The main aim of the Living Schools Lab project is to help Ministries of Education to showcase, upscale and mainstream innovative use of ICT in both primary and secondary schools. To this end, the project will create a sustainable, growing network of primary and secondary schools, based around regional clusters, that showcase and share best practice and ways to successfully embed the use of technology in teaching and learning (T&L) across the whole school.
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Living Schools Lab - general presentation - March2013
Introduction Co-ordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN) 14 partners including 12 Ministries of Education Supported by the European Commission’s FP7 (Coordination and Support Action) A two-year project started in October 2012 3
What is the LSL project about? Working with schools to create a sustainable and growing network of primary and secondary schools to showcase and demonstrate innovative use of ICT Working with practitioners to document and explore ways to upscale and mainstream practice across schools. Provides added value to schools through • connecting to existing practice • enabling the exploration of new learning scenarios • exploring pedagogical approaches • building capacity for professional development 4
What will the project provide? Scaling-up good practice involving ICT Observation of practice Validation and change services to EC management projects and industry A whole processes partners school approach to teaching & Professional Building a development pan-European learning opportunities community of for teachers practice Action research opportunities 5
The LSL network Scaling-up good practice involving ICT The LSL schools: • Advanced Schools (AS): technology embedded in T&L across the whole school. • Advanced Practitioner Schools (AP): technology only partially embedded within the school. The schools form regional hubs to demonstrate and share good practices and to support the AP with their plans to scale up innovative use of ICT across the whole school. Year 1: restricted participation • 24 AS from 12 countries (one primary + one secondary) • 60 AP from 12 countries (two primary + three secondary) Year 2: growing the network through different models, open to more schools 6
Collaborative School Building a pan- EuropeanDevelopment community of practice Professional development opportunities for teachers Community of Practice: • From the regional hubs to pan-European platform (online) • To create a dynamic and self-sustaining community with schools and teachers showcasing and demonstrating practice • Advanced Schools lead exchange on specific themes they have chosen to develop during the project Continuing Professional Development: • Offering tools and skills for professional development • Online/offline training: webinars, Learning Labs, workshops • Run by experts at a pan-European/National/School/Teacher level 8
Validation and Validation services to EC projects andaction research industry partners Action research opportunities Important part of developing the sustainability of the project Validation service: • Offering a LSL validation service to other FP7 projects, ICT start-ups and industry • Opportunities for LSL schools to benefit from these partnerships beyond the LSL project life-cycle • The validation framework will be created through consultation with the schools and research during the project • The organisations interested in using the validation network, can join the LSL project as Associate Partners 9
Documentation of Observation of practice andpractice change management processes Focus on observing and documenting innovative practice involving ICT use in AS and AP Including: • an audit of ICT implementation and use in the selected schools • telephone interviews with practitioners and head teachers • observation visits with schools • workshops with schools • schools themselves providing case study material and short videos. Particular focus on the change management processes that have enabled schools to successfully mainstream best practices and develop whole school approaches to ICT implementation. Building capacity in schools. 10
How to join? For schools: The LSL network will be open to new schools from Nov 2013 forward For organisations – through the Associate Partner scheme: • Ministries of Education and Regional Authorities wanting to bring schools into the LSL network; • FP7 projects, ICT vendors (including start-ups) wanting to become part of the LSL network through the validation service; • Universities, research organisations, wider education community wanting to share in the research and outcomes of the project. • The Associate Partners need to have the commitment and resources to support and build the on-going sustainability of the LSL. Register your interest at http://lsl.eun.org 12
Project partners European Schoolnet (EUN), BE Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus (MoEC), CY University of Wolverhampton (UoW), UK Dům zahraničních služeb (DZS), CZ Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique Bundesministerium für CNDP, FR Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BMUKK), AT Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e GO! Onderwijs van de Vlaamse Ricerca Educativa (INDIRE), IT Gemeenschap (GO!), BE Svietimo Informaciniu Department of Education and technologiju Centras Valstybes Skills (DES), IE Biudzetine Istaiga (ITC), LT Norwegian Centre for ICT in Ministerio da Educaçao e Education (NCIE), NO Ciencia (DGE), PT The Finnish National Board of National Foundation for Education (FNBE), FI Educational Research (NFER), UK 13
Thank youweb http://lsl.eun.orgemail email@example.com The work presented in this presentation is partially supported by the European Commission’s FP7 programme – project Living Schools Lab (Grant agreement Nº 317587). The content of this presentation is the sole responsibility of the consortium members and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission and the Commission is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained herein.