The first of two teacher seminars targeting upper secondary language teachers has now been held in the DIGI-LINGO project. The seminar started with a tour of the inspiring “Future Classroom Lab” at EUN, where the event took place.

Throughout the two-day seminar, participants were introduced to various tools and methods. These included digital planning with focus on student involvement and personalization, execution emphasizing learning and assessment processes with different learning approaches, and assessment concentrating on building portfolios over time rather than solely on summative assessment.

“These kinds of meetings give us the opportunity to learn from teachers that work in education systems different from ours.” (Teacher from Kristau Eskola).

Following the introduction, participants were able to try out tools and adapt them to their own teaching processes through hands-on sessions.

“I enjoyed the hands-on introduction to interesting and usable tools like the Microsoft learning accelerator on Slido, but foremost the interaction with colleagues on common issues.” (Teacher from Kristau Eskola).

The further development of the DIGI-LINGO Method based on Blended Learning was the cornerstone of the seminar, but the benefits of teachers coming together across schools and national borders are countless.

“Sharing practices, we have gotten together as teachers and colleagues. We share so many of the same thoughts, the same concerns, and wishes for an even better school in the future.” (Teacher from Vestland Fylkeskommune).

“I went home with a lot of new ideas to use in my classroom and to motivate my language students. It was nice to learn from each other.” (Teacher from Belgium).

The second teacher seminar will be held in March 2024.