Inclusive classroom through ICT

– Using ICT to facilitate inclusion and prevent cyber bullying

Topic/ theme: ICT – Information and communication technologies, Pedagogy and didactics

 At your request, the courses can be structured for a different schedule (5 or 7 training days).

Sending partners: educational organizations involved in formal, non-formal and informal learning: schools, adult training centers, resource centers and other relevant organization active in the adult education field established in Erasmus+ program countries.

 Participants: 20-25 adults involved in education

Course fee: According to the Erasmus+ guide, including course preparation, training, training materials, administration costs, organizational costs and 24 hours emergency support.

Trainers: multinational team of trainers – Romanian, Maltese and Portuguese, SALTO affiliated, with specialization courses in more than 15 European countries.

 Languages used: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French. The training materials will be provided in English. On request, Spanish and French.

Profile of the participants:

The participants are teachers or adult trainers active in the sending organization interested in growing a creative and intercultural environment in their institutions, with or without previous experience, willing to develop themselves professionally not only through the course, but by involving themselves in preparatory and follow up activities. They must be interested in other cultures and in developing the institution’s European dimension.

Objectives:
– to use ICTtools to monitor individual progress according to inclusion needs,

– to increase ability to address the needs of the disadvantaged students through using different types of applications

– to use ICT tools to increase inclusive attitudes of students toward their disadvantaged colleagues, prevent cyberbullying

– to share best practices and transfer knowledge and methods between different cultural zones (at least 3 countries) and different learner ages

– to enable participants to find at least 5 activities and techniques for their own teaching context in order to facilitate inclusion in their classes.

– to promote European cooperation in the field of education within the framework of the Erasmus+ program by partnership building
Methodology
Most of the educational approaches are inspired from constructivist pedagogy. The project has a holistic approach and uses various tools during the different activities.

Days

Module

Details of activities and methodology

Day 1,2

Culture and interculturality

Intercultural games. Working in an international project – how to communicate and connect
Team building: working with colleagues and stakeholders – practical exercises followed by a debate
Stereotypes and prejudices in the classroom.
Games, methods and tools for improving communication.
Cultural trip – project tour exploring exterior manifestations of culture

Days

3,4

Inclusion tools

Videos for inclusion

Online tools stereotypes and prejudice

Identification and prevention of cyber bullying.

Personalised digital tools sharing: participant’s choice!

Day 5

Audio and video.
Digital tools

Audio/video project based on the learner’s realities
Podcasting & Recording Audio for online use
Online learning – principles and good practices.
Digital stories in education for facilitating inclusion.
Midterm evaluation

Days 6,7

Outdoor Blogs

Blogs and websites : Uses & Learning Potential
Designing a Blog, website
Groupwork: the project’s Blog/Website
Using digital apps in outdoor settings.

Day 8

Digital methodology

Study visit to a local institution which is implementing European projects.
Dissemination of previous European projects made by all partners.
Collaborative digital tools
Digital tools in evaluation.

Day 9

Evaluation

Dissemination and valorization activities planning.
Using European certification tools: Europass Mobility certificate, upgrading the Europass Language Passport and Europass Skills Passport
Project evaluation.
Certification ceremony.