TTK’s first ERASMUS+ BIP for staff titled “Interactive Training – Who, What, and How” was concluded last week. The project focused on utilizing interactive tools and offered participating educators pertinent and universally relevant sustainability topics. Twenty-four teachers from 10 higher educational institutions across Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Croatia, and Ukraine actively engaged in this initiative. The in-person part took place from December 4th to 8th, 2023, and was preceded by two online sessions in the previous month.
Throughout the distance learning phase, participants were familiarized with group work possibilities in using the Miro interactive platform and interactive tools available on the TTK Moodle e-course page. They explored themes such as eco-friendly practices, zero-waste initiatives, environmental sustainability, and green building for independent work with these interactive tools.
Practical sessions on crafting interactive exercises and tests were conducted in TTK’s computer labs. Presentations by project participants from Lithuania, Latvia, and Italy showcased their work with students, igniting discussions and the exchange of valuable experiences.
At TTK, Olga Ovtšarenko, Elena Safiulina, and Konstantin Tsõgankov organized seminars focusing on studying, creating, and effectively utilizing interactive tools. The project itinerary also included a tour offering insights into the building and laboratories at TTK. The cultural immersion programme, highlighted by a guided tour of the old city, left an indelible impression on the participants. Additionally, an engaging session at TalTech featured compelling presentations by colleagues Emlyn Witt, Tiia Rüütmann, and Irina Klizienė, elucidating active learning methodologies.
Throughout the event, participants collaborated in multinational groups of three, tasked with creating hands-on assignments to develop interactive learning materials and sharing their newfound knowledge and experiences gained from the lectures.
The participants greatly appreciated the wealth of valuable experiences and information they acquired during the event. Their feedback emphasized the significance of exposure to various interactive tools and how these tools can be harnessed for learning, collaboration, and achieving superior results.