Developing a Blended Learning Course in Content Area Literacy for Secondary Teachers
Keywords:blended learning, CAL (Content Area Literacy), teachers’ professional development, BaCuLit, ISIT.
An international consortium led and coordinated by the University of Cologne developed a well-evaluated programme for teachers’ professional development (BaCuLit) with six training modules which all serve the literacy development in the subject area classrooms of secondary schools. The follow-up project (ISIT) built on BaCuLit and is aimed at supporting the introduction of such training into the regular programmes of the participating institutions for in-service teacher training in three European countries: Germany, Hungary and Romania. The tool for transmission of these innovations was the training of in-service teacher trainers in a Blended Learning Course where we could modernize structures of teacher education by integrating digital learning opportunities into teachers’ professional development. The basic conception of our blended learning course, the content and structure of the E-learning part is presented in the paper in which the main objectives of our current project (BleTeach) are also introduced.
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