Teaching language through art
Teaching language through art
This interactive course gives language educators the opportunity to develop their language teaching skills in an international environment. Participants will have workshops and brainstorming sessions which focus on using works of art as a tool in language learning classroom. In addition to classes and workshops led by expert facilitators, the course includes visits to cultural spaces and museums, with time to explore and find inspiration.

The course takes place in Venice, Italy. The city is incredibly international with a wide range of cultures represented in the artwork displayed.

The course focuses on giving educators lots of practice in art and language integrated learning. Teachers will walk away from the course with new methodology, 4+ completed lesson plans, and new international connections; tools which can immediately be brought back into their second language classroom.
AVAILABILITY: PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

DATES 2020: July 27 - August 1 (POSTPONED)
DATES 2021: July 26-31

DURATION: Six days / 38 hours

TUITION FEE: 660 EURO

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 11th, 2020

ORGANISATION IDENTIFICATION CODE (OID): E10223751

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION: Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.eu
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT ECA ERASMUS+COURSES IN VENICE

Dear Teachers,

I am Maria from the ECA-Erasmus team. I know that there is some uncertainly about this and next year because of possible contingency arrangements. We work with you to find the best solution. Here is what you need to know:

1. For now we go ahead with some courses and reschedule the others. Venice started opening up again as well as other EU-countries and we all need the hope for fun, vacation and educational activities.

2. If you you prefer to come in 2021 instead, it is completely fine. Write me directly at maria@europeanculturalacademy.eu, I will do it in seconds. NOTE: you still need to received the grant this year from the National Agency and transfer it to us to confirm your place. I can gladly send you necessary details.

3. ECA would like to offer free additional support for the teachers in 2020 to add fun, keep in touch and make your life easier in this strange times. Contact me to get a little gift from us.

Hope to see you all soon!
Best,
Maria, ECA-Erasmus team
maria@europeanculturalacademy.eu

OBJECTIVES
Educators will have a greater understanding of the following:

  • Using art in language learning
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Content and language integrated learning
Educators will become more comfortable developing activities and lessons that incorporate works of art in their language learning goals. Educators will work collaboratively to develop lesson ideas as a group.
IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE AND GET TANGIBLE SKILLS
  • Knowledge of the most relevant museums and cultural spaces in Venice
  • Capability to design lessons that highlight content through art in various disciplines - practiced in four lesson plans
  • Acquire knowledge and competencies that you can transfer to your own practice through facilitated materials and support from the course leaders
  • Master new methods and tools to achieve student success
PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
Networking and hands-on opportunities to continue communication with other course participants and school colleagues towards common international projects.
PARTICIPANT PROFILE
WHO CAN JOIN?
Educators working with students in a language learning capacity. No prior education requirement apply for this course. One institution can send up to 20 participants per course.
"Art helps us see connections & bring a more coherent meaning to our world."

- Ernest Boyer
Each day participants are introduced to a new activity or topic in the morning, then in the afternoon they are divided into working groups and tasked with collaborating as a group to create second language lesson plans. By the end of the week, educators will have four lesson plans of their own.

Day by day schedule coming soon.
Interested? There are 2 ways to fund the programme at ECA:
Option 1
Apply for Erasmus+ funding to cover all the expenses for the course
EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE - February 11, 2020. Registration and funding via your organisation.

Your school/company/organisation can apply for Erasmus Plus funding to cover tuition fees, travel and accommodation expenses. The funding opportunity is called Erasmus Plus Key Action 1 (KA101 for schools and KA104 for other educators).

See the process below or contact Annie Heslinga at study@europeanculturalacademy.eu for guidance.

The process is a bit lengthy so get in touch now, we will send you a sample application!
Option 2
Individual registration
You can register as an individual on our website. Click the button below to purchase the course and secure your placement. You will fund your participation yourself. Application deadline for individuals - July 20th, 2020.

Using works of art in the classroom: theory and practice
How to fund your participation via Erasmus Plus Key Action (KA) 1 – Learning Mobility for Individuals
3 STEPS TO YOUR APPLICATION
Your school can apply for Erasmus Plus funding to cover tuition fees, travel and accommodation expenses
1. CREATE EU LOGIN. It takes just a couple of minutes.
2. REGISTER OID CODE (Organisation IDentification code). It will take about 5 minutes.
Your school must have a OID to apply for any EU grant programme, including Erasmus+. OID is the Organisation Identification code for your school; it can only be obtained by organisations, not individuals. You can register an OID for your school yourself; it will take a few minutes. Here is how:
Go to http://ec.europa.eu/education/participants/portal
Click LOGIN -> ORGANISATIONS-> REGISTER.

It is good to let your school know that you registered at the portal just in case they want to apply for other grants in the future.
3. SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION. That is the longest part but we are here to help.
FILLING IN THE APPLICATION. This is the most time-consuming part.
Go to this page and enter with your EU-login: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-applications/
Go OPPORTUNITIES -> Field of opportunity SCHOOL EDUCATION -> Key Actions SCHOOL EDUCATION STAFF MOBILITY (KA101)

OR Field of opportunity ADULT EDUCATION -> Key Actions ADULT EDUCATION STAFF MOBILITY (KA104)

You will see an online application form. See our sample application. You can copy some answers or use it for inspiration.

Deadline. Applications must be submitted to your National Agency by no later than Noon, Brussels time on February 11, 2020.
4. Useful Guides
hereSample Application (based on online application). You can copy some answers or use it for inspiration. Click here to download.

Erasmus Plus Guide 2020. Click here to download.
Refer to Staff Mobility (Key Action 1), pp.63 - 70 and to Part C - Information for Applicants, pp. 251 - 270.

Quick Guide for Schools Erasmus Plus.
Click here to download.
A practical guide for School Leaders.

Your National Agency is your best friend when filling in the application. It provides consultations, organises webinars and meetings and has all the necessary information for you to submit a successful application.

You can find contacts of your National Agency here
Course Brochure
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