What are they?• They are training and educational innovation servicesand advice centres for teachers and schools.• They have been set up in response to the educationalsystem’s needs, especially social demands.• They exclusively serve non-university levels of teaching.• They are made up of 307 people.
Types of Berritzegune• 18 local Berritzegunes spread throughout the territory ofthe Autonomous Community. They meet the needs ofthe teachers and schools from each area.• 1 Central Berritzegune. It supports the Department ofEducation and the local Berritzegunes.
Functions of the AreaBerritzegunesThe local Berritzegunes perform their functions in threefields:– Giving advice– Training– Innovation, Experimentation and Research
Giving advice• To the schools and teaching staff from their area.Especially in programmes driven by the BasqueGovernment’s Department of Education, Universities andResearch.• On the curriculum and its development, and on itsapplication by teachers.• On schools’ requests for teaching materials andpedagogical resources.
Training• According to the Priority Lines driven by the Departmentof Education.• In response to requests from teaching staff and thetraining needs brought up by schools.
Innovation,Experimentation and Research• Participating in disseminating the Department’sinnovation and experimentation plans in schools.• Creating, procuring, analyzing and disseminatingmaterials suitable for these functions.• Channelling the exchange of experiences amongstteaching staff members.
Functions of the CentralBerritzegune• Taking charge of developing the Department’scurriculum areas and Priority Lines.• Supporting the local Berritzegunes.• Preparing guidelines, sets of examples andmaterials for teacher training.• Collaborating with the Department’s managementby putting forward proposals, carrying out surveys,etc.• Participating in training activities related to theDepartment’s curriculum areas and Priority Lines.
Whom the AreaBerritzegunes report to• The Area Berritzegunes are, organically, part of the correspondingTerritorial Delegation and, functionally, they come under the Departmentof Education’s Directorate of Pedagogic Renewal.Basque Ministry of Education,Universities and ResearchOther Basque Deputy Ministers’ Offices:ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICESVOCATIONAL TRAINING AND LIFELONGLEARNINGUNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCHBASQUE DEPUTY MINISTEROF EDUCATION’S OFFICECABINET DIRECTOR’S OFFICEDIRECTORATE OF SCHOOLSDIRECTORATE OfEDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONOFFICE OF THE HEAD OFTERRITORIAL INNOVATIONBERRITZEGUNES
Distribution of theLocal Berritzegunesterritorial organization
Staff and organization of theLocal Berritzegunes• Managerial staff• Advisors for stages (Infants’, Primary and Secondary)• Advisors for SEN, Language Normalization and ICT• Secretarial staff and DocumentalistsThe number of advisors varies with the area
FunctionsMANAGERIALSTAFFCoordinating all the functioning of the Berritzegune andgiving advice direct to school heads.ADVISORS FOR STAGES General pedagogic and didactic aspects, meetingschools’ needs and responding to their requests.Participating in developing, monitoring and evaluatingprogrammes, offering the necessary advice for theirfunctioning.ADVISORS FOR ICTAND LANGUAGENORMALIZATIONADVISORS FORSPECIALEDUCATIONALNEEDSAssessing pupils with special educationalneeds, making psycho-pedagogicalevaluations and proposing schooling forthem, as well as advising their families.SECRETARIES – DOCUMENTALISTSReception and administration. Responsible for documentation and forlending it.
Staff and organization of theCentral Berritzegune• Managerial staff• Area advisors• Staff in charge of Priority Lines• Secretarial Staff/Documentalist
FunctionsMANAGERIALSTAFFManaging the whole functioning of the CentralBerritzegune and liaising with Territorial Heads ofPedagogic Renewal and with the Government’scentral services.AREA ADVISORS Promoting the necessary pedagogic activities torespond to the demands of the Department and of theArea Berritzegunes.Designing the programme, taking charge ofimplementing it, and co-ordinating the people who giveadvice on it in the Area Berritzegunes.SECRETARIAL STAFF - DOCUMENTALISTReception and administration.STAFF IN CHARGE OFPRIORITY LINES
Organization of the LocalBerritzegunes’ work (1)• Training activities• Awareness-raising and dissemination sessions• Courses• Seminars• Training modules
Organization of the localBerritzegunes’ work (2)• Advisory tasks• Giving referential advice in schools• Giving advice on processes• Giving advice in the sphere of special educationalneeds• Giving technical advice• Supporting innovation,experimentation and research projects• Managing resources in the sphere ofthe areas
Internal organization of theArea Berritzegunes (1)• The teachers’ assembly• Pedagogical committee• Special educational needs committee• Specific committees (Integrated Treatment ofLanguages, stages, programmes...)
Internal organization of theLocal Berritzegunes (2)BASIC WORKING TOOLS• From the Directorate of Innovation:• The Department’s Priority Lines• Annual guidelines on functioning• Academic year functioning instructions• Annual action plan• Annual report
Priority Lines of EducationalInnovation 2007-2010Principles which uphold them1. A school for all2. A better school.3. A school for the 21st century.
Priority Lines 2007-20101. A school for all1.1. Special Educational Needs1.2. Social and cultural diversityINTER-CULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME1.3. Equality and gender
Priority Lines 2007-20102. A better school2.1. Leadership and management processes“QUALITY IN EDUCATION” PROGRAMME2.2. Getting on well together, and theeducational community“EDUCATING FOR GETTING ON WELLTOGETHER, FOR PEACE AND FOR HUMANRIGHTS” PROGRAMME2.3. Quality of learning: success at school forallLEARNING COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME
Priority Lines 2007-20103. A school in the 21st century3.1. New curriculum and core skills3.2. New technologiesICT PROGRAMME3.3. European and Basque social framework3.4. LanguagesINTEGRATED TREATMENT OF LANGUAGESPROGRAMME3.5. Scientific education
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