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Professional development of TTO teachers.
Start date: Aug 1, 2014, End date: Jun 1, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our bilingual (TTO)school aims to embed the European and global dimension within the school's curriculum. Engaging pupils and staff to celebrate their own cultural identity to foster respect for the cultures of others. We aim to prepare our pupils and staff for life in a diverse global society. To do this, we wish to work with European partners to achieve our educational goals. To reach these goals, our teachers will visit European partnerschools to take part in a 'job shadowing' program, which implies that they follow their collegue in one of our partnerschools during their work, thus learning from their experience. We assume that staff who have been immersed in education in an other European school will have aquiered (or enhanced) their European perspective, as well as plans and ideas about how to archieve European awareness in our pupils. Also will we attend the European Studies Program planning conferences in 2015 and 2016 in order to achieve the indicated goals Staff involved in any training activity will share the learning and experience with colleagues during staff training sessions. All staff will be expected to attend these sessions. The result of this will be that trough our staff the attainment levels of pupils will be improved through the development of global skills and competences. Our partner schools have proven to be reliable partners in previous European projects our school was involved in. Furtermore, they are interested to share their knowlegde and skills in regarding to our needs as well as in what we have to offer. The participants are language teachers, TTO teachers and non bilingual teachers. Those teachers who have not had the opportunity to attend a study visit will take part in this project. All TTO teachers need to be trained on a regular basis in order to meet the requirements of our national agency. The learning objectives are knowledge about Europe and the wider world, cross-cultural communication and collaborating skills, awareness of European and global perspectives, bilingual teaching skills and EIO competences. Intercultural competence is a major skill that plays a vital role in modern foreign language- teaching and thus should be improved, language skills (target language) should be refined. The teacher´s digital competences and language skills should be strenghtened and the interest and motivation for foreign language learning should be increased. The administrative abilities shall be strengthened, widened and improved. The organisation at school will be monitored by the internationalisation coordinator and the TTO coordinatior. They are also resonsible for both the evaluation and dessimination of the results of the project, during and afterwards. Dessimination of the results and good practices will be done on a local, national and international level. Long term benefit: The gained knowledge, experience and hopefully benefits will have an influence in the teachers behaviour, reaching and using a better intercultural standard of teaching methods within an improved curriculum..
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