Friday, 31 October 2014

Erasmus+

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The project partners

Santísima Trinidad School (Salamanca-Spain) -the coordinator of the project- is now fully engaged with the elaboration of an integrated plan to promote plurilingualism (Spanish, English, French and German) in our community within the framework of European objectives in this field. In parallel with this we are developing a Bilingual Programme (Spanish-English) that involves the teaching and learning of certain disciplines through the medium of these two languages. The school is also trying to garner a reputation of innovation for its creative education methods. For example our primary students have recently started using PLAYMOBIL toys, LEGO blocks and SCHLEICH animal figures in the classroom, where they are turning out a serious educational tool. In this way the students become very active in the learning process and they get to use their hands instead of just sitting behind their desks. But it’s not all about bricks and toys. Our secondary students have just started the path of inquiry-based learning through the organization of a Science Fair. Moreover children’s literature in English is a customary didactic tool in our EFL classes for primary students since authentic materials are highly appraised by our teachers. 


The other four project partners are:

Ynystawe Primary School (Swansea - United Kingdom)


Erich Kästner Grundschule (Gera - Germany)


Społeczna Szkoła Podstawowa (Byalistok - Poland)


Institution Sainte-Thérèse Les Cordeliers (Clermont-Ferrand - France)


I.C.S. Ignoto Militi (Saronno - Italy)

The European's Teacher Toolkit


CREATING TOMORROW'S SCHOOLS TODAY is a project whose main aim is to compile a multidisciplinary and multilevel EUROPEAN TEACHER'S TOOLKIT packed with didactic resources and practical classroom strategies that will enable European teachers to cope with the following needs:

- teaching foreign languages and other subjects employing PLAYMOBIL, LEGO and SCHLEICH toys, which are top favourite ones among European kids
- meeting the demands of different learning styles
- stimulating their own creativity
- adding spice to their teaching
- challenging the gifted and the disruptive students
- developing thinking skills
- embeding study skills
- delivering citizenship
- creating true independence
- improving the quality and efficiency of education
- integrating pupils with special needs

Therefore the rationale of this project is to make European teachers aware that we should be as concerned with HOW we teach as we traditionally have been concerned with WHAT we teach. 

The above mentioned didactic resources and practical classroom strategies will be shared online and during the scheduled six transnational project meetings so that they can be tested later by project participants and eventually classified both in levels and disciplines by the Coordinator of the project. The final step would be the compilation of the resultant good practices in the Blog of the Project (The European Teacher's Toolkit), which will be open to all the teachers around Europe through the following link: http://www.creatingtomorrowschoolstoday.blogspot.com