Erasmus+ KA1 project "Step into Future" in Primary School Strahoninec Croatia
The project deals with improving the quality of the school and preparing for the future by using ICT - new technologies for the benefit of the community development of digital competences, new teaching methods both in formal and informal learning and encouraging creativity of the teachers as well as the students. We want to motivate our students for learning and working, encourage their talents and innovation through creativity, so they gain some basic knowledge, skills and competencies. Through the project we will nurture tolerance, interculturality, social inclusion and positive attitudes towards living in the EU community as active members of society. We will accomplish this by sending 8 teachers to professional development courses and job shadowing in Europe.
The main aims of the project are improving the key competencies and skills of teachers and students through life-long learning, modernisation of school through new teaching methods and ICT tools for classes, as well as internationalisation and improving school quality, teaching, methods and nurturing creativity.
Both teachers of upper and lower primary will participate in the courses and job shadowing and the topics they will deal with are informal education in school, methods for empowering the learining of students and ICT based classes (France), learning assessment, creative and diverse methods for education in 21st century (Iceland), teaching languages more creatively with coding and tablets (Malta) and job shadowing in Poland. The results of the professional development will be seen in making of new curricula of school subjects and school curriculum, as well as in making of new materials that will be available on the web. In regular lessons this means that most of the teachers will use the new knowledge from ICT to modernise their classes and make them more interesting and approachable to students.
The dissemination will be at local, regional, national and international level, after each mobility and in the end of the evaluation of the finalized project. We are going to use various media for dissemination, from newspapers, peer-reviewed magazines, to internet pages. The evaluation of the project is going to show whether the goals are accomplished successfully and if the school has the better quality, which will be shown in the next school year.