Course dates:

27 July - 3 Aug 2019, Riga, Latvia (Level 1, in English or in Russian)

The course can also be organised on demand, either as residential or in-house. Dates and locations can be changed upon request. Contact us for details.

(deadline for grant applications in your National Agency is  5 Feb 2019)

 

Objective:

  • Provide the participants with support materials for effective family learning developed within PASS project.

Who should attend:

  • Parents and grandparents interested in organising effective family learning for children aged 3-7.
  • Educators interested in the development of language and thinking skills of children aged 3-7.
  • Teachers and teacher trainers interested in finding ways for building an effective learning partnership with parents.

Course contents (see detailed programme below):

  • Specific materials for introducing the culture of thinking in the family.
  • Ways of bringing a new language to children in the family context.
  • Examples of using PASS materials across families and cultures.

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants are aware of specific materials that can be used for the development of the culture of thinking in the family.
  • Participants can add new tasks to their repertoire of techniques for introducing a new language and developing thinking skills.
  • Participants are willing to join the community of parents working towards better integration of creativity and thinking in learning activities of their children.

Facilitators:

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Dr. Ingr─źda Muraškovska

A teacher and teacher trainer with over 20 years of experience. PASS project author and consultant.

 

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Dr. Alexander Sokol

A teacher, teacher trainer, researcher in the field of thinking skills in language education. PASS project author and coordinator.

 

Preliminary programme:

DAY 1
10:00-16:00 Arrival
16:30-18:00 Introduction & getting to know each other
18:00-19:00 Course aims and finalisation of the programme
19:30 Welcome dinner

DAY 2
09:00-10:30 What is thinking and how can we develop it at home?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Challenging questions as the first step to thinking
12:30-15:30 Lunch and walk
15:30-17:00 Developing challenging questions for different contexts
17:00-17:30 Coffee break & country presentations
17:30-19:00 How do we know we are doing well? Monitoring & reflection
19:30- Dinner

DAY 3
09:00-10:30 A new language in the family: typical problems
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Ways of introducing a new language in the family
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Where do we start? Deciding on the first steps in our families
15:30- Cultural activity followed by dinner

DAY 4
09:00-10:30 Language & thinking come together: generic tasks
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Generic tasks: modelling learning
12:30-15:30 Lunch and walk
15:30-17:00 Important rules to remember when communicating to our children
17:00-17:30 Coffee break & country presentations
17:30-19:00 Let's try: planning learning

DAY 5
09:00-10:30 Three steps of any learning activity: START, BUILD, SUMMARISE
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 The builder's toolbox: some thinking models
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 PASS language framework
15:30- Cultural activity followed by dinner

DAY 6
09:00-10:30 Modelling own learning activities
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Sharing with colleagues and feedback
12:30-15:30 Lunch and walk
15:30-17:00 Overview of PASS website and ways of using it
17:00-17:30 Coffee break and country presentations
17:30-19:00 Development of action plans for the coming months
20:00 Gala dinner

DAY 7
09:00-10:00 Overview of other available materials
10:00-11:00 Validation of learning outcomes
11:00-12:00 Feedback on the course and certification
Departure

 

Course price:

We offer a flexible approach to course fees to ensure that you are able to choose the most appropriate option for your needs.

OPTION 1. ERASMUS+ PACKAGE
(best option for partners receiving an Erasmus+ grant and planning long-term collaboration with TA Group)

  • Total price per package per participant – EUR 1400

The price includes 7 days tuition and seminar materials, 6 nights accommodation in a single room, all meals and coffee breaks during the course, social programme during the course, distant support of each participant during a year + organisation support during a year.

For you reference: when obtaining an Erasmus+ grant, the amount you will receive for each participant from your organisation will be in the range of EUR 1500-1800 + travel expenses, depending on the country you come from and where the course takes place. Thus, the amount of the grant will always be enough to cover all the costs associated with the course.

Feel free to contact us if something remains unclear.

 

OPTION 2. CUSTOMIZED PAYMENT
(The option is for partners interested in a particular course or one of the additional services we offer. You can select any of the services or their combination)

  • Course fee – EUR 1250

The price includes 7 days tuition and seminar materials, 6 nights accommodation in a single room, all meals and coffee breaks during the course, and the social programme during the course.

  • Distant support – EUR 250 per year per person (optional)

The price includes online support (answers to questions, comments on reflection, participation in webinars and other online events) during the year following the course.

  • Organisation support – EUR 250 per year per person (optional)

The price includes online support for the organisation at the stage of application and reporting, as well as the possibility to have consultation on administrative issues during the project implementation.

 

DISCOUNTS

Each partner organisation participating in the courses is eligible to one of the following discounts:

 

  • 10% discount for each participant that attends Level 1 and Level 2 courses during one year;
  • 10% discount for each participant if the total number of participant from one organisation that attend the courses during the year is 10 and more.

Additionally you can have a discount if two participants from your organisation are accommodated in a twin room (this discount is available in some of the venues only and should be confirmed by the organisers first)

 

The number of places on each course is limited, therefore we are asking you to contact us as soon as possible if you would like to book a place.

 

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