Future Learning offers innovative courses for teachers and adults. Our courses take place in the vibrant Dublin, Ireland and host family accommodation can be arranged for all our courses. We can assist you through the application process for Erasmus+
Worldwide education systems and schools are currently going through a noticeable shift in teaching and learning methods. This shift is down to the increasing use of modern technology in our everyday lives, especially mobile technology. Schools are expected to incorporate these technologies into teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond, with many schools now adopting 1:1 tablet devices for staff and students. FL has been at the forefront of these changes for a number of years and our staff have been involved in advising schools in Ireland and abroad on the best ways to make these changes and successfully implement technology in the classroom.
Making Technology Work in the Classroom | Erasmus+
These courses are designed for second level teachers who are interested in how technology enhanced learning can be put into practice in their classroom. The training sessions include hands-on workshops which give the teacher the opportunity to try out the tools themselves and develop a range of practical techniques that they can use in their own classrooms. The courses are run in conjunction with our highly successful technology enhanced language school. This means that it can draw on the expertise of trainers who have also put the techniques and technologies they are talking about into practice with our junior students.
Our courses are two-weeks in duration, with a minimum of 20 hours of training per week, Monday to Friday. The course is delivered through the medium of English and offers teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and refresh their language skills. The programme also includes cultural visits and organised social evenings. We can also organise full board and accommodation in the area either in our residence or in a private room with one of our friendly local host families. A one week timetable is available for those looking for an introduction to the topic.
Erasmus+ is the European programme that funds training for teachers in other European countries up to 2020. Educational institutions can apply for mobility funding over a couple of years in order to meet the development needs they have identified. Mobility means travelling to avail of professional development opportunities in other countries. Participation in the programme is open to the 27 EU Member States as well as five non-EU Member States (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey). Applications should be made by schools to their national agency and our staff at Future Learning are happy to facilitate funding applications wherever we can.
Tailored in-service training
The potential of a school’s investment in expensive hardware and software can only be realised by training the teachers how to use it in their teaching. Future learning leads the way in implementing technology in order to enhance learning and deliver more effective outcomes for students. We can make these expertise available to your school through one of our tailored in-service training programmes. Future Learning can design training that is tailored to meet the specific needs of your school, whether it is focussed on implementing the use of 1:1 devices in your school or any other educational technology. These workshops, which are normally one to three days in length, are designed in close consultation with your school and are structured according to your individual needs. The training is normally delivered in the familiar surrounding of the school itself.
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