We are thrilled to invite you to be part of something truly inspiring – the Teachers’ Summer School HEAT2024 in Helsinki, Finland! This program is not just any professional development opportunity, but a chance to connect with other educators and learn in a unique setting that offers the perfect combination of history, culture, and beauty.
From classrooms in various educational venues to the iconic Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, a World Heritage Site, your learning experience will be filled with surprises, new perspectives, and amazing opportunities that will stay with you for a very long time. In addition to being inspired by immersive learning environments, you’ll get to explore Helsinki and see why it’s a hub for innovation and creativity, making it the perfect location for the teacher’s summer school.
While at the Teachers’ Summer School HEAT2024, you will receive new tools to apply phenomenon-based, student-centered methods in your own work. You will also rub shoulders with teachers from around the world, sharing insights, and expanding your pedagogical knowledge. By participating, you’ll not only enhance your professional self-esteem but also contribute your valuable perspectives to discussions.
Enrollment for this one-of-a-kind opportunity is limited. So, act fast and seize the day! We can’t wait to see you become part of something special in Helsinki this August!
Our course can now be tailored for private groups to fit your specific needs and schedule. To get a quote, Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to develop your skills!
What will you learn?
The Summer School curriculum is based on the Finnish national core curriculum. The pedagogical approach is holistic and student-centered. You will take part in the interactive and inspiring learning sessions. We will focus on phenomenon-based teaching and learning, a move away from subjects and towards interdisciplinary topics. HEAT Summer School is like a typical Finnish camp school aiming to strengthen cooperation and communication skills in the classroom. You will be able to learn by doing and sharing not only with the students but also with the local experienced teachers.
The Summer School opens you an opportunity to share ideas, knowledge, and local practices, which are ethically sustainable and culturally sensitive and could be transferred from one culture to another.
Tentative program – Please note that minor changes are possible!
Monday, August 26
8:30 Visit an elementary school
11:30 Lunch at school or university
12:00 Wrap up walk and university campus tour
13:30 Finnish education system – an expert presentation & a parent interview
15:00 Time for independent cultural experiences
Tuesday, August 27
8:30 Visit a Finnish kindergarten
11:30 Lunch at campus
12:20 Ferry to Suomenlinna
13:00 Researchers of Baltic Sea – a biology & geography workshop in Suomenlinna, by Juha Kuronen
15:20 Ferry back and reflections of the day
Wednesday, August 28
A day as an ethologist/archeologist/artist etc.
8:20 A trip to…
…Scherlackius museum of fine arts…
…Stone mine or paper factory…
…Zoo/Animal park (domestic or wild, e.g.. reindeer or wild pigs)…
…Vocational school with hands-on studies…
11:00 Shadowing students’ workshop in the destination
14:40 History & sports: An outdoor adventure game (in Suomenlinna or Nuuksio forest, etc.)
15:30-17:00 Sauna (optional but included in the course fee)
Thursday, August 29
9:00 Visit a high school or vocational school
11:30 Lunch at school
12:00 Socratic walk
13:45 Afternoon coffee
14:20 Ferry to Suomenlinna
14:40 Cannons & tunnels – a guided history tour in Suomenlinna
17:00 Ferry back
Friday, August 30
9:00 A science workshop in Heureka or An outdoor mobile game with students
10:00 Wrap up & Visioning the future
12:30 Time for independent cultural experiences
Unique educational conference setup – Visit Finnish schools and job shadow teachers by the Arctic Circle.
Ms. Rauhala (B.A.) is an educational sciences student at the University of Turku with studies also in the fields of psychology, business and HR, and sociology. As an education major, she is passionate about lifelong learning and the Finnish education system. She believes in change through education. In addition, Ms. Rauhala loves to learn new languages. She completed an Erasmus + university exchange in Spain as a part of her studies and wants to work toward everyone getting international learning opportunities. Ms. Rauhala is working for VisitEDUfinn part-time while finishing her studies.