European Digital School: efficient integration of ..
European Digital School: efficient integration of ICT in schools
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
The ICT provision and use in European schools is improving but several obstacles remain.
> Firstly, teachers still believe that insufficient ICT equipment is the biggest obstacle to ICT use in many countries.
> Secondly, whilst teachers are using ICT for preparing classes, ICT use in the classroom for learning is infrequent. Teacher training in ICT is rarely compulsory and most teachers devote spare time to private study.
> Thirdly, students and teachers have the highest use of ICT and ICT learning-based activities when schools combine policies on ICT integration in teaching and learning. However, most schools do not have such an overarching policy.
Despite the fact that having access and positive attitudes towards implementing ICT into their teaching and learning, teachers often find this difficult and require on-going support - not only technical but also pedagogical.
PG Teachers’ competences are high, PG have started to implement new technologies example usage of tablets, computers, Social Network, webs and learning systems, digital measurement devices and other about 3-4 years, but the results are that only those who are interested are participating, but not all the time. PG have good ICT teachers group that supports students in e-learning, using robotics and coding, but it is not enough to launch the digital turn in the right way. In our primary level we have made major steps to force tablets use in every class once a week, so we have some results of teachers starting to become familiar to use mobile technology. PG do every year surveys to understand the development and recent years the changes has been promising that staff is now ready to move more international and cherishing the e-learning filed with students not only using it themselves.
Enhance the key competences and skills on ICT and learning performance of young people attending schools in Tallin area
Foster quality improvements, innovation excellence and internationalisation at the level of education institutions.
To acquire and to improve new competences of teachers and other educational staff linked in ICT. Contributing to the creation of a more modern, dynamic and professional environment inside PG; ready to integrate good practices and new methods into daily activities, planning strategically the professional development of their staff in relation to individual needs and organisational objectives.
Increase the capacity of PG to operate at EU level
The project has set up a training programme of 4 seminars (55 hours each) to be held in Seville, focus on ICT integration in school management and education activity. For the PG staff, seminars activities participants will be 10 staff member of the School.
Each seminars will be follow by an activity in which participants will experiment best practices discussed in the seminars with their colleagues and students. The activity to carry out will be decide with Inercia Digital and PG tutors help (duration at least of 1 month). At the end of the activity participants will report the benefits and problems carrying out such tasks.
The project main impact for PG will be:
- Elaborated a LONG TERM ICT STRATEGY, and a positive attitude towards ICT;
- improved quality of the use of ICT in management, preparation, techniques, strategies and teaching resources for teaching activities;
- ICT integrated in the school curriculum;
- gained commitment to ongoing professional development in ICT, teachers informed of courses in professional development, as well as offered general support;
- increased capacity for operating at EU/international level: improved management skills and internationalisation strategies;
- gained a more modern, dynamic, committed and professional environment inside the organisation: ready to integrate good practices and new methods into daily activities;
- school more open to synergies with organisations active in different educational fields;
In a EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE the project impact positively on several aspects in accordance to its dimension:
- it enhance digital competences students filling the lack of ICT skills;
- dissemination activities improve awareness of ICT integration issue in educational to spread the usefulness of such training program for education staff among:
*stakeholders (schools, digital companies, European training organizations, local and national agencies or authorities in charge of education etc.);
*citizens (local communities and European community - press, social network, website, dissemination activities);
The potential long term benefit of the project is the acquisition by the PG School community (Staff, management, teachers, students) of all the basic skills to improve an efficient ICT policy inside its organization, and start participating in local and european programme/project in ICT for the specific target of its students, becoming a a local and regional point of reference in this sector.
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