2021 – Vilnius, Istanbul

7-12 March 2022 – Amsterdam, Brussels

11-16 April 2022 – Florence, Istanbul

9-14 May 2022 – Riga, Amsterdam

5-10 September 2022 – Amsterdam

10-15 October 2022 – Florence, Istanbul