Start date: 15 Jun 2016,
End date: 14 Jun 2018
Agrupamento de Escolas da Guia is a cluster which comprises 11 schools from kindergarten to secondary level school. The low level of academic qualifications of the families and the low support to the school life lead to the lack of motivation for the curricula ando to behaviour problems as well as lower expectations towards mobility for academic purposes. This school applies to this project KA1 aiming for three improvement areas: early school leaving and low academic achievement,/ foreign languages/ quality of the organizations and methods (school improvement. 35 people will take part in this project chosen among the candidates that need and are willing to promote the knowledge and skills in these areas. The aims of this project are:-to fight students' low expectances of acquiring academic qualifications, reduce the students' lack of motivation towards the curricula and school - to acquire new methods and digital learning tools to support students in their social skils development which will prevent behaviour problems- to learn new practices/ methods to implement more alternatives to formal education - to develop social skills concerning an active European citizenship involving families in their children's education- help students to develop their creativity, autonomy, enterpreneurship and soft skills- to develop a better connection between school and community - to learn new method to teach English to young learners. to improve the participants' skills in foreing languages and tool to access to other learning courses -to acquire new and varied methods of foreign languange teaching to promote success in these subjects.- make students more proficient in foreign languages so that they can mobile and employable in the European space.-to acquire skills to enhance the educational school project to meet to students' needs and interests . to make our institution international-to creat new school offers aimed at our students'needs-to foster our students' self-learning attitude using ICT-to soften the transition between the cycles and the teachers's work through peer supervisionto - -to make the classroom more inclusive (talented students, students with behaviour problems, from different coutries, withn special needs..)-to creat a more modern and commited and professional enviroment.- to strengthen the school partnerships with other European institutions /schools, creating new Ka1 and Ka2 and etwinning projects.The activities to achieve the aims are:1. three teachers will take part in a structured course in Norway on interactive learning as motivation in the classroom2. three members of staff will take part in a a structured course in Italy on non formal education 3..two members of staff will take part in a a structured course in Prague on Early school leaving 4. two members of staff will take part ina a structured course in Italy on Conflict management in the classroom5. two members of staff will take part ina a structured course in Malta on Enterpreneurship6. eight members of staff will take part in a a structured course in the UK to improve language skills on 7. seven teachers of English will take part in a a structured course in the UK on language and methodology 8. three members of staff will take part in a a structured course in the UK on school management and European Projects9. three members of staff will take part an activity of job shadowing in Leeds city college 10. two members of staff will take part in an activity of job shadowing in Bulgaria school management and how to organize non formal education as a means of motivating students The dissemination of the activities of the project is extremely important. It will involve:- learning courses /workshops within the institution-opendays for the community,-the sharing of good practices in the school webpage, and newspaper, in the media- TV Pombal Radio Cardal and the Municipality's day of education, production of flyers and leaflets.- development of Erasmus + projects Ka1 Ka2 and etwining.
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