The second workshop
The theme of the second GLAT workshop was “PBL, online quizzes and logical tasks”. The workshop was held at the University of Rijeka, Department of Informatics on 28th and 29th of August 2018 and was attended by the focus group of junior grade teachers from primary schools in Rijeka.
The workshop “PBL, online quizzes and logical tasks” was the second of three workshops for the professional development of junior grade primary school teachers organized within the GLAT project and in cooperation with Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency.
During lectures, demonstrations and practical work, participants were introduced to the concept of Problem Based Learning (PBL) and the possibilities for integration of problem-solving tasks and games into the lecturing process. They were also introduced to digital tools for creating online quizzes and logical tasks (Web 2.0 tools). Through individual and group work, participants had a chance to analyze and create examples of activities for various school subjects. During the workshop, teachers started to apply the newly acquired knowledge in designing their own learning scenarios with PBL activities and online quizzes and logical tasks in order to encourage the development of algorithmic thinking of students. For this purpose, teachers use the tool LePlanner.
After the end of the workshop, teachers will continue to work on their scenarios. They will use the Moodle MoD learning management system and consult with experts from project team who will mentor the development of scenarios. Teachers will implement their scenarios in classrooms with their students and share their experiences with other participants.
Developed learning scenarios will be one of the results of the GLAT project. Outstanding scenarios will, together with workshop syllabus and learning materials, be available for use to all interested parties in Croatia and beyond since they will be translated into English.
The third GLAT workshop “Games and Tools for Programming” will be held on 9th and 10th of January 2019.