Belgian teacher wins prize in Toronto for distinctive teaching approach
27 March 2017, Diest - Olivier Dijkmans, teacher at primary school Omnimundo in Antwerp, has won a prize for his innovative approach in his classroom. He has a very distinctive approach: all textbooks are digital and students make exercises using online tools. Lego bricks and the i3BOARD interactive whiteboard are central to his approach and students can operate the i3BOARD with their smart cube, the iMO-LEARN.
The class of Olivier took part in an international competition, a project for which they had to create an interactive lesson on the theme of water with various tools. Olivier collaborated with Microsoft, for tablets and software, and i3-Technologies, for the digital learning platform i3LEARNHUB and the smart cube iMO-LEARN which can communicate with the digital board.
His class won the competition for Europe, and Olivier earned a ticket for an exclusive, international education convention in Toronto, Canada, at which he introduced his particular teaching approach last week.
At the convention, there was a lot of interest from visitors in the learning project of Olivier and the way he differentiates with digital tools in his classroom. This led to victory. Olivier won the first prize for his project in the junior category and the second prize with the challenge group.
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