training opportunities

Hosting our first KA1 Study Visit

It was our great pleasure to host of very first Erasmus KA1 study visit recently. We welcomed Yalcin, Akif, Metin, Murat and Alp, 5 teachers/trainers from Tuzla in Turkey for a weeks training. The course was entitled ICT Professional Development Programme for Teachers, a topic which I absolutely love!

During the course of the week, we had a lot of practical workshops where the guys tried and tested some of my favourite digital teaching tools including: Nearpod, Kahoot, TedEd , Popplet, Camtasia, Webinarninja and many more.

Being secondary school teachers, it became clear that the topic of online citizenship, safety and security were very topical to them so I took the opportunity to get the guys to test our Empower course curriculum on Nearpod. Their feedback was very valuable and interesting to hear.

We also looked at some innovative teaching pedagogies that work will digital teaching and learning such as learner centred approached, gamification, flipped classroom, collaborative and peer learning, teachback and micro-learning.

As well as all this work, we found a few brief opportunities to show our visitors around lovely Leitrim – they feel absolutely in love with the place and by the end of the week they found themselves becoming #Leitrimambassadors.

 

 

Join us for the launch of our International Student Entrepreneurship Programme

I-STEP is short for International Student Entrepreneurship Programme. The project aims to enhance international entrepreneurial skills and attitude of teachers and students in VET by creating an international dimension to entrepreneurship programmes and strengthening the local and European (business) network.

WHY ?

A truly international curriculum benefits all students because it calls on everyone to apply a wider perspective, combining the local with the global. It is widely accepted that students need to develop the skills and attributes that will enable them to operate effectively in a global market, therefore those in the VET community need to equip them with the ability to work across borders, both physical and virtual.

AGENDA

12.30 – 1pm Registration • Registration with light lunch
1.30 pm What the i-Step Erasmus + project has achieved?
2 pm Interactive demonstration of the I-Step community platform
3pm Guest speakers
4-5pm Contributions from attendees • Discussion groups x 3 Round table discussions • Open forum of Q&A
5pm Refreshments, Networking and Photocall
Reserve your place at this event – email Orla

Taste Leitrim Masterclass – Join Laura on May 30th

Apologies in advance, this may sound like an Oscar acceptance speech but delivering a Taste Leitrim Marketing event is something I am more than proud of!

First let me tell you about Taste Leitrim and its food heroes. This team are the bomb diggity, fact! They are part of the reason Leitrim is one of the happiest places to live in! The food businesses of Leitrim will tell you themselves in a more than a confident note that they are ‘A collective of happy people’, ‘We’re proud and passionate people about the business of food and hospitality and where we do it’, ‘We’re people people, we really care about our customers’. Why wouldn’t you want to be part of that!

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Game changing the Adventure Tourism Environment

Momentum invites you to join the Newly Launched Adventure Tourism Innovative Partnerships. The world is changing, fast! Technology from Interactive/Responsive Wearable Devices to Drones and Augmented Virtual Reality may not be familiar to our adventure businesses just yet – but they will be. They present huge opportunities to capture the imagination and spending power of wide audiences. But most of us struggle to understand how we can take advantage of this new dimension technology.  This is at the heart of our new project and we want to share it with you.

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Apprenticeships – SMEs will benefit from new EU Programme

This week sees Momentum travel to  Barcelona with project partners on www.apprenticeshipalliance.eu.Persistently high youth unemployment and the education-employment skills mismatch have spurred governments to undertake vocational education reform to increase the quantity and quality of dual system apprenticeships. In many countries, particularly Ireland, Poland, Netherlands and France this has generated an excess supply of apprenticeship seekers over employer demand. Letterkenny Institute of Technology is involved in an exciting European project Apprenticeship Alliances to develop supports for SMEs, especially small and micro enterprise, to become apprentice employers.

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