EU Trainings

Get connected - e-tools in the classroom

This training course aims at helping to overcome technology barriers in educators and improving the ability to interact with the ‘connected’ generation.
After an overview about new learning technologies (including blogs and Edmodo), teachers and trainers have the opportunity to learn how to design a webpage to host educational materials, get an introduction into picture editing and webquests. An optional second week of training is dedicated to design an elearning course.
At the end of this training course each participant will have designed an own website with different educational resources which can be further elaborated in the home country.
You can choose individual modules or attend the whole course.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

This training course aims at enabling teachers and trainers in using different e-tools and new learning technologies in their lessons. Generic learning outcomes are:

  • Knowing and being able to implement different tools and methods, considering their advantages and disadvantages for a specific content and/or target group
  • Understanding how to use social media and blogs in education
COURSE CONTENT
  • Knowing the basics of webdesign
  • Being aware of different open source tools for webdesign
  • Being able to create a webpage with WordPress
  • Understanding the main requirements of pictures for online use
  • Being able to edit pictures
  • Understanding webquests and their usability
  • Being able to create webquests for the own students
  • Being able to design an elearning concept
  • Knowing open source tools
  • Being able to design an elearning course
PROGRAMME
  • Arrival in Leipzig
  • Introduction into the programme
  • Getting to know each other
  • Expectations of the participants
  • Why applying new learning technologies?
  • Summary of relevant tools and devices
  • Social media, blogs and Edmodo

Sociocultural activity: Guided walk through Leipzig City Center, see the market place with the old city hall, the famous churches St. Nikolai where the Peaceful Revolution started and St. Thomas, where the composer J.S. Bach worked for more than 30 years, Mädler Mall with Auerbachs Cellar etc.

Optional dinner at Leipzig Drallewatsch – an old Saxon term for ‘really having fun’ or ‘letting your hair down’. It is a good mixture of gastronomic history, scene meeting point and cultural tradition.

  • Open source tools for creating websites – giving an overview
  • Start creating a website with an open source tool like weebly to host educational materials, curricula and/or e-learning materials

 

Day 4: Webdesign

  • Continuate creating your own website

 

 

  • Introduction into basic requirements for graphic materials including copyright issues
  • Introduction into an open source picture editing software
  • Practical exercises: Edit pictures

 

  • Webquests and their usability in the classroom
  • Example webquests
  • Finding own ideas and implementing them
  • Integrate a webquest in your webpage

 

Proposals:

  • Excursion to Dresden, the capital of Saxony and former seat of the king with all its representative buildings
  • Excursion to the German capital Berlin: Visit Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, remnants of Berlin Wall etc.
  • Learn the main principles of elearning courses
  • How to design an elearning concept
  • Prepare a basic storyboard for your idea
  • Introduction into open source tools
  • First steps with the selected tool
  • Presentation of the website with all its contents to the other group participants: Feedback and ideas for further development
  • Questions and answers – finalization of the workshop
  • Course evaluation
  • Certification & farewell

As in all our training activities, Wisamar focusses on an active and practical learning experience which the participants can directly transfer to and implement in their daily practice.

The training contents are divided in four parts:

  • Introduction into the topic and theoretical background
  • User-friendly explanations and practicing (individually and in small groups)
  • Reflection on how to apply the learning contents in the own workplace
  • Follow-up aft.er the end of the course.

In addition to an active and practice-oriented approach during the training, we foster an exchange of experiences and know-how among the participants so that learning becomes a mutual experience, inspiring for all participants.

The comprehensive course materials will serve as a manual for KA1 and KA2 applications. In addition we give support via email also after the course when needed.

650 EUR for the whole course°

Introduction and Module 1:  €200 

Module 2:   €100 

Module 3:   €100 

Module 4:   €350

This fee includes: Registration and tuition including all course materials and certificate of attendance with learning outcomes. The Europass Mobility can be issued upon request without extra costs.

Welcome pack with information about Leipzig guided tour and additional cultural activity including entrance fees

° Discounts are given when min. 3 persons register together

  • We are a certified, non-profit education provider. As certified education provider our quality management system is reviewd on an annual basis.
  • The training is provided by a qualified web and graphic designer
  • We programmed already several elearning courses, also with low budget, e.g. storytelling-online.eu.