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Šiuolaikinis Europos mokytojas ir pažangus ugdymas su IKT
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Modern European educators and teaching with ICT" was an Erasmus+ KA1 staff learning mobility project of Trakai r. Senieji Trakai A. Stelmachovski lower-secondary school in Lithuania. The project was administrated by the school's English language teacher, who is experienced in coordinating regional events, local and international projects. The main aim of this project was teachers' qualification development in the field of information and communication technology. Digital format, learning platforms, the variety of what Internet resources have to offer prompt educators to lifelong learning of ICT. Our pedagogues face the challenge of being able to effectively use ever changing and developing ICT tools. We seek, that our organization's education staff would be competent and skillful implementors of up to date IT in educational environment. During the time of the project four teachers of different subjects, such as physics, economics, English and Lithuanian language participated in various ICT skill's improvement teacher training courses across Europe. Two of the mobility delegates of our school, besides being teachers are also the Head teacher and the Deputy head teacher of our institution. Having the school administration among the mobility staff fostered usefulness of the experience as these individuals also integrate their acquired ICT knowledge and other improved skills in the process of school management. The summed up teacher training courses' content provided the representatives of our school with necessary ICT knowledge and practical skills spectrum, which they in their turn shared with other colleagues in the institution after returning from mobilities. During all stages of the project progress the ICT theory became practical experience through educational activity including the whole school's community with pedagogues, pupils and social partners. These activities involved ICT and other subjects integrated lessons, workshops, competitions and dissemination of project results. Another aspect of substantial importance was European level of the project. This education staff mobility ensured opportunity to meet and communicate with other European educators in lifelong learning principal educational realm. The organizers of the courses provided time for discussions and common assignments for European participants as well as time for non-formal fellowship. As a result, during mobilities a better understanding of education, teaching practice and policy in various countries in Europe was achieved. Cooperation with European colleagues, exchange of quality approaches to teaching in formal and extra-curriculum activities served as a stimulus to strengthen connections and build strategic partnerships. Before and during the mobilities our educators developed their English language skills. The educators acquired more fluency speaking on topics related to their profession with their profession peers. This also further opened possibilities to make use of more educational resources for which a more advanced level of English is required. Consequently, a higher qualification in terms of foreign language evolution gave rise to teachers' career. European mobility and all related project activity contributed to our school's strategic goals accomplishment at great extent. It stimulated innovative work of the teaching staff, improved educators motivation and ensured job satisfaction. Anticipated project's long term results were enhanced work quality of pedagogues, school's administration and more modern environment in the organization itself. Education process in school was distinguished by new ideas, methodology, equipped with ICT resources, English language fluency and European ties.

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