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Empowering Educators: Mastering Digital Tools

  • Empower educators with digital tool integration skills
  • Course covers LMS, VR, AR, mobile, and social learning
  • Hands-on activities and real-world examples for skill application
  • Covers online, face-to-face, outdoor, blended, and hybrid learning
  • Empowers participants to create tech-rich learning environments.

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Empowering Educators: Mastering Digital Tools

  • Empower educators with digital tool integration skills
  • Course covers LMS, VR, AR, mobile, and social learning
  • Hands-on activities and real-world examples for skill application
  • Covers online, face-to-face, outdoor, blended, and hybrid learning
  • Empowers participants to create tech-rich learning environments.

In this teacher training course you will learn:

  • How to use LMS to enhance student engagement and improve learning outcomes
  • How to use VR and AR to create immersive learning experiences
  • How to use mobile learning to support student learning anytime, anywhere
  • How to use social learning to build a collaborative and engaging learning environment
  • How to integrate digital tools in online, face-to-face, outdoor, blended, and hybrid learning environments

Requirements for all online courses:

  • Good internet connection
  • A headset with microphone
  • A Skype account 
  • Speakers are recommended
  • Willingness and patience to learn
  • Try to practise what you have learned

Course Details

Overview 

The course ” Empowering Educators: Mastering Digital Tools ” is designed to empower educators with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate digital technologies into their teaching practice. The course covers a range of digital learning technologies including learning management systems, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile learning, and social learning. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on activities, and real-world examples, participants will learn how to use these technologies to enhance student engagement and improve learning outcomes in an online course, in face to face courses in the classroom, and in outdoor education, in blended and hybrid courses.  By the end of the course, participants will have the skills and confidence needed to create dynamic, technology-rich learning environments for their students.

Intended for 
  • Teachers of any subject with no or little ICT experience
  • Practitioners who have experience in teaching in non-formal contexts, i.e., NGOs
  • Experienced teachers who feel they need to upgrade their technical skills
  • Directors of public or private learning organisations who plan to integrate more ICT knowledge into their organisations
  • Other educational or managerial staff, assistant teachers, or shadow teachers
Methodology 

The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education using participants’ experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of teaching but also on participants’ social and cultural knowledge gained through education and teaching different target groups in Europe. During the course the following techniques will be used: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games, and experiential activities.

Participants will be given hand-outs, a bibliography, and websites and apps relating to digital teaching tools. Since a variety of educational tools and equipment enable participants to enrich their educational experience different tools and apps will also be used during the course.

Preparation

Participants will be given information about the course. They will also be given articles on integrating digital tools in teaching as well as a list of the most recent innovations.

Prior to the course start, participants will be asked to describe the institution they work for, the basic characteristics of their students and their own professional backgrounds. They will be required to bring and present samples of the didactic material they use. They will also be given some information about the course trainers, organizers, and organizing institution and about the other participants.

All necessary information regarding the venues (Santorini, Athens) and travel to get there will be sent by e-mail by the course organizers.

Follow-up

Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network to act as a meeting point where they can exchange didactic materials, proposals, and useful ideas for promoting language learning in different European countries.

Content 
  1. The ice-breaking activities and the group dynamics in an online class
  2. Our expectations and our training needs – the learning contract
  3. Using technology in learning: where and how? (e-learning and face-to-face learning; Blended learning and hybrid learning)
  4. Learning management systems (LMS) – software platforms used to plan, deliver, and track online learning
  5. Video conferencing – real-time video communication technology for remote learning and collaboration
  6. Virtual reality and augmented reality – used to create immersive learning experiences in face-to-face courses
  7. Mobile learning – delivering educational content through the daily most used device known
  8. Social learning – leveraging social media and other online communities to support learning.
Fees

Tuition Fee:  580 euro for 6 days/person.

Trainers

Iason Georgiadis, BA in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras.

He was distinguished among many candidates and won a scholarship for the United World Colleges Atlantic, UK.  He is an expert in Moodle Platform development. He has also experience in adult training and has been working in European Training Courses for teachers as a Trainer on new Technologies. He works as a volunteer in the TED-X Patras organization. He has been cooperating with the Hellenic Culture Centre (HCC) since 2019 as an IT Manager. He is also responsible for the Moodle Platform development and maintenance, as well as Tech-Support for both the HCC and IPHIGENIA Centre for Hellenic Studies. He speaks English and German.

Ifigenia Georgiadou, MA, Director of the Hellenic Culture Centre, Teacher Trainer,  35 years’ experience in teaching, external expert – evaluator at the National Organization for Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), at the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and the Institute for Lifelong Learning (INEDIVIM), author of the books “Play & Laugh- Language Games for Teaching Greek as a Foreign Language”, Kaleidoscope -textbook series for learning Greek, EUROLTA Master Trainer (Certified Instructor of Teacher Trainers).

Dates

The course takes place only as Face2face either in Santorini or Athens for 6 days. Scheduled in 2024 in Athens or Santorini.

Certification 

Our Centre issues a Certificate of Attendance for the teacher training courses held, to be submitted to private or public organisations and calls. The Hellenic Culture Centre is an officially recognized as a Lifelong Learning Centre and a language school by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religions (EOPPEP code number 2101782/ 2018 and 2308668/2018).

Working language

English is the working language in this course. You may be accompanied by your own interpreter from English and we are happy to welcome teachers of all languages.

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation 30 days before the beginning of the teacher training course.

In case of late cancellation participants can use half of their fees to register to any course of the Hellenic Culture Centre within one year time.

Cancellation penalty: for late cancellation half of the fees for teacher training will be deducted for the HCC.

The course ” Empowering Educators: Mastering Digital Tools ” is designed to empower educators with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate digital technologies into their teaching practice. The course covers a range of digital learning technologies including learning management systems, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile learning, and social learning. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on activities, and real-world examples, participants will learn how to use these technologies to enhance student engagement and improve learning outcomes in an online course, in face to face courses in the classroom, and in outdoor education, in blended and hybrid courses.  By the end of the course, participants will have the skills and confidence needed to create dynamic, technology-rich learning environments for their students.

  • Teachers of any subject with no or little ICT experience
  • Practitioners who have experience in teaching in non-formal contexts, i.e., NGOs
  • Experienced teachers who feel they need to upgrade their technical skills
  • Directors of public or private learning organisations who plan to integrate more ICT knowledge into their organisations
  • Other educational or managerial staff, assistant teachers, or shadow teachers

The course is based on the principles of participatory adult education using participants’ experiences and fostering the exchange of their ideas, proposals and materials. Its focus is not merely on the didactic aspect of teaching but also on participants’ social and cultural knowledge gained through education and teaching different target groups in Europe. During the course the following techniques will be used: working in subgroups and pairs, role play, lectures, guided conversation, brainstorming, language and educational games, and experiential activities.

Participants will be given hand-outs, a bibliography, and websites and apps relating to digital teaching tools. Since a variety of educational tools and equipment enable participants to enrich their educational experience different tools and apps will also be used during the course.

Preparation

Participants will be given information about the course. They will also be given articles on integrating digital tools in teaching as well as a list of the most recent innovations.

Prior to the course start, participants will be asked to describe the institution they work for, the basic characteristics of their students and their own professional backgrounds. They will be required to bring and present samples of the didactic material they use. They will also be given some information about the course trainers, organizers, and organizing institution and about the other participants.

All necessary information regarding the venues (Santorini, Athens) and travel to get there will be sent by e-mail by the course organizers.

Follow-up

Upon completion of the course, participants will be encouraged to form a network to act as a meeting point where they can exchange didactic materials, proposals, and useful ideas for promoting language learning in different European countries.

  1. The ice-breaking activities and the group dynamics in an online class
  2. Our expectations and our training needs – the learning contract
  3. Using technology in learning: where and how? (e-learning and face-to-face learning; Blended learning and hybrid learning)
  4. Learning management systems (LMS) – software platforms used to plan, deliver, and track online learning
  5. Video conferencing – real-time video communication technology for remote learning and collaboration
  6. Virtual reality and augmented reality – used to create immersive learning experiences in face-to-face courses
  7. Mobile learning – delivering educational content through the daily most used device known
  8. Social learning – leveraging social media and other online communities to support learning.

Tuition Fee:  580 euro for 6 days/person.

Iason Georgiadis, BA in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras.

He was distinguished among many candidates and won a scholarship for the United World Colleges Atlantic, UK.  He is an expert in Moodle Platform development. He has also experience in adult training and has been working in European Training Courses for teachers as a Trainer on new Technologies. He works as a volunteer in the TED-X Patras organization. He has been cooperating with the Hellenic Culture Centre (HCC) since 2019 as an IT Manager. He is also responsible for the Moodle Platform development and maintenance, as well as Tech-Support for both the HCC and IPHIGENIA Centre for Hellenic Studies. He speaks English and German.

Ifigenia Georgiadou, MA, Director of the Hellenic Culture Centre, Teacher Trainer,  35 years’ experience in teaching, external expert – evaluator at the National Organization for Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), at the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and the Institute for Lifelong Learning (INEDIVIM), author of the books “Play & Laugh- Language Games for Teaching Greek as a Foreign Language”, Kaleidoscope -textbook series for learning Greek, EUROLTA Master Trainer (Certified Instructor of Teacher Trainers).

The course takes place only as Face2face either in Santorini or Athens for 6 days. Scheduled in 2024 in Athens or Santorini.

Our Centre issues a Certificate of Attendance for the teacher training courses held, to be submitted to private or public organisations and calls. The Hellenic Culture Centre is an officially recognized as a Lifelong Learning Centre and a language school by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religions (EOPPEP code number 2101782/ 2018 and 2308668/2018).

English is the working language in this course. You may be accompanied by your own interpreter from English and we are happy to welcome teachers of all languages.

Free cancellation 30 days before the beginning of the teacher training course.

In case of late cancellation participants can use half of their fees to register to any course of the Hellenic Culture Centre within one year time.

Cancellation penalty: for late cancellation half of the fees for teacher training will be deducted for the HCC.

Requirements for all online courses:

  • Good internet connection
  • A headset with microphone
  • A Skype account
  • Speakers are recommended
  • Willingness and patience to learn
  • Try to practise what you have learned
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