Improve the teaching quality and learning outcome..
Improve the teaching quality and learning outcomes of our school by European professionalization and enhance school's efficiency by revising and strengthening teachers' profiles.
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: May 31, 2017
Undoubtedly, European programs for Education have brought new standards in education and schools are trying to keep up with the technological evolution, modernization and quality assurance. The school needs to be part of these new European standards and improve its teaching quality and learning outcomes by European professionalization as well as enhance school's efficiency by revising and strengthening teachers' profiles.We selected the Eekhoutcentrum as an IST provider as it adapts its courses to the needs of the participants. The courses offered by the Eekhoutcentrum fit our needs and we are certain that the selected courses will bring a European dimension that will offer new insights, new solutions for our daily practice, educational quality, diversity and better teaching. Schools taking part in such international courses will gain valuable experiences and competences such as improved competence of the use of colloquial English, improved use of ICT, improved knowledge of other European educational systems, improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries resulting in a better understanding and respect and use of working methods of cooperative learning to have more effective meetings.Specifically, we chos the courses "Education for tomorrow", "Leading schools into the future" and "Finnish lessons for European schools" course can help participants to learn about the Finnish approach to educational change. They can also learn about the impact of quality development, professionalization and the effects on learning output as well as the fieldwork in schools and classrooms to achieve high learning outcomes. All above courses have main purpose the improvement of the teaching quality by European professionalization and the enhancement of school's efficiency by revising and strengthening teachers' profiles.As mentioned before the headmistress in collaboation with the rest teaching staff have reached democratically to the conclusion that two members of the school unit should participate: the headmistress Mrs Marianna Andreou, and the teacher-ICT counselor Mrs Doxa Savva. The reason why these two participants have been selected is because of their profiles and needs that meet the school's professionalization plan. Their selection was made democratically and took in account the current situation and planned situation of the school and staff. They will represent our school with professionalism and contribute to the improvement of the school. They are capable to bring forward the desired outputs and their participation will improve the teaching quality and learning outcomes of our school by European professionalization and enhance school's efficiency by revising and strengthening teachers' profiles.Some of the main activities regarding the courses have already been done. More specifically, communication within our team on the application and the possible courses has been completed and the teaching staff of our school has decided to choose three of the courses offered by the international in-service training organization Eekhoutcentrum (PIC 947859169) that meet our needs and will help achieve the goals initially set. During and after the courses both participants in cooperation with the rest staff will perform several evaluations in order to examine the milestone of achievement of our professionalization and quality plan. They will also make sure that all ideas, approaches and courses' content will be evaluated and implemented. Before, during and after the courses, school's participant team will monitor the progress of the school's management.Undoubtedly, taking part in the European courses mentioned above will have a major impact on ourselves as participants and the school we represent. This impact is needed to fulfill our school's needs identified in the European Development Plan, the overall improvement of the teaching quality and learning outcomes of our school by European professionalization and enhancement of school's efficiency by revising and strengthening teachers' profiles. The courses will broaden our personal horizon, opening our minds towards international cooperation and contacts, multiculturalism and foreign languages. They will improve our knowledge and skills on quality and quality development of our school. They will also improve the teaching-and learning, school's organization and teachers' and students' competences.
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