ETSIZE: EUROPEAN TEACHER SYNTHESIZE INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME, COMENIUS ACCOMPANYING ACTION PROJECT NUMBER: 510134-LLP-1-2010-1-NL-COMENIUS-CAM Project Co-ordinating Institution:Hogeschool Edith Stein, M.A. de Ruyterstraat 3, 7556 CW Hengelo, The Netherlands Project Implementing Institution: University of Teacher Education Styria, Hasnerplatz 12, 8010 Graz, Austria Course Coordinator: Susanne LinhoferTel.: +43 316 8067 2201 Fax: +43 316 8067 2299 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.phst.at; http://z2.phst.at/ Address of participants’ accomodation: Hotel Mariahilf Mariahilferstraße 9, 8020 Graz email@example.com Tel: +43 316 71 31 63 Duration: April 10th, 2011 (day of arrival) – April 16th, 2011 (day of departure) Project Partners: Austria: Pädagogische Hochschule Steiermark, Graz Belgium: Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel Latvia: University Educational Circle, Riga Netherlands: Hogeschool Edith Stein, Hengelo Spain: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Turkey: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Bursa Number of participants in Graz: 19 1
GOALS:During the international in-service course for teachers called European Teacher Synthesize(ETSize):1. Learning materials already developed for teacher trainees within the Comenius project named “FACE IT” will be disseminated.2. Mixed groups of teachers from several European countries transform these learning materials into teaching material that can be used by their pupils.3. The materials developed by the course participants will be brought together as online teaching materials, including a teachers’ guide and bundled into an e-book, that will be published online.4. Course participants will learn how to work within a digital community (called moodle), where they can upload the materials developed and share their experiences of usage.5. The most important meaning of this course is to enhance the mobility of teachers and to give the teachers tools to work with the European Dimension in education in Europe.By working together in mixed European groups, producing teaching materials together, theEuropean Dimension in schools will be improved and international collaboration betweenschools will be promoted and stimulated. A spin-off effect of participating in this ETSizecourse might be the establishment of a "European Teacher" network of universities andschools.LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:The courses will be taught in English.OUTCOME:A group of 4 teachers will work internationally together and create international teachingmaterial as well as a teachers’ guide to be transformed into an e-book during the ETSizeconference in Bursa, Turkey from 6-10 September 2011.PREPARATION TASK: 1. Introduce yourself on www.facebook.com/european.teachers 2. Visit http://www.see- educoop.net/education_in/pdf/workshop/tesee/dokumenti/european- teacher.pdf , read the article and formulate an answer to the question “What is a European teacher?” Focus on the aspect “European Professionalism”! Max. 10 lines, place them on the discussion forum on facebook. 3. According to the European Commission’s European principles for teacher competences and qualifications „Teachers play a crucial role in supporting the learning experience of young people and adult learners….. Their profession, which is inspired by values of inclusiveness and the need to nurture the potential of all learners, has a strong influence on society and plays a vital role in advancing human potential and shaping future generations.” Concerning the competencies of a European teacher: reflect on the professional situation in your country? Will you have enough assistance in order to achieve these competencies? On a local, regional, national level? Be prepared to discuss this in Graz. 2
EVALUATION AND CERTIFICATION:The teachers who participate in a course will have receive an "European Teacher" certificate:European Professionalism.Provisional programmeEuropean Professionalism – in service course in Graz 10.04.2011 – 16.04.2011 Morning AfternoonDay 1 (Sunday, arrival - transfer to hotel welcome dinnerApril 10th)Day 2 (Monday, opening session : lectures:April 11th) official welcome by the rector introduction into Moodle /ETSize Website organization/practical lectures information reflection on the tasks/expectations introducing the teachers /supervisorsDay 3 (Tuesday, lectures choose/find a project topic and aApril 12th) project partner guided tour old town of GrazDay 4 visiting practice schools starting the project assignment in(Wednesday, April groups13th) opera/theatre (optional – pay extra)Day 5 (Thursday, continuation of the project cultural trip linked to EuropeanApril 14th) groups, including Professionalism feedback/role of supervisorDay 6 (Friday, presentation of project ideas evaluation, farewell dinnerApril 15th)Day 7 (Saturday, travel home travel homeApril 16th)Financial issues:ACCOMODATION AND MEALS: The project will cover the costs for accommodation and common meals, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinners will be provided.TRAVEL COSTS: Participants will be refunded their travelling costs to Graz up to a maximum of EUR 300! Please do search for low-cost flights. In order to get your travel costs refunded, the official invoice of your flight must be given to the course co-ordinator as well as the boarding passes. When booking online, please make sure you obtain an invoice from the airline company at their desk at the airport before flying to Graz. Local travel to and from the airport will be refunded providing public transport is used. Public transport tickets must be handed over to the course co-ordinator. Taxis will not be refunded! Upon arrival in Graz participants will receive a 10 journey ticket for travelling in Graz. 3
Please note: travel cost to Graz can be refunded up to the maximum amountindicated. If the real costs exceed these maxima, these expenses are to be coveredby the participant themselves. No transfer of money in advance.PRACTICAL INFORMATION:Address of participants’ accomodation:Hotel Mariahilf Mariahilferstraße 9, 8020 Grazoffice@hotelmariahilf.at Tel: +43 316 71 31 63http://kvr6gysm.utawebhost.at/Journey from Graz Airport to Hotel Mariahilf: Take the bus from the airport to Jakominiplatz http://www.flughafen-graz.at/home/an_abreise_uebersicht/Busfahrplan_12_2010.pdf Change to tram 3 or 6 (direction Hauptbahnhof) and get off at Südtirolerplatz. The hotel is directly behind the Kunsthaus (blue modern building) – 100m walk. With kind regard from Susanne Linhofer Graz, 8/3/2011 4
Written MentionThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication[communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsiblefor any use which may be made of the information contained therein.