Courses

SELF-PACED

Digital skills for life and employment: support for teachers

This course is an introduction for teachers to the Digital Skills for Life and Employment course. It aims to provide a framework and methodological support to all those teachers who want to work on the Digital Skills for Life and Employment course with their students, or simply want to improve their teaching skills in the area of digital skills in general. Through this introductory course, you will learn how to get the most out of the course for students: you will learn how to work digital skills based on the needs of your group of students, with active methodologies and by projects, enhancing the simultaneous work of cross-section competencies, and finally planning the course to suit your class.


SELF-PACED

Introduction to design and digital making

Digital making is presented as a revolutionary tool in all aspects, but perhaps one of the most interesting things is its usefulness as a tool in the classroom. On the one hand, because we are talking about acquiring skills that directly make it easier to find employment tomorrow, and on the other, because the approach to these technologies brings implicit - in addition to the technical - a strong social component; it brings to the forefront to approach and demonstrate the virtues of the collaborative versus the aggressive individualism in which we are immersed. This introductory course in digital making is open as it targets teachers, students and anyone with an interest in entering the world of digital design and manufacturing. The course focuses on two specific areas; Vector 2D design and 3D design or modeling, each aimed at technologies such as laser cutting or 3D printing that turn our designs into tangible objects. The course is structured set of micro video pills to facilitate the assimilation of the contents as efficiently as possible. The videos are accompanied by the teaching material needed for the realization of practical exercises that implement the tools learned during the course.


SELF-PACED

Introduction to AppInventor: Create mobile apps

Have you ever been curious about how mobile apps work? Do you want to create your own? If so, this is your course! You'll know how an app works and you'll be able to create your own and get it up and running on mobile devices. Through guides and videos, we will accompany you in order to understand each of the fundamental concepts and create, step by step, your first project. Let's get to it!


SELF-PACED

Introduction to Arduino

In this course you will find everything you need to get started in the world of Arduino. You will know the basic elements of the mother board, different components, and create your first programming project. There are different guides and videos to help you understand each concept easily and quickly. Before you know it you'll have your circuit board ready with its first program. Ready to take the risk? We're waiting for you!


SELF-PACED

Digital skills for life and employment

In this course you will learn new digital skills for both your personal life and employment. First of all, you'll start with the first steps on the use of digital devices and the Internet and thanks to digital tools such as the calendar, learn how to do online paperwork and manage your personal life in general. After that, you will see the keys to being a citizen or digital citizen, learning how to make good use of social networks, protect your data and communicate your passions and develop your creativity through photographs and videos. Finally, you'll learn how to create a CV, a cover letter and look for online employment, and discover tools to be more digital in a job and continue learning in the digital world.


SELF-PACED

Technology and autism: the best apps in depth

Course in video format which over 52 weeks presents 52 apps in depth. Especially suitable for people with autism. Each app not only explains its functionality but also several practical scenarios are shown with recommendations and tips on how to configure and use it in the best way. Additionally, every month, a "webinapp" will be held, i.e. a webinar in which even more ideas are provided and questions from the audience will be answered.


SELF-PACED

Improving student motivation

This course reflects on the importance of motivating students, so they become aware that they can do everything they set out to do, and to change certain perceptions they have of themselves. Strategies are designed in the classroom to generate motivation in students. This aims to make students understand the benefits that learning can bring and what skills they possess in order to achieve it.


SELF-PACED

Introduction to project-based learning for students

Welcome to the GarageLab "Project-Based Learning" course. In this course we will see tools that will help you materialize your projects.


SELF-PACED

Design of learning projects

This course accompanies teachers in the implementation of the ABP methodology, where students carry out a process of research, learning and creation that culminates with the response to a problem or the creation of a prototype. Learn about tools to design rigorous learning projects that incorporate the contents and skills that correspond to the training subjects the students follow.


SELF-PACED

Design Thinking for Students

Welcome to the GarageLab course "Design Thinking for Students". With this course we want to bring the Design Thinking methodology closer to your classrooms. This is a tool that will allow you to reinforce the processes of creation in classes and will also allow you to be the real protagonists of your learning.


SELF-PACED

Design Thinking for educators

This course brings the Design Thinking methodology closer to the world of education. Design Thinking is a methodology to generate innovative ideas that focuses its effectiveness on understanding and responding to the real needs of users. This way of working is based on the field of product design and hence its name. Today it is used in a variety of fields.


SELF-PACED

Building a vision. What skills are key to my students?

The aim of this course is to get educators to design a skills framework which is adapted to the specific needs of the students and guides all the work they carry out in their classroom. From the question, what do I want to make true for my students? we go through 3 time frames or phases: The current reality of my students, what I want to be true for them in the future and what I will do in my classroom tomorrow.


SELF-PACED

Design and self-build of learning spaces

This course aims to make it easier for entities and schools to adapt their classrooms in line with the process of methodological change being experienced. Through analysis of different best practices in the design of classrooms and learning areas, teachers will be able to have some guidelines in order to improve the quality of their spaces, as well as manuals to design and build pieces of furniture for their classroom with their students.


10/05/2021 - 18/06/2021 (Madrid)

Introduction to person-centered planning

Introductory course on person-centered planning, a set of principles and strategies oriented at getting people with disabilities to take charge of their own lives. It is a course carried out with animated infographics, aimed at professionals and families of people with disabilities, in which concepts related to person-centered intervention are introduced in both the educational field and the field of community participation.


12/04/2021 18:30 - 20:00 (Madrid)

Technological resources for Augmentative Communication

The development and popularization of mobile technologies has been a huge contribution for those who require Augmentative and/or Alternative Communication Systems in their daily lives. Many people with autism make use of such systems based primarily on using images to relate to other people. This webinapp will explain the starting points needed to use such resources in specialized intervention, discuss the most widely used methodologies and show examples of widely used applications in this field.


29/03/2021 18:30 - 20:00 (Madrid)

World Autism Awareness Day. ARASAAC's contribution over the past decade

With the creation of the ARASAAC portal by the Government of Aragon, people with autism, their families and the professionals who work with them have been able to get free access to high quality pictograms with which to create numerous materials and design intervention projects. This has undoubtedly marked a before and after for everybody, by providing free access to a set of resources with their own identity, responding to the cognitive and communicative needs of many people with ASD. José Manuel Marcos and David Romero have been at the forefront of ARASAAC since its origins and will accompany us in this webinar to share, from their experience, how ARASAAC has influenced the specialized intervention in Autism, helping to create visibility for people with ASD and generating a meeting point for professionals and families.


08/03/2021 18:30 - 20:00 (Madrid)

Structured teaching, a key in the intervention with people with ASD. Basics and digital support tools.

Based on knowledge of the characteristics of autism, and individual evaluation, something distinctive about the TEACCH program is that it places special emphasis on fostering their interests and skills, trying to promote the greater possibility of the autonomy of the person with ASD and facilitate their inclusion in all community areas. To this end, structured teaching is one of the fundamental pillars of this methodology: the organization of physical space, the structuring of time, the development of work systems, etc. Through the design of individualized support and the use of visual supports, facilitate the understanding of the environment and the participation of the person with ASD. This webinar will review the fundamental principles of structured teaching and analyze digital applications that facilitate its implementation.


08/02/2021 18:00 - 19:30 (Madrid)

Technology and autism, apps for reading and teaching math

Technology is an undisputed aid for the development of academic skills, and is necessary to know what it can offer students with autism prior to their use in the classroom. In this webinar we will show you some interesting resources in order to be able to address the initial reading and calculation skills, explaining what factors to consider and suggesting proposals for creative activities that combine applications and other materials.


28/01/2021 16:00 - 18:00 (Madrid)

My digital challenge: Working digital skills for projects online

Do you work for projects online and want to increase the digital skills of your students? (different type face) Attend a hands-on, dynamic and interactive workshop designed to learn collaboratively in small groups. You will have the opportunity to share challenges and experiences with other professionals while discovering digital tools and online resources to enhance your student’s skill level in different phases of any online project.


21/01/2021 16:00 - 18:00 (Madrid)

My digital challenge: Working digital skills for projects online

Do you work for projects online and want to increase the digital skills of your students? (different type face) Attend a hands-on, dynamic and interactive workshop designed to learn collaboratively in small groups. You will have the opportunity to share challenges and experiences with other professionals while discovering digital tools and online resources to enhance your student’s skill level in different phases of any online project.


14/01/2021 16:00 - 18:00 (Madrid)

My digital challenge: Working digital skills for projects online

Do you work for projects online and want to increase the digital skills of your students? (different type face) Attend a hands-on, dynamic and interactive workshop designed to learn collaboratively in small groups. You will have the opportunity to share challenges and experiences with other professionals while discovering digital tools and online resources to enhance your student’s skill level in different phases of any online project.


21/12/2020 20:00 - 21:00 (Madrid)

Patricia Ramirez: How to be your child´s best influencer at Christmas

Psychologist Patricia Ramirez gave us a number of keys to fulfilling our purpose this Christmas: to become the best influencer for our children. Among them were, value them a lot in order to improve their self-esteem, talk about feelings at home, allow them to live all the emotions, to lead by example.. In this live video Carmen Rodríguez, one of her daughters also took part, who spoke about home rules and make use of love technology...


21/12/2020 18:30 - 20:30 (Madrid)

The importance of games in communicative development. Technology as an ally.

Games are a fundamental activity for children’s development and in children with autism, it is often difficult knowing how to play, which activities are most appropriate and which toys or applications to offer to the smallest members of the house. Carmen Monsalve together with Lupe Montero will show us the most appropriate activities and resources at each evolutionary moment. Will you come with us?


11/12/2020 16:00 - 18:00 (Madrid)

My digital challenge: Working digital skills for projects online

Do you work for projects online and want to increase the digital skills of your students? (different type face) Attend a hands-on, dynamic and interactive workshop designed to learn collaboratively in small groups. You will have the opportunity to share challenges and experiences with other professionals while discovering digital tools and online resources to enhance your student’s skill level in different phases of any online project.