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Multiplier Event in Helmond – Netherlands Tech Week

As part of Dutch Technology Week activities, the Go2B Partnership ran a multiplier event at the impressive Cacaofabriek centre in Helmond.  A former chocolate factory and now a super cool arts and cultural venue.

Registrations for the Multiplier Event

The event on the 19th May saw formal educators (Primary to Tertiary) and employers from across Europe get together to find out more about using Open Badges to enable students to explore and demonstrate their intercultural competence.

Introductions and achievement presentations were delivered courtesy of Geert Jan Nillesen (Director of Jan Van Brabant College) and special guest, Vandana Kabra of partner school, Lilavatibai Podar High in Mumbai, India.

Following the Go2B presentations by Nicole Verhoeve (Jan Van Brabant) and Kevin Field (Digitalme), there was a chance for people to network and ask the Go2B team questions about the project.

The questions came thick and fast, here’s Ludo of Go2B partner Euneos and Rosanne Severs of Globi putting their brains to the test.

And finally, there was music…

Don’t forget to check out the Go2B badges we created at Open Badge Academy.

You can visit our training course here to learn how to create your own versions for use in your own exchanges.

Interested in using Go2B badges but need a little extra help? Want to talk to us about Open Badges for your Erasmus+ project? Why not Get in Touch?

Until the next Open Badge Erasmus + Strategic Partnership.

Over and Out.

The Go2B Team

Brainport schools (Netherlands) adopt Open Badges

Jan van Brabant is one of the nine Brainport schools for secondary education

Brainport schools are going to adopt Open Badges for some extra-curricular activities,including international exchanges. Read more about Brainport and badges

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Brainport is situated in the southern part of the Netherlands. Brainport is a close-knit partnership of industry, research, education  and government that sets the parameters to enable the Brainport region to maintain and strengthen its position as a top technology region.

Within the next five years, the acquisition of an international skillset must be an integral part of primary, secondary and vocational education in the Brainport region. Today’s world is rapidly changing. With the increase of diversity and internationalisation of modern society, companies and organisations are broadening their expanse and looking abroad. This can also be seen within the Brainport region, where there is an ever increasing number of knowledge workers settling here.

Read more about the vision of the brainport region on internationalization of education Internationalisation Brainport Region

Mr. De Vos, Human resource manager of ASML, one of the biggest companies in the Brainport area

Mr. De Vos, Human resource manager of ASML, one of the biggest companies in the Brainport area

 

Go2B . Presented in Portugal and Spain to participants of the course ‘Make your school more international’. October & November 2016

Go2B Goes to Portugal & Spain

As part of Euneos’s KA1 course ‘How to make your school international’ Ludo Mateusen presented details of the Go2B project to participants  in Oliveira de Azemeis, Portugal (25th October 2016) and Benalmedena, Spain (8th  November 2016).

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Go2B at the national conference ‘Onderwjsdagen’ 9 November 2016

Hans Vasse has presented the Go2B project at the national Conference ‘Onderwijsdagen’ 9 November 2016 Rotterdam. 

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Go2B project at the annual conference of the network of bilingual schools (TTO) Utrecht. 21 September 2016

The  coordinators of the Go2B project, Nicole Verhoeve and Hans Vasse (Jan van Brabant College)  presented the Go2B project at the annual conference of the network of bilingual  schools (TTO) Utrecht. 21 September 2016

Nicole Verhoeve

Nicole Verhoeve

Hans Vasse

Hans Vasse

Getting into Go2B (a Training Course) – Utrecht 26-30 September 2016

Who came to the Go2B Training Course?

Teachers, educators and school managers flocked to Utrecht for the Go2B (Open Badges for Intercultural Competence) training event in Utrecht.

We welcomed participants from across Europe, from Finland, the UK and a little closer to home, from the Netherlands and Belgium.

Hosted in a re-furbished, re-purposed Church in the centre of Utrecht, what an inspirational setting for learning it was.

Huge thanks to the efforts of Go2B partner Globi in supporting the training event to be a huge success.

What was the objective of our training course?

It was an knowledge packed five day training course with a view to equipping teachers, educators and school managers with all of the elements they’d need to effectively support student exchanges and Open Badging of those student exchanges for their organisation.

See the full agenda here: go2b-training-programme

All Go2B partners delivered one or more sessions on an element of the Go2B programme.

Learning about Badges through doing Badges

Learning by doing, all of the attendees were badged for their learning over the five days, including a special Utrecht explorer badge designed to show attendees how portable evidencing learning and doing can be. We issued over 50 Go2B Educator badges through the duration of the training course.

Check out Teacher evidence of exploration of Utrecht through their Dom Tower Power badge.

Don’t forget to check out the Go2B badges we created at Open Badge Academy.

But I didn’t get to do the training 🙁

Never fear! We’ve got everything covered. You can visit our training course here to learn how to create your own versions for use in your own exchanges.

Interested in using Go2B badges but need a little extra help? Want to talk to us about Open Badges for your Erasmus+ project? Why not Get in Touch?

 

Pictures from the Event

isette Bouten (Globi) and Kevin Field (Digital me)

Lisette Bouten (Globi) and Kevin Field (Digital me)

Matt Rogers (Digital me) introducing badges

Matt Rogers (Digital me) introducing badges

Teacher & Manager Training for Go2B is go,go,go!

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Running an intercultural exchange or thinking of starting one?

Then you need our go2b recognised provider training.

 

Optimise your Intercultural Exchange with go2b

We’ve got the training and we really want to use it to help you optimise your exchange to enable your students to get the most out of their experience. We can support you to effectively use intercultural badges to recognise your students learning and skills development – helping you to unlock their future opportunities.

How?

Join the go2b training event from the 26th – 30th of September in Utrecht, the Netherlands! After this event your school will be ready and equipped to support your students to use go2b digital badges for intercultural learning!

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Intercultural skills – we are all convinced that these are essential for students. What are these skills exactly, how are they developed , how can we assess and recognise intercultural learning outcomes gained during exchanges and give students a platform to showcase it to the world?

 

The go2b consortium started collaboration in September 2015 to provide schools with a system to work with ‘ Badges for intercultural learning’. Students can show what they learn during exchanges, how they did, what materials they have used to do so and what skills they have developed. Their learning experience is made concrete! Not only practical and fun for students themselves, but also valuable for their admission for future studies or at job interviews.

 

During this five-day training week we provide school management and educators with practical tools to start badging their students’ intercultural learning. How to best prepare students for an exchange? What activities are needed to ensure intercultural learning? What are digital badges? How to measure intercultural skills? And how to implement this system at your school? All of these subjects are addressed extensively during the training and help you to become a recognised go2b provider!

 

When 26 – 30 September

Where Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Event fee €175 (covers full programme, materials, lunches and coffee breaks)

 

For more information and admission check: Invitation Training Event Go2b (limited seats available). Questions or interested to join the event? Send an email to info@globi.nl for your general request or a registration form.

 

We hope to see you in Utrecht!

 

Go Go2B – Make your school more international

Go2B Goes to Portugal & Spain

As part of Euneos’s KA1 course ‘How to make your school international’ Ludo Mateusen presented details of the Go2B project to audiences in Oliveira de Azemeis, Portugal (15th October 2015) and Benalmedena, Spain (5th November 2015).

The audience was comprised of 40 teachers from 13 countries and 19 teachers from 7 countries respectively. Some great dissemination work from Ludo! Go team Go2B!

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