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Digital competence is the set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that should be acquired by all people to ensure critical and creative use of ICT and digital media to achieve goals related to work, learning and/or leisure.

Digital Competences in Education

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

6 days

Erasmus+ KA1

520€

Digital competence is the set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that should be acquired by all people in order to ensure critical and creative use of ICT and digital media for the purpose of achieving goals related to work, learning and/or leisure. The European Commission’s European Digital Competence Framework for Educators (DigCompEdu), aims to promote digital competence (DC) and innovation in education.

Teachers to make learning and teaching effective must become familiar with digital competence and develop a set of DC to take advantage of the potential of digital technologies. This action aims to contribute to developing the DC of teachers and their ability to implement innovative teaching and learning strategies. The ambition is to create favorable conditions for educational practices that promote the development of students’ digital skills.

This training course aims to develop with level 2 teachers (B1/B2 of DigCompEdu) a set of knowledge and strategies set of knowledge and strategies that allow them to develop DCs at the next level (C1/C2 of DigCompEdu):

  • promote the development, deepening and densification of teachers’ DCs, with a view to the 6 areas of the DigCompEdu benchmark;
  • enable teachers to carry out activities with digital technologies in different modalities of education teaching;
  • train teachers to implement activities that promote learning and the development of students’ DCs development of students’ DCs;
  • stimulate reflection, sharing and critical use of technologies in the educational context.
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Pricing Details

Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs.

The costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

Course fee: 520 euros per participant (6-day course).

Includes:

  • Learning Together’s Welcome Kit;
  • A Daily Program designed by our trainers;
  • Welcome Dinner to meet your new colleagues;
  • Cultural Heritage Day: Guided Porto visit;
  • Daily Coffee Break;
  • Logistic, organizational and administrative support from headquarters;
  • Daily assistance and on-call support throughout the whole week.
  • Target Audience
    This course is designed for a wide range of educational professionals including teachers, trainers, educational and career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school administrators, and staff across primary, lower-secondary, and secondary schools. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English
    Equipment required: Laptop

Course Objetives

The course’s main goal is the participants to identify areas of improvement and how to become effective communicators in stressful situations. The learning environment includes instruction, exercises, small and large group discussions, and lots of hands-on practice. Our goal is to help our participants to develop skills of handling pressure and sense of confidence.

Learning outcomes:

  • Promote the development, deepening and densification of teachers’ DCs, with a view to the 6 areas of the DigCompEdu benchmark;
  • Enable teachers to carry out activities with digital technologies in different modalities of education teaching;
  • Train teachers to implement activities that promote learning and the development of students’ DCs development of students’ DCs;
  • Stimulate reflection, sharing and critical use of technologies in the educational context.
  • Work with feedback to understand its positive contribution toward student motivation;
  • Introduce creative ideas to make classes livelier and more interactive;
  • Implement practical activities for teaching challenging classes;
  • Enhance participants’ knowledge, skills and competencies relating to their work practice;
  • Exploit useful resources/tasks for the classroom by promoting research activities, using this technology;
  • Improve ICT skills;
  • Facilitate experience and cultural exchanges between European participants and Portuguese teaching personnel, which results in a fruitful international experience;
  • Enhance communicative competencies in English and social skills;
  • Promote intercultural awareness;
  • Identify & share good practices that can be implemented at a local level.

Daily Program*

  • Welcome dinner,icebreaking
  • Meet & greet, networking – participants and staff
  • Week briefing & planning
  • Framework documents of educational policies.
  • Professional involvement: Discussion, renewal and innovation in professional practice. Processes of processes in the digital age
  • Computerization and information literacy. Identify, organize, retrieve, store, and analyze information and digital content, evaluating its purpose
  • Digital Educational Resources (DER): Use of advanced strategies and DER in a comprehensive way
  • Promoting the use of Digital Educational
  • Resources (DER) in a collaborative way
  • Creation of digital content
  • Communication and elaboration. Share resources and tools, share, interact and participate in communities and networks
  • Teaching and Learning: Renewing teaching practice in a strategic and intentional way
  • Innovation in the teaching and learning process in different educational modalities
  • Assessment of learning: Critical reflection about digital assessment strategies
  • Innovation in the assessment of learning with digital solutions
  • Students’ DC ( Digital Competences): Promoting students’ DC in a comprehensive and critical way. Innovation in engaging students using innovative formats to promote their DC
  • Planning of training and lifelong learning
  • Acquisition of knowledge, concepts or facts to be acquired
  •  Acquisition of attitudes, behaviors to be generated and developed
  • Development of skills to be mastered
  • Autonomous work: Adaptation of the constructed activities to to suit the context of each teacher context
  • Brainstorming
  • Presentation of participants’ learning portfolios
  • Course roundup & review
  • Learning outcomes’ validation
  • Certification Ceremony
*This schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.

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Reviews

The course we took this week was quite beneficial. It was a pleasure to be part of this team of professionals. Thanks to them, I learned many new things to apply in my practice.

A huge THANK YOU for your diligence and patience!

Таня

/ Bulgaria

I learned to work with new applications that I have not used before. Very interesting and related to practical application training.

Vanya

/ Bulgaria

Thank you. Excellent lecturers, interesting and very useful training.

Nijolė

/ Lithuania

Excellent course with very competent and helpful trainers and good organisation. Lovely social program and interactions. Very pleased to experience it.

Pavlina

/ Bulgaria

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