TEACH TO YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL:
Creative and effective methods and tools to maximise your unique strengths as an educator
Teacher Training Course
Key Action 1
“You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.” - Sir Ken Robinson -
Course overview and details
Imagine being equipped with a revitalised educational (and personal) toolbox that fosters motivation, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in you and your students. Our course aims to bring you, as an educator, into direct contact with your strengths, understand how you communicate and how you listen. You will then look at and identify what in your teaching approach would benefit from re-framing and refreshing so you can reach your highest potential as a teacher. Using the Expressive Arts as the basis of our methodology, this holistic approach will equip you with creative tools to help keep your subject, teaching style and learning environment fresh, dynamic and differentiated. Your learning will be experiential, meaning you will firstly learn through doing and experience, which will then be backed up by theory to concretise your understanding. With this course we strive to cultivate an educational environment that motivates our educators with refreshing ideas that are inspiring and adaptable to all teaching subjects. At the end of this course you will have refreshed your toolbox with simple and effective tools that can be used directly in your classroom as well as be passed on to your colleges and students.
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Duration and workload
Start date: Our courses will usually start on a Sunday
End date: Our courses will usually end on the following Saturday
Place: Our workshops take place in Berlin, Germany
Duration: 7 days
Workload: 25 hours in total
Classes take place every day from 9:00 - 14:00.
Free time and activities offered: Free time is allocated every day from 14:00 onwards. Khudéla will recommend cultural activities for those free afternoons and also for the evenings. Activities may include visits to museums, places of interest, theatres and music events.
DAY 1 (Sunday) - Welcome & course introduction
Weekly overview and recommended cultural activities.
Make personalised digital journal log*
Day 2 (Monday) - Self inquiry and identifying resources
Finish personalised digital journal log*
Arts-based methodology 1: Self exploration through simple creative writing techniques
Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses
Day 3 - (Tuesday) - Self inquiry and pedagogical investigation
Arts-based methodology 2: Self exploration through simple visual arts techniques.
Presentation into Polyvagal Theory and its effects on the parasympathetic nervous system and its importance in learning.
Classroom friendly exercises to activate the polyvagal nerve.
Group think tank identifying pedagogical strengths, weaknesses and resources.
Day 4 - (Wednesday) - Field trip day
Cultural and artistic events/activities in Berlin that compliment and support the training programme.
Day 5 - (Thursday) - A dance with communication
Arts-based methodology 3: Recognising and clarifying your communication styles through Tango
Build and strengthen your trust and listening skills through embodied movement
Arts-based methodology 4: Group dynamic communication and social engagement skills through music and rhythm.
Day 6 - (Friday) - Setting the scene: Engaging learning environments
The importance of ritual and storytelling to enhance learning
Arts-based methodology 5: Mock class role play using theatrical elements to cultivate an optimal learning environment in your own subject area.
Day 7 - (Saturday) - Reflection & evaluation day.
Acquired tools and methodology implementation within own subject area.
Evaluation 1: In-formal evaluation activity with weeks reflection.
Evaluation 2: Formal EU evaluation form
Khudéla certificate of attendance and completion
Europass certificates are provided upon request.
*The personalised journal log will be made into a digital diary using the latest Apps. Participants will use this journal at the end of each daily session to review and integrate the daily topics and learning outcomes. It will also serve as an informal evaluation tool.
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Appropriate for teachers and trainers in secondary schools, vocational education schools and organisations, adult learning providers.
The course targets all educators who are interested in building and refining their own creativity and communication skills, as well as those of their students, by developing new modalities that will engage and bring both teacher and student to a new level of learning and teaching competence.
Upon completion of the training course, the participant is expected to:
Reflect on how to introduce creativity into the subject area you teach.
Focus on what’s needed in your pedagogy to maximize your potential.
Design your own educational (and personal) toolbox calling on various art modalities..
Plan a creative experience using new modalities in order to learn something specific.
Sharpen your communication and social engagement skills: deeper listening for feeling heard. Encourage positive group dynamics.
Foster creativity through problem solving.
Learn 5 new art modalities: how to apply them simply and effectively in order to motivate, innovate and foster out-of-the-box thinking in your classroom.
Deepen your own connection with yourself and what you teach.
Expressive Arts using the following art modalities: journaling, movement, music, theatre, dance, creative writing and visual art.
Creativity labs using arts-based methodologies
Workshops and exercises facilitated by the trainers
Small group think tanks
Each art modality is a bridge to maximise our potential to teach effectively in a creative way.
Visual arts —> dialogue with self
Music —> rhythm and social engagement
Theatre —> embodying the functions and roles we play
Dance/Movement —> Communication through movement. Embodied learning.
Creative writing/Journalling —> to bring out metaphors of our own inner experience
The learning material consists of presentations and support material in English language.
Course Language: English
No. of participants: Min. 8, Max. 20
Certification awarded: 2 certificates will be awarded:
1. Khudéla Certificate of Attendance, including description of the course contents.
2.An official EUROPASS certificate will be provided upon request.
Price*: 600€ (INCLUDES: all course and art materials, organisation, management, tuition fees).
Early bird price 560€ (6 weeks before start of course).
*Additional costs such as excursions and cultural activities can range from 20€ - 50€ and are to be paid by the participant.
*Food and accommodation are NOT included. Please check Erasmus+ funding opportunities here.
Our courses are eligible to be completely funded by the Erasmus+ KA1 funds
Course acronym meanings for registration form
TTHP = Teach to your highest potential
C = Enhance your communication and presentation skills using theatrical techniques.
BE = Brush up on your business English
All our courses take place in Berlin, Germany
Price: 600€ / Early Bird*: 560€
PIC No.: 890137961
*Early Bird: valid if you register at least 6 weeks before the course starts, and pay within payment deadlines.
NOTE: If none of these dates suits you please mind that if there are at least 8 participants interested we may organize an additional session ad-hoc for your school.
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