Global Classrooms, Connected Minds: Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0 for Collaborative Education

Global Classrooms, Connected Minds: Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0 for Collaborative Education

Designed to equip educators with proficient knowledge and skills, the course “Global Classrooms, Connected Minds” focuses on leveraging Web 2.0 tools in collaborative learning environments.

Course Description

topics

  • Digital skills and competences
  • Digital content, technologies and practices
  • New learning and teaching methods and approaches
  • Initial and continuous training for teachers, trainers and other education staff

dates

01-05/07/2024, 08-12/07/2024, 15-19/07/2024, 22-26/07/2024

Course Calendar

target audience

  • Teachers: Primary, secondary, vocational, adult, and special needs teachers.
  • Educators interested in integrating Web 2.0 tools for collaborative learning experiences.
  • Teacher Trainers.
  • School Principals and Administrative Staff.
  • Auxiliary School Staff: Psychologists, social workers, and other auxiliary staff.

Designed to equip educators with proficient knowledge and skills, the course “Global Classrooms, Connected Minds” focuses on leveraging Web 2.0 tools in collaborative learning environments. Exploring a diverse range of collaborative technologies, participants will gain practical insights, seamlessly integrating these tools into instructional scenarios, thereby fostering globally connected classrooms. Emphasis is placed on practical applications, enabling participants to design collaborative learning activities that transcend geographical boundaries.

This course serves as an exploration of instructional design, highlighting the integration of global connections and the optimal utilization of technology for crafting collaborative educational landscapes.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Articulate the principles and significance of collaborative learning, fostering a collaborative mindset within the learning environment.
  • Navigate and effectively use a diverse array of Web 2.0 tools, seamlessly integrating technology into instructional scenarios.
  • Set clear learning objectives and design scenarios with collaborative activities, demonstrating the ability to adapt them to different educational contexts.
  • Implement collaborative learning scenarios using Web 2.0 tools, assessing individual and group achievements through formative and summative assessments.
  • Establish global connections, fostering collaboration beyond geographical constraints and integrating diverse perspectives into collaborative learning experiences.
  • Establish norms for inclusive collaboration in a digital space, addressing issues of digital citizenship, privacy, and ethical online behavior.
  • Understand and apply blended learning models for a comprehensive educational experience, exploring both synchronous and asynchronous learning approaches.
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills through hands-on activities and collaborative projects, designing and implementing collaborative lesson plans for real-world scenarios.
  • Harness the potential of multimedia and interactive tools for enhanced learning, creating engaging and interactive educational content.
  • Understand the role of the facilitator in collaborative education, addressing challenges in group dynamics and fostering a supportive learning environment.
  • Equip students with skills to navigate interconnected challenges of the 21st century, fostering a collaborative mindset for future success.

Define and articulate the principles of collaborative learning: Cultivate a collaborative mindset within the learning environment.

Navigate and effectively utilize diverse Web 2.0 tools: Integrate technology seamlessly into instructional scenarios.

Design instructional scenarios incorporating engaging collaborative activities: Set clear learning objectives and adapt scenarios to different educational contexts.

Implement and assess collaborative learning activities using Web 2.0 tools: Assess individual and group achievements through formative and summative assessments.

Foster global connections, transcending geographical boundaries through collaborative education: Establish global connections and integrate diverse perspectives into collaborative learning experiences.

Establish norms for inclusive collaboration in a digital space, addressing digital citizenship and ethical online behavior: Establish inclusive norms for collaboration, addressing digital citizenship, privacy, and ethical online behavior.

Apply blended learning models for a comprehensive and engaging educational experience: Understand and apply blended learning models, exploring synchronous and asynchronous learning approaches.

Apply knowledge through hands-on activities, group projects, and collaborative lesson plans: Apply acquired knowledge and skills through hands-on activities, collaborative projects, and lesson plan design.

Utilize multimedia and interactive tools to enhance collaborative learning experiences: Harness the potential of multimedia and interactive tools to create engaging and interactive educational content.

Daily Program

Day 1: Course Introduction and Digital Citizenship
  • Practical arrangements, timetable, and icebreaker activities, needs & expectations assessment.
  • Ensuring digital citizenship and introduction to netiquette.
  • Hands-on exploration of Google Classroom.
  • Collaborative presentation tools, word cloud tools, and avatar tools.
Day 2: Collaborative Learning Principles and Designing Activities
  • Introduction to collaborative learning and key principles.
  • Navigating Web 2.0 technologies and designing collaborative activities.
  • Collaborative writing tools, collaborative painting tools, and collaborative map tools.
Day 3: Implementation of Teaching Scenarios and Assessment
  • Implementing teaching scenarios with collaborative Web 2.0 tools.
  • Interactive image tools, infographic tools, and tools for creating interactive video.
  • Assessment in collaborative learning: individual vs. group assessment.
Day 4: Application Workshop
  • Designing a quality multi-workshop program with emphasis on the sequence of activities.
  • Cooperative familiarization activity, communication, interaction, and collaboration.
  • Evaluation and dissemination activities.
Day 5: Workshop Presentation and Peer Evaluation
  • Workshop program presentations and active participation.
  • Peer evaluation criteria and collaborative evaluation session.
  • Review, course evaluation, round-up of acquired feedback.
  • Awarding the course certificate of attendance and cultural activities.

 

*subject to small adaptations, upon availability

Virtual Visits to Exemplary Collaborative Online Platforms

Virtual tours of well-established collaborative online platforms, showcasing how educators around the world utilize these tools.

School Institution Visit (Online or In person)

Virtual visits to institutions that have successfully implemented European Collaborative projects (e-Twinning,) Engage with educators, students, and administrators to understand their experiences and best practices.

Industry Engagement Day (Online)

Virtual field trips to STEM-related industries or companies, highlighting the real-world applications of collaborative learning in the professional environment. Facilitate discussions with professionals to share insights into the skills required in collaborative workspaces.

Educational Technology Hub Virtual Visit

Connect participants with a virtual visit to an educational technology hub, allowing them to explore cutting-edge tools and resources applicable to collaborative learning.

Collaborative Web 2.0 School Project Visit (Online or In-person)

Visits to schools where collaborative projects are implemented effectively with Web 2.0 tools. Interact with teachers and students involved in collaborative learning initiatives, sharing experiences and challenges.

Assessment Methods

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

Formative

Group Discussions and Reflections
Scenario Analysis Worksheets
Peer Teaching Observations
Interactive Quizzes

Summative

Collaborative Lesson Plan
Individual Reflection Paper
Final Presentation
Scenario Analysis

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Teaching Methods

  • Expert-Led Lectures and Interactive Discussions

    Expert-led lectures and interactive discussions, providing foundational knowledge on collaborative learning principles

  • Hands-On Workshops with Real-Life Case Studies

    Workshops featuring real-life case studies, allowing them to actively apply Web 2.0 tools in crafting engaging and collaborative instructional scenarios.

  • Virtual Visits to Online Collaborative Platforms

    Tours of established collaborative online platforms, offering practical exposure to diverse tools and showcasing successful examples of global collaborative education.

  • Group Activities Focused on Collaborative Learning

    Group activities and discussions, encouraging participants to share insights and strategies for creating inclusive and engaging collaborative learning environments.

  • Networking Events to Foster Informal Connections

    Events to naturally facilitate informal connections among participants, fostering a supportive community for collaborative education beyond geographical constraints.

  • Evaluation Through Pre- and Post-Tests Sessions

    Pre- and post-tests to measure shifts in participants' knowledge and skills related to collaborative learning principles and the effective use of Web 2.0 tools.

  • Behavioral Checklists for Skill Improvements

    Behavioral checklists to assess improvements in specific behaviors or skills related to collaborative teaching and effective utilization of Web 2.0 tools.

  • Data Analysis for Program Impact

    Data analysis on program metrics, including attendance and engagement, to evaluate the overall impact and success of the course in fostering globally connected classrooms.

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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