Call for Participation
in the Online Training Programme and/or Community of Practice
The arts create a highly stimulating environment by employing materials, tools and strategies that increase sensory inputs. e-ARTinED aims at creating innovative didactic tools to enable teachers to use multiple art forms to teach curricular subjects. For instance, teaching maths with poetry, chemistry with dance, history with painting, science with music, geography with drama.
Do you want to learn how arts can be integrated into school curricular subjects to make them more engaging and cultivate creativity, critical thinking and social inclusion? This is your opportunity to learn how to do it and link with other teachers in Europe to share experiences and practices.
By joining the e-ARTinED community of practice, you have access to all outputs of the project including model lesson plans, best practices and guides on how to integrate arts into school curricular subjects. Furthermore, you will be able to use a learning platform to organize your own courses and projects in collaboration with the other members of the community. Finally, you will be able to share your learning materials, exchange ideas and use materials created by other members of the community.
By participating in the e-ARTinED online training programme, you will be able to learn from artists and practitioners who have years of experience on the integration of arts into school curricular subjects.
Sharing experiences and practices with other teachers and artists is an excellent opportunity to learn from each other and promote innovative teaching approaches. The e-ARTinED community of teachers is ready to welcome you! Just register at http://eartined.coursevo.com/. You may use your Google or Facebook account to do so. You can see a short video tutorial on how you can register in Coursevo and prepare your user profile at https://youtu.be/zQCoP925NxI.
As soon as you register you gain access to all materials produced by the e-ARTinED project that are organized in thematic repositories. You will receive news on the developments of the project and share your ideas, lesson plans or learning materials. The registration is open from 1/12/2017.
To participate in the e-ARTinED online training programme, you have to join the e-ARTinED community first, so you have to register at http://eartined.coursevo.com, which is the community platform that will be used for the online training. Please see the section above on more details on how to join the community.
As soon as you finish with your registration, you will have to fill the application form at https://goo.gl/dZZEKt in order to apply for participating in the online training programme. We will give priority to applicants based on the date of their application taking into account the other information requested by the form as well. So, submit your application as early as possible!
In the application form you will be asked to give your platform account username, so please check that you know your username when you start filling the form.
Participants: The online training programme is open for participants from Partner countries of the e-ARTinED project which are, in alphabetical order: Belgium, Greece, Italy, Sweden, and UK. These are the countries with first priority. Participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries are accepted as well.
Objectives of the course – key elements: The Online Training Programme will address issues on how to use the arts to develop/teach curricular subjects. The participants will be able to learn how to integrate multiple art forms into their classes, design their own learning scenarios employing arts to teach curricular subjects of their choice and collaborate with their peers across Europe through the Coursevo learning portal (http://eartined.coursevo.com/).
Workload and Courses of the Training Programme: You will need between 40 to 60 hours to complete the minimum number of courses required to successfully finish the training programme (4-6 hours/week), depending on your study pace, as well. You can choose your own study period within the general training programme period proposed: February - June 2018 depending on the specific courses that you will choose to complete.
The training programme will start with an introduction (first week). Five (5) courses will follow, each one of 3-week duration dedicated to a specific art form: Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Literature and New Media Arts. Each course will have three units and each unit will correspond to one week. To get a certification of successful attendance, you have to follow the introduction and succeed in at least three (3) out of the five (5) art related courses.You will be asked to identify a curricular subject that you wish to combine with arts. During the training programme, you will prepare at least three (3) learning scenarios or lesson plans using each one of the art forms that you will select to study and use.
Price: The e-ARTinED training programme is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.
Certificate: When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.
Language: The courses of the training programme will be available in English so that collaboration between the participants from different countries can be possible. Consequently, all participants are expected to be able to communicate in English and be fluent in reading and writing in English.
Follow up: For those participants that will implement their learning scenarios or lesson plans in their classes and provide evidence about the implementation (using specific templates) showing results that are considered important by the e-ARTinED consortium, financial support will be given to travel to Viksjöfors (Ovanåker Municipality) in Sweden, August 16-17, 2018 to present their work in the final project conference. For each one of the five project partners’ countries (Belgium, Greece, Italy, Sweden, UK) one teacher will be awarded a grant for travel and accommodation for the final project conference.
In parallel with the training programme, participants can collaborate in the e-ARTinED community which will be also sustained after the end of the training programme. Further training opportunities will be possible as part of the exploitation activities of the e-ARTinED project for the members of the community.
The project: The training programme is provided through the Erasmus+ project ”e-ARTinED”, funded with support from the European Commission. You can find more information about the project at http://www.e-artined.eu/. News about the project developments are posted on its facebook page https://www.facebook.com/eartined/
Contact us in case you need any help: You may send your comments or questions regarding this call for participation at email@example.com
Important Dates – Training Calendar: The deadline for submitting your application to the e-ARTinED online Training Programme is Thursday 25/01/2018. The selection results are expected to be published on Monday 29/01/208 and the training programme will start on Monday 05/02/2018. The training programme has a 16 weeks duration and is organized in five (5) main Courses and an Introduction as already described above and summarized in the training calendar below:
Course 0 - Introduction
1 Weekly Unit
05/02/2018 – 11/02/2018
Course 1 - Music
3 Weekly Units
12/02/2018 – 04/03/2018
Course 2 - Dance
3 Weekly Units
05/03/2018 – 25/03/2018
Course 3 - Visual Arts
3 Weekly Units
26/03/2018 – 15/04/2018
Course 4 - Literature
3 Weekly Units
16/04/2018 – 06/05/2018
Course 5 - New Media Arts
3 Weekly Units
7/05/2018 – 27/05/2018
Submission of delayed lesson plans
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