New learning environments - What kind of schools we should build in a future?

Europe and school life are changing fast. What kind of schools should we build for the future? How do we support learning and motivate our kids better with school buildings, learning spaces and new learning environments? What is role of ICT in modern classrooms. What should be inside the buildings? What kind of software we should use with children in kindergartens and schools? Future virtual reality is here with 3D. What shall we do with it?

This course is for those who are planning new schools, buying modern technology or furniture or are going to teach and work modern technology in a future. If you want to show your interest into the sessions, start here or follow the pre-registration link up in this website!

Choose your training session:( sessions are similar)

SESSION 0/2018 10.1-14.1 2018 450€ (NEW EXTRA SESSION WITH OLD course FEE!!!)

Session 1/2018 3.7-7.7. 2018 480 €, (free places)
(30€ discount/participant, if your group is 5 or more)

Session 2/2018 23.7-27.7. 2018 480 €, (free places)
(30€ discount/Participant, if your group is 5 or more)

SESSION 1/2019 17.6-21.6 2019 (midnight sun session!) 480 € (FREE PLACES)
(30€ discount/participant if your group is 5 or more)

SESSION 2/2019 31.7-4.8 2019 480€ (FREE PLACES)
(30€ discount/participant if your group is 5 or more)

SESSION 1/2020 2.2-6.2 2020 480€ (FREE PLACES)(30€ DISCOUNT/PARTICIPANT IF YOUR GROUP IS 5 OR MORE)

SESSION 2/2020 22.7-26.7 2020 480€ (FREE PLACES)(30€ DISCOUNT/PARTICIPANT IF YOUR GROUP IS 5 OR MORE)

Confirmed= There are more than 12 final registrations already. Normally next summer/winter is confirmed latest after KA1 results come in May. Dates are not changing.

Place: Joensuu, Finland (education takes place at new and modern school buildings, built 2015-2019)

Course fee: 2018 session 0 450 €, sessions 1 and 2 480 € and 2019 480 €. Course fee must be fully paid no later than 4 weeks before the start of the cource or with later instructions. You do not have to pay anything before having positive Erasmus+ funding from your agency!

Accomodation in Sokos hotel Kimmel 2017 July( group reservation): Single room was 69€/night/room, double room 84€/night/room and room for three rate is 109€/night/room. All room rates include breakfast, sauna, swimming pool and wifi. Room rates for 2018 we get in November 2017.

You are also free to use other hotels. Hotel Kimmel website.

It may be possible to obtain a European Union Erasmus+ (formerly Comenius) grant (K1, learning mobillity of individuals) to cover course fee, travelling and accomodation costs! The next closing date for Erasmus+ applications is in February 2018 (education starting earliest June 2018), and teachers will need the application of their Headteacher in doing this. More information is available from your national agency and our website.

So, you can show your interest in the course filling a pre-registration form before making application to your Erasmus+ agency. When you get decision, let us now if you are really coming. Then you can make a final registration. Pre-registration is free.

Aim of the course:

Course aim is learn about different learning and teaching environments, school buildings, ICT and virtual reality and how to prepare your pupils/student for future learning and worklife. Participants will also learn how to start planning a school renovation/building a new school. The most important thing is to learn how to create learning environment that motivates students to make their best. Course is including quite many school visits. Aim is also to learn pedagogical English language and wide your professional network of collegues in Europe.

Thematic field of the training:

* Planning new school buildings

* Modern technology and webtools (ICT)

* Virtual reality and 3D in classrooms and outside school

* Curricula

* Future schools

* Learning environments

* Furniture inside school

* 360 photos

Education sector of the training participants:

- Pre-primary, Primary, General Secondary, Upper secondary, Vocational

Target audience: kindergarten teachers, pre-school teachers, primary teachers, secondary teachers, headteachers/principles, teacher-trainers, Councilors/elected members, architects, ensigneers, politicians

Languages used for the training: English

Place: Joensuu, Finland (can be reached from Helsinki by airplane, train or by bus)

Programme of the training activities (day by day):

1st DAY (starting 10.00 AM)

Programme of the week, getting to know each other, Finnish education system, education systems and KA1 projects of participants. What kind of schools Europe needs in a future. Future curricula.

2nd DAY

What kind of schools are we building now? Is learning changing, should schools change too? What do we really need inside schools? How we should plan a future schools? School visits and group work.

3rd DAY

Modern ICT based learning environments. Apps for primary and secondary education and new ideas how to use modern technology + virtual reality and 3D.

4th DAY

School visits to other modern schools in Joensuu. Trip to KOLI national park. Barbeque evening together with lake Saimaa.

5th DAY

School, but should it be something else? What kind of furniture do we need inside? What about outside the school? What kind of action pupils/students need during the breaks? What about teachers, head teacher and staff? Feedback conversation, certificates and last night. Officially training is over 13.00 o´clock.

Departure day

Departure of participants

Knowing more about city of Joensuu