The "Midnight Sun" Course 2013, June 9.- 15. Inari, Lapland, Finland - Deadline for applications 16. January 2013
Costs of participation in the training event can be fully supported by COMENIUS AND GRUNDTVIG IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR SCHOOL AND ADULT EDUCATORS PROGRAM. Teachers and other Educational Staff in schools and teacher trainers in teacher training institutes can apply grants from the National Agencies of the Lifelong Learning Programme
When and where?
Sunday 9 to Saturday 15 June 2013 in Inari (Lapland). Near lake Inari, one of the largest lakes of Finland. Indeed 24 hours light...
What do you learn?
The participants learn how to establish educational cooperation and collaboration using eJournals and video conferencing. All you learn can be adapted also the other project platforms and WEB 2.0 tools. You learn about various characteristics of international project work: themes, aims, stages in project work, learning scenarios, organization in mixed international teams, evaluation, balance between monitoring by teachers and free communication by students.
One aim of the course is to learn also how to use a web based tool, eJournals, for international projects. We will organise also many optional workshops how to use Mobile devices in education, iPad, Windows, Android, .. tablet computers, mobile phones…, how to create very simple audio- and video files.. introduce new learning platforms, Web2.0 tools etc. You will also learn how to use video conferencing in international projects.
All these tools and skills become more and more important to raise the quality of international projects.
You will get your own eJournal with full Videoconference feature that you can use for your international projects.
What does it cost?
The course has been officially accepted by the national Agencies of Comenius. This means that you have to apply to the NA of your country for a grant for the course.
Who can apply?
Target group : all teachers and teacher trainers (primary and secondary) who have basic ICT-skills (word, browsing on Internet).
What is the procedure to apply?
You have to pre-register for the course to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the course organisers and inform them about your interest in participating.
Send us the following information:
Position in the institution:
For preregistration and questions mail to:
You will get a confirmation (preregistration form) via email.
NOTE: This approval / preregistration means that you can participate IF you get a grant from your National Socrates Agency in your own country. Or IF you have funding from any other (e.g. national) source of funding, eg. from your own school.
You will find the course application forms on the website of your National Socrates Agency. (See the link at the bottom of this article)
Contact immediately the National Socrates Agency in your country in order to apply for a grant for costs of journey, accommodation and course fee.
NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR A GRANT APPLICATION IS JANUARI 16th 2013.
Usually the online application forms will be available on the website of your National Agency at the beginning of December.
When you have got the approval of your grant, inform the course organisers as soon as possible by sending an email to: email@example.com) and confirm your participation. If your proposal is not approved, cancel your application immediately by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below can find a link to the addresses of your National Agency:
Also for EUMIND teachers , and those who want to join EUMIND -Europe meets India Network, this course is very useful because it includes all the Eumind project elements; use of eJournals for projects, project scenarios, videoconferencing and optional EUMIND WORKSHOPS. It is also an opportunity to meet other EUMIND teachers.
Chair, Comenius Comp@ct Network