WELCOMETO OPEN DISCOVERY SPACE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY
The aim of the Open Discovery International Space Summer Academy is to support school innovation and to train teachers and school leaders to promote the development of their schools into open learning communities, and thus improve the quality of all aspects of schooling. Also, the Academy is intended to promote more flexible and creative ways of learning by improving the way educational content is produced, accessed and used, by fostering sharing and collaboration, and by making the teacher the core node and change leader of a developing community. The overall approach is to promote educational change and modernization of school education by empowering school staff to monitor the school's needs and to take initiative for bringing innovative practices in all areas of schooling, which respond to these needs.
To this end, the Academy is offering a series of training courses for teachers and school leaders of European countries that focus on:
Equipping teachers and school heads with competences and skills that will support them in acting as change agents in their schools and thus foster sustainable innovation.
Introducing participants to the concepts and skills of universal design for learning, authentic learning and assessment, learning styles and learners' variability
Exploring parental engagement in schooling as a key aspect that can foster innovation and facilitate school development and quality of learning.
Developing participants' skills for Entrepreneurship education
Training teachers in implementing democracy education programmes and initiatives
Training teachers in integrating science in other creative and cultural disciplines
The course will include presentations of actual experiences, lectures, interviews, group-work, observations and some playful activities aimed to stimulate out-of-the-box thinking and innovation.
Participants: Primary and Secondary School teachers and school leaders from European countries. Participation in the course can be funded by the ERASMUS+ programme. More info on the eligible countries and on the process for applying is available here. The course, as well as all training material, will be delivered in English.
The Open Discovery Space International Summer Academy offers the following courses:
Students from 7 ODS schools visit the heart of the CMS experiment at CERN!
Othertraining events organised by Ellinogermaniki Agogi
The ODS Summer School 2014 is organized in the framework of the Open Discovery Space project, which is co-financed by the European Commission CIP-ICT PSP- 2011-5, Theme 2: Digital Content, Objective, 2.4: eLearning Objective 2.4