The Digital Teacher – Pedagogical use of technology and new innovations in the classroom

Effective solutions for technology use in your classroom.

This  course is aimed at teachers who want to integrate and further develop the use of educational technology to their classrooms. The course is aimed at teachers of  all skill levels, as the course material and workshops will be adapted to fit the needs of the course participants and the challenges they face. The topics include:

  • Mobile learning – how to integrate mobile devices and apps into the classroom
  • Web-based tools – Google/Microsoft educational products and other online services
  • Digital tests, quizzes and assessment tools
  • Digital media – photos, videos and other educational content creation

The course will cover both concrete examples and scientific topics around technology use. Time will also be allotted to group work, discussions and sharing if best practices. Our goal is that at the end of the course, you will have prepared a  project or teaching experiment for your own use! In the course we will approach topics in a concrete way and look at ways to make the course work relate to your personal project.

Duration: 5 Days (Mon-Fri)

Price: 

Course fee: 350€ per participant. (70€/day, covered by the “course fee” portion of your KA1- grant)
Administrative fee: 130€ per participant.
(covered by the “Organisational support” portion of your KA1- grant)

Ask for group discount for groups of 4+

Included:

  • Course materials and activities
  • Airport/railway station pick-up and drop off to your hotel

Not included:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Food

These expenses are covered by  “Individual Support” and “Travel costs” in your Erasmus grant

Day 1

Introductions, schedules, an overview of the week and getting to know everyone. Individual presentations and discussion on the course topics. A short introduction on the course topics and how technology is being applied in the Finnish education system.

Day 2

Introduction on the SAMR and TPACK models. Sharing challenges and positive experiences, group work, discussions and exercises.

Day 3

Benchmarking day. Getting to know the Finnish education system. School visit/Q&A with local headmaster. Continue with workshops.

(School visit  can not be guaranteed  for all dates.)

Day 4

Learn in nature. Leisurely activities in a natural setting. A trip to the lake or the forest to see how teaching can be taken outside of the classroom.

Day 5

Project presentations, wrap-up. Diplomas and farewells.

*Schedules and workshops are subject to change

Course dates

4.5-8.5.2020

7.12-11.12.2020

12.4-16.4.2021

26.7-30.7.2021

Mikko Laitinen

With students, Mikko spends his days trying out new, innovative methods in his language and technology classroom. His work also includes teacher training and support with a focus on technology and new innovations, tech management and administration, as well as international projects. He holds a Master’s degree in English and Education, and is working towards a Master’s degree in the field of educational technology.