IDEAL Future

Integrated Digital Educational Leadership for the Future Teaching Academy

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Invitation to participate in our Teacher Academy Research

Calling pre-service educators, in-service educators and educational leaders in kinder garden, early years, primary and post primary settings across Europe.

The European Erasmus + Funded IDEAL Future Teacher Academy would love to hear about your preferences regarding what skills you need to support you in digital education in the future and how you would like to develop those skills.

Please take part in our short 10 MINUTE SURVEY to have your say in what your Teacher Academy will look like

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IDEAL Description

The IDEAL Futures Teacher Academy will develop a range of professional development (PD) activities and a collaborative digital hub to provide opportunities for transformative dialogue to support educators to develop as future digital educational leaders. It will support pre-service, in-service teachers and educational leaders to consider the challenges facing education in the future and develop a vision based on their individual beliefs and the needs of their school communities, through collaboration with the wider education and technology sector. They will be supported to simultaneously solve specific challenges in the area of digital educational leadership and acquire the necessary skills and expertise through formal online PD.

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  1. Work Package 1
  2. Work Package 2
  3. Work Package 3
  4. Work Package 4
  5. Work Package 5
  6. Work Package 6
  7. Work Package 7
  8. Work Package 8
  9. Work Package 9

WP1

Title

Project management and co-ordination

Objectives

  • Support high quality collaboration between ITE Universities, Teacher PD providers, Teacher employment organisations, Policy Makers and Educational Technology providers
  • Ensure project is delivered on time and within budget through continuous monitoring
  • Ensure the project team meet the project objectives and stakeholder needs
  • Monitor and provide means of mitigating against project risks
  • Ensure effective communication, collaboration and decision making within the partnership that is in line with all stakeholder needs

Tasks

  • T1.1 Work package methodology
  • T1.2 Development of consortium agreement
  • T1.3 Set up of digital collaborative spaces for the project team
  • T1.4 Steering group meetings
  • T1.5 Partner meetings
  • T1.6 Generation of interim and final reports
  • T1.7 Project administration
  • T1.8 Monitoring project progress

Responsible

Mary Immaculate College

WP2

Title

Identify the key challenges, problems and dilemmas facing pre-service and in-service teachers in a digital era in the context of the digital leadership ecosystem

Objectives

Identify the key challenges, problems and dilemmas facing pre-service and in-service teachers in a digital era in the context of the digital leadership ecosystem from the perspectives of policy, praxis, pedagogy and identity and identify opportunities for teachers to re-envision and lead a transformative approach to digital leadership in education.

Tasks

  • T2.1 Work package methodology
  • T2.2 Focus groups
  • T2.3 Analysis of focus group data
  • T2.4 Development of challenge-based scenarios
  • T2.5 Development of Report

Responsible

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board

WP3

Title

Development of Pedagogical Model

Objectives

Develop and evaluate a multi-level pedagogical model that supports transformative dialogue and leads to a co-operative and integrated approach to developing solutions to the challenges facing education in the area of digital pedagogical leadership

Tasks

  • T3.1 Work package methodology
  • T3.2 Systematic Literature Review (SLR)
  • T3.3 Empathise through surveys and interviews
  • T3.4 Development of pedagogical model

Responsible

Latvijas Universitate

WP4

Title

Development of learning activities and content

Objectives

Create a range of professional development (PD) content, activities and associated micro-credentials to implement the pedagogical model.

Tasks

  • T4.1 Work package methodology
  • T4.2 Content Development
  • T4.3 Learning activity development
  • T4.4 Accreditation model

Responsible

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

WP5

Title

Digital hub

Objectives

Explore and evaluate how digital technologies, pedagogies and digital models of CPD can be used to facilitate communities of inquiry, transformative dialogue, reflections and virtual exchange of knowledge in the area of digital leadership in education

Tasks

  • T5.1 Specifying user requirements
  • T5.2 Identifying a suitable software platform for the project
  • T5.3 Development of the digital hub
  • T5.4 Testing

Responsible

Fundación Siglo22

WP6

Title

Pilot and Evaluation

Objectives

Explore and evaluate how digital technologies, pedagogies and digital models of CPD can be used to facilitate communities of inquiry, transformative dialogue, reflections and virtual exchange of knowledge in the area of digital leadership in education

Tasks

  • T6.1 Development of work package methodology
  • T6.2 Piloting of platform, content, learning activities and pedagogical model
  • T6.3 Piloting of study visits
  • T6.4 Gathering and analysing data
  • T6.5 Report on the impact of IDEAL Futures on the digital leadership skills of pre-service and in-service teachers.

Responsible

Latvia University

WP7

Title

Sustainable PD Model for Digital Education Leadership

Objectives

Develop a model of sustainable practice to support pre-service and practicing teachers and educational leaders to continue to integrate transformative dialogue into 4 ITE Programmes and 4 Teacher Professional Development Activities (Ireland, Spain, France and Latvia)

Tasks

  • T7.1 Work package methodology
  • T7.2 Review of typology of programmes and activities
  • T7.3 Exploration of opportunities for integration
  • T7.4 Development of design principles for developing skills in digital educational leadership
  • T7.5 Development of multimedia case studies

Responsible

Universite Rennes II

WP8

Title

Dissemination

Objectives

Promote and disseminate the IDEAL Future teacher academy outputs throughout Europe

Tasks

  • T8.1 Dissemination methodology
  • T8.2 Website development
  • T8.3 Launch event
  • T8.4 Schedule and promotion of live events (including face to face workshops, hackathons and online webinars) with pre-service and in-service teachers, ITE providers, PD Providers
  • T8.5 Development of distribution lists of ITE providers, PD providers, teacher representative organisations, policy makers and education providers
  • T8.6 Creation of an annual list of events to attend
  • T8.7 Development of brochures, posters and roll ups
  • T8.8 Bi annual newsletter development
  • T8.9 Magazine advert design and publication
  • T8.10 Writing of a minimum 5 journal papers, 1 conference papers and 2 book chapters

Responsible

Latvia University

WP9

Title

Quality

Objectives

  • Support high quality collaboration between ITE Universities, Teacher PD providers, Teacher employment organisations, Policy Makers and Educational Technology providers
  • Develop and evaluate a high quality, multi-level, pedagogical model that supports transformative dialogue and leads to a co-operative and integrated approach to addressing issues facing education in the area of digital pedagogical leadership

Tasks

    • T9.1 Work package methodology
    • T9.2 Review of WP outputs
    • T9.3 Interim reviews and reports

Responsible

Mary Immaculate College
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is a public university located in Madrid, Spain.

University of Latvia
Fundación Siglo22

Fundación Siglo22

The Siglo22 Foundation is a non-profit organisation that operates nationwide under the Protectorate of Foundations of the Ministry of Education with the motivation and need to improve the education system and the deficiencies in gender equality.

Mary Immaculate College

Mary Immaculate College

Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is an autonomous university-level Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts, academically linked with the University of Limerick it is one of the main providers of Initial Teacher Education in Ireland.

Université Rennes 2

Université Rennes 2

Among the universities of north-west France, Rennes 2 University offers a unique blend of courses, in fields ranging from fine arts and literature, to languages, human and social sciences and sports science. Our university is firmly rooted in Rennes and in Brittany and is a vibrant driving force, both at the regional level and nationally, thanks to the variety of courses on offer, the quality of its research and its lively arts and culture scene.

The first meeting of the IDEAL Project took place on 18-19 September 2023 in Ireland.

Dr. Emma O'Brien
Dr. Emma O'Brien
Dr. Emma O Brien is the Director of Taught postgraduate Programmes in MIC. She has worked in the area of digital education since 2000 and has lead and collaborated on several national and international projects in the area.
Didier Perret
Didier Perret
Assistant coordinator (research engineer) for the french team, Rennes 2 University. Senior teacher (Agrégation) in biology and geology in French secondary school. I have been teacher trainer and digital education leader for the Britany academic region.
Ciara
Ciara
Moussa Boumadan
Moussa Boumadan
Moussa Boumadan holds a PhD in Education and a Master's Degree in Information and Communication Technologies in Education and Training from the Autonomous University of Madrid; Psychopedagogist and Primary Education Teacher from the University of Granada.
Pascal Plantard
Pascal Plantard
I am full professor at the University of Rennes 2 in Brittany, Co-Director of the largest research network on the uses of technologies, the GIS M@rsouin and co-head of digital research at the CREAD laboratory.
Jessica Dinely Cabrera Cuevas
Jessica Dinely Cabrera Cuevas
Jessica Dinely Cabrera Cuevas is Pedagogue from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She is an associate lecturer in the Department of Pedagogy at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Mariano Sanz Prieto
Mariano Sanz Prieto
Mariano Sanz Prieto is a Telecommunications Engineer and has significant experience working on educational technology. He has worked in several international and national projects in these areas since 1989 and is an expert in eLearning and several web 2.0 tools.
Nuria de Pablo Sánchez
Nuria de Pablo Sánchez
Nuria de Pablo Sánchez is a Graduate in Journalism and Humanities from the Carlos III University of Madrid. Master in Interdisciplinary Intervention in Violence against women with a diploma as an Equality Agent from the International University of Valencia.
Marcos Sanz Prieto
Marcos Sanz Prieto
Marcos Sanz Prieto is an Industrial Organisation Engineer. Expert in project management and Information and Communication Technologies. He has participated in various projects of the European Community, in the last ones as coordinator.
Gema de Pablo González
Gema de Pablo González
Gema de Pablo González is a psychologist and holds a PhD in education from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She is an associate lecturer in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education at the UAM.
Mª Ángeles Gutiérrez García
Mª Ángeles Gutiérrez García
Mª Ángeles Gutiérrez García is Bachelor’s degree in psychology, specializing in Theoretical Experimental Psychology and Industrial Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid (1989) and PhD in Education from the Autonomous University of Madrid (2008).
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