SALTO-YOUTH Logo
  1. You are here:
  2. Start / 
  3. Do IT in Youth Work

All new training offers in your inbox: Be the first to know about new training offers with our e-mail notifications.

Do IT in Youth Work

Training Course

10-13 February 2020 | Zagreb, Croatia

The main aim of this training course is to educate youth workers and IT professionals in methods and tools necessary for development of digital competencies of young people.

Training course on digital youth work composed of both online and offline elements with the aim of empowering youth workers and helping them develop digital competencies of young people they work with.

Digital youth work is an emerging term to describe the area of youth work that uses digital media and new technology to enhance outcome focussed youth development. The term is used to describe work that can happen in face-to-face situations, social and group settings as well as in online environments - or in a mixture of these. It is relevant to all youth work pedagogies and can enhance all types of practice.

New generation of youth, born into the 21st century, grew up with technology all around them. While youthworkers still „avoid“ digital tools in their work, many IT professionals stepped in to educate future workers in programming, designing, gaming or social media literacy. On one hand, traditional youthworkers lack IT skills and are afraid to use them, while on the other hand, IT professionals lack educational skills necessary to implement non-formal education. This training course will focus on both perspectives to provide a general overview.

If you are a digital enthusiast or a youthworker interested in expanding your competencies, this training course is a right place for you. Independent of your background and resources, this training course will provide information and methods for effective digital youth work.
Training course will be implemented online and offline. Participants will be asked to participate in elearning course before and after the live training itself.

General Aim:
• To educate youthworkers and IT professionals in methods and tools necessary for development of digital competencies of young people.

Objectives:
• To empower youth workers and other youth work professionals for setting up a strategy for digital youth work
• To present methods, tools and activities which can be used in digital youth work
• To analyze how non-formal learning can be complemented with digital tools and STEM education
• To explore benefits and disadventages of online learning
• To get familiarized with tools such as Instagram, Snapchat, Scratch, micro-bits, Kahoot etc.
• To experience and learn how to use various spaces (open-air, analog/digital) to create a supporting learning environment
• To support networking and connection of participants in future collaboration in digital youth work

For whom:
• Youthworkers, social workers or anyone working with children or youth in non-formal environment
• Teachers or educators working in formal education
• IT professionals and experts involved in youth education
• Anyone involved in Maker education

Methodology:
This training course is based on principles of non-formal education and follows the path of experiential learning. It consists of two parts – online learning and live training course. Online learning part will be hosted on LMS and it will cover the theoretical inputs regarding this course:
• Non-formal education and learning
• Digitalisation of learning
• Digital youthwork – strategies and development
• Why STEM is important
• Extra resources on each topic

Online learning will also include activites for participants to support the theory. Online learning is mandatory for participants.
Live training will be based on methodology of non-formal education using Kolb learning cycle. All topics of the training will be complemented with a exercise or activity using digital tools.

Available downloads:

Disclaimer!

Information about training activities reaches SALTO from the most different directions. SALTO cannot be held responsible for incorrect information or changes in the training activities. However, please inform SALTO, whenever you should come upon incorrect data in the European Training Calender. Always contact the organisers of the training activities themselves for the latest information.

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/8418

This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, • Youthworkers, social workers or anyone working with children or youth in non-formal environment • Teachers or educators working in formal education • IT professionals and experts involved in youth education • Anyone involved in Maker education

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

Agency for mobility and EU Programmes (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Sandra Miladin

E-Mail:

Phone: +385 (0)1 5556 496

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Costs

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

Youthpass Logo
back to top