Innovative teaching methods and lesson planning

This course was designed and created to showcase the different approaches an educator can use within their classrooms, both in person and online.

These courses can also be funded through the Erasmus+ program. For more
information, please contact your National Agency.

Course overview

Everyone learns in a different way. Through our experience, we have learned that there are different ways educators can help students reach their academic potential.
As a result, this course was designed and created to showcase the different approaches an educator can use within their classrooms, both in person and online. This course will help demonstrate the different ways an educator can effectively promote educational material to learners of all ages. Our trained teachers will show participants with practical exercises how they too can incorporate such components.

Available dates:
Location: ZAGREB, Croatia 



Main objectives 

The focus of this course is to demonstrate the proven Callan Method within a classroom, generate alternative lesson plans and incorporate a range of activities.
The general aim of this course is to present new methods to all educators and show them how to practically include them in their own planning.
This course is designed for any educator responsible for teaching learners from preschool to continuing education.

Participants can expect to:

  • Understand the effectiveness of the Callan Method
  • Learn how to formulate their own direct method lessons
  • Partake in exercises focused around the senses
  • Be guided to create their own alternative lessons
  • Adapt lessons for online learning
  • Become familiar with incorporating extracurricular activities at their institutions

Daily Program

MONDAY: Creative Callan method lesion planning

- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
- Icebreaker activities.
- Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Creative Callan method lesion planning
- Arrival of all participants
- Orientation with the city and venue
- Introduction to the Callan Method + Callan student portal
- Callan Method trial lesson
- Callan Method training
- Guided tour of the city

TUESDAY: Developing Personal Lesson Type

- Creating personalized Callan Method style lessons
- Presenting planned lesson(s) to the group
- Troubleshooting and feedback

WEDNESDAY: Sensory education
- Overview of how to engage the senses in the classroom
- Sight based workshop - encouraging abstract ideas, creative writing and storytelling
- Smell based workshop - invoking preexisting knowledge to apply new concepts
- Touch based workshop - learning through interactive materials

THURSDAY: Sound and Body based education
- Sound theory + media workshop - incorporating a variety of tools in classroom learning
- Body movement workshop - understanding the importance of interaction
- Team building in the classroom - promoting time management and conflict resolution skills

FRIDAY: Creativity and arts in the classroom
- Arts and culture workshop - how to promote incidental learning
- Alternative lesson plans - creating your own personalized plans
- Invoking learning outside the classroom

- Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion.
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.

* Notes:
- The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.
- Presentations of the participants’ schools may be divided up and take place after the breaks on each day of the course.

Who is it for?
This Erasmus Plus training course is suitable for teachers, trainers and educators who want to build trust, and allow the students to enter the story where they are, making them more open to learning.

Language proficiency
This Erasmus Plus training course is best suited for those with at least a A2 level. All of the materials will be presented in English.

With the aim to involve active participation and achieve the best learning experience, the course methodology is based on dynamic, innovative and creative methods of experiential learning.
It consists of:
Theoretical work - If you do not know what you are talking about, you will not be able to apply it. Nowadays, more and more emphasis is put on practical learning, yet theory is a necessity. You have to know the background of a subject to be able to pinpoint its challenges.
Practical work - Through practical workshops and interactive tasks you will gain personal experience that will help you understand and implement ideas in your own work.
Coaching - Each participant in the course will get the opportunity to receive direct feedback from our coaches. These individual consultations will result in being able to better position your skills in your respected organisation.

Each program starts on Monday morning and finishes on Friday evening with Sathurday being optional for enjoing cultural activities. Throughout the course, besides training, we will promote professional networking through a variety of social and cultural activities.  

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