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NEW Erasmus + KA1 Course in the South West of Ireland Closing Date February 2nd 2017 BOOK NOW
Our PIC Number is 946855413.
Infocus Training is running ICT courses in the Summer and Autumn of 2017 for teachers and educators who are eligible for the Erasmus plus KA1 grant. The region Kerry, where the course is based in Ireland, has been awarded European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) of the Year for 2011. Last summer we piloted a very successful iPad course which looks at how tablets can enhance teaching in the classroom. The focus is on creative apps that can be used in any classroom. There is a strong emphasis on coooperative and intercultural learning. Click on the link below to read more.
We are also running our popular windows based course which utilises free internet based tools. The course looks at the changing nature of education and and the concept of the flipped classroom. The course is workshop based and combines theory with practice. It offers teachers the opportunity to engage in these new ICT technologies and apply them to their teaching.
Both courses are based here in the South West of Ireland. They will incorporate Irish cultural excursions and allows participants experience a culture that is steeped in history and music.
What Is Erasmus Plus In Service Training?
Erasmus Plus allows teachers the opportunity to attend CPD(Contineous Professional Development) in another European Country reflect on their own daily experiences from a European perspective. If you are interested in attending your school or institution must apply for the grant on your behalf and you can then attend the teacher training once the school grant is approved. Help is provided in completing the school application.
Applying for an Erasmus KA1 grant
Steps Needed to apply for a grant.
Check if your school/ organisation has registered for a PIC (Personal Identification Code) Number which is required by all schools/ organisations who are participating in Erasmus programmes. If they have registered you can proceed with the application eform from your national agency. Click Here for a list of National Agencies. You must download and fill in the KA1 form. We can assist you in filling this form in.
How to register for a PIC:
1) Create a ECAS account
Your organisation first needs an ECAS account before you can register for a PIC number. You can register for a new ECAS account Here Your organisation only has to register once for an ECAS account. Click Here for more help with ECAS accounts
2) Register your school or organisation at the European participants portal to obtain your PIC
3) Download and complete the KA1 form for your school/ institution. Click HERE for a list of National Agencies.