ErasmusTrainingCourses.com TeacherTrainings is an initiative first launched by joint partnership of the Institute for Training, Employability and Mobile learning (IFOM) and YouNet that joined forces to achieve their common goal of fostering excellence in education and training. To focus even more on the international education staff training at the end of 2019 we’ve launched ELA (Erasmus Learning Academy). IFOM and YouNet keep focusing on work-based experiences for students and graduates. ELA focuses on designing and implementing international training courses and learning mobility for teachers and education staff.
ErasmusTrainingCourses.com offers a range of innovative and practice-driven courses tailored for educators, especially teachers. Our focus is on learning outside the classroom in a cooperative and international environment. The pedagogical methods that we use are based upon experiential training, learning-by-doing and best practices’ exchange.
We work as a hub and a network in the Italian territory where we cooperate with public institutions, schools of all levels, VET centres, universities, adult education providers and other formal and non-formal education institutions. Our main headquarter is in Bologna, where most of our courses take place, and we organize as well several courses in Sicily and in Tenerife. Feel welcome to read more about our locations and about the courses for teachers and educational staff that we organize.
We holds extensive experience in organizing international training courses for teachers, headmasters and educational staff. In particular since 2011 we organize our courses with the support of European Union funds and in the last 5 years we’ve successfully received and trained over 2500 teachers and education staff coming from all over Europe, as you can read from the reviews on our website or on the School Education Gateway. Past participants appreciated our interactive and hands-on approach focused on practice and experiential training and our support in project implementation, practical arrangements, certification and dissemination.
We’ve a broad experience in European programmes and we’ve successfully received and sent several thousand young people, teachers, headmasters and educational staff for work placements, training courses and job-shadowing. You can read more about our activities in the field of providing work placements at www.vocationalplacement.com. We’ve experience as initiators, coordinators and partners, especially in the following programmes:
- Erasmus plus (Learning Mobility, Capacity Building, Strategic Partnership)
- European Social Fund
- Leonardo da Vinci (IVT, PLM)
- Erasmus (Placement)
We work in the education sector since more than 10 years, thus we know the real context, the challenges that teachers are facing every day. We regularly participate in international training and European conference to keep our know-how up-to-date. We’re experience in tailoring our courses to the participants needs and profiles thus enhancing personal and professional development.
We’ve experience in providing linguistic, pedagogical and cultural preparation before the mobility as well as support and assistance after. We know how support and guide participants providing clear and comprehensive information before the courses and making them feel comfortable and safe. We have successfully organized board and lodging as well as social activities and cultural visits for thousands of teachers and learners that came to Italy for learning purposes. We’ve experience in ensuring continuous monitoring and evaluation and in the assessment, recognition and validation of learning outcomes through various European tools (i.e. Europass, ECVET, …).
DIRECTOR'S 2020 FOREWORD
During the last 10 years we’ve gone a long long way, starting from a niche, with the initiative ErasmusTrainingCourses.com, we went on training over 3000 teachers and education staff, having a positive impact on thousands of students and people in Europe.
I still remember my first course, the emotions and the satisfaction for the outcomes and the positive feedback from the participants. I’m satisfied about the new, innovative and high quality courses that we’ve added during the last 10 years, I’m satisfied about the trainers that joined our team and about everything that we taught and learnt, but above all I’m satisfied that we kept our genuine, motivated and passionate approach that I believe is what really makes a difference. We love training and spending time with teachers and education staff, we love coming up with new ideas and innovative training courses that could improve education in Europe and give better chances to the learners. We couldn’t wish for a better job!
Francesco Tarantino - ELA and IFOM director
OUR KEY VALUES AND ERASMUS PLUS ADDED VALUE
Feel cared for, feel like at home - We shine when it comes about commitment, passion and care. We believe in our work and we love to welcome, train and meet with teachers and education staff. You’ll see it, you’ll feel it.
Flexibility - Having a long-standing experience in delivering teacher training courses we know how much flexibility is appreciated and we make our best to tailor the programme as well as the practical arrangement.
Application support - We support our Erasmus plus partners in every steps of the project and in particular during the application stage providing tips as well as the learning outcomes and daily schedules of our courses.
Erasmus plus added value - As partner, we bring a strong added value to an Erasmus plus project thanks to: our experience, our international presence (eTwinning, SEG, EPALE…), our involvement as stakeholder in EC initiatives and networks and our dissemination and visibility capacity.
Certification - We support our participants in the certification and validation of the learning outcomes with specific focus on EU instruments such as the Europass mobility certificate, the staff mobility/learning agreement and the quality commitment.
Dissemination - Thanks to our international activity and social mediapresence we have a strong dissemination and visibility capacity and we provide participants with photos and a summary video of each course.
Multilanguage - Our team is composed of experts from all over Europe that speak fluently over 8 languages, able to organize ad-hoc sessions and to support the participants from every point of view, including the linguistic one.