This Challenge prepares you to develop learning activities that involve all the relevant education agents, taking advantage of the means and resources that institutional alliances provide, and focusing on the teacher who reflects on their practice, analysing their students’ results, to self-educate themselves professionally and meet the expectations of the education community.
24 hours approx. on the Platform (Theory)
21 hours approx. in the Classroom (Practice)
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Developing the following skills:
Recognise, assess and develop teaching activities that involve the different surrounding collectives, groups and institutions in the teacher’s educational activities and those of the centre, to enrich and promote the quality and belonging of their students’ learning.
Identify and plan learning activities using the different alliances of the education centre as teaching resources, to attain the expected objectives taking into consideration the quality of students’ learning.
Modify the teaching practice towards continuous improvement, making relevant and appropriate teaching decisions based on the information coming from the teaching assessment system, considering the level of satisfaction and compliance of expectations of the education community as a whole.
The Learning Communities Challenge enables the teacher to diversify and make use of the sources and knowledge provided by the different collectives, volunteers, groups and institutions of the school environment, in the development of educational activities that are of vital importance to attain the institutional goals, through innovative planning that identifies and uses the means and alliances that can be established from the school with the environs, looking to transform the classroom into an open, delocalised, flexible meeting point that uses the close and remote natural learning areas found around it, and which add value to the quality of teaching.
This Challenge requires relevant and justified decision making using the most rigorous evidence possible, through the use of diverse tools and techniques that help us gather relevant information on teaching practices and, above all, on students’ learning, which light the way forwards for teacher training, for systematic improvement of each teacher’s practice in the classroom.
The basic learning material in the Learning Communities Challenge comprises descriptions of situations for practical application and an extensive library of resources to study this approach in depth.
The Learning Communities Challenge enables:
- Diversification and use of sources and knowledge provided by different collectives, volunteers, groups and institutions of the school environment, in the development of educational activities that are of vital importance to attain the institutional goals.
- Planning of the school curriculum through the identification and use of the means and alliances that can be established from the school with its surroundings.
- Transformation of the classroom into an open, delocalised and flexible meeting point that uses the close and remote natural learning areas, and which add value to the quality of teaching.
- Making relevant and justified decisions, through the use of diverse tools and techniques, to collect relevant information on the teaching practices and, above all, on students’ learning.
Through a personalised self-analysis, we will analyse and propose the course that best suits you, to first work on the skills you need most to develop your teaching competencies following your chosen Challenge.
We will propose:
- Practical case studies and different scenarios of educational practice
- Theory relating to the subject matter
- Proposal for application in your classroom or work environment
- Indications, suggestions and examples to implement real practice, gather evidence and share it with other colleagues.
TeachersPro is designed to develop teaching skills and competencies through interaction with other peers, expanding professional criteria through effective studying and sharing of practical situations in diverse contexts.
Our great commitment is that you can share your acquired knowledge and learning with the TeachersPro community comprising colleagues from different parts of the world, that you see yourself as a potential tutor for other teachers, and other participants as potential tutors for your own training.
You can ask for help through the TeachersPro community, as well as sharing your ideas and evidence of your practice, creating an exchange of knowledge that benefits everyone.
If needed, you can always turn to our team of expert tutors to give you constructive and rigorous feedback on your own evidence. You can sign up for this service on the Platform whenever you need it.
You will also have the chance to review the portfolios of other teachers with whom you share common interests and share evidence of your work on the TeachersPro Platform.
TeachersPro certifies the knowledge you acquire through a badge system. If you wish, at the end of each Learning Challenge you can obtain a professional teaching certificate for the competency you have completed through a specific tutor, and recognition from Finland University (the most important consortium of public universities in Finland).