SMASH: Parent-trainer training course for Success in Mathematics and Science

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The Comenius/Grundtvig training course Parent-trainer training for Success in Mathematics and Science will be offered three times during 2011. This course is the main output of the EU funded LLP Grundtvig project SMASH: Helping Parents to Help their Children Excel in Math and Science (Ref. No: 134262-LLP-1-2007-1-CY-GRUNDTVIG-GMP, 2007-2009), and is targeting school and/or adult mathematics and science teachers, school administrators, counsellors, representatives of parent associations, or other professionals involved in training activities for parents. It aims at equipping these professionals with the most up-to-date knowledge, techniques, and implementation tools for the provision of high-quality, culturally differentiated training in mathematics and science education to parents of elementary and middle school children (ages 6-15) in their communities. Parent educators trained through the program will gain expertise in how plan, design, and facilitate an effective parent training course in mathematics and science education.
Three sessions of the course have been scheduled for 2011.

  • HSession 1: Nicosia, Cyprus; May 1-8, 2011
  • Session 2: Nicosia, Cyprus; July 3-10, 2011
  • Session 3: Nicosia, Cyprus; Sept.  18-25, 2011

The above mentioned course editions are included in the LLP Comenius/Grundtvig Training Database, therefore individuals interested in attending the course can apply for a Grundtvig (adult education) or Comenius (school education) mobility grant to cover both the course fees and accommodation and subsistence costs. In order to do so, they should contact the Lifelong Learning Programme National Agency in their country.
Please be aware that to apply for Sessions 1 and 2 of the course, the deadline for applicants to request a LLP grant from their National Agency is the 14th of January 2011. The deadline to apply for a LLP grant for Session 3 of the course is the 29th of April 2011.
Detailed information about the course can be obtained from the LLP Comenius/Grundtvig Training Database, Course Reference Number: CY-2009-047-003.
Although the language of instruction is English, participants from Spain, Czech Republic, and Greece could still participate even if they are not fluent in English since all the course material will be available in their national language.