7:00 – 7:30 / Arrival and registration
7:30 – 8:00 / Introduction and outlining objectives of the workshop.
8:00 – 9:30 / What is the compelling case for change? Enabling dynamic school transformations.
Phase 1: Understand the Compelling Case For Change
The global and economic trends and the reality of the technology-rich world in which today’s students live. Setting up a foundation of ubiquitous access to modern technology which will enable Cypriot schools to create a 21st Century Learning environment for the students.
How the preparedness and skill levels workforce are critical factors in the ability of Cyprus to stay competitive in the 21st century?
Why Cypriot students need to start preparing for the for the workforce demands of the 21st century?
What are the skills that are in demand for all students, regardless of student’s future plans?
What is the enormous impact of primary and secondary education for students’ ability to compete?
Case study: Developing the framework that best reflects the school culture that will give students their best opportunity for success in their life ahead.”
9:30 – 9:45 / Break
9:45 – 11:45 / Phase 2: Redesign Learning And Teaching
Accepting the scale of change in the world around us.
Accepting the urgent need to rethink, re-imagine, redesign the very nature of teaching and learning in a technology-rich world.
Supporting the indivitual schools’ vision of learning.
Examining all aspects learning and teaching practices to best understand the new roles that new learning environments require.
Cultivating thinking, creativity, learning, collaboration and regulation.
The shift of focus towards a more experiential learning: more active, cumulative, constructive, goal-directed, diagnostic and reflective learning.
The need for more independent learning: more discovery-oriented, contextual, problem-oriented, case-based, socially and intrinsically motivated learning.
11:45 – 12:15 / Lunch break
12:15 – 13:15 / Phase 3: Lead The Shift
Presentation of the current context and definition of a clear articulated school vision.
Making it happen. School leaders are responsible to make it happen.
Moving from vision to reality by developing and initiating strategies to create a sustainable initiative that all stakeholders understand and support and in which educators at all levels are not only eager to participate but have the support they need to help achieve the initiative goals.
13:15 – 14:15 / Learning through new creative ways.
Using ICT tools to support the curricular objectives, Video presentations and interactive group discussions.
Promoting and using ICT tools that enhance the learning processes and enable the cultivation of creative learning and innovative teaching.
ICT as an enabler to manage, evaluate and use information retrieved from various sources such as multimedia CD-ROMs and websites.
14:15 – 14:30 / Break
14:30 – 15:30 / Creativity and Innovation in education.
The real barriers to creativity and innovation in schools.
Creativity for thinking and learning.
Developing true innovative Learning Environment of learners, schools, teachers and parents.
“Live” demos from various web enabled recourses that support the “New comprehensive approaches to teaching and learning”.
7:00 – 7:30 / Arrival
7:30 – 8:00 / Recapitulation of first day
8:00 – 9:30 / Demo. Promoting creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in the 21st century classrooms.
Fostering and facilitating creative learning and innovative teaching.
Harnessing the emerging and increasing role of ICT integration in the learning practices and how this affects the innovation-development process.
Enabling a trusted multicultural classroom and school atmosphere.
Presentation of “Live” demos of web enabled tools and recourses that facilitate collaboration and social interactions between the various educational stakeholders.
9:30 – 9:45 / Break
9:45 – 11:45 / Phase 4: Implement The School Plan
Begin the more practical steps of implementation.
Assessing what you already have, what they need, and what they should select in terms of infrastructure, hardware, and software to help achieve their goals.
Emphasizing support, communication, and policy development
11:45 – 12:15 / Lunch Break
12:15 – 12:45
Enabling the collaboration and sharing of experiences amongst students.
Reforming the class to operate as a “consulting company” solving creatively practical life problems.
Case study 1. Enhancing knowledge capitalization via online collaborative methods.
12:45 – 14:15 / Phase 5: Review. Evaluate. Grow.
Effective evaluation of your initiative is the backbone of its success. Review and evaluation should be conducted at regular intervals as your initiative matures.
14:15 – 14:30 / Coffee break
14:30 – 15:30
Practical parallel workshops by participants.
Participants use their newly acquired knowledge and skills formulate school transformation action plans and work with web enabled resources and tools to prepare own resources and lesson plans.
Group presentations of sample recourses and lessons.
Conclusions and workshop closure.