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  1. 1.   Connecting Classrooms Project Adelina Moura and Conceição Ribas Carlos Amarante High School - Braga, Portugal 17 th November 2011
  2. 2. Partnerships between clusters of schools in the UK and other schools around the world Learning collaboratively across borders in a cultural exchange opportunity Building mutual respect since you improve your knowledge and understanding of other cultures Preparing youngsters for life and work as global citizens. What is Connecting Classrooms? Working with peers from other cultures and communities, and learn.!
  3. 3. Who is in Connecting Classrooms?
  4. 4. Gather round a global online teacher community Use ICT tools to develop and sustain the partnerships Encourage students to work with their peers from other cultures and communities, enabling them to network with one another in a range of forums and to learn on collaborative curriculum projects using ICT tools, such as: WHAT DO SCHOOLS IN CONNECTING CLASSROOMS DO?
  5. 5. What are Connecting Classrooms Project strengths ? <ul><li>Web 2.0 tools boost students’ ego and make the learning process truly engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Development of interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of English/ Literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enlargement of pedagogical, ICT ; and communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about the structures and processes of the education system in the partner countries </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining planning and management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Refinement of leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Updating teaching methods and techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural diversity awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Schools get a positive image within the local community </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of the physical environment of the schools </li></ul>
  6. 6. A co-ordinating body (e.g.: the Ministry of Education ) invitation A partnership coordinator helps the schools in the country cluster to develop and manage their international partnership. A school coordinator in the school finds a motivated working team, willing to embrace the challenges of the project Use the Internet platform e-Twinning  and  ICT tools – Web 2.0 tools. How to get involved?
  7. 7. June 2010 – Ministry of Education addressed our school Sponsorship from the British Council. Identification of one teacher coordinator in the school by the school Director Connecting Classrooms tentative steps at Carlos Amarante High school
  8. 8. September 2010 - The school Coordinator, e-mailed the invitation to other teachers and we got started. 9 other schools engaged in the project. . A cluster of five schools in the North and another cluster in the South – 10 schools per country involved . (In this second year of the project implementation four more schools have joined in)  Connecting Classrooms tentative steps at Carlos Amarante High school
  9. 9. Firstly , it was created a webpage to post all the works – regardless the working language . Then, the interesting works were made public across borders in the “Twinspace”.   http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/c/portal/layout?p_l_id=5221834 Also a social network was created aiming  at providing participants with opportunities for debating, reflecting and questioning Connecting Classrooms tentative steps at Carlos Amarante High school
  10. 10. Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school – 1st Year In 2011/2012 – the first year of implementation of this project in our school – 16 teachers and 270 students developed several cultural, educational and social activities both at school and in the local community.
  11. 11. Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school- TOP ACTIVITIES Logo Contest
  12. 12. Chorus  Think of things you want to do  Think of things that make you smile  And forget your troubles for a while Here there’s so much to do  But you can have fun, too  Here you can take a break and chill out  Actually, we know this is what life is all about (Chorus) Here you can visit places  Try new things and see new faces  Working out mobility to restyle again society  Curbing down all prejudice refusing bullying and cowardice (Chorus) Dive into diversity  Think of solidarity  The world is out there, so bright and so new  The world is waiting for me and for you Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school -TOP ACTIVIES Creating a school CC anthem
  13. 13. Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school-TOP ACTIVIES Debate on the right to be different Typical local food & traditional cuisine Exhibition on cultural diversity Students with special education needs School Open Day Workshops on Braille, mobility and orientation
  14. 14. Reviving traditional Portuguese leisure moments Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school-TOP ACTIVIES
  15. 15. Raising awareness against social discrimination Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school-TOP ACTIVIES
  16. 16. Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school-TOP ACTIVIES Participating in the Food Raising Campaign
  17. 17. Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school-TOP ACTIVIES Training for leadership
  18. 18. Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school-TOP ACTIVIES Celebrating the latest advances in ICT … with the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology
  19. 19. Each balloon envelope carried a message to each country that make part of our cluster : Czech Republic, Geece and England.
  20. 20. Connecting Classrooms at Carlos Amarante High school-TOP ACTIVIES Celebrating Connecting Classrooms 1st Birthday
  21. 21. Activities at Póvoa de Lanhoso High School
  22. 25. I nclusion and diversity

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