INTRODUCTION

ERASMUS+ Key Action 1 teacher training course

Nowadays, IT is everywhere around us – not one field in the world functions without it. Modern IT solutions have become part of our everyday life. IT is a tool. Just like any tool, technology and ICT must be mastered in order for it to work.
Modern technology and the Internet are a natural environment to youngsters. They use it outside school and that is why school should not be afraid of making use of the Internet and technology.
Using technology and ICT in classroom activities motivates studying, in addition, it offers a way of making studying at school more innovative and flexible.
The use of technology and ICT solutions in lessons makes studying more effective; it helps better illustrate the topics of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with the goal of making them more understandable; it develops students’ creativity and initiative; and supports international co-operation between students, teachers and schools.
As Mr Jevgeni Ossinovski, Minister of Education and Science of Estonia, pointed out, the IT revolution in education has already started, but now there is a need to think about how to encourage and support our teachers to use e-solutions at schools in order to teach more smartly.
The training course is aimed at teachers and professionals who would like to expand their classroom activities by including the easiest and most convenient technological and ICT solutions, all of which are used in different schools in Estonia. The course is suitable for application for ERASMUS+ Key Action 1 teacher training course.
The majority of the course will be held at Gustav Adolf Grammar School, est. 1631, which is the leading force in digital education. Teachers and educational technologist at GAG are highly experienced at incorporating ICT in the teaching and learning process, they are highly valued as instructors and speakers at training courses and conferences.