Smart Teachers Play More Iceland

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Smart Teachers Play More is an innovative 7 day course with well-being, play & creativity at its core. Kristín Einarsdóttir from Iceland and Sarah Jane Anthony from England met in Alicante, Spain where they were both working on their separate projects. By combining their programmes and methodology, they have created a truly exciting and practical course which focuses on learning, developing confidence and creativity through play, movement and the senses:

“Smart Teachers Play More reflects our philosophy that teachers learn while having fun, sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from different countries. It is a truly unique, enriching educational course set in a wonderfully inspiring setting.”

Course aims:

• To introduce the ideology behind STPM project and give real examples of how the projects behind STPM are working in Spanish and Icelandic schools.
• To give teachers first-hand experience and the tools they need to teach academic subjects through play, movement and the senses.
• To give teachers the opportunity to share successful play based activities they use in their own school/country so we can learn from each other.
• To explore how parents and the local community can be involved in their children’s education through games, movement and the senses in a fun and educational way.
• To help teachers plan the vision for their “Play More” school with time to reflect on their individual schools and plan realistic steps for implementation and success.
• To have fun, share experiences and learn from like-minded teachers from different countries.
• To create a meaningful and long lasting support network with teachers and schools all over Europe.

All participants will become certified Play to Learn More teachers and have an annual membership of the PTLM website with access to teaching material and much more (non-course participant cost 99€).

As part of the course we will also provide:
• Refreshments
• 1 group meal
• Local sightseeing tour
• STPM backpack
• Course material
• Play to Learn More membership

We can help you with accommodation and airport transfer information.





Course organiser
Leikur ad laera
Location
Reykjavik, Iceland


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Attended 11.02.2019 - 15.02.2019

I have just shared (february 2020) an amazing week with Sarah Jane, Kristine and colleagues from different countries. It was a rich week both humanly and professionally. The learning method mixing play, movement and the senses is a real professional enrichment. I would like to thank Sarah Jane and Kristin for their support in this approach to teaching and learning and also for their welcome and kindness. We learnt many activities we can do in our classroom with fun teaching and real learning objectives. I recommend teachers who wish to offer their students new methods to engage in this course. Thank you so much!!! Florence from Perpignan in France Course in Reykjavik on february 2020

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Attended 12.11.2018 - 16.11.2018

It was a wonderful and unique experience, full of creativity, applicable and useful activities that you can do in your classroom with cheap and easy elements. Students are so thrilled by doing these exercises in the classroom... It was an inspiring course... Kristina, Sarah and Felicity gave to us their best efforts, they were very encouraging and helpful to everyone. But first of all, they treated us like a member of their family... THANK YOU GIRLS ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

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Attended 18.03.2019 - 22.03.2019

It was an unforgettable week. This course is absolutely inspiring and great fun. The course instructors Kristin and Sara have a well prepared and a well thought-out program, which they teach through activity and fun. I can highly recommend this course to everybody who wants to improve their lessons and wants to play more.

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Thank you, Desirée! Much appreciated! Sarah and Kristín x

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Replied by Leikur ad laera on 01.04.2019 20:28
Attended 18.03.2019 - 22.03.2019

This was an amazing course which exceeded all expectations. The techniques we learnt about were very inspiring and all my colleagues agreed that we learnt a lot. The course organisers are very well prepared and experts in their respective fields. They are also extremely dynamic and fun. I couldn't recommend this course enough - it is really learning through fun and play. Definitly worth following. Bernadette Stivala

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Thank you, Bernadette! We really appreciate your comments. Sarah and Kristín x

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Replied by Leikur ad laera on 01.04.2019 20:29
Attended 18.03.2019 - 22.03.2019

A rich week of teaching carried by 2 energetic, competent and attentive trainers. All activity proposals have been experimented and can be transposed in the short medium and long term in any discipline and for any level of education. I look forward to sharing with my students and colleagues all that I have learned. Congratulations to Kristin and Sarah who, in addition, have created a beautiful group dynamic in a funny atmosphere! I highly recommend this training.

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Thank you, Dominique! Much appreciated! Sarah and Kristín x

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Replied by Leikur ad laera on 01.04.2019 20:30
Attended 11.02.2019 - 15.02.2019

It was really an excellent course which was very well organized. I have got many many new ideas and good practices to apply to lessons. The trainers were very energetic, helpful and gave positive energy to all. I strongly recommend this course to primary teachers.

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Attended 12.11.2018 - 16.11.2018

It was an interesting course. I learned a lot of things that I will apply in my didactic activity. The trainers (Kristin, Sarah and Felicity) were very well prepared and they were very friendly and welcoming. They show us a lots of different material and simple, interesting, systematic, concrete, applicable and useful activities during the course. This week was unforgettable thanks for wonderful staff and nice participants. I strongly recommend this course.

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Attended 12.11.2018 - 16.11.2018

Great thanks to our educators Kristin, Sarah and Felicity! You made an excellent course with all your knowledge and good energy. You rememberd us that phisical activity and play are essential for learning to become more efficient and pleasant experience as well. We´ ve learned lots of practical methods that can be integrated in our teaching practice. You were really friendly hosts and made us fell very welcome. The participent were also so cooperational and nice. We´ ve joined learning good practise and having fun. A really inspiring week!

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Attended 12.11.2018 - 16.11.2018

A wonderful experience by amazing educators! All participants had a great opportunity to update our knowledge as to current non-formal pedagogic approaches and teaching methods in order to introduce the element of creativity in our everyday teaching practice. Responsibility, trust, course providers who are there for you no matter what, plus fun-fun-fun! You are bound to come home totally different. This course is inspiration per se.

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Attended 12.11.2018 - 16.11.2018

This course was an excellent opportunity to understand how to integrate the game, movement and physical activities as a methodology for learning and skills development in children and young people. A very friendly and welcoming staff who knew how to make the participants feel welcome, transforming the five days of work in an excellent opportunity to learn and share about different educational realities of different countries participants. Thank you to Kristina, Sarah and Felicity and all the participants who made this week so special.

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