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 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 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.