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Ingenious Teacher Training

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We are committed to deliver high quality training for teachers in Europe. Our courses are jointly created by the University Paderborn (Prof. Dr. Marc Beutner), a teacher training expert, and Ingenious Knowledge, a leading company in the field of new media in education.

We will not only offer you a high quality training course but also an optional cultural programme. Learn in a pleasant environment, meet teachers from other countries, and benefit from their experiences.

The entire course including travel expenses as well as food and lodging can be 100% covered by an EU grant! You can find detailed information on the page "Apply for Funding".

We have created a video to help you complete your Erasmus+ KA1 application. You can find it on our Youtube-Channel: Ingenious Teacher Training: "Help for completing the application form".


MC1: Internet Security for Teachers
In today's fast-changing world internet skills are essential for learners. They have become part of their daily lives and have found their way into the classroom. Teachers face the challenge of staying up to date with social networks, learning platforms, mobile learning devices, cyberbullying, data security, digital rights, and many other aspects. On top of that, teachers are expected to teach learners how to use the internet responsibly. This course will prepare you well for the challenges of the internet. Not only will you gain a good understanding of legal pitfalls that concern every teacher, you will be able to take advantage of the internet in a learning context and integrate this knowledge into your daily teaching.
language: English
duration: 6 days (Monday - Saturday)
course fee: 420 EUR (will be covered by EU-funding)
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05.02.2018 — 10.02.2018 in Spain
MC2: Media Competencies for Teachers
Aside from reading, writing and numeracy media competence becomes more and more important. It is seen and designated as a key competence in knowledge based societies. Knowing how to use media in an appropriate and profitable way will have a massive impact on an individual, social, and vocational level. People who are not familiar in the use of new media are threatened by social exclusion, will suffer consequences in the world of work and will be handicapped to gather and evaluate information in todays information and communication technology based societies. Therefore it is indispensable to have general knowledge about media and its various forms and to develop a critical reception beyond a shortened consumption oriented behaviour. In this context schools have the responsibility to sensitise and prepare students for tomorrow's challenges and provide them with the skills to use media in a self-directed, critical, and reflective way. Apart from the focus on the learner the perspective of the teacher is very important, too: What kind of media are used by learners in what extend? How can the use of media support individualized and collaborative learning? What possibilities of purposeful and pedagogical integration of media do I have, for example as an initial point for learning, media as a learning tool or instrument to fix and work on learning results and outcomes? How can I face and master the challenge that students might have more media competencies than the teacher?
language: English
duration: 6 days (Monday - Saturday)
course fee: 420 EUR (will be covered by EU-funding)
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MC3: Game-Based Learning - A hands-on approach for motivating learners
The world of games enchants millions of young and senior citizens around the globe. Games give them the opportunity to immerse into a virtual fantastic world and experience joy, reinforcement, reward, connection with others, competition and progress. When we are actively engaged in a game, our minds are experiencing the pleasure of stepping outside our ordinary lives. Teachers often have to deal with low motivation of students and minimal engagement. Game-based learning (GBL) can help you bridge the gap between personal interest and learning contents. GBL uses the natural interest in games and creates learning applications that draw people into virtual environments that feel familiar and relevant. Within such an environment, they work towards a goal, choosing actions and experiencing the consequences along the way. They make mistakes in a risk-free setting, and through experimentation and become active learners. This course will introduce you to the world of game-based learning, focussing on the opportunities to use GBL in school, as well as experiencing GBL yourself in a practical way. In addition you will get advice, techniques, and tools that apply the principles of game design to the learning process. No technical knowledge is required for this course.
language: English
duration: 6 days (Monday - Saturday)
course fee: 420 EUR (will be covered by EU-funding)
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SD1: School Cooperation and Collaboration in Europe
This course will prepare and guide participants in connecting their schools on an international level in order to:
  • Develop international interdisciplinary project teams for international projects in the areas of career path orientation and planning
  • Manage international vocational training (including internships)
  • Collaborate in the development and evaluation of internationally delivered multilingual and multimedia-based learning arrangements
  • Develop and deliver international projects in the areas of career path orientation and planning
  • Collaborate in the development and evaluation of internationally delivered multilingual and multimedia-based learning arrangements (built on EC-VET basic rules)
One of the core ideas is to prepare schools for the challenge of an increasingly diverse Europe in which students who are open for the opportunities that arise from working internationally have a huge advantage. Schools that embrace international collaboration and cooperation will not only achieve the best results for their learners, they will also become the driving force in shaping society because of their big influence on attitude and the employability of their graduates. For an even bigger impact the class also focuses on how to build networks with non-school partners, such as local administration institutions, NGOs, foundations, etc. The course will not only prepare the participants to start cooperations, it will also showcase several possibilities of funding cooperation activities, such as the different ERASMUS+ projects. Participants will learn how to apply for a project with their school and how to make it successful.
language: English
duration: 6 days (Monday - Saturday)
course fee: 420 EUR (will be covered by EU-funding)
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