Open Discovery Space Academy 2016

Friday, 17 June, 2016 to Sunday, 19 June, 2016
Budapest, Hungary

Join us this summer in Budapest, Hungary, to bring and sustain innovation in your school during our dedicated summer course on 17-19 June 2016

The Open Discovery Space Academy, exploiting and expanding the outputs, experiences and heritage of the Open Discovery Space (ODS) project, offers a multitude of courses to school leaders, teachers acting as change agents in their schools and teachers with a newly acquired taste for innovative practices from all over Europe. The  summer  course  intentionally  coincides  with  the  25th   Anniversary  Conference  of  EDEN,  the  European Distance and E-Learning Network, to extend the selection of professional services the educational community can benefit from during the course of this memorable week.

Participants will exploit the experiences and lessons learnt from the largest European network of pilot schools (2500) that are involved in Open Discovery Space. Participants will have the chance to test and use the school innovation toolkit that was designed based on empirical research and data from actual school settings across Europe. The toolkit offers a unique guide to facilitate the introduction of innovation in school settings.


School innovation that corresponds to your school’s needs

The programme include presentations of actual experiences, lectures, interviews, group-work, observations and hands-on activities aimed at stimulating innovative uses of contemporary methodologies, best practices, ICT tools, game based learning, school leadership techniques and Teacher/Learning (T/L) communities of practice. Throughout the programme, participants are encouraged and guided to monitor and evaluate the current context, the prevailing culture and attitudes in their school towards change, innovation, leadership, and uses of ICT as well as to identify the real needs and identify priorities.

What will I learn at the ODS Academy 2016?

At the end of this 2-day event the participants are expected to:

  • Understand how to use the Open Discovery Space school innovation tool-kit in order to implement an innovation strategy in their schools.
  • Have a clear picture of their own professional competences and their role as change agents in their schools.
  • Improve their leadership and change management skills.
  • Network  with  teachers  from  European  countries,  share  ideas  and  successful  practices  and  be empowered by a collaborating group of peers that will be engaged in follow-up interactions after the completion of the course.
  • Have experienced a creative and inspired working atmosphere as well as a culture of collaboration among teachers of different science disciplines in organizing multidisciplinary activities to commonly develop ideas for Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships.

Questions, comments, ideas?