The meeting in Bruges was a combination of the first transnational meeting for the coordinators from each institution and a comprehensive teacher training on various ICT tools that can be used in teaching languages, offered by the hosting institution, IVO Brugge.
During the transnational meeting, the coordinators discussed important details related to the managing of the project. The teacher training sessions, which were attended by a total of 16 teachers and coordinators, focused on such topics as flipping the classroom, the Moodle environment, distance learning and teaching, universal design for learning (UDL), and creative ICT tools to be used in teaching.
There was also a rich cultural programme offered to the guests by the hosting institution. The programme included a guided tour in the streets of the historic centre of Bruges, a guided visit to the Groeningemuseum, a guided visit to the Church of Our Lady, a visit to an art gallery, a boat tour on the canals, a cooking workshop presenting traditional Flemish recipes, and a reception in the city hall.
The participants will keep in touch with each other via the Internet. The project is going to have its own Moodle environment, Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts. The next transnational meeting for coordinators has been scheduled to take place in January via Skype. The next teacher training will take place in June/July in Rijeka, Croatia. Adult learners of English from each participating institution will join the project activities in the academic year 2017/2018. The project lasts until the end of summer 2018. The project BEATS is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. BEATS is one of the Strategic Partnerships for adult education; and it falls under Key Action 2 of the Erasmus+ programme, which supports transnational projects designed to develop
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