27/08/2017

New School Year, New Arrangements


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.


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