Cybersecurity and Digital Literacy Training for Teachers is a comprehensive and specialized Erasmus+ teachers' training course aimed at primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary school educators, school staff, and educators. In today's technology-driven world, integrating digital tools into education has become essential for preparing students for future challenges. However, with this digital transformation comes the responsibility to ensure the safety and security of students and staff within the digital realm. This interactive 5-day course is designed to equip teachers with the knowledge, skills, and practical strategies necessary to promote online safety, digital literacy, and cybersecurity in schools effectively.
Throughout the course, participants will explore the foundations of cybersecurity, digital literacy, and responsible digital citizenship, enabling them to create a secure and inclusive digital learning environment. By engaging in hands-on activities, collaborative discussions, and real-life scenarios, teachers will learn how to integrate digital literacy across various subjects, foster critical thinking in students, and address cyber threats and risks within the school community. Furthermore, this course will guide participants in the development of a school-wide cybersecurity action plan, ensuring the implementation of cybersecurity practices throughout the educational institution.
By the end of this course, participating teachers will be able to:
By achieving these learning outcomes, participating teachers will be better equipped to act as Cybersecurity and Digital Literacy Ambassadors in their respective schools, contributing to the creation of a safer, more inclusive, and digitally savvy learning environment for all students.
Classes take place Monday to Friday in the morning
Day 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity and Digital Literacy
Welcome and course overview, including introductions of participants and their experiences with technology in education.
Understanding the importance of cybersecurity and digital literacy in primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary schools.
Exploring the challenges and opportunities of the digital age in the educational context.
Identifying the target audience's needs and expectations for the course.
Day 2: Foundations of Cybersecurity and Online Safety
Introducing the fundamental principles of cybersecurity and digital threats faced by schools and educators.
Identifying potential risks and vulnerabilities in digital classrooms and networks.
Promoting online safety and responsible digital behavior among students and staff.
Practical exercises on securing personal data and devices within an educational environment.
Day 3: Empowering Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Integrating digital literacy across various subjects and age groups.
Developing critical thinking skills to evaluate digital information and sources.
Teaching students to navigate the digital landscape responsibly and ethically.
Collaborative activities for media literacy and responsible online communication.
Day 4: Cybersecurity Measures for Schools
Understanding common cyber threats like phishing, malware, and cyberbullying.
Implementing proactive measures to secure school networks and digital assets.
Educating students on identifying and reporting cyber incidents.
Group discussions on fostering a cybersecurity-aware school community.
Day 5: School-Wide Cybersecurity Action Planning
Collaborative creation of a school-wide cybersecurity action plan, tailored to each participant's respective educational institution.
Course recap and review of key takeaways from the entire training program.
Final assessments and evaluation of participants' learning outcomes.
Certificate of Participation, Learning Agreements and Erasmus+ Mobility documents
The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 400€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:
Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.
Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.
Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.
Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.
Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.
We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.