Connecting Classrooms - Sustainability: Maintaining the Momentum

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Presentation made in Connecting Classrooms Seminar about "RETHINKING EUROPEAN SCHOOLS FOR THE FUTURE”

18 – 19 MARCH 2013 | LISBON, PORTUGAL
Presentation made by Álvaro Almeida Santos – Headmaster from Escola Secundária Dr. Joaquim Gomes Ferreira Alves
Teresa Lacerda – Coordinator from ENA Cluster
Mário Peixoto – Young Leader from Agrupamento de Escolas de Póvoa de Lanhoso

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Connecting Classrooms - Sustainability: Maintaining the Momentum

  1. 1. “RETHINKING EUROPEAN SCHOOLS FOR THE FUTURE” 18 – 19 MARCH 2013 | LISBON, PORTUGALSUSTAINABILITY: MAINTAINING THE MOMENTUMÁlvaro Almeida Santos – Headmaster from Escola Secundária Dr. Joaquim Gomes Ferreira AlvesTeresa Lacerda – Coordinator from ENA ClusterMário Peixoto – Young Leader from Agrupamento de Escolas de Póvoa de Lanhoso
  2. 2. A VIEW AND A VISION: THE HEART OF A HEAD Álvaro Almeida Santos
  3. 3. A view and a vision: the heart of a head It matters to learn for life, for work, for your success in society, for your personal fulfilment. 19 March 2013
  4. 4. A view and a vision: the heart of a head Social and civic competences; Cultural awareness. Governance of schools and, with it, leadership usually display varying tensions as those between “diversity of provision and social equity”, “competition and collaboration”. 19 March 2013
  5. 5. A view and a vision: the heart of a head Schools are the keystone not only for formal but also to encourage and provide broader learning tools for informal learning. “adaptive expertise” or “adaptive competence”  Critical thinking, flexible problem-solving, and the transfer of skills and use of knowledge acquired in one situation to address problems arising in new situations.  Ability to cooperate is a valuable outcome in its own right and needs to be fostered, quite apart from its impact on measured achievement outcomes. 19 March 2013
  6. 6. A view and a vision: the heart of a head  We see pupil achievement as having behavioural, academic, personal, social and emotional dimensions. 19 March 2013
  7. 7. A view and a vision: the heart of a headConnecting classrooms Interchangeable knowledgeshared vision for inclusion and diversity multidisciplinary learning in a sustained network learn to be 19 March 2013
  8. 8. A view and a vision: the heart of a head When we connect learners and schools we are… • …learning from one another; • …learning with one another; • …learning on behalf of 19 March 2013
  9. 9. A view and a vision: the heart of a headThis is the right time to think the Project in a light of Educational sustainability:Complex, continuous, and consistent improvement not only for a school or a singleorganization, but providing benefits for others, at the moment and in the future. 19 March 2013
  10. 10. HOW CAN WE GET THE CC SUSTAINABILITY? ?Teresa Lacerda (teresalacerda@hotmail.com)
  11. 11. Main idea…These partnerships bring aninternational dimension toyoung peoples learning, improvetheir knowledge and understanding of othercultures and prepare them for life and workas global citizens. Why is CC different? 19 March 2013
  12. 12. Why is CC different? 19 March 2013
  13. 13. First golden rule…Involving the team… • Establish different levels of coordination. • Present the project to the teachers and explain its purpose. • Give each school the flexibility to organize their teams and subjects • Create a strong team spirit - Fostering ties between partnersIt’s easier to get people involved whenwe are transparent… 19 March 2013
  14. 14. Second golden rule…Teachers training… Inclusion and diversity Management of projects in English language eTwinning platform Collaboration tools Blog Wiki Forum Content tools Images Files Web 19 March 2013
  15. 15. Third golden rule…Students training… 19 March 2013
  16. 16. Fourth golden rule…Curriculum work • Integrate the subject of the project in the curriculum. • Promote the collaborative and multidisciplinary work. • Balance between knowledge and action.…And… with these it is possible to: • Promote a citizenship awareness on a global scale 19 March 2013
  17. 17. Fifth golden rule…Collaborative work Common activities developed in all schools 19 March 2013
  18. 18. Fifth golden rule…Collaborative work Share knowledge - Publications made together http://issuu.com/enacc/docs 19 March 2013
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  21. 21. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | GOLDEN RULESWe need to…1. Open mind to new challenges2. Understand the importance of long life learning3. Time in the school timetable (the teachers and students) to plan and implement the activities4. Support by the School Directions5. Support by the Ministry of Education / Policy Makers 19 March 2013
  22. 22. I really hope the policymakers can hear us so thatthese projects can happen inour schools in the future! 19 March 2013
  23. 23. CHECK ALL THE PEOPLE…José Soares & Rui RodriguesAgrupamento de Escolas de Póvoa de LanhosoIn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6QKCFvdz8M&feature=youtu.be
  24. 24. STUDENT VOICEMário Peixoto
  25. 25. Young leaders training, 2011 19 March 2013
  26. 26. Meeting in London, 2011 19 March 2013
  27. 27. Meeting in London, 2011 19 March 2013
  28. 28. Anti-bullying activity,2012 19 March 2013
  29. 29. Meeting at Bentley Wood School 2012 19 March 2013
  30. 30. Human cloning… 19 March 2013
  31. 31. Solidarity… © João Paulo Pereira, P20 19 March 2013
  32. 32. Marathon Reading Day for Peace 19 March 2013
  33. 33. Our assembly… 19 March 2013
  34. 34. Enhancing connections 19 March 2013
  35. 35. Enhancing connections We have to keep on building brick by brick to get Connecting classrooms into sustainability 19 March 2013
  36. 36. For me Connecting Classrooms…… is the key to improve anddevelop new skills…… allowed me to understandbetter and practise globalcitizenship! 19 March 2013

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