Here is an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself and your colleagues in the "nerve center" of this extraordinary system - Finland's largest teacher training university and "lab" school - to collaborate and be inspired by insights and lessons to put into action back home.
This program delivers a wide range of action-insights for you to take home and put to work in your own schools, on critical topics including: assessment, curriculum, scheduling, equity, social-emotional learning, special education and inclusion, vocational and technical training, boosting student well-being and achievement.
Sample Program Schedule
DAY 1: Finnish teacher training and professional development: dialogues with educators at Teacher Training Lab School; introduction to Finnish education, new curriculum, latest research. Classroom Immersion: in-class observation, ”day in the life” of a Finnish school.
DAY 2: Assessment for Learning: observation & dialogue at UEF/Joensuu School. Classroom immersion with teacher/professor collaboration. Social-emotional learning, equity, scheduling, classroom management.
DAY 3: Modern Study Environments: phenomenon-based learning, hands-on learning experiences, play, physical activity, digitalization, new classroom design.
DAY 4: Inclusive Education: Keynote & workshop about special education in Finland, Visit to university’s new high-tech campus and/or an inclusive school.
DAY 5: Immersion in Vocational-Technical School, Reflections & Blueprint for Future: taking action back home.
OPTIONAL: Visit to Koli National Park; stop-over in Helsinki for school visit and expert meeting.
5 Education insights from Finland
- Teaching should be an R&D-driven, clinical, high-status profession.
Teachers should be trained as researchers and practitioners, highly
respected, and given creative freedom.
- Children learn best through discovery, play, encouragement and warm
relationships with caring adults and peers.
- The governing mechanism of schools should be educator collaboration,
research and judgment, not standardized tests or big data.
- Educational resources should be distributed equitably.
- Let the Children PLAY!
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Heads of School, lead teachers, high-potential
teachers, administrators and policy-makers.
5 days in Finland
for more information, please contact
Mari Argillander, email@example.com