INFO – COURSE – BE THE BEST TEACHER FOR YOUR PUPILS

9.-14.6. 2024
ICELAND

Dear Course Participant,
We are pleased to welcome you at our expedition course to Iceland.
The course team will be Dusan Bartunek and Petra Koppova and other teachers and professionals will also be involved in the programme and study visits.

CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PARTICIPATION

Your participation is confirmed definitely by these 2 steps:

  1. You fill in final registration (which most of you already did, if you are nto sure, you can contact us). You can fill in final registration form here.
  2. Your participation is definitely confirmed by your payment. You can pay deposit 400 euro at the time of your registration and the rest of your amount latest 8 weeks before the course or you can pay all amount at the time of your registration.  You can finish your payment here

WHEN

Course starts: Sunday 9.6. 2024 – we start program together 5 pm
Meeting Point: Hotel in Reykjavik – we will let you know exact place min. 2 months in advance.
You can arrive to the hotel between 2 and 5 pm on Sunday on your own.

Course ends: Friday 14.6.2024
We finish together at 3 pm in Reykjavik city centre. You can then continue on your own to the airport or stay longer in the city.

Some of the participants stay some nights before/after the course in Reykjavik. To find a suitable
accommodation you can use assistance of info centres (see links at the end of the letter).
Contact: to reach the Course Team at the day of arrival:
Dusan Bartunek +420 604 219 760 (Czech mobile)

PROGRAMME

The course is based on what is advertised in the course catalogue and composed to give you the possibility to gain knowledge based on experiences as well as to experience Icelandic amazing landscape. There will be activities during the day as well as field trips, the week is “a way of living”, and is created also by your contribution. All activities do not need any special skills.

This course is set in “expedition style” – we travel around icelandic landscape, staying on each site few nights.

Travelling together give us a space to share, discuss, talk to each other.Positive atmosphere, exchange and fun is a part of the process during the week. Our approach is experiential, focusing mostly on practice, program is led by experienced leaders.

During the week we work with group dynamics, offer you practical activities and experience also group rituals and activities useful for your practice.
If you wish to add touristic days on your own, this is recommended before or after the week.

Training Activities – Schedule

General
The programme has an experiential approach, to learn by experience, to reflect upon it and to be creative.

Everyday we will reflect up on
What we have done, what was the purpose and how can we use this back home/professionally. How can we adapt it to our profession, schools- and learning conditions in Europe.

Day by Day
Day 1, Sunday: Meeting near Keflavik, get to know each other and the place. Introduction and expectations for the week using outdoor methods.

Day 2, Monday: Short walk and activities in the surrounding landscape according to teaching techniques. Ice-breakers and dynamic activities. Seminar – Teaching as mission, Erasmus idea., Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss,  European social evening.

Day 3, Tuesday: Games as tool for learning and development – lecture, Trek to Reykjadalur valley, Workshop connected to several types of games for learning different subjects, Professional exchange by participants.

Day 4, Wednesday: School visit – Kindergarten or Secondary school (leading school in Iceland of new approach of teaching), Outdoor Environmental Education – practical seminar, Exercises in the nature – to use our senses

Day 5, Thursday: Project day – across all subjects ideas – lecture & workshop, Trek to meet LAVA in last eruption – Grindavik area

 Day 6, Friday : Retrospect of the week and evaluation of the course. Perlan – fantastic Icelandic museum, Closing ceremony and receiving of certificates.

The programme might change due to circumstances.

ACOMMODATION

We will travel together and stay during the course time at 3 different sites which we especially picked for you. You will share rooms during the course – we pick course venues with high comfort and service in local areas All accommodation and meals are pre- booked for you during the course week. Make sure you let us know any kind of request concerning dietary or medical issues we need to know.


CERTIFICATE

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate confirming your participation in the course, signed and stating the number of course hours and confirmation to your Europass.


PREPARATORY TASKS

Few weeks before the course we will send you some articles to read before the course and also some small tasks to prepare.

HEALTH AND DIETARY

If you have any special health conditions or dietary needs that will have a major impact which you did not fill in the registration form, please contact us.

PACKING LIST

Bring what you normally need when you travel and clothing for outdoor activities “not too nice clothes”.
Be prepared to stay outdoors in any kind of weather. Wheather in Iceland could be very unpredictable – be ready for rain, wind, cold/warm weather..

  • toiletries and personal equipment (shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • adequate clothing for outdoor activities; such as rain clothes, extra pair of shoes, gloves and hat/cap a
  • “day trip rucksack”, water bottle
  • any medication you might need
  • Insect repellent
  • Indoor slippers/warm socks
  • Swim suite and maybe an extra own towel
  • Bed linen and towels are provided.

INSURANCE

We would recommend you have a travel insurance. Please call your health insurance provider for further details.
We highly recommend you check the possibility of travel cancellation insurance (some of flight companies offer them for not a high amount).

PAYMENT AND CONDITIONS IN CASE OF CANCELLATION

Our course in Iceland is provided as a “full package” including accommodation, meals, transportation and all the services.

The full price includes-  the full programme (morning, afternoon and also evenings workshops and seminars every day)

  • field trips and the local transportation costs
  • visits of the local institution and schools
  • transport from/to meeting place to the course site
  • accommodation Sunday (Monday) to Friday in comfortable double – bedrooms
  • breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffebreaks every day (on the site and outdoors)
  • administration
  • certificate of attendance and confirmation to Europass)
  • support after the course 

650 € (EUR) course fee/participant

885 € (EUR) subsistance cost/participant

IN TOTAL 1535 €

You can pay deposit 400 euro at the time of your registration and the rest of your amount latest 8 weeks before the course. 

or

You can pay all amount at the time of your registration. 

Cancellation policy:

If Outdoored, s.r.o., for any reason, has to cancel this training course without offering any valid alternative, the participant(s)/sending organisation will be fully refunded in ten days after the communication of this circumstances.

If the participant(s)/sending organisation, for any reason has/have to cancel participation to the course not later then 60 days before the start, another session can be freely chosen in alternative.

In any case you can change the participant without any additional costs.

You can not substitute your place to another person then the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • more then 8 weeks before the course:400 euro administration costs
  • 8-4 weeks before the course: 50% of the total fee
  • 4-2 weeks before the course:75% of the total fee
  • Less than 14 days before the course:100% of the total fee.

HOW TO COVER THE PRICE FROM YOUR ERASMUS PROJECT

We will charge you 650 € for the course fee. This fee consists of two parts:

  1. Course fee – 480 € / 6 days course which will be fully covered from your project (You obtain 80 €/ day)
  2. Additionl costs 170 € / participant – The price is higher due to high-quality and intensity of the course program, the rest of the amount could be covered from other budget categories and savings or with participant contribution.

We will charge you 885 € for subsistence cost, which could be covered from project budget – subsistence costs

Your participation is definitely confirmed by your payment. 

MORE INFORMATION

At the website www.outdoored.eu you find more about the course, FAQ – Frequently asked questions and
the course leaders.
https://www.visiticeland.com/
https://visitreykjavik.is/
https://www.icetourist.is/
The Course Team are looking forward to meeting you soon and guide you through the course week.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

More about course leaders http://www.outdoored.eu/course-leaders.html

E-mail: office@outdoored.eu

Outdoored s.r.o.

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130 00, Praha 3

Czech Republic
email: office@outdoored.eu
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