Teacher Professional Development Model

The aim of the INTELed training is to advance the knowledge of in-service SEN teachers, on the use of multi-sensory and embodied technologies in terms of learning and assessment. This will be achieved by building on practical experience rather than on theoretical knowledge.

The INTELed training of in-service SEN teachers will combine modern ICT learning methods and assessment techniques with multi-sensory practices. The major concept is to provide teachers with the necessary skills that will help them integrate the multisensory and embodied technologies in their educational practices.

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Teachers as learners:

During this stage teachers are introduced to the INTELed’s philosophy. In particular, this stage includes teachers’ familiarization with the notion of embodied cognition through the use of interactive and multi-sensory techniques for addressing the needs of Special Education (SEN) children.

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Teachers as designers:

During this stage, the teachers are tasked to design a technology-integration scenario for the successful introduction of embodied learning apps/multisensory technologies in their classrooms

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Teachers as innovators:

During this stage, the teachers will be asked to enact the                  co-designed technology integration scenario in their            classroom settings

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Teachers as reflective practitioners:

During this stage teachers will be invited to reflect on their pilots as well as to share their experiences with their colleagues.

More information about the INTELed methodological approach for SEN teacher training can be found in “IO2-T4: A complete report of a methodological approach for SEN teacher training”