This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers who:
• need to familiarise themselves with current developments in the use of Technology in their classrooms
• wish to become more confident in using technology in an environment where students are familiar with a wide range of modern technology and applications
• wish to share ideas on best practice with colleagues from across Europe thereby improving the overall approach to using technology in their schools and, as a result, ensuring better integration of school into students’ lives and greater student engagement in learning inside and outside the school

Course Objectives

The objectives of this Technology in the Classroom course are:
• to familiarise the participants with recent pedagogical and technology developments and to increase participants’ awareness of the opportunities to integrate ICT into teaching and learning processes in their schools
• to increase participants’ skill and confidence in the use of some computer applications and to give them an opportunity to use the programmes to which they are introduced and to learn to adapt some ready-made programmes to their particular classroom requirements
• to provide an opportunity to develop and consolidate participants own language skills and to improve their confidence in their own lesson delivery
• to promote awareness of contemporary Ireland
• to establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals

Methodology

The input sessions are a blend of theory and practice in using technology across a range of classes. Demonstrations and practical activities to facilitate using and developing computer-based programmes are included. In addition to the morning sessions there is one afternoon supervised workshop per week where participants revise and consolidate their understanding of the areas covered during the mornings.

Outcomes

• Introduction to a wide range of applications
• Increased confidence in using technology across a range of subject teaching
• Increased awareness of the use of the web as a teaching resource
• Increased awareness of how integrating technology into learning experiences can help to integrate school into students’ lives so they become more engaged in their learning inside and outside of school.
• Digital portfolio of lesson plans and material created to act as a reference for implementing new techniques in their schools and also as an aid to disseminating the project to colleagues
• Enhancement of personal English Language skills
• Improved learner outcomes for their students
• Sharing of experience and knowledge with professionals from a range of European countries
• Increased knowledge of Irish history and culture
• Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development

Format

This course on using Technology in the Classroom is a two-week course consisting of 40 contact hours as well as 2 afternoon workshops and an extensive afternoon excursion programme which is directly linked to the morning sessions.
Advice is provided on opportunities for extended Informal Learning and Personal Research related to their course on Saturday and Sunday.

Follow Up

This 2-week course on using Technology in the Classroom consists of 40 contact hours as well as 2 afternoon workshops and an extensive cultural and social programme directly linked to the morning sessions.

To Apply for a Technology in the Classroom Course

To make application for Erasmus+ funding for this course or any of our other in-service training courses for teachers please visit your National Agency website for full information on the application process.

About Twin English Centre Dublin

Twin English Centre Dublin has a staff of highly qualified, experienced and motivated teacher trainers who train prospective ELT teachers year-round. They are also practising teachers of English, experienced in using up-to-date methods with learners at all levels of language learning. In addition Twin Dublin has been providing in-service training courses for teachers from overseas for the last 18 years.


Course Dates

  • 27 July – 10 August
  • (or by arrangement for closed groups)

Language Level

  • B1+

Course Fees

Programme including materials; excursions and activities as outlined in the programme

  • 835

Host family accommodation; single room; half board

  • 370 for 2 weeks (October to June) ( +€60 supplement for private bathroom)
  • 390 for 2 weeks (July and August) (+€60 supplement for private bathroom)

Student Self Catering Accommodation; (July & August and limited availability in June).
Single room with private bathroom; shared kitchen/living room.
Dorset Point.
5 minutes on foot from Twin Dublin and from city centre.

  • 295 per week

Airport Transfers (optional)

  • 70 – Arrival
  • 70 – Departure

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