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Competente noi pentru o scoala mai atractiva
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project entitled "New skills for an attractive school" was designed as a tool for school development by introducing innovation, modern approaches and European experience in the current activity, in order to increase the quality of education, learning motivation in students, reducing juvenile delinquency and school dropout trends in the view of optimizing the relationship with the community. The aim was to solve problems of the institution, related to the teachers’ reluctance, lack of skills and training necessary for the integration of pupils with special educational needs in educational curricular and extra-curricular activities and for crisis management arising during the classses. In parallel with the European vision and reconsideration of classroom management, the project aims to improve teachers through intercultural perspective of a flexible, creative and innovative teaching artt, by exploiting the knowledge and benchmarks subsequently applicable across schools, promoting universally accepted values and connection to EU requirements and standards. Project objectives are derived from European school development plan: 1. Improving the skills of the 6 teachers to capitalize the potential of all students by alternating modern methods with traditional and inclusive approaches; 2. Developing the skills of drafting a new elective course by each participant, so as to enrich the educational offer of the institution; 3. Knowledge and application of classroom alternative motivating assessment tools; 4. New abilities to achieve extra-curricular activities, to reduce drop out and pupils’ behavioural problems Directly there will be 6 teachers to participate in learning mobilities in organized by 3 European institutions specialized in adults training. They have been selected for expertise in training programs for teachers, they offer new approaches and cover all levels and curricular areas. These 6 teachers will attend structured courses and then, upon their return, will harness the knowledge and skills gained to solve those issues relating to the quality of the classes, the integration of pupils and reduction of indiscipline acts. They will apply the knowledge in the new electives designed and will compare the students’ results before and after its completion. The findings of the study will be communicated to students, parents, and colleagues from the school and from other schools and posted on the national and international websites, alongside with models of tests and worksheets. Follow-up activities will make the presentation of the information and new skills to a larger number of teachers and local community representatives so that all stakeholders should benefit. Contacts with external trainers and teachers will be continued and new projects will be initiated; there will be organized workshops, participation in national and international conferences and publishing of a booklet with test models, lesson plans and exemples of optional courses designed by teachers who went to structured courses, based on their experience. Thus, indirectly, the project will be benefic for all teachers in school and all learners, parents of students and the long-term, for local community. The project will create a new vision on teaching-learning-assessment, a reconsideration of the relationship teacher - student (the former being viewed as a partner in education) it will reduce the inter-cultural and inter-human prejudices and raise the quality of the teaching process. New electives will give a European integrative vision, they will improve relations between pupils, modern approaches will enrich inclusive working methods, and creativity and innovation will improve students' learning motivation and their willingness to participate in as many activities organized by the school in formal and informal frame. Reducing deviant behaviors, dropout tendencies and constructive resolution of conflict situations will be the result of using new strategies collaborative, student-centered strategies. New projects in partnership with local and international organizations, will support educational and vocational guidance to students with involved in the shaping of their personality, adapted to the needs of society and prepared for future access to the European labor market. In the long term, our school will become more attractive to students and parents, the prestige of the institution in the local community will be enhanced, other schools in the country and abroad will take over our European experience, practices and tested models that have worked and gave the expected outcome. The interest of teachers for participation in European collaborative activities will be increased, and, in time there will be emphasized the sense of belonging to the great European family, as active and responsible citizens.
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