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Student Engagement in New Normal Learning Environments

  • Posted on 30 July 2020 by Eummena
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Covid-19 has put the world upside down and that includes the world of education. Are we facing the end of an emergency period and will the old normal come back? Most probably not. How are we going to organize learning in the future? What will this new normal look like? It is most likely that teachers need to be prepared for different scenarios, and remote teaching will definitely be part of it.

Teachers are concerned about safety, well-being and inclusiveness of remote teaching and teaching in general. At the same time, they want high quality education. Transferring teaching and learning to the new context is not that easy. Teachers need the skills and ideas to operate in the new normal learning environments. They need to be empowered to organise and manage a high level of teaching and learning.

In this course participants will learn how to organise learning in the new context caused by Covid-19. The online capacity building course will make participants confident to master the new realities of teaching and learning.

Improve your practice with us!

This online course contains 3 modules opening 3 weeks in a row and will count for 16 credit hours. Participants can come in whenever they like, whenever it suits them. We will build a learning community with ongoing sharing and exchange, and there will be some live events for all participants to join.


1. The New Classroom

What are the variables of the new context? Practical tools and techniques.

2. Methodologies and Strategies for Engaged Learning in the New Classroom

Designing high quality learning activities

3. Scenarios for learning in the new classroom

Managing learning in the new normal

What Makes this Course Special?

The Eummena Academy course is designed to bring professional development to a new level through the use of quality frameworks (DigCompEdu & Naace Maturity) and design principles (relevance and novelty). For this course, the participants will be presented with a wealth of relevant resources, useful materials and classroom ready activities to explore at their own pace and to inspire the design of their own activities that cater to their students learning needs.

It was great fun, I learned a lot of new things and I would also like to praise Bart and Arjana's enthusiasm, expertise and warmth

The emphasis is placed upon the design of flexible learning activities that can be used in the classroom as well as in remote and hybrid learning environments to boost student engagement, performance, motivation and self-confidence and to foster reliable, creative, tried and tested assessment practices.

The moderators will be at participants’ disposal during the whole course, sharing their expertise and providing them with encouragement and support. The participants will be encouraged to network with colleagues and build a personal learning network (PLN).

About the Experts

The Eummena Academy course is designed and moderated by Eummena partners and European education experts Arjana Blazic and Bart Verswijvel, experienced teachers, trainers and course developers. They had been training educators from Europe and beyond for many years before they joined forces in 2013. Since then they have trained thousands of teachers and teacher trainers from across the world both onsite and online.
Bart Verswijvel
Bart Verswijvel is a Belgian educator and expert trainer who works as a Senior Pedagogical Adviser. Bart works with Ministries of Education, schools and communities of teachers. His special interest is in active learning and innovative practices in a context of innovative learning spaces with the support of technology. Bart’s power is to spread the joy of learning.
Arjana Blazic
Arjana Blazic is a language arts teacher, education technology consultant, course designer and international speaker. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Zagreb and a Course Designer Diploma from the CARNet e-Learning Academy. She is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Award at Penn State University.

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