B-Level in-service teacher training at a glance!

DECEMBER 2008

Completion of the first B-Level in-service teacher training project (Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training II, 3rd CSF):

  • 4.428 teacher trainees in 387 teacher training programs at Teacher Training Support Centres.
  • 300 new B-Level teacher trainers in 17 training programs for teacher trainers at 5 University Teacher Training Centres.
  • The B-Level Teacher Trainer Registry contains 369 teacher trainers.

 

JULY 2009

  • Preparatory work begins for the implementation of the new B-Level in-service training programIn-Service Training of Teachers in the Utilisation and Application of ICT in the Teaching Practice” of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, NSFR 2007-2013, co-funded by the European Union (ESF) and the Hellenic public sector.
  • Launch of the operation of the “B-Level in-service teacher training Information and Collaboration portal”, of the in-service training “Management Information System” and of the Help Desk service.
  • Notification of the teacher trainers entered into the existing teacher trainer registry to submit their expression of interest in participating as B-Level teacher trainers.

 

SEPTEMBER 2009

  • Decision for the Incorporation of the Actions under the general title “In-Service Training of Teachers in the Utilisation and Application of ICT in the Teaching Practice”, action lines 1,2 and 3 of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, NSFR 2007-2013, which are being implemented with co-funding from the European Union and the European Social Fund.
  • B-Level in-service teacher training begins, with the first Teacher Training Support Centres across the country preparing their infrastructure and submitting comprehensive training programs.

 

JANUARY 2010

Informative meeting for the preparation of the B-Level teacher trainers by members of the scientific team of the project, in Athens and Thessaloniki.

 

FEBRUARY 2010

 

B-Level in-service training begins throughout the entire country! 369 Teacher Training Support Centres, 369 B-level teacher trainers, 3,367 trainees during the first cycle!

 

APRIL 2010

Launch of the operation of Iphigeneia[C1] : library/”repository” of ICT-based educational activities created by the B-Level teacher trainees and by the teacher trainers.

 

MAY 2010

  • Internal project survey regarding the organisation of accelerated training for the educational use and application of interactive whiteboards in the school.
  • Announcement of the dates for the certification of (A- level) basic skills for the teachers who previously had not received certification (May-July).

 

MAY - JULY 2010

Ongoing certification programs for (A-Level) basic skills.

 

 

JULY 2010

  • 173 A-Level basic skills certification programs were completed in which 2,368 teachers received certification from a total of 2,798 teachers who participated.
  • End of the first cycle of in-service training: 3,110 trainees, 304 programs at 226 Teacher Training Support Centres, provided by 263 B-Level teacher trainers, throughout the entire country!

 

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2010

Ongoing accelerated training of 327 B-Level teacher trainers in the educational use and application of interactive whiteboards in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras.

OCTOBER 2010

Announcement of the second B-Level in-service training cycle and announcement of the call for the expression of interest of Teacher Training Support Centres for the current year.

 

 

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2010

Quality control of the Teacher Training Support Centres with respect to their capacity to implement B-Level training programs and to update the B-Level Training Support Centre Registry.

 

DECEMBER 2010

  • Beginning of the second cycle of B-Level in-service teacher training across the country! 235 Teacher Training Support Centres, 254 B-Level teacher trainers, 3,332 teacher trainees!
  •  B-Level certification is carried out at the certification centres for the graduates of the first training cycle.
  •  Announcement of the call for the expression of interest regarding participation in the special training to be provided for the educational utilization of interactive whiteboards. This training addresses teachers who  participate in the P78 program “Program for the pilot introduction of Interactive Systems and related equipment into the classroom, for digitally supported teaching”. These teachers will undertake the role of the “multiplier” in their school, and will spread the knowledge and the skills they acquire during this training.
  • Call for the competition of University Training Centres regarding the training of new B-Level teacher trainers – teachers, kindergarten teachers, philology teachers, mathematics teachers, teachers of physical/natural sciences, informatics teachers. The deadline for submission of proposals: January 31 2011.

 

JANUARY 2011

Publication of the Call for the submission of Expression of Interest for candidate B-Level teacher trainers, who will attend the training programs for teacher trainers at the University Teacher Training Centres during 2011 (May-December 2011). 

FEBRUARY 2011

  • Additional B-Level certification programs are carried out at the certification centres.
  • The Certificates for Attending and Participating in the first cycle of B-Level in-service teacher training are made available.

 

MARCH 2011

  • Announcement of the B-Level certification results for the first examination period in December 2010 and in February 2011; 2,646 succeeded from a total of 2,762 who participated.
  • Teachers who participated in the first B-Level in-service teacher training cycle completed evaluation questionnaires.

APRIL 2011

 

Results of B-Level candidate teacher trainer applications to attend training at the University Teacher Training Centres.

MAY 2011

  • Beginning of training of the 300 successful candidate Β-Level teacher trainers at the 8 University Training Centres (Aegean, Attiki, Thessaly, Thrace, Central Macedonia, Crete and the Peloponnese).
  • Submission of applications for the participation of teachers in the certification of A-Level basic skills (B period: May-July 2011).
  • Announcement of the third cycle of B-Level in-service teacher training, accompanied by a call for the expression of interest addressing the Teacher Training Support Centres throughout the country.
  • Submission of applications by the Teacher Training Support Centres regarding the implementation of programs for the third B-Level in-service teacher training cycle.
  • Supporting infrastructures for the training of teacher trainers at the University Training Centres become available (e.g. websites/portals for every University Training Centre {in Greek}, e-portfolio system for creation and distribution, Teleconferencing Asynchronous Distance Learning System, the” Iphigeneia” Repository of Educational Activities, Management  Information System for the In-service Training of Teachers.

 

MAY - JULY 2011

The A-Level basic skills certification programs are ongoing.

 

JUNE 2011

Completion of the second cycle of in-service teacher training: 3,123 teacher trainees, 294 programs at 235 Teacher Training Support Centres provided by 254 B-Level teacher trainers throughout the entire country!

 

JULY 2011

  • 255 applications submitted by Training Support Centres for the implementation of programs in the third B-Level in-service teacher training cycle.
  • Opening date for the submission of applications by teachers who wish to participate in the third B-Level in-service teacher training programs (September 2011 - March 2012). Deadline for submission of applications: 15/9/2011 (Phase I). 22/9/2011 (Phase II).
  • Launch of the Central Website for the Training of Teacher Trainers at the University Teacher Training Centres http://b-epipedo2-pake.cti.gr (currently available only in Greek).

 

OCTOBER 2011

  • Beginning of third B-Level in-service teacher training cycle throughout the entire country! 225 Teacher Training Support Centres, 324 programs, 260 B-Level teacher trainers, 3,700 teacher trainees (October 2011 – March 2012).
  • Beginning of Practice Teaching at the Training Support Centres and at the schools, of B-Level candidate teacher trainers who attend the training programs at the University Training Centres (May - December 2011).

 

NOVEMBER 2011 

  • Beginning of the “application in the classroom” actions by the teachers participating in the B-Level in-service training programs.
  • Announcement of the 2nd cycle of B-Level certification for December 2011.
  • Evaluation questionnaires are filled in by teacher trainers and trainees who participated in the second training cycle (December 2010 - June 2011).
  • The Certificates for Attending and Participating in the second cycle of B-Level in-service teacher training are made available (December 2010 - June 2011).

 

 

DECEMBER 2011

  • Examinations are carried out for the B-Level certification at the Certification Centres, for the graduates of the second training cycle of the project, or for older graduates.
  • Updating the data of the teacher – “multipliers” from the schools participating in the P78 program:  “Program for the pilot introduction of Interactive Systems and related equipment into the classroom, for digitally supported teaching”. These teachers (the “multipliers”: a teacher designated by each one of the ~1200 pilot schools involved in the P78 program) will take part in the special training program that concerns the educational utilization of interactive systems in teaching.
  • Call for the expression of interest by the Training Support Centres with respect to implementing the training programs of the “multipliers” in the educational utilization of interactive teaching systems, during the time period February – March 2012.

JANUARY 2012

Submission by the Teacher Training Support Centres of “multiplier” training programs in the educational utilization of interactive teaching systems, in which they will express their interest with regard to the corresponding Call for Proposals and be selected to implement the training programs during the time period: February – March 2012.

 

FEBRUARY 2012

  • Submission of applications by teacher ”multipliers” from the schools that participate in the P78 program: “Program for the pilot introduction of Interactive Systems and related equipment into the classroom, for digitally supported teaching”, so that they may follow the in-service training program which concerns the educational utilization of interactive systems in teaching.
  • Beginning of training of “multipliers” - a teacher who is designated by each one of the ~1200 pilot schools involved in the P78 program:  “Program for the pilot introduction of Interactive Systems and related equipment into the classroom, for digitally supported teaching” will take part in the special training program that concerns the educational utilization of interactive systems in teaching.

 

 

MARCH 2012

 

  • Completion of the training of B-Level candidate teacher trainers/educators at the 8 University Training Centres.
  • Completion of the training of “multiplier teachers”. 763 multiplier teachers participated. 81 programs were carried out in 79 Teacher Training Support Centres by 94 B-Level teacher trainers, throughout the entire country!

 

APRIL 2012

  • The Certificates for Participating in the 2nd cycle of A-Level certification are available (May - July 2011).

 

 

 APRIL – MAY 2012

  • Completion of third B-Level in-service teacher training cycle.
  • Call to Training Support Centres for the updating and extension of the B-Level Training Support Centre Registry.

 

 

MAY 2012

 

Certification testing for B-Level teacher trainers at the Certification Centres for the graduates of the 2nd training cycle of teacher trainers at the University Teacher Training Centres.

 

 

MAY – JULY 2012

 

Certification programs for the certification of A-Level basic skills are carried out.

JUNE – JULY 2012

 

Quality control of the Teacher Training Support Centres with respect to their capacity to implement B-Level training programs and to update the B-Level Training Support Centre Registry.

 

 

 

 

The B-Level project: the next steps*...

 

SEPTEMBER 2012

 

Will carry out retake examinations for the certification of B-Level teacher trainers at the Certification Centres for the graduates of the 2nd training cycle of teacher trainers at the University Teacher Training Centres.

 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2012

 

Preparatory work for the implementation of the 4th B-Level training cycle (call for the expression of interest from the Teacher Training Support Centres, submission of training programs, submission of applications by teachers/educators, etc.)

(*) The term B-Level in-service training is used as the short term in reference to the project “In-service teacher training for the utilization and application of ICT in the classroom” of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, NSRF (2007-2013).


 

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