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Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our teacher training project is called PARRAINNOVA: "Innovation and Internationalization for a Creative School". It's a project born from the necessity for innovation inside the classroom, the need to adapt our teaching task to a new student profile that is evolving within generations , even more drastically in the last decades ,as a result of technological advances. Our team of teachers is determined to grow in their learning of new methodologies that provide a more dynamic and participating atmosphere in the classroom, where our students feel the need to learn and grow up in an education space without boundaries , thanks to technology. Regarding this, our aim is to continue growing as professionals in order to help our students grow in a more and more nearby world and to foster the necessity and stimulus towards learning both inside and outside school. Therefore, we have designed a project that allows us to learn about the latest teaching strategies such as : encouraging creativity in the class, task-based and cooperative learning, the flipped classroom, experimental outdoor learning, CLIL methodology,self-learning,TIC resources in and outside the class for learning purposes,education for the European citizenship and the promotion of international teacher training. Our project is designed to fulfil the training expectations of 10 teachers within two school- years , 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, with a total of 21 mobilities, 3 of which are job shadowing in our partner school "Katedralskole " in Ribe ( Denmark) in Music, and the rest are structured courses in different countries in Europe, such as France, UK, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Sweeden with prestigious organizing schools in the field of internationa teacher training . The applicants for these mobilities are 3 teachers form the department of Foreign Languages, 2 teachers from the department of History, 2 teachers from the department of Art , 2 teachers from the department of Music and 1 teacher from the department of Philosophy. They are all highly involved in their teaching area and have a great concern on the improvement of their teaching and professional contact skills in the European educational network. The results foreseen after having completed this project are a bigger dynamism in the class, a higher involvement of our students in the learning process and better academic results that neutralize the high percentage of school failure among schools in Spain and in our own school. The expectating impact among the candidates for these mobilities is to improve their teaching skills, their language competence in foreign languages and their professional contacts with other European schools, with whom we may set up links via e-twinning projects and school partnerships. The organising enities will also make a profit from the hosting of our teaching staff with a long and high qualified professional career, with whom they might exchange feedback and may enrich professional experience from both sides. Our direct audience, the students, will be the first ones to appreciate the benefits of our innovation and motivation regarding teaching skills, where learning becomes more focused on students themselves and the techer becomes an advisor and supervisor for their learning process. We intend to get a better student profile , with better ICT and foreign language skills. Our students will participate in a higher number of e-twinning projects which may enhance their learning further away from the classroom and will let them make contacts with other European students. Our students' families will also benefit from the impact of this overseas training through the potential student mobilities that may arise as a result from teachers contacts with other European teachers in the international school area; as it has previously happenwith our current partnership with Nordre Skole in Bramming ( Denmark), born from the initial contact of one of our teachers who took part in a former Comenius teacher training course in Dublin and then , met a Danish teacher, today, representative of our school partnership in Denmark. Families will see their international contacts grow through their hosting in students' exchanges where the may learn from their cult, tradition and lifestyle and sometimes get to know the whole family abroad or as a host, making friendship tights forever. The expectating impact in our school is to increase the number of CLIL subjects in our multilingual educational programme and also extend these CLIL sujects to a second foreign language. Also, we expect to augment the number and quality of our students as well as our educational offer in European school projects and innovative educational programmes. Finally, the local impact of this project consists of becoming a prestigious school centre in our city and county, known for its programmes on educational innovation and their international projects.
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