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EDEN Open Classroom Conference
Never waste a crisis! Inclusive excellence, innovative technologies and transformed schools as autonomous learning organisations. 27-29 October 2011, Athens, Greece. Organised in collaboration with Ellinogermaniki Agogi.
Funding Opportunities for Teachers!

The EDEN Open Classroom Conference will focus on large scale educational reforms under way in many European countries regarding modernization of school pedagogy and methodological best practice.

Teachers from all over Europe are able to receive funding for the travel, accommodation, fees from their national agencies through the COMENIUS programme.

More information can be read here.

Deadline for Applications 28th of April, 2011.

Please also contact Dr. Anna Zoakou at Ellinogermaniki Agogi.

The Conference will cover a wide variety of subject areas related to innovative education technologies and current best practice trends in education, transformative inclusion and teachers' professional development. Specific sessions will be devoted to effective use of digital libraries and educational repositories, collaborative development of educational resources (organising, sharing, tagging), proactive inclusive educational strategies and teacher training as continuous professional development and life long learning, school management as a focus of "change agent" within the school community. In addition, the conference will focus on the educational potential of ICT: integration within school practice, the role of distance learning in teacher training and school education (perspectives and next steps), empowerment of school communities in rural areas, mainstream inclusion of disadvantaged learners and implementation and reinforcement of strategic and consistent student centered approaches.

The potential of Comenius centralized and decentralized actions will also be included in the training programme: e-twinning, staff mobility, school partnerships. Best practices in Comenius multilateral projects and Networks will be discussed with a view to enlarging the impact of such projects and encouraging teachers to take part in such initiatives. These themes and topics will inform the conference subject areas and will be covered in the EDEN conference through talks, workshops and seminars.

The indicative conference fee is 300 Euros, that includes meals during the conference days. Further support in form of discount may apply for primary & secondary school teachers or alike, from Greece.
posted by Jérôme Zeiliger on 04/21/11 10:25:54
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