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Start date: Jul 1, 2016, End date: Jun 30, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Elementary School of Neo Chorio is a school unit based in Neo Chorio of Apokoronas, approximately 25kms southeast of Chania. It covers an area which includes 9 villages most of which are semi-mountainous. The school capacity is 94 pupils, aged 6 to 12 allocated in 7 departments. Around 12% of the pupils are foreigners from various countries (Albania, France, Germany). The school staff consists of 16 teachers of various subjects. In the school, there are sufficient ICT facilities. In the past, the school unit has realized environmental projects in collaboration with the Environmental Education Centre of Vamos, the Department of School Activities of the Primary Education Directorate of Chania and other organizations.The goals of the present plan are to enrich the teachers’ and the pupils’ skills on the ICT; to develop new tools on the teaching methodology through the ICT; to adopt new skills for the professional development of the teachers; to cultivate creative thinking and self-acting to pupils; to reinforce the interculturalism as well as the self-confidence in teachers and pupils; to establish cooperation among educators and pupils and strengthen the European orientation of the school through exchange of views, fine practices and through partnerships among school in EuropeFor the present plan the involved parts are the school principal and the teachers of the second and sixth grade. The principal is a teacher of 15 years in service in private and public school, holder of a postgraduate degree in General Education, with a good command of English (Level B2) and has received a certificate in ICT (level 1). The teacher of the 2nd grade has been serving for 14 years in public school of general, special and intercultural education. She holds a postgraduate degree in Special Education, she has a good command of English and French (Level B2) and she has attended successfully 4 levels of ICT. She has also attended a full semester in the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland as an Erasmus postgraduate exchange student. The teacher of 6th grade has been working in public schools for 8 years and has received a certificate in ICT (level 1). She has an excellent command of English (level C2).The activities of the participants in the educational programme include the following stages: a. preparation through studying informative materials which is to be sent, briefing of the staff board and the parents, contact with other participants of the programme, studying of the greek and English terminology related to ICT. b. attending the seven-day educational programme titled “Innovative actions for ICT based on work plans for cooperational teaching and learning” of Cervantes Training in Alcala de Henares in Spain.c. return to school and diffusion of knowledge and experience gained to the staff board and the local society by organizing seminars, applying ICT in the daily teaching practice, experience exchange with other school also participating in other relevant programmes, continuous updating of our school blog, networking of our school with European and international educational platforms, organizing interdisciplinary work sheets, presentation of the programme through social network webpages. The teachers, after realizing the project, will acquire new methodology tools and experiences, they will adopt a cooperative attitude in their daily work and will reinforce their self-confidence. The pupils will cultivate their creativity through ICT, they will develop their metagognitive skills, they will change their attitude towards learning, they will come in contact with pupils from the rest of Europe and they will gradually form a much fuller personal identity which is not confined within the native language and the land of origin but expands to new experiences, interests and cooperation. The school will gain skills and experience through interaction with other European programmes and it will obtain prestige as an educational institution. The local society will receive the benefits from this opening-up to a wider society and the adoption of more effective learning methods. The European educational community will profit from a new active member, which is open to idea exchange, successful practices and cooperations of various forms, with a view to rising the educational level of pupils and teachers alike.

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