I enjoyed a very pleasant and relaxed summer. Hope you had a similar one, too.
|Musical Veronika Deseniška, Celjski grad, August 2017|
But now, new challenges have arisen on the horizon …
After having successfully completed fifteen workshops (Playing Games Is a Serious Business and Visual Grammar), the teachers’ comments and suggestions have piled up. Realising we cannot squeeze all of your wishes in a 3-day workshop, we have now rearranged our workshops. The complete open-didactic and project based approach can be covered in 70 hours, gathered in 9 days, spread over 15 months.
|Workshop: Playing Games Is a Serious Business, OŠ Ljubečna, August 2017|
THE BEGINNING: PLAYING GAMES IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS! (end of August, 3 days, 22 hours)
|Reading starts with pictures ...|
|Listening comprehension ...|
This workshop scaffolds a project approach through steps which address all language skills as well as social skills. The approach is child-centred, topic based and involves gamified activities, which can be adapted to different topics. The participants leave the workshop with a knowledge of the frame of a yearly programme, how to address language and social skills through steps, and how to organise a lesson in a way that everything is entwined.
|Let's find some vocabulary ...|
This basic workshop is carried out through a project AUTUMN and gives teachers the means for the first 25 lessons.
THE UPGRADE: SATURDAY MEETINGS (Four Saturday meetings, 8 hours each)
New ideas need time and practice to ‘sink in’. Therefore, Saturday meetings shed some extra light on the project approach.
Every meeting has different topics scaffolded in a project. Additionally, every meeting presents some issues teachers expressed they would like to know more about.
1st Saturday meeting (NOVEMBER) – Project WINTER, management in big classes and encouraging socialisation.
2nd Saturday meeting (FEBRUARY) – Project SPRING and literacy.
3rd Saturday meeting (APRIL) – Project SUMMER and listening comprehension.
4th Saturday meeting (MAY) – EVALUATING AND GRADING.
|Listening and speaking ...|
THE FOLLOW UP: VISUAL GRAMMAR (autumn holiday, 2 days, 18 hours)
|Visual story ... (presented at Belta Day, Brussels, 2017)|
The workshop presents the visual approach to addressing grammar, time concept, and tenses. Moreover, it shows how to address writing, reading, speaking and listening with students aged 9 and 10.
|Visual grammar ...|
ALSO, GOOD TO KNOW:
• All of the above-mentioned workshops are carried out in English.
• The number of participants is limited to 20. The sign-up is finished when the group is full, or 2 weeks prior to the workshop execution.
• Signing up is required via web site: sign-up.
• The fee needs to be paid before the workshop is due.
• If your school uses C00lSch00l tool-sets, you have a discount.
• More details about the workshops can be found on the C00lSch00l website.
Wish you an energetic and successful start of the new school year.