Come and learn with us! Play and get inspired!
Reflection that is conducted properly can be a great source of inspiration. It can make teaching more effective and develop the relationship not only between you and your students, but also the relationships the students have among themselves. This course can become the starting point for your further (self)development and your work with the class.
Designed by teachers for teachers. Experience the unique professional environment of Škola da Vinci!
The core of this dynamic course is play and its subsequent reflection. The course will provide you with a set of activities that are ready to use. You will first try them yourself and, thanks to your personal experience, will then be able to successfully implement them in your classes and adapt them to your goals and needs.
We use activities that have been proven to work. Activities that are full of fun and play. Activities that are innovative, effective, and easily applicable in the class.
Experiential learning makes use of the authentic experience which is subsequently reflected on. Thus, a student can draw conclusions and form connections with their everyday life.
Using reflection enables the teacher to exploit group dynamics and both previous and new experiences of the students involved. Thus, this forms a clear link between school and life outside the classroom walls.
The activities draw on the holistic approach and focus on students age 12 above, including adults, but can be easily adapted to younger students. The subject you teach is not important to the activities, as the approach can be used across various fields, including arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, as well as technical subjects.
The course is also suitable for other professionals working in the field of education, be it school psychologists or special education needs teachers. The activities can also be used when devising team building programmes.
In our course you will:
The content of the course will also be adjusted to your specific needs.
Zuzka is a secondary school teacher at Škola da Vinci. She teaches Czech language and literature, history, and personal and social education. She employs the methods of experiential learning, as employed by Prázdninová škola Lipnice (Outward Bound Czech Republic). She has been a trainer in various courses for more than 15 years and has been receiving positive feedback on the courses she facilitated. Zuzka is a life-long learner and reflection is a part of not only her work life but also of her personal life as a mother of two. She loves challenges, dancing, music, sports, books, and coffee.
Markéta is a financial manager working for NGOs and a longstanding dance instructor. Her current field of interest is the interconnection of self-development and movement, as well as working with perceptions and feelings, and how to follow them. She has years of experience with facilitating group activities that cater for various individual needs. She loves to create, dance, and move, as well as work on self-development. Last but not least, she loves her son.
Zuzka and Markéta have repeatedly cooperated. The combination of Zuzka's creativity and Markéta’s analytical approach is a guarantee of a good quality course. They are looking forward to developing the individuality of each and every one of you.
Zuzka and Markéta will be supported by Jana who will take care of the administrative issues and who is also your contact person.
The course takes place over the course of 6 days, starting on a Sunday, finishing on a Friday. The course includes 25 hours of teacher-training activities and a full-day excursion.
NB: The schedule is subject to change.
The pre-registration is done via this link. You will receive a copy of the completed form and soon afterward an email from us. If you don't hear from us within a week, pls. contact Jana at the email below.
The course fee is 500 EUR and includes:
Currently, we offer the following dates:
The course takes place at the campus of Škola da Vinci in Dolní Břežany.
Please wait for your course to be confirmed before starting the practical arrangements.
Škola da Vinci is a private innovative school based on democratic principles. Our school was opened in 2010 and is located in the village of Dolní Břežany on the outskirts of Prague. The campus houses a kindergarten, primary and secondary school, and a school counselling centre.
In our school, a lot of attention is paid to student autonomy and independence in learning; internal motivation - of both students and teachers - is of greatest priority. Both students and teachers take part in the decision-making processes of the school. We focus on the development of soft skills, teamwork and leadership, as well as discussion skills, presentation skills, and research skills.
Learn more about our school and our projects here.
Deputy Head for International Cooperation:
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Střední škola, základní škola a mateřská škola da Vinci
Na Drahách 20
252 41 Dolní Břežany
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