Professional development

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The professional development programs support teachers, principals and other education sector staff in creating an environment that promotes learning for life. More than content and methodology, the programs are about understanding the elements and mindset that make Finnish education best in the world.

To support you in developing next practice, our professional development programs showcase what we be believe are core elements of all successful education systems.

We partner with the University of Helsinki Continuing Education HY+ and the internationally recognized schools of the City of Espoo to ensure the necessary expertise is at your disposal also for large-scale projects.

Ongoing professional development in Finland

The Finnish National Agency for Education has selected OEP as the training organization for international VET experts.

Online Learning Innovator

Educating Future Entrepreneurs

Teacher as an Innovator

Teacher as a Digital Innovator

Qualifications available globally

Graduates from qualification programs annually

Students in qualification programs annually

Students on liberal adult education courses

Our programs

Our professional development programs

Online Learning Innovator

This course gives practical tools and support in introducing innovative online learning approaches within one’s organization. All participants build their own online course during the training and will be exposed to new ways of thinking and doing.

Participants will network, get support from other like-minded professionals and receive a practical toolbox to help their organizations in the process of change.

Module 1 – Engaging online learning

      • Introduction to innovative digital learning approaches
      • Benchmarking innovative digital learning solutions

Module 2 – From Ideas into Innovations

      • Identifying challenges in need of solutions
      • Defining the challenges and working out action plans

Module 3 – Turning Innovations into Practices

      • Enhancing the online learning process
      • Scaling and spreading good practice

Module 4 – Displaying the Results

      • Displaying results
      • Creating learning communities

Successful participants will receive a globally recognized diploma from Omnia, The Joint Authority of Education. Assessment is based on Finnish National Agency of Education standards.

Educating Future Entrepreneurs

Training teachers for empowering entrepreneurship education. This course gives teachers practical tools and support in teaching entrepreneurship focusing on entrepreneurial competences and mindset. Participants receive a teaching guide and examples of student-centered, practice-based lesson plans to support implementation of the entrepreneurship course.

This course uses Finnish world-class student-centered methodology, and it is designed to boost creativity, digital, team and leadership skills as well as opening the mind to a future as an entrepreneur.

The recommended duration of the course is 50 hours.

 

Course Outline

    1. Introduction to the course
    2. My life path so far
    3. Entrepreneurial skills and strengths
    4. My future as an entrepreneur
    5. World of companies and startups
    6. Developing my business idea

The program includes:

      • Local teacher training 5 + 2 days
      • 2-day certification examination
      • Teaching manual, learning material and lesson plans
      • Optional assessment to Finnish standards leading to a Finnish diploma
      • Optional 4-day study visit to Finland

Teacher as an Innovator

Finnish teachers take pride in being lifelong learners, actively developing their own teaching and innovation skills.

This course is based on the Finnish innovation know-how and gives practical tools and support in introducing frugal innovation initiatives within one’s organization.

International participants will be exposed to new ways of thinking and doing, network, get support from other like-minded professionals and receive a practical toolbox to help their organizations in the process of ideating and implementing innovative initiatives.

 

Module 1 – Having an Innovator’s Mindset

      • Introduction to innovation and culture of experimentation
      • Benchmarking innovative projects

Module 2 – From Ideas into Innovations

      • Identifying challenges in need of solutions
      • Defining the challenges and working out action plans

Module 3 – Turning Innovations into Practices

      • The piloting process
      • From piloting to scaling and spreading good practice

Module 4 – Displaying the Results

      • Networking
      • Displaying results
      • Creating learning communities

Successful participants will receive a globally recognized diploma from Omnia The Joint Authority of Education. Assessment is based on Finnish National Agency of Education standards.

Teacher as a Digital Innovator

Finland is a leading country in education, workforce development and digital innovation. Finnish teachers take pride in being lifelong learners, actively developing their own teaching and innovation skills.

This course, based on the Finnish innovation know-how, gives practical tools and support in introducing innovative digital learning approaches within one’s organization. International participants will be exposed to new ways of thinking and doing, network, get support from other like-minded professionals and receive a practical toolbox to help their organizations in the process of change.

Module 1 – Having an Innovator’s Mindset

      • Introduction to innovation and culture of experimentation
      • Benchmarking innovative digital education projects

Module 2 – From Ideas into Innovations

      • Identifying challenges in need of solutions
      • Defining the challenges and working out action plans

Module 3 – Turning Innovations into Practices

      • Enhancing the learning process with digital tools
      • Scaling and spreading good practice

Module 4 – Displaying the Results

      • Networking
      • Displaying results
      • Creating learning communities

Successful participants will receive a globally recognized diploma from Omnia The Joint Authority of Education. Assessment is based on Finnish National Agency of Education standards.

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P.O.Box 77714
02070 City of Espoo
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