Digital Ways- Coaching strategies for transformative new learning technologies

“ Human ‘learning’ is always local. It manifests as change within an individual mind/body or change in the collective processes of an organization. Sometimes learning is a result of intentional teaching. Most of the time humans learn from observing other people and from spontaneously interacting with their environments. (Lisa Loop, educational technology pioneer, futurist, technical author, and consultant)

New Skills Needed. Teachers need a whole new repertory of behaviors to help their students absorb academic material. Students also need new study and social skills to adapt to this task. Learners who understand their own interests and preferences, know how to use their digital tools and are willing to take charge of putting themselves in a personally optimal learning environment are poised to thrive both in the current crisis and during more normal times. ( 

Source: Learner in the Center (LiTC, Open Educative Systems, Loop Center)

The program is Action Based learning Program and Activate Student-Teacher Model. Bringing the observations for collective learning purpose from Living Lab classrooms in Vantaa and new design school to meet the 21st-century education context. 

What can you get at the end of the program?

1. Support process & material for learning and school organization to allow new learning to happen
2. Socio-technologies to support the process for school development with blended learning
3. Scenario-based practice for the “future of education”, to allow proactive decision making in unpredictable and volatile contexts

4. Develop and practice new teaching&learning routines that will prevent teachers’ burnout and students learnout (or dropp out)

5. Case studies, visits in the Finnish new learning environments (including Learning with Robotics, AI,VR and Augmented Reality)

6. Creating an ecosystem “mock-up” for digital schooling ( to include students, teachers, and parents)

Program & Curriculum

Transforming learning and schooling as we know to allow actions shaped by the future (thinking) rather than the patterns of the past.

Module 1

Mindset Shift –  From Gaming to Game Based Learning

9 am to 5 pm

Module 2

Student Led learning, Student Agency- how to organise Personal Optimal Space & leave tracks of your learning

9 am to 5 pm

Module 3

Robotics and Emotional Development Learning, how to support co-regulation in the class environment

9 am to 5 pm

Module 4

Human and professional skills to support digital school ecosystem

9 am to 5 pm

Module 5 Accessible technologies, future scenarios

9 am to 5 pm


The course is organized in a blended learning approach. Each participant will receive all materials & learning experiences ahead in a virtual classroom environment. While in Helsinki we focus on experience-based learning and deepening practice. The learning ( with immersing experience in learning environments) will be organized in Helsinki Metropolitan area (including Helsinki, Vantaa and Espoo). Participants will receive a participant guidelines (that includes accommodation recommended information, local transportation, and cultural setting). To immerse in the local learning experience, the first day will include social-cultural touring. 

Visits will include meeting experts and educational stakeholders from Digital Ecosystem Vantaa, school principals, visiting maker spaces, and University future learning spaces.

Learning process

1. Practice reflection, based on the materials provided before each LIVE session, you will have supporting journaling questions to guide you
2. Ask questions anytime, facilitators & guests will answer in Q&A recorded sessions
3. Peer practice for focused work, getting feedback & insights for your prototyping
4.Participate in LIVE sessions for accelerated learning, creating a network of schools & ideas to allow future scenarios to be shaped
5. Self-reflection after each module for your self competencies process


Andreea Gatman – ICF certified Coach , ICF Team Certified Coach, U Lab from MIT practitioner, EUNEOS Trainer in Helsinki for programs like New Learning Ways & Spaces- What next in Finnish Classroom?, School Development, Best Practices Benchmarking in Finland and Estonia and others. MBA in PGM Modul Vienna, MA in European Studies Graz Universities.

Tuovi Ronkainen– teacher, former Principal, educational expert for Finnish schools outside Finland, Open University for Future Skills from University of Turku, local representative educational department City of Kirkkonummi, and support education teacher.

Jenni Sipola , class teacher, Digital Tutor Teacher in Vantaa, Jenni is interested on how to teach with Robotics. In 2021 Jenni won a Fullbright Scholarship to Arizona University for teaching with Robotics

Digital Ways- Coaching strategies for transformative new learning technologies

Would you like to join us?

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