eTwinning Proyect – Course 2010/2011 Milano, Italy) Scuola dell’Infanzia Opera (Noverasco di Opera, Milano, Italy) Colegio de Educación Infantil y Primaria Tremañes (Xixón, Asturies, Spain) Spain) Europe: Reading is also the FutureTitle: itle: Europa: La Lettura è anche il Futuro Europa: La Lectura también es el FuturoLogo:
Scuola dell’Infanzia Opera – Noverasco di Opera Country: Country: Italy (Milano) schools:Participating schools: Colegio de Educación Infantil y Primaria Spain Country: Country: Tremañes – Xixón (Asturies)Participating Tiziana Cippitelli Nursery school teacher - 5 yearsteachers: Scuola dell’Infanzia Opera – e-mail: Noverasco di Opera (Milano) email@example.com Nursery school teacher - 4 years Valeria Giacomelli e-mail: Scuola dell’Infanzia Opera – firstname.lastname@example.org Noverasco di Opera (Milano) Emily Lewis English Teacher Scuola dell’Infanzia Opera – e-mail: Noverasco di Opera (Milano) email@example.com Graciela Peña Suárez Music Teacher CEIP Tremañes – Xixón e-mail: (Asturies) firstname.lastname@example.org Mª Luz Pérez Rodríguez Nursery support teacher CEIP Tremañes – Xixón e-mail: (Asturies) email@example.com Lucía Prida Cueto English Teacher CEIP Tremañes – Xixón e-mail: (Asturies) firstname.lastname@example.org Patrizia Ruggeri Nursery school teacher - 5 years Scuola dell’Infanzia Opera – e-mail: Noverasco di Opera (Milano) email@example.com
Nursery school teacher - 4 years Mariano Suárez Rodríguez e-mail: CEIP Temañes – Xixón (Asturies) firstname.lastname@example.org Mª Teresa Vicente Loredo Nursery school teacher - 5 years CEIP Tremañes – Xixón e-mail: (Asturies) email@example.comDuration:Duration: tion September 2010 to July 2011 • Scuola dellInfanzia Opera – 4 years classroom (20 children) and 5 years classroom (20 children) of Nursery school. Second Cycle ofCourses: ourses: Nursery Age: Age: • CEIP Tremañes - 4 years classroom (16 children), 5 years classroom (13 children) of Nursery. Musical collaboration with the class of 6th year of Primary Education (10 children). • English languages:Proyect languages: • Spanish • Italian • Project for the creation of a childrens campaign in order to topic:Proyect topic: encourage reading in the European and collaborative development of a creative writing workshop. The eTwinning project attempts to link the main symbols of the European Union1 (flag, anthem and motto) with the ideas of reading and future of the European project.PromotionPromotion of The European Union flag2 has been an inspiration to create the logo ofEuropean dimension: the project, in which the twelve official stars are replaced by yellow figures of a girl who reads. The European Union anthem3 is played with flute by a group of students of the 6th year of Primary Education, with accompaniment to the videos of their younger colleagues. 1 http://europa.eu/abc/symbols/index_es.htm 2 http://europa.eu/abc/symbols/emblem/download_es.htm
Also, the motto of the European Union4 ("United in diversity") has influenced on the conception of this project, this motto expresses how the diversity of cultures, traditions and languages of Europe is its greatest asset. And, as you have seen below, inspired the choice of the phrase that encapsulates the philosophy of this eTwinning project, reading relating to the recognition of the value of diversity and collective future guarantees. "WE ARE READING THROUGH ALL CONTEMPORARY MEN AND CITIZENS OF ALL COUNTRIES" [Ode, XV, à lAcadémie française] Antoine Houdar de La Motte (1672-1731), french writer and playwright.The philosophy of ourproject in onesentence:sentence: There are various ways for the citizens of Europe to feel part of the same future. But we are convinced that one of these clear, direct, rewarding, inspiring, engaging and liberating roads is reading. And the children of our schools, book lovers and school library lovers are the best representatives of that message with this eTwinning project: Europe: Reading is also the Future. Europa: La Lettura è anche il Futuro. Europa: La Lectura también es el Futuro. description:Proyect description: 3 http://europa.eu/abc/symbols/anthem/index_es.htm 4 http://europa.eu/abc/symbols/motto/index_es.htm
• Type of e-Twinning project: Twinning of two schools, nine teachers, four groups of students of Nursery Education and a group of students of the 6th of Primary Education. • Two schools with Nursery students and the musical collaboration of the 6th year of Primary Education, cooperate in the design and creation of a childrens campaign to encourage reading in Europe, the development of a collaborative, creative and literary workshop and the maintenance of a blog about books for children. Both schools share their friendship and exchange ideas, creations, resources and methods, using the Information, Communication and Technology. The students interact around reading, creative writing and ICT. • Work to enhance the teaching-learning processes themselves aware of developments in other European schools. • Become familiar with the use of other European languages, getting the primacy of the exchange of information and education about language barriers. • Use Information Communication and Technologies in the teaching-learning processes, as well as school collaboration and educational exchange. • Encourage interdisciplinary work of teacher teams and collaboration of students of different ages in achieving shared goals. • Exchange experiences, knowledge and educational resources related to childrens literature, the initiation literate, the schoolObjectives:Objectives: library and encourage reading. • Promote self-esteem in our students through belief in the creative potential of their ideas and their social utility. • Strengthen the role of literature, books and reading in the range of interests and values of our students. • Provide new experiences to our students in order to expand their literary creative skills. • Helping our students to know the cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe and everything European people have in common. • Expand and strengthen the positive attitudes of our educational communities to the book and reading. • Continue to blog "We talk about Childrens Literature - Hablamos de Literatura Infantil – Parliamo di Literatura Infantile" (http://infantiltremanes.wordpress.com). • Design and creation of a childrens campaign to encourageContentContents: reading at the European level. • Development of a collaborative, creative and literary writing workshop.
• Maintaining the blog "We talk about Childrens Literature – Hablamos de Literatura Infantil – Parliamo di Literatura Infantile" (http://infantiltremanes.wordpress.com). PHASE 1 Project design and negotiation, the drafting of its programming. Presentation of students and teachers involved in the project. Activities: Activities Groups of children are established correspondents across classrooms in the same age: • Each of the 13 children of 5 years of Tremañes is assigned a correspondent or two of the 20 children of the same age in Noverasco. • Each of the 16 children of 4 years of Tremañes is assigned to a correspondent or two of the 20 children of the same age in Noverasco. The presentation work will consist of photo sharing, PowerPoint presentations, videos or games presentation. Each school will decide the way to report. Using a video-chat program (Windows Live Messenger, Skype or similar), the children will take a virtual meeting with correspondents filing their age.Activities:Activities: ties In the TwinSpace folders will be created for each pair or small group of correspondents, as a virtual classroom. In those folders are arranged materials generated by students in order to introduce themselves to their correspondents. PHASE 2 Exchange of a gift package. Activities: Exchange, by mail, a package of surprise gifts for reporters. The package will contain sweets and a bookmark for each child. PHASE 3 3.1. Development of the advertising campaign for reading in Europe. 3.2. Collaborative writing of a story. Activities: Activities 3.1. Development of the advertising campaign for reading in Europe Children will develop this part of the project in collaboration with fellow
correspondents who have been assigned, forming thus couples or smallgroups.Each child will decide a reason why its important to read or a reasonwhy he enjoys the books, expressing it in a short sentence. If twochildren share the same correspondent, the two together will decide asentence.Each child will send your idea about reading and your photo to itscorrespondent or correspondents. So in each school will work with theideas of the correspondents, so accustomed to using the ideas of others,respected, valued and caregivers.Each idea will be prepared with two tasks:First task:There will be a small sign photo with each child and the idea of his/hercorrespondent, photographing each one while holding in his/her handsthe picture of his/her correspondent. A comic balloon will be addedtothe photos with the text of the idea of the correspondent. At thediscretion of teachers, children may participate as their literatecapacities in the writing of texts. All posters will have an agreed format(size, titles, logos ...). These posters will be published as image files inJPEG format will be three versions of each, with texts in English, Italianand Spanish.Second task:Some interventions will be videotaped exposing the idea of thecorrespondents, while holding in hand his/her photographs. Criteria willbe agreed upon in advance minimum technical and aestheticdevelopment of these videos. Children will have a European symbol intheir hands (eTwinning logo, yellow stars representing the European flag...) or a background of European flag. Each school will record the videosin your language (Spanish or Italian) and all will be subtitled in English.As the music video, the students of 6th year of Primary Education fromTremañes School will interprete with flute the "Ode to Joy", recognizedas the anthem of the European Union since 1972. This piece is the lastmovement of the Ninth Symphony composed in 1823 by Ludwig vanBeethoven playing music to the poem "Ode to Joy" written by Friedrichvon Schiller in 1785 and expressing the idealistic vision of humankind asbrothers.3.2. Collaborative writing of a storyFirst task:Each class will work with the classroom correspondent of the same ageto write a story together. To do so we will practice creative techniqueknown as "Bit-tales." It consists of having 112 suggestive images (33characters, 18 views, 8 animals, 10 vehicles, 43 different everydayobjects). Of those images have to choose between the two classes
correspondents, 2 figures, 1 landscape, 1 animal, 1 car and 2 objects.These 7 selected images must appear in the storyline. A class begins thestory and sends to his correspondents, it continues and returns it, theclass that the story began preparing two alternate endings and the otherclass decides on the final and proposed a title for the story.Second task:Each school children draw the story. In his drawings he writes the textwith a computer, doing an Italian version and a version in Spanish.Children can participate, according to their literate abilities, to writetexts on their computer in their language. Prepare a digital book(Camalea, Slide, Issuu ...) and it is exposed on the Internet.PHASE 4 4.1. Presentation of campaign materials in schools and in Internet. 4.2. Farewell correspondents. 4.3. Final assessment of the project.Activities:Activities4.1. Presentation of campaign materials in schools, at public libraries andonlineAll materials developed (video, posters, stories) are exposed on the blogpresentádolo as a collaborative campaign in favour of reading in Europe.Each school will print the posters in their language and exposes them intheir facilities so they can be seen throughout the school community andgenerate a call for reading.Also managed an exhibition of these materials in the Municipal Library ofOpera (Opera, Milano) and the Municipal Library of the Ateneo de LaCalzada (Xixón, Asturies).4.2. Farewell correspondentsUsing a video-chat program (Windows Live Messenger, Skype or similar),kids will have a virtual meeting farewell to correspondents of their age.4.3. Final assessment of the projectThrough a final report of the project, is collected an analysis ofcompliance with the objectives, the use of ICTs, student participation,the views of students and families, etc.PHASE 5Maintenance of the blog "We talk about Childrens Literature –Hablamos de Literatura Infantil – Parliamo di Literatura Infantile" • The project will continue in the blog "We talk about Childrens Literature – Hablamos de Literatura Infantil – Parliamo di
Literatura Infantile" (http://infantiltremanes.wordpress.com), offering him the information, project materials and information and experiences related to Childrens Literature The introduction to literacy, school library and encourage reading. Phase 1 Project design and negotiation, the drafting of its programming. Timing: September / October 2010. Presentation of students and teachers involved in the project. Timing: October and November 2010. Phase 2 Exchange of a gift package. Timing: November and December 2010. Phase 3 3.1. Development of the advertising campaign for reading in Europe schedule:Time schedule: 3.2. Collaborative writing a story Timing: January to May 2011. Phase 4 4.1. Presentation of campaign materials in schools and in the network 4.2. Farewell correspondents 4.3. Final assessment of the project Timing: June 2011. Phase 5 Maintenance of the blog "We talk about Childrens Literature – Hablamos de Literatura Infantil – Parliamo di Literatura Infantile" (http://infantiltremanes.wordpress.com) Timing: Ongoing.ExpectedExpected results or tangible tangible • Presentation materials for mutual knowledge of the (Pageproducts: (Page Web, correspondents (photos, slide shows, games ...).videos, posters ...) • Promotional posters reading (JPEG format). • Video to promote reading (WMV format).
• Stories created collaboratively as part of a literary workshop (e-book format). • Anthem of the European Union recorded flute by a school group (audio format MP3, WMV video format). • Blog where materials are produced and collected during the project. • Computer Rooms schools. • Personal Computers teachers. • Scanner. Hardware • Digital photo camera. • Digital video camera. • Printer. • CD/DVD recorder. • Webcam • Word processing (Word) • Design programs (Publisher, Paint) • Programs audiovisules presentations (PowerPoint, Windows Movie Maker)Technology ResourcesNeeded: • Treatment programs (Photoshop, Software Microsoft Office Picture Manager) • Programs for file compression (WinZip, WinRar) • Multimedia player (Windows Media, Audacity) • Internet browsing programs (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer) • Layout Tools digital books (Camalea, Slide, Issuu ...) • Email Communication • Videoconferencing (Windows Live tools Messenger, Skype...) • Blog