Digital Ways- Coaching strategies for transformative new learning technologies

“ Human ‘learning’ is always local. It manifests as a change within an individual mind/body or a change in the collective processes. 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. ( 

Levels of School Development in order for Digitalisation to Transform

Source for the graphic: Valerie Hannon, OECD

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. As experience based learning we learn from success YET we learn and tap in failures as there are precious opportunities for transformation with failures. 

What can you get at the end of the program?

1. Learning and Organisational processes to allow new learning to happen in the classroom, developing reflection and observations toolkit and creating space for the teacher to Observe how learning is happening. 2. Socio-technologies to support the process of school development with blended learning, practicing teachers and students agency and shared responsibility for learning. 3. Learning and working in multiple scenarios for the future, decision-making as the center of 21st-century skills-based education, in unpredictable and volatile, illogical, nonrepetitive problems reality 4. Develop and practice new teaching & learning routines that will prevent teachers’ burnout and students’ learnout (or dropout). 5. Emotional Development and Robotics, developing the Imaginational and imagination to support critical and thinking skills, “imagination better problems to solve”. 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 –  “(No) Time to Imagine the Future” (multiliteracy) 

Module 2

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

Module 3

Robotics and Emotional Development Learning, how to support co-regulation

Module 4

Human and professional skills to support digital school ecosystem

Module 5- Slowing down process to allow and support decision makin

Vision for education- citizens able to make democratic decisions with respect to humans and more than humans and the planet)

"The Success of online learning is an indication of the failure of higher education"

Sanjay Sarma ( edx- MIT, Harvard Online learning platform) Tweet


The course is organized in a blended learning approach. Each participant will receive all materials & learning support ahead. While in onsite we focus on experience-based learning and deepening practice. We will offer to participants guideline for accommodation and local travel. After the course participants will have access to a community of practice platform to continue the learning, deepen the practice, receive and offer feedback to the participants from the course. We will provide concept agenda to all interested participants.

Course location: Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Porvoo (May 2023)

location Izmir, Turkey ( January 2024 program will focus on mindset of performing vs performers) 

This course can be organised upon request in your own school environment, contact us at 

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

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