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Selected topics for Interactive Whiteboard users

Selected topics for Interactive Whiteboard users

Course Nr. #8

Target Groups
This course is designed for language teachers from all educational levels who have had basic training in interactive whiteboard use and have practical classroom experience for at least one year. 

10-13 February 2016, Leuven University, Belgium

Course aims
The course is to support language teachers in further developing their IWB skills and related pedagogical insights and materials design skills. It aims to reinforce the participants’ digital competence, boost their confidence and enhance teaching behaviour necessary to effective language teaching with new technologies.

Courses content
The total course consists of 6 modules covering the following topics (participation in individual modules is possible) 

Module 1: Exploring international classroom practice (Wednesday, 10 Feb, evening 20-22hrs)
Introductions / Programme overview
Briefing on local network access & Course VLE
Presentation iTILT project resources
Exploring practices in European classrooms
Sharing observations

Module 2: Towards guidelines for materials design (Thursday, 11 Feb. 9-12.30 hrs)
Analysing classroom practices and materials used
Review of the interactivity concept
Exchanging ideas on quality
Materials (re)design

Module 3: Exploring internationalisation & telecollaborative learning  (Thursday, 11 Feb. 13.30 - 17.00 hrs)
Demonstration of Tools: Conferencing & 3 dimensional worlds
Task and activity design features
Considerations for local implementation

Module 4: Advanced IWB use and applications (1) (Friday, 12 Feb. 9-12.30 hrs)
SMART Response
Activity Builder
Extreme Collaboration

Module 5: Advanced IWB use and applications (2) (Friday, 12 Feb. 13.30 -17.00 hrs)
SMART Bridgit
​Tablets and the IWB
Participants' requests

Module 6: Exploring related pedagogies and further professional development opportunities (Saturday, 13 Feb. 9-12.30 hrs)
Getting more out of student response systems
Finishing and sharing materials
Searching & exploring IWB resources: a) General & subject-specific repositories b) Relevant research
Resources and communities for further personal development
Course evaluation

The course combines short introductions in the form of brief plenaries on the methodological topics followed by presentations of related model materials and classroom activities. The practical work is done individually or in small groups depending on the needs and educational levels. Outcomes are shared and discussed.

TELLConsult in collaboration with SMART certified trainer Gert Lemmens and facilitated by AGORA, the study centre of Leuven University.

Course fee
As it concerns a limited number of discounted places in an international, ErasmusPlus course, the fee for individual modules is 50,- Euros.

Pls contact us at tell.consult AT to check on availability of the module(s) you are interested in and receive further practical information.