Digital Fluency and Beyond: Key Competences in Modern Learning Environments

Digital Fluency and Beyond: Key Competences in Modern Learning Environments

This course focuses on cultivating essential digital skills and competences for educators within the context of a constantly evolving digital landscape.

Course Description

topics

  • New learning and teaching methods and approaches
  • Digital skills and competences
  • Digital content, technologies and practices
  • Key competences development

dates

24-28/06/2024, 08-12/07/2024, 15-19/07/2024 29/07/2024-02/08/2024

Course Calendar

target audience

  • Teachers in Various Subjects: Educators from diverse subjects interested in integrating digital skills into their teaching practices.
  • IT teachers: Professionals focused on leveraging technology for educational purposes.
  • Professional Development Providers: Individuals involved in delivering training and development programs for educators.

This course focuses on cultivating essential digital skills and competences for educators within the context of a constantly evolving digital landscape. Participants will explore the practical incorporation of digital tools, resources, and methodologies into their teaching practices. The purpose is to prepare educators to confidently navigate the digital era and enhance key competences such as digital literacy, critical thinking, and collaboration. By the end of the course, participants should gain knowledge and skills in effective digital integration strategies for an improved teaching and learning experience.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Develop digital literacy skills for effective teaching in a digital environment.
  • Explore practical ways to incorporate digital tools and resources into teaching practices.
  • Enhance critical thinking skills related to digital content and applications.
  • Foster collaboration among educators and students in a digital learning environment.
  • Acquire strategies for preparing learners to excel in today’s technologically driven world.

Develop Digital Literacy Skills: Acquire essential digital literacy skills for effective teaching in a digital environment.

Incorporate Digital Tools: Explore practical ways to incorporate digital tools and resources into teaching practices.

Enhance Critical Thinking Skills: Apply critical thinking skills related to digital content and applications

Promote Collaboration in a Digital Environment: Foster collaboration among educators and students in a digital learning environment.

Integrate Digital Skills into Teaching: Implement strategies to prepare learners to excel in today’s technologically driven world.

Daily Program

Day 1: Introduction to Digital Skills in Education
  • Digital Skills Inventory: Participants complete a comprehensive digital skills inventory.
  • Personal Learning Network Building: Interactive session on building effective digital learning networks.
  • Group Discussion: Share experiences and insights regarding the impact of digital skills on teaching practices.
Day 2: Incorporating Digital Tools into Teaching Practices
  • Digital Tools Scavenger Hunt: Groups explore and review various digital tools, creating a shared resource.
  • Tool Integration Workshop: Collaborative development of a lesson plan incorporating selected digital tools.
  • Peer Reviews: Participants exchange and review each other's lesson plans, providing constructive feedback.
Day 3: Enhancing Critical Thinking in a Digital Environment
  • Digital Content Analysis: Small groups analyze and discuss the critical thinking aspects of digital content.
  • Case Studies: Analyzing case studies on critical thinking in a digital learning environment.
  • Debates: Engage in a debate on the empowerment of critical thinking in digital education.
Day 4: Collaboration in the Digital Learning Environment
  • Virtual Escape Room: Collaborative problem-solving in a virtual escape room setting.
  • Online Collaboration Tools Exploration: Hands-on exploration of various digital collaboration tools.
  • Group Discussion: Reflect on challenges and successes in virtual collaboration.
Day 5: Practical Implementation and Future Readiness
  • Action Plan Development: Participants work on developing a detailed action plan for implementing digital skills in their teaching.
  • Emerging Trends Panel: Panel discussion with experts on emerging trends in digital education.
  • Showcase and Celebration: Participants present their action plans and celebrate the completion of the course, certificate distribution.

 

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Tech Industry Field Trip

Participants visit a local technology company to understand the latest trends and innovations.
Discussions with professionals on the impact of technology on education and digital skills.

Digital Innovation Hub Exploration

Visit to a digital innovation hub or maker space to explore hands-on digital activities.
Interaction with experts in digital innovation and creation.

Education Technology Fair

Visit to a center specializing in educational technology.
Hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology tools and resources applicable to STEM education.

Virtual Reality (VR) Experience

Immersive experience with virtual reality technologies.
Exploring the potential applications of VR in education.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is continuous with formative and summative methods throughout the training.

Formative

Workshop Participation
Digital Tools Exploration Reports
Debates & Discussions
Peer Review of Lesson Plans

Summative

Digital Skills Action Plan
Case Study Analysis
Collaborative Online Project
Final Presentation and Showcase

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Teaching Methods

  • Interactive Lectures

    Engaging lectures providing foundational knowledge on digital skills and competences.

  • Hands-On Workshops

    Practical workshops allowing participants to explore and apply digital tools in teaching.

  • Group Activities

    Collaborative activities promoting teamwork and shared learning experiences.

  • Digital Tools Exploration

    Interactive sessions where participants explore and experiment with various digital tools.

  • Debates and Discussions

    Stimulating discussions and debates on the role of digital skills in education.

  • Case Studies

    Analysis of case studies illustrating successful integration of digital skills in teaching.

Certification

Upon successful completion of our courses, participants receive recognition in the form of certificates.

Recognizing your active participation, the Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon completing the course. It signifies your commitment to the learning journey and showcases your engagement with the course content.

Certificate of Attendance

by SISERA Greece

Europass Certification goes beyond acknowledgment; it aligns with European standards for transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications. This internationally recognized certification enhances your profile and opens doors to opportunities on a global scale.

Europass Certification

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