School leadership and educational innovation - London

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1. Become aware of the key issues related to innovation in education and school leadership, within the context of the blended, flipped and cooperative learning
2. Understanding, exploring and getting inspired by different and innovative methods and tools to foster school leadership and innovation
3. Design and develop a concrete projects for school leadership and educational innovation
4. Foster the collaboration, partnership and exchange of experiences and ideas between European schools, teachers and school professionals.

Day 1: Welcome
- Presentation of the course and participants
- Brainstorming and team building
- The 8 key competences for 21st Century: an interactive introduction
- Cooperative learning, blended learning and flipped classroom in Europe: features, values and best practices

Day 2: Innovation through non-formal education and outdoor learning
- Overview and practical workshop of some of the best-practice indoor & outdoor methods and tools

Day 3: Innovative ICT tools and blended learning to foster the school leadership
- Websites, web-wares and apps for teaching and learning: an overview
- Innovative ICT-based, digital and web tools to foster school leadership: a practical workshop
- Collaborative web tools and platforms
- Practical laboratory: step-by-step process and guidance.

Day 4: Addressing problems, designing strategies for innovation and leadership
- Problem analysis, project design&management: a practical workshop
- Erasmus+: overview and case-studies

Day 5: A new beginning
- Visit to a significant local school and talk with its relevant staff (upon availability)
- Cultural visit of the city centre, together with a professional tour leader
- Planning the follow up: future projects together
- Course evaluation & releasing of official course certifications.

N.B Different periods and venues can be freely chosen by the sending organisation, upon request and after checking our availability.

Total number of hours is 25. Each daily session (average number of hours per day is 5) includes:
• class/lecture/laboratory/workshop
• individual counselling
• daily evaluation.

Leisure activities after the training session can be organised on request.

Based on formal, informal and non-formal education, our methodology will try to stimulate active participation, pro-activity, responsibility and sharing of all participants involved. In this way, we aim to build a diverse and stimulating environment for reflecting, working and learning. It has a horizontal and practical approach and will make use of the following tools:
• interactive lessons
• team-building and team-working
• best practice case-studies
• multimedia and web resources
• project based working
• practical laboratory
• brainstorming and focus-group
• role-play
• self and group assessment and evaluation.

Since this course has several features in common with other courses (as you can check on this platform), sometimes participants will be all together, sometimes with some other participants, sometimes alone, depending on the specific programme. In this way we also intend to foster the cooperation and exchange between them all, as well as the knowledge of other school education systems and practices.

After the confirmation and before starting, we check the previous knowledge and experience of participants, as well as their specific needs related to the topics of our training course. In addition, we will provide some documents and learning contents of our “Library of Methods & Tools” in order to start getting involved in topics and subjects that will be taught.

All participants are expected to maintain access and communication with the rest of their colleagues as well as with the trainer and participate in useful discussions either through the virtual classroom platform and via e-mail. Trainers and company will also be available for any further questions for a period of 5 months after the end of the course, either through e-mail, virtual classroom platform, individual Skype calls, telephone or WhatsApp. By means of all these tools, we aim to get an effective follow-up, to stimulate peer networking, to keep in touch and to share opinions, experiences and practices for unlimited time.

At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded with a certificate of attendance, while the Europass Mobility Certificate will be issued upon request of the sending organisation.

The entire training catalogue is supported by an international team of experts in different branches education and training. The coordinator and main trainer of the event is Alessandro Gariano: founder and manager of Enjoy Italy (see here under); trainer of teachers and for educational organisations (110+ in-services trainings provided, 900+ trainees); youth trainer in the context of non-formal education; project designer, project manager and expert of EU Programmes.

Enjoy Italy is an education&training company aiming to animate, stimulate and support the sustainable development of citizens, territories and communities all around Europe. It has been founded by a dynamic and passionate young professional on few but solid values: responsibility, identity, inclusion, sharing, lifelong learning, civic awareness and sustainability. And a vivid passion for both its land and Europe.

Two are the specific areas of its action:
- Education & Training: provision of tools and opportunities for a professional, social and cultural growth. For responsible citizens and communities. Towards the innovation of European education.
The company provided 150+ in-service trainings to 1200+ teachers and professionals and, in addition, 20+ trainings to 500+ trainees in the context of non-formal education.

- Local Development & Destination Management and: assistance to public and private entities in developing vision and goals, providing advice and services during the entire life cycle of a project. For sustainable destinations.

The company has got some relevant experience in the design and management of different projects within several EU Programmes and Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 in particular, as well as in the education and training field, both at national and international level.

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us (check here under). We will be delighted to find out the best solution for you. Together.

• 08-12 January, Rome (IT)
• 13-17 January, Berlin (DE)
• 21-25 January, Marcellinara (IT)
• 28 January-1 February, London (UK)
• 03-07 February, Milan (IT)
• 19-23 February, Barcelona (ES)
• 04-08 March, London (UK)
• 14-18 March, Brussels (BE)
• 19-23 March, Rome (IT)
• 26-30 March, Marcellinara (IT)
• 9-13 April, Milan (IT). N.B.: same dates of the Design Week!
• 14-18 April, Utrecht (NL)
• 29 April-03 May, Naples (IT)
• 06-10 May, Tropea (IT)
• 17-21 May, Brussels (BE)
• 03-07 June, Catanzaro Lido (IT)
• 10-14 June, London (UK)
• 19-23 June, Rome (IT)
• 25-29 June, Helsinki (FI): “English for education" course only
• 30 June-04 July, Helsinki (FI)
• 8-12 July, London (UK)
• 22-26 July, Tropea (IT)
• 29 July-02 Aug, Malta
• 27-31 August, Matera (IT), the European Capital of Culture 2019!
• 4-8 September, Rome (IT)
• 9-13 September, Crete (GR)
• 16-20 September, London (UK)
• 1-5 October, Tropea (IT)
• 9-13 October, Tenerife (ES)
• 15-19 October, Milan (IT)
• 4-8 November, Brussels (BE)
• 10-14 November, Utrecht (NL)
• 16-20 November, Helsinki (FI)
• 22-26 November, Rome (IT)
• 10-14 December, London (UK)
• 17-21 December, Madrid (ES)

For 2020 calendar, please visit our webiste.

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Upcoming sessions

09.12.2019 > 13.12.2019 (ID: 84950, Confirmed))
21.01.2020 > 25.01.2020 (ID: 103931, Confirmed))
04.03.2020 > 08.03.2020 (ID: 88322)
30.03.2020 > 03.04.2020 (ID: 103930, Confirmed))
19.06.2020 > 23.06.2020 (ID: 88321)
16.09.2020 > 20.09.2020 (ID: 88320)

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Attended 04.03.2019 - 08.03.2019

It was a very nice experience in London. It was very significant for me to observe in the "Walthamstow School for Girls" that many tasks, especially math exercises, were performed by the girls through programs on tablets prepared by the teacher.What emerged from the beginning was the sense of responsibility of both teachers and students, organizational autonomy and to use keywords: relationship, coaching, creativity, technology, well developed and functional to know how to live well in society. During the mobility of Erasmus +, I had the opportunity to meet other people from different realities and European contexts.

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Attended 10.06.2018 - 14.06.2018

I felt myself pretty much inspired by this relevant amount of information, inputs, thoughts, practices and ideas. Before I had an idea of school leadership. Now I have a much better idea of it, and much more connected with my students and our community. Great course!

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Attended 28.01.2019 - 01.02.2019

I strongly recommend AGAINST taking this course. My complaints are as follow: 1 - the course was supposed to last 5 days and in fact lasted only three: Thursday's schedule was "optional" and the Friday's visit to a local school did not take place (allegedly the school in question did not confirm but I believe it had not been arranged before the course in the first place). On the last day of the course the participants were to take part in a walking tour of London but no itinerary was offered - it seems the organiser relied on the participants to organise the tour by themselves. 2 - the venue - seriously, I thought it was a joke. The 11-people-group were squeezed into a tiny room 3x5m, the presentation on the wall was the size of an A0 poster. 3 - the timetable - the first day consisted of a lecture that lasted too long: since 9.00 a.m to 7 p.m with only one 60 minute break. Noone, no matter how highly dedicated could stand it. 4 - the course material - I have not found much material dedicated to my particular course (Leadership and innovation) - there was one common material for several topic-groups. 5 - group arrangement - The course in London was composed of 5 groups: Entrepreneurship, CLIL, ICT, Leadership and innovation, Project Planning - their classes were arranged alternately from morning 9.00-13.00 and 13.00-18.30 and participants were assigned to different teams. As a result only on the first day all 10 participants were together, on the following days they were split into different sub-groups but delivered common material 6 - trainer - should do a training course on teaching adults himself. Did not care to introduce himself properly or provide any professional background. Did not organise activities for participants to get to know each other, mingle or break the ice. Did not care about the participants’ needs by organising breaks or energisers. Did not provide space for the participants to ask questions, interact, give feedback. Last but not least it was very difficult to follow and stay focused on his lectures because of his tone of voice and limited command of English.

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Hello Agnieszka, we are very sorry and disappointed for your words. Please get our reply here: 1 and 3. The course is composed of 5 sessions (1 per day) but, as you also said, in the first day you have 2 sessions instead of 1, so you finally had the same amount of sessions and hours. But, even more, as you admitted, we offered you to join an extra session (the 6th) for free, and you decide not to come. As for the school, we always communicated, from the beginning, that it is subject to the availability of the school. We offered an itinerary and we communicated it also on Edmodo: why are you lying? 2. The room is not one of biggest, but it is big enough. 3. Did you not open the link with the material? We sent it, object “School leadership: library”. 5. As for joining some session together with participants of other courses, this is exactly what we scheduled in the programme of these other courses, as you all may see surfing on the portal and on the website. Hence, where is the problem? And this formula also aims to foster the exchange, mutual understanding, team-work and cooperation among participantsWe will improve the group management, but we believe that, since we are all adults, participants can manage this also by their own. 6. Actually you always had space and time to ask questions, interact, give feedback and share your experience, starting from the fist lecture on the first day. And we had as many breaks (and coffees) as you all wanted.

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 20.02.2019 16:39


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