Integrating Technology into Classrooms

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

The integration of technology into education, as in every aspect of our lives, is also about changing expectations. Students do not lean towards processes that involve long and one-sided information transfer. Rather, education methods that support teacher and student participation gain importance. These methods are offered with technical support. For example, a learning application that allows students to track their progress and provides continuous feedback offers an effective method to meet changing expectations.

Instead of traditional chalkboards, gamified educational tools show the place of technology in education. Lesson topics are made more attractive to students by adding game elements. In addition, smartboard applications allow students to access the subjects applied in the classroom from anywhere. We know that especially visuality has gained great importance today. Visual education is also a factor that keeps information in mind. Rather than a teacher lecturing at the beginning of the table, a teacher who draws strength from the visuality of the smart board and supports the information with visuals can attract students more attention. Education has now reached such a point. It is a fact that visuality is important for the brain as a result of researches.

Methods such as robot construction, coding, and basic tool design support students' creative processes. In addition, using technology in this way helps students get involved in the learning process, unlike traditional learning methods. While the coding activities in the lessons help the development of the student's analytical intelligence, the activities with design content improve the visual intelligence of the student. At the same time, with the introduction of the maker philosophy, which has increased rapidly in the last 4-5 years in our country, in school activities and even in the curriculum, learning processes that make students active from passive situations are revealed.

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

  Learn why digital technology integration is important for schools and teachers
  Encourage teachers to use technology in the classroom
  Understand how educational technology can be integrated in the teaching/learning process
  Use technology effectively in classrooms
  Learn most effective ways to use technology in the classroom
  Learn how to use technology in different subjects
  Learn how to prepare a lesson plan related to technology use in classrooms
  Understand how to improve students’ interest towards lessons by using technological tools

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

2021-2022 Course Dates

17-21 May 2021 – Amsterdam, Vilnius

6-10 September 2021 – Amsterdam, Riga

25-29 October 2021- Brussels, Florence

20-24 December 2021 – Florence, Istanbul

7-11 March 2022 – Amsterdam, Vilnius

11-15 April 2022 – Amsterdam, Brussels

9-13 May 2022- Amsterdam, Florence, Vilnius