Virtual RemotEd - Winter School 2020

The 2020 Virtual RemotEd Winter School will offer an ideal opportunity for remote teachers to present and discuss topics related to Ceibal en Inglés from the perspective of education neuroscience. This Winter School edition pays special attention to teachers´ decisions, with detailed focus on scaffolding, critical thinking and giving feedback as aspects that have a direct impact on the students’ experience and learning. The program combines lectures, workshops and roundtables, and the chance to virtually socialise and share ideas with colleagues, experts and many of Ceibal en Inglés’ stakeholders.
During two days of academic activities, participants will acquire valuable knowledge and perspectives in the fields of remote teaching and education neuroscience.

Special emphasis will be put on:

The learners’ brains The teachers’ brains Scaffolding Critical thinking Feedback

Special Guest:

Rebecca Gotlieb. PhD candidate, at Rossier School of Education, Brain and Creativity Institute. Her advisor is Dr Mary Helen Immordino-Yang. Both professionals have widely investigated learning and the brain, as well as the socio-emotional implications in meaning-making.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  1. Availability Relevance: Ensure remote teachers have access to lectures given by a prominent education neuroscience expert, which are highly relevant in the field of remote teaching and e-learning.

  2. Community building: Facilitate international communication and the exchange of ideas between remote teachers and experts in the field of education neuroscience.

  3. Support: Give remote teachers support on how to continue improving their practice.

  4. Collaboration: Participants are expected to spread information learnt in the Winter School with the other members of their organisations, as well as to take part in the delivery of future webinars for the whole community.

PROGRAM (2 days) Date: June 29th / 30th Venue: Acceso Fácil (link will be sent to participants via email)

PARTICIPANTS

The main focus of the Virtual RemotEd Winter School is to analyse and discuss best remote teachers’ informed decisions and how they impact on the learners’ brains and their socio-emotional dimensions. A section of the Winter School will also be devoted to exploring how teachers’ brains work while they are delivering their lessons, and how this affects their teaching and the results they get. For these reasons, remote teachers are the main participants of the event.

APPLICATION PROCESS

FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE PRESENTERS

Remote Teachers will be invited to submit proposals for presentations on the theme of informed decisions taken in their teaching practice concerning scaffolding, critical thinking, feedback, and on how they have used them to promote better opportunities for learning. A selection of proposals will be made and 4 will be chosen to be presented by their authors during the Winter School. The rest, which will not be shared during the Winter School, will be considered for publication as articles in the 2nd edition of CEI Winter School Magazine.

Proposals should be submitted by completing the machform below before 30th May.

Proposal Submission

FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Remote teachers who would like to be participants but not presenters should register before 15th June by completing the Virtual RemotEd Winter School form in the virtual platform (Acceso Fácil) .

CALENDAR

Presenters

Opening date: 12th May 2020 (call for presenters) Closing date: 30th May 2020 Assessment and selection of candidates: 1st - 14th June 2020 Communication to selected candidates/non-selected: 15th June 2020

Participants

Opening date: 12th May 2020 (Registration) Closing date: 15th June 2020

NOTE FOR APPLICANTS ALL INSTITUTES MUST BE REPRESENTED BY AT LEAST TWO RTs.