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The effective use of ICT and creative activities to prevent early school leaving, Istanbul

Every student has different intelligence types and learning styles. As being aware of this truth, The teachers and educators need to improve themselves professionally and need to be up to date as regardıng innovative teaching methods, effective use of ICT and elaboratıng their lessons by creative activities.

With this course we aim to introduce the teachers/educators various applications, tools ,games and activities to present their lessons effectively by takıng the attention of their students to the subject. Moreover, It ıs aimed to motivate students to attend school classes, to be actively involved in the lessons and activities the teacher organizes and to finalize their compulsory education with a diploma. Besides learning new trends of web 2.0 tools, the participants will also learn how to identify the causes of ESL and the best approaches and strategies to prevent, tackle and reduce it. The course doesn’t offer quick solutions; instead it shows how to achieve lasting results in the long term with an holistic and systemic approach.


Understanding causes and effects of ESL • Increasing the ability to detect the core problem • Improving adequate teaching skills • Adopting appropriate teaching styles • Develop tools and techniques for dealing with the problem • Getting practical ideas for applying in classroom • Getting used to typical cases and possible ways to overcome • Learning how to tackle problem situations and find out proper solutions • Design strategies for ESL prevention on organisational, local or regional level • Detecting current good practices and developments in Europe • Exchanging experiences and cross-cultural practices • Sharing ideas and materials between colleagues • Improving language and communication skills

• Improving ICT skills and learn cloud computing

•Getting used to innovative web 2.0 tools • Increasing international cooperation and intercultural awareness

• Responding to the needs of teacher’s personal and professional development skills in prevention of early school leaving • Improving trainees’ knowledge in National policies to reduce ESL in many European Countries • Ensuring a coherent, systemic and coordinated approach, the exchange of good practices and the efficient use of resources • Understanding strong coordination and cooperation between national, regional and local actors • Getting aware of important elements of a sustainable and comprehensive strategy including; a coordinating body, a progressive approach, local and national adaptation, awareness raising and training, sustainable funding, monitoring and evaluation • Getting familiar with the strategies of active involvement and cooperation of skate holders at national, regional, local and school level • Learning about the important elements for successful cooperation within the context of ESL including Inter-agency or inter-institutional arrangements, Central role of schools, Involvement of pupils and parents, Learning Cooperation


Sunday, 10/04/2022

Meeting with the participants at Inntel Hotel İstanbul

Monday, 11/04/2022

21st Century Teacher Roles.

The 4c´s of education

  • Communication

  • Collaboration. To make groups, with different skills. To get the best posible results from solving a problema.

  • Creativity. Thinking outside the box. This skill empowers students to see concepts in a different light, which leads to solutions.

  • Critical thinking. To find solutions

Introduction of Auto-collage and practical workshop with Auto-collage by participants

21st Century Education

21st Century Teacher

21st Century Schooll

21st Century Skills

21st Century Education

We are currently preparing Jobs and technologies that dont yet exist, in order to solve problems that we dont even know are problems yet.

21st Century Teacher

  • Adaptive to the ever_changing tools and changes that being implemented in the schools.

  • Smartboards are replacing chalkboards and tablets are replacing textbooks.

  • Lifelong learners. To stay up-to-date with current education trends and technology

  • Creative and Innovative. Value learning and interpersonal connections with students and their colleages

  • Know how to collaborate. You will be suscessfull. Work as team. Share your expertise and experience and communiting and learning from others.

  • Are tech savvy. Know and use it. Apply it. OECD. Problem solving and using technology.

21st Century Schooll ü Make the schools fun.

  • ü Work on groups. Round tables.

  • ü Use technology

  • ü New skills

  • ü Colaboration

  • ü Use news technologies: blogs, Facebook, internet, mobile pones,

  • ü Sharing and comunication with others colleages: we can learn from each others, we all have different skills.

Self presentations by the participants

Play with glasses: colaboration.

Game based learning, effective use of mobile devices in education, Introduction of online quiz platforms


Questions with Multiple answers.

Cards with numbers and letters.

Application & scanning. See results.

How to make the quiz

New class, Create. Name students.

Write the questions and mark the correct one.

Show a photo

Add to queue

Help, get clickers cards, get cards


Cooffe break

Practical workshop with quiz platforms and synthesis of the work

Lecture on “Mind Mapping Method” and Practical workshop “Mind Mapping”, innovative teaching method for motivating students to be creative and collaborative by using art, music and creativity.


Talks “ Future of learning” and the role of educators in future .The deep analysis of Early School Leaving (The current situation in Europe, The factors leading to ESL and A Whole School Approach to Tackling ESL)

After classes:

Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleiman Mosque (Süleymaniye) is the jewel of Ottoman architecture. Its construction began in 1550 and was completed in just seven years, in 1557.

It is one of the most beautiful, famous and visited mosques in Istanbul along with Santa Sofia.

The largest mosque in Istanbul

Located on a hill overlooking the Golden Horn, the Suleymaniye Mosque is visible from almost all points of the city, its minarets being "primus inter pares", and its dome the most visible hat of those that crown Istanbul's mosques. .

It is the largest of the mosques and the most famous of the works of Mimar Sinan. That is, of its one hundred and thirty mosques, and more than two hundred buildings built.

The Suleymaniye Mosque is inspired by Hagia Sophia, from which it copies its basilica plan and its dome on pendentives, which together with small lateral domes of different diameters attest to the architectural debt to the Byzantine temple.


Ice Breaking Activity: BINGO

5 BOXES, 5 questións per person

The computer as a tool in teaching and learning, ”Cloud Computing” and Practical Workshop (Google Drive, Dropbox)

How to lecture and present a new topic effectively through Cloud based Software (Prezi, Proshow).

Practical Workshop with Cloud Based software and presentation

Bosphorus Tour

The Bosphorus Strait is a narrow sea passage that connects the Sea of ​​Marmara with the Black Sea and separates Europe from Asia. For this reason, it is one of the treasures protected by the great metropolis of Istanbul, which is located to the south of the strait. And it is even divided in two by its waters, which is why it is a city on two continents.

Free time in Spice Bazaar

Follow your nose!

The Spice Bazaar, also called Egyptian Bazaar, is known for its many scents and colors. The oriental spice market is located on Eminönü Square, just to the right of the New Mosque.

Built in 1664, as part of the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) complex, it is known in Turkish as Mısır Çarşısı, and sometimes translated to "Egyptian Bazaar" or "Corn Market" (mısır means both Egypt and corn in Turkish).

While the Grand Bazaar may be the largest and most famous of Istanbul's covered bazaars, this spice market wins the prize for being the most colorful, fragrant, and often the most fun, as visitors can taste the goods on offer.

Here are the most popular herbs and spices you can taste in Turkish Cuisine.

  • Red Pepper Flakes, “pul biber” in Turkish. It´s one of the most popular spices that adds a delicious aroma with a slight bitter taste.

  • Black Pepper.

  • Thyme.

  • Mint.

  • Cumin, "Kimyon” in Turkish

  • Black cumin seeds, "corek otu" in Turkish.

  • Sumac. "Sumak" in Turkish.

  • Bay Leaf. ...

  • Cinnamon.

  • Dried oregano (“kekik” in Turkish):

  • Urfa pepper (“isot” in Turkish):

  • Curry

Wednesday, 13/04/2022

Introduction of Interactive Mind Mapping and Collaboration tools (Popplet, Padlet, Mindmeister, Mentimeter)

Practical Workshop on “Mind Mapping Tools” to present lesson and short presentation by the participants

Game based learning, effective use of mobile devices in education, Introduction of Quizziz, and Practical Workshop

STEM Education Presentation

Workshop how to apply STEM and enhance group dynamic through STEM

Practical Workshop with Online Matching/Game platforms

Mindmeister: mapas mentales



Padlet: cowork



Creativity using Science ideas

To make a tower with straws, keep it high. How the base is made and how to make it higher. You have to negotiate how to start, how to make the base, how to go up without falling.

Thursday, 14/04/2022

Departure from hotel and Cultural tour in İstanbul. Outdoor activity, focus on history and creative way of making the learning permanent by practicing.


➢ Blue Mosque

➢ Blue Mosque Square

Hagia Sophia Museum

Basilica Cintern Closed

➢ Topkapı Palace.

Lunch time

Friday, 15/04/2022

The theory of “Multiple Intelligence” and Test based on Howard Gardner’s theory, discussions

Multiple intelligences Theory was developed in 1983 by Dr Howard Gardner.

Our students are not “stupid” they learn differently or have different strenghs.

Introduction of Future Classroom designs and Analysis of Learning Zones. Learning is more fun with these awesome platforms (Quizlet, Cram, Voscreen)


Students work alone. They mark if they understand or not the topics. Green or red.

Small number of students.

Clases con diferentes áreas. Flexible desing clases.

Se puede crear un aula para ello.


INVESTIGATE: discover for themselves. Teacher: make a question and let them to make investigation to solve it. In groups, pairs, alone.

CREATE: something to explain

PRESENT: share the results to others

EXCHANGE: colaboration to Exchange knwdelege.

INTERACT: active clases, sit on the carpet, kahoot,

DEVELOP: the school encourages its students towards true lifelong learning by acknowlwdgenig

Free time at Grand Bazaar


Preparation for the final group presentation(Innovative Teaching Methods, Interactive Tools and Platforms )

Presentations of the class innovative plans by the groups(Group Work, Mobile Devices and Innovative plans)

Final evaluation of the course (Online Questionarie)

Presentations of the “Photo Diary” created by the participants and Certification

End of the Training Course

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