The main focus of the training will be to facilitate the transformation of schools to innovative ecosystems, open to local communities and natural environment. The course will give participants the opportunity to learn how to inspire their students by exploring their local communities, being connected with them and taking their responsibilities as future citizens.
School Directors and sub directors, school heads, teachers in Primary and Secondary Education and the local community share responsibility and benefit through the increase of their communities’ learning capital and the development of responsible citizenship. Teachers will be able to make students aware of the inspiration scientists have always derived from nature.
The notion of open schools will be considered – how can open schools encompass a wide range of skills and competencies. The training will be active. Participants will also learn how to prepare a KA1 project proposal for their schools and their subjects. Post course social media will be used to support ongoing development of ideas and group support and feedback.
The Summer course will enable teachers to:
The Summer course is designed to be highly engaging and interactive. Participating teachers will work individually and in small groups and thus will be able to collaborate with teachers from other countries, discuss ideas and exchange experiences. Learning by doing is our leading principle. This means that the training is organized in such a way that the participants cooperate actively in outdoor activities, group work as well as in plenary sessions.
Participants will be expected to read the course program and pre released reading material before arrival.
At the end of the course, groups will share their work and feedback will be provided. As a follow-up, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and suggestions about the possibility of implementation of the program in their classes creating an international school network. On return to their home locations participants will try out the different approaches with their students/pupils and share their experience and material with other participants through social media. The trainers will also give feedback and counselling through the same platform between training sessions.
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The Summer School is organized by Olympus Educational Center.