Are you a lower secondary school teacher?
Do you think that technology should better contribute to learning and well-being?
Join the Free-ED Webinar Series!

Embrace the challenges of a more flexible, technology-supported learning environment!
Re-think learning spaces and safeguard the well-being of the children and the teachers!

First seminar date and time: 9  June 2021, 15.00 - 16.30 EET
On-site attendance for teachers in Miercurea Ciuc and Tallinn!

Register here: https://forms.gle/QHB1uzmuA7VvsgrE8

Webinar series on hybrid education - making success and challenges visible 
A Webinar series on hybrid education will make best practices and current challenges in web-based distance and hybrid education visible to teachers, researchers, educational technology developers and other educational stakeholders, and that will offer opportunity for mutual support and mutual learning.

There will be 5 webinars:

June 2021 - 1st Webinar:
hosted by the School of Educational Sciences, Tallinn University. 
Topics: Using hybrid learning to face uncertainty of teaching conditions under Covid-19 crises. (types of hybrid classroom, technologies used, arrangement of learning activities, methods and procedures).
Keynote speaker: Dr. Janika Leoste, robotics teacher, education innovator with relevant experience in hybrid learning, Tallinn University.

October 2021 - 2nd Webinar:
 hosted by the Spektrum Educational center, Romania.
Topics: Learning teams and co-creative teamwork in online and hybrid education, hosted by P1. 
Keynote speaker: Kristóf Fenyvesi, University of Jyvaskyla, Researcher of STEAM, Trans-, Multi- and Interdisciplinary Learning

January 2022 - 3rd webinar:
Hosted by the STEM Education Department at the Johannes kepler University, Linz
Topics: STEAM education with innovative methods and digital tools supporting hybrid education. 
Keynote speaker: Dr. Zsolt Lavicza, professor at Johannes Kepler University

April 2022 - 4th webinar:
Hoste by the “Apáczai Csere János” Pedagogical Center, Romania
Topics:  Innovative learning environments, student participation in learning environment improvement: 
Keynote speaker: Tiina Mäkelä, researcher at the University of Jyvaskyla

June 2022 - 5th Webinar:
hosted by the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä
Topics: Wellbeing of teachers, cooperation among teachers, taking risks innovating practices 
Keynote speaker: Marja Kankaanranta, senior researcher at the University of Jyvaskyla, expert in digital teacher portfolios

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A Framework for Efficient and Engaging Hybrid Education in Lower-secondary Schools
(Free-ED) is an Erasmus+ School Education project that aims:
  •  to define a framework for hybrid education (combining classroom learning with web-based distance learning) in lower secondary schools,
  • to collect and share best technology supported education practices in the project countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland and Romania,
  • to help lower secondary teachers reflect on their practice and develop their digital and pedagogical competences,
  •  to provide recommendations to education technology developers.

1st Webinar - 9 June
15:00-16:30 EST/FIN

About the webinar:
Estonian experience of Hybrid Learning

Language of the webinar: 

  • 15:00-15:10  Introduction of the Free-Ed project by Csilla Lazar, Spektrum Educational Center
  • 15:10-15:20  Teachers' experiences of last year international STEAM course conducted in hybrid by Janika Leoste
  • 15:20-15:40  Estonian teachers coping with distance and hybrid learning this year by Mihkel Kangur and Signe Hohensee
  • 15:40-15:55  Teaching and learning together with students. Introducing the results of one year Higher Education project by Larissa Jõgi
  • 15:55-16:10  Discussion and group work in Break-out rooms
  • 16:10-16:25  Reflection on break-out rooms' discussions
  • 16:25-16:30  Closing notes by Csilla Lazar

Benefits of participating:
Gathering the experience of Estonian practitioners.  Estonia is known as a digitally advanced country.

Janika Leoste, - Junior Research Fellow on Educational robotics, Tallinn University

Mihkel Kangur - Senior Research Fellow, Tallinn University

Signe Hohensee - Teacher, Educational Technologist , Tallinn 21st School

Larissa Jõgi -  Associate Professor of Andragogy, Tallinn University, School of Educational Sciences

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