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Teacher training course

The training module Interactive Media in School links together culture and technology and brings media wisdom and 21st-century skills to the classroom in a natural, playful and creative manner.

During the course sessions, you will learn how to incorporate new and interactive media, technology and visual culture in your school and classroom. You will examine what interactive, new and existing media can mean for you and your pupils, and how you can integrate these media into your own programmes. After the presentation part with inspiring and topical guests (last year these included the Tubeschool’s Bas van Teylingen and Pauline Maas of codekinderen.nl), we will get practical in a shared exploration, research and discovery of media and technology.

Benefits of the course:
- Applicable lessons, tailored to your own class and school
- A tool-kit worth €300 to support these lessons, compiled by you
- A basic document outlining a vision on media wisdom and 21st-century skills.

Media wisdom & digital literacy
The current debate on education has much attention for what education will look like in the future. One of the questions concerns the knowledge and skills that pupils should be equipped with to cope with a rapidly changing society, and with media wisdom as an important component of digital literacy. Other important components are basic IT skills, information skills and computational thinking. During the course, you will learn to convert the theory into practical lessons.

Topics addressed by the course include:
- Media wisdom: making children aware of the world of today and tomorrow, so that they are optimally equipped to find their place in this permanently changing media landscape.
- Visual language: children are deluged by images from a very young age. Everyone is exposed to visual language in everyday life. How do you teach your pupils to ‘read’ these images?
- Critical and creative thinking: how do you see the world? What are you up against? Why do things go the way they do? And can you change this?
- Cooperation and problem-solving: learn how to cooperatively use existing and new technologies to solve problems.
- Computational thinking & basic IT skills: you are introduced to different techniques that can be applied in the classroom, and in particular discover how these technologies are woven into everything we do and use. How does it work, and should you acquire programming skills? And why do you, or don’t you, want your pupils to acquire these skills?
- Social & cultural skills: learning to critically view films and to make films yourself expands your awareness of the world we live in. Who are we and where have we come from? What is my place and role in the world?

We advise interested parties to participate in the course with several teachers of the same team. This way, the activities and the vision will be embraced more widely and will become a permanent fixture of the school curriculum more quickly.

Dates for 2018
All six sessions are held on Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 6.30pm (and includes a basic dinner).
Wednesday 24 October 2018 / Kick-off session / time to be announced (Please note: this session takes place during the autumn holiday as part of the Cinekid Festival, where you can also attend the international Cinekid conference)
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Wednesday 15 May 2019

Costs & practical information
The total cost of the course is €1,500 (VAT exclusive, including toolkit) per participant. Maximum number of participants: 15.
If less than 10 participants register for a course, then we reserve the right to cancel that course. The Teacher Training Course is in Dutch.

Options for financial support
Teachers with an employment contract at an Amsterdam primary school of at least 0.4 FTE can have the full cost reimbursed by applying to the Amsterdamse Lerarenbeurs (applications can be submitted to the municipality of Amsterdam from 14 March to 22 April 2018, maximum reimbursement sum is €2,000, partly to be used for teacher substitution in the classroom).

If you can show that the course forms part of a teacher’s wider, innovative and creative idea, then you should look into support options offered by the LerarenOntwikkelFonds. The idea will need to meet certain conditions.

Any questions? Please contact Tessa Stoke, Head of Education at Cinekid: t.stoke@cinekid.nl.

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