Available courses

Oral and written production in the English Class with Digital Technologies_2022_2Edition

The main goal of this course is to develop teachers' Digital Competence. We will develop research skills for new digital tools and their usefulness for language learning. We will get to know different digital tools and develop skills in their use. Throughout the course, we will plan and implement activities using digital tools to promote students' communicative competence, particularly oral and written production, and that can also promote the creation of digital content by students. Sharing and reflection among trainees will be a strong component of this course.

Practical, Possible and Painless: strategies for the English Classroom (3rd Edition)

The main aim of this eCourse is to facilitate a fresh new perspective towards the 21st century classroom. Throughout each module participants will find theory and practice intertwined in order to build a strong understanding of the best resources and strategies for second and third cycle learners.

Spice up your students' speaking skills_1stEdition_2022

Break the silence and spice up your students’ speaking skills. In this course we will have the opportunity to share a series of practical ideas and methodologies on how to raise your students’ interests to learn and play with the language while exploring their innate ability to acquire linguistic structures. Throughout the sessions, we will also create activities to engage the 21st century student while promoting their communicative competence.

'Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.' - Robert John Meehan

ICEPro Hybrid Course

An Erasmus+  project 

(Ref: 2019-1-PT01-KA203-061353)

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Oral and written production in the English Class with Digital Technologies_2022

The main goal of this course is to develop teachers' Digital Competence. We will develop research skills for new digital tools and their usefulness for language learning. We will get to know different digital tools and develop skills in their use. Throughout the course, we will plan and implement activities using digital tools to promote students' communicative competence, particularly oral and written production, and that can also promote the creation of digital content by students. Sharing and reflection among trainees will be a strong component of this course.

Mentoring in Education (#2, 2022 – May

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Mentoring has been around for a long time and we all think we know what it is. However, over the years, mentoring has developed into a significant field of study with multiple applications in education.

In our course we will have the opportunity to build our understanding of the subject through some reading (and videos) from experts, videos about projects in different contexts, and mainly by discussing our discovery and doubt with each other during synchronous class time as well as the online asynchronous forum.

We will discuss difference between mentoring and other areas such as coaching, tutoring, teaching, friendship, advice, and so on. We will discuss what mentoring looks like in school and discuss whether the concept of "good students helping struggling students" is the best model for our contexts. 

After the course you will feel confident of your ability to contribute to a mentoring project within your own school context — whether that be a mentoring programme for students or teachers.

The course is built around this shared discovery and learning community rather than through presentation of content via a more traditional instructional model. 

This is an "all cameras on" course — you will be expected to be present via a webcam and microphone for full participation. 

Our motto will be "There is comfort in the learning zone, and no learning in the comfort zone!"

You can also join the Mentoria em Educação group on Facebook (make sure you answer the questions to join the group)

Important note:

The course is designed to be covered in approximately 3 weeks. 

Classes are held Saturdays, and there is asynchronous work alongside classes. The course is intensive and you should consider your ability to ensure you can dedicate the necessary time.

ASYNCHRONOUS READING / VIDEO
There are a few texts you are asked to read (but not read deeply). There may be some short videos for individual work and evaluation is partly done through each participant creating a 1–2 minute video that is presented in the last session.

If you have questionsplease get in touch.

EMAIL ME: mentoring@newmind.pt

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Mentoring in Education (#1, 2022 – Jan/Feb)

Click on the picture above to watch the introduction video.

Mentoring has been around for a long time and we all think we know what it is. However, over the years, mentoring has developed into a significant field of study with multiple applications in education.

In our course we will have the opportunity to build our understanding of the subject through some reading (and videos) from experts, videos about projects in different contexts, and mainly by discussing our discovery and doubt with each other during synchronous class time as well as the online asynchronous forum.

We will discuss difference between mentoring and other areas such as coaching, tutoring, teaching, friendship, advice, and so on. We will discuss what mentoring looks like in school and discuss whether the concept of "good students helping struggling students" is the best model for our contexts. 

After the course you will feel confident of your ability to contribute to a mentoring project within your own school context — whether that be a mentoring programme for students or teachers.

The course is built around this shared discovery and learning community rather than through presentation of content via a more traditional instructional model. 

This is an "all cameras on" course — you will be expected to be present via a webcam and microphone for full participation. 

Our motto will be "There is comfort in the learning zone, and no learning in the comfort zone!"

Important note:

ASYNCHRONOUS FORUM
Classes for this Edition will be on Wednesdays, therefore the forum can work between Saturday – Monday.
Think about between 30 – 50 minutes for forum work. Only 4 forums are specifically evaluated. 

ASYNCHRONOUS READING / VIDEO
There may be some reading or short videos as "homework". They should not take more than 60 minutes of work!

EMAIL ME: mentoring@newmind.pt

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Mentoring in Educational Contexts · CFECO Edition (Oct–Dec 2021)

Mentoring has been around for a long time and we all think we know what it is. However, over the years, mentoring has developed into a significant field of study with multiple applications in education.

In our course we will have the opportunity to discuss ideas around what mentoring is, or isn't. We will discuss and compare mentoring to other models of helping relationships we may also find in education (tutoring, coaching, teaching, counselling). 

Whether or not you are actively involved in a mentoring programme in your school, this course will prepare you to confidently contribute in already running programmes as well as setting up your own projects in your own context.

I do not intend to give ideas of "ready made" ideas, or tell you what you should or shouldn't do, but rather to build your confidence and awareness to enable you to further develop your own ideas and think about wider applications for mentoring in educational contexts.

Important note:

ASYNCHRONOUS WORK — the course contains a discussion forum which runs each week after class, which requires participation on the weekend. You may have 1 hour of other reading or research, and 1 hour (spread over Saturday and Sunday) to interact with each other. The forum discussion ends two days before the next class. 

(Remember, if the course were face-to-face, there would probably be a class on the weekend).

EMAIL ME: mentoring@newmind.pt

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