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Online Training of Trainers for sTEC in European Solidarity Corps

The training activity took place
in HOP online training platform
organised by Erasmus + Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps National Agency of Greece
25 September - 6 October 2020

Aims & objectives

For trainers of the Hellenic National Agency’s Pool of Trainers on online learning and particularly in learning how to use SALTO’s ‘HOP online learning platform, for the delivery of the Training & Evaluation Cycle (TEC) of the European Solidarity Corps Programme

● To get participants familiarized with the ‘HOP’ Online Learning Platform
● To advance participants’ educational practice towards more efficiency and effectiveness in online training delivery.
● To familiarize participants with useful digital tools
● To enhance participants’ understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of online training delivery and how to best use those in their practice
● To offer space for sharing of good practices and networking
● To enable the development of up-to-date approaches to training delivery, related, among others, to
better inclusion of young people in online learning processes.
● To inspire the development of online training methods in view of further use in future projects.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

16 participants, newcomers or experienced trainers of the Hellenic National Agency’s Pool of Trainers joined the course.

2 facilitators form Lithuania and Greece supported by 1 staff member of the Erasmus+ Hellenic National Agency.

Training methods used & main activities

The trainers’ team put a great effort in making sure that the principles of non-formal education/learning are applied in the course implementation; active participation & collaboration, shared responsibility, commitment & self-directedness and learner-centeredness were the ‘lighthouse’ in developing content and activities.

Participants could benefit from a series of media, be it ‘rich’ text, videos & tutorials, graphics and also had a lot of options for sharing and exchange.

The core of the applied methodology is what the trainers’ team ‘playfully’ named ‘Playground’! This was actually the space on ‘HOP’ were participants were turned into ‘online trainers’ in order to develop a draft learning session, with multiple ‘activities’, addressing TEC-related topics.

Five work teams were appointed and the trainers were responsible to guide them, not only during the ‘live’ meet-ups but also through email exchange and direct feedback on the dedicated session space.

Outcomes of the activity

According to participants evaluation feedback, all objectives were achieved to a very good extent, with at least 60% of the responses in all and any different objectives lying on the positive side.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Create, deliver and evaluate this course.

I worked on this training for 13 days as a full time trainer.

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