Redesign Learning Without Exhausting Educators with Innovative Technology Enhanced Pedagogies!
Kyriakos ChristodoulouHead of R&D and Innovation
Kyriakos Christodoulou holds a BSc in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Innovation Management. He has been working in digital education projects at Digipro since 2011. He is primarily active in R&D on primary school curricula, developing partnerships with European institutions and agencies, participating in training and organising exhibitions, European seminars trainers education(Comenius and Grundtvig), online learning content authoring (Flash, HTML, Authoring tools), platform /web front-end design and development (HTML/CSS), education requirements analysis and design as well as alpha and beta testing.
Nina Jackson Independent Thinker, Author, Associate Director ITLWorldwide Mental Health Ambassador & creator of Mind Medicine approachNina JacksonIndependent Thinker, Author, Associate Director ITLWorldwide Mental Health Ambassador & creator of Mind Medicine approach
Nina Jackson is the director of Teach Learn Create that offers teacher professional development courses in UK and the world. The courses focus to develop teachers to purposeful and effectively use technology and particularly mobile devices in the classroom.
Nina is a new generation of innovative teachers and the the first woman to join Independent Thinking Ltd with Ian Gilbert in 1999. Nina inspires and motivates teachers to “be the best that they can be” and uses the Independent Thinking’s motto of ‘Do things no one does or do things everyone does in a way no one does’, as her philosophy for educational change. With this heritage of superb teaching and learning, an associate director of the internationally acclaimed Independent Thinking and best-selling author;Nina Jackson is an educational force to be reckoned with.
Nina has been a lead contributor in a BBC documentary called Kids Behaving Badly where her skills for engaging and inspiring disaffected learners were hailed as “pure magic”.
“Moving to online learning was scary!” At the outbreak of the pandemic many educators thought it was never going to work. Educators globally are exhausted by what they had to face and what they are still facing in their classrooms. Students, too, found it challenging to adapt to virtual instruction.
Schools in Cyprus need to join the learning revolution that is sweeping the globe by responding to this crisis and exploiting on the original and creative ideas coming from all corners of the world. Schools need to become inclusive collaborate openly and share recourses and experiences with local and global schools.
This expert seminar aims to provide Middle and High school principals/managers, educational curriculum consultants with the latest state of the art tools, platforms and digital agile pedagogies to redesign class instruction that is inspiring to teachers. The value of this innovative seminar is that it offers teachers with concrete disruptive methodologies to rethink their lesson designs from the ground up and as they become more confident in their ability to technologies seize the opportunity to take different non exhausting -for them- approaches to teaching and learning.
- 08:00 - 10:00
- Education Should Embrace the Post COCID-19 Exceptional Opportunity to Transform the World.
- • Reimagine the educational institutions and learning environments.
• Revisit the purposes of education.
• Why lifelong learning has become imperative?
- 10:00 - 10:15
- Coffee Break
- 10:15 - 11:15
- Innovative Pedagogy
- 1. Leveraging Learning Technologies: Make the best use of available platforms to augment instruction.
2. Flexible Instructional Practices: Offer creative, flexible, thoughtfully designed instruction.
- 11:15 - 12:15
- Present group projects that contain learning experiences beyond expectations driven by authentic passion and need.
- 07:45 - 10:15
- How Does COVID-19 Affected the Global Education?
- • The massive shift to digital Learning.
• The remarkable innovation in the responses of educators to the COVID-19 crisis.
• The weaknesses and vulnerabilities of eLearning.
- 10:15 - 10:30
- Coffee Break
- 10:30 - 13:00
- The UNESCO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- • How can schools implement a strong commitment to strengthen education as a common good?
• How can schools expand the right to education.
- 07:45 - 09:15
- Recapitulation of the second day - How to best move forward form the disruption caused by the Pandemic?
- • The COVID 19 pandemic and its aftermath effects on education.
• How might classrooms be redesigned to meet students' needs?
- 09:15 - 09:30
- Coffee Break
- 09:30 - 11:00
- Boosting and Facilitating Teacher Collaboration
- • How can we develop Schools Networks in Cyprus and Oversees?
• How can we exploit on the capacity to initiate, experiment and innovate -that has been unleashed during the COVID 19 pandemic-?
- 11:00 - 11:15
- Coffee Break
- 11:15 - 13:15
- What does the COVID 19 Crises revealed?
- • Difficulties of dealing with unexpected situations in centralized bureaucracies
• The real capacity for response and innovation lies in the initiative of educators
SUBSIDY, ATTENDANCE, AND CANCELLATION POLICY
HRDA Subsidy and Seminar Attendance
- A company’s participant is eligible for a subsidy when their Social Insurance and Industrial Training contributions have been settled in full by the time of registration/seminar. In case of ineligibility/disqualification, the company will be invoiced the full amount per participant.
- A company’s participant is eligible for a subsidy if he/she completes an obligatory attendance of 75% during seminar and 100% on the company visit. In case of failure to complete the attendance, the company will be invoiced the full amount, per participant.
Cancellation and Substitution Policy
- Cancellations can be accepted up to 5 working days prior to the seminar without penalties. For any cancellations received after the deadline (or no-shows), the company will be invoiced the full amount per participant.
- Substitutions can be accepted any time prior to the seminar without penalties.
- Τhroughout the seminar participants must have their camera and microphone open, for better communication and as defined by the specifications of HRDA otherwise participants will not be approved by HRDA.