“The whole experience was really interesting. I met and made contacts with teachers from other countries.” That is how student teacher Nil Clusella Moya summed up his visit to Brussels, where he took a course on new teaching methods using technological resources in the classroom.
Clusella was one of the winners at the 2017 edition of the Mobile Learning Awards, which honour the most innovative teacher and school-led projects in Catalonia for their use of mobile technology in education.
This year, teachers, student teachers, education centres and Parent-Teacher Associations throughout Catalonia will again have the opportunity to share their innovative mobile-based teaching proposals.
Like the winners of the 2017 edition, the best initiatives will be rewarded with training courses given by European Schoolnet on the digital transformation of schools. The winning Parent-Teacher Association will also receive a voucher for €2,000 to purchase material for technology-based educational activities.
“Comparing notes with teachers from all over Europe has been really enriching, and we really appreciate the international outlook of the training,” says Esther Verdú, a teacher at Escola Els Estanys in Castell-Platja d’Aro who was also one of the Mobile Learning Awards winners. Esther was able to enjoy a course on innovation and digital transformation in education centres.
Pere Gendrau of Escola Vedruna also travelled to Belgium for the course and explains that, “The day after we got back, I had already started to put things I had learned on the course into practice, such as the active classroom concept, which is based on dividing it into different spaces for working on different things.”
Anyone interested in taking part in the 6th edition of the Mobile Learning Awards has until 11 February to sign up. The awards ceremony will be held on 1 March during the Mobile World Congress.