European Schoolnet Academy

The Academy is a platform where you can learn about innovation in the school and classroom through online professional development courses for teachers in primary and secondary schools.

The courses offered on this platform are completely free of charge. They will offer you an introduction to key concepts and ideas that are relevant to developing your practice and will provide you with the opportunity to discuss these ideas and share your experiences with your peers.

 

1. Future Classroom Scenarios

The Future Classroom Scenarios course explores concepts and tools centred around innovation in teaching and learning. The 1st round of the course finished on 11th May 2014. The 2nd round opens on 28th July.

 

2. Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching

Would you like to engage your students better in STEM subjects and to increase their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers?

In this course you explore innovative teaching practices, learn how to access educational STEM resources from around Europe, discover remote and virtual labs as innovative teaching tools in the STEM classroom and take part in virtual visits to research centres.

The 1st round of the course finished on 18th May. The 2nd round opens on 18th August.

 

www.europeanschoolnetacademy.eu/

The Future of Learning

 

The Future of Learning – video

 Learning spaces

  

FCL interact Interact
The Future Classroom Lab has a small interactive classroom to illustrate how a teacher in a traditional classroom uses technology to enhance interactivity and student participation.
FCL Present zone Present
An area for teacher and student-led presentations with tiered seating and an interactive whiteboard that can also be flipped into a horizontal position for group work.
FCL Investigate zone Investigate
A flexible area for group and project work with integrated technology and power to support investigations, particularly in science and technology.
FCL Create zone Create
A mini ‘broadcasting studio’ for video creation, editing and streaming that includes ‘green screen’ technology to help pupils demonstrate their understanding and present their work using new media techniques.
FCL Exchange zone Exchange
A breakout area particularly for small group collaborative work that supports project-based learning scenarios and fosters team building.
FCL Develop zone Develop
An area where pupils can access learning resources, do individual research and learn informally.

 

GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE – November 17 – 22, 2014

Join the fifth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, held Monday, November 17 through Friday, November 22, 2014 (November 23rd in some time zones). The entire conference will take place online in webinar format. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Learn more at http://www.globaleducationconference.com .

HOMESCHOOL+ CONFERENCE – August 7 + 8, 2014

Join the second annual Homeschool+ Conference, August 7th + 8th, 2014, two days of crowdsourced presentations, plus three nights of preconference keynote sessions. This online and free event provides an opportunity to share strategies, practices, and resources for those involved with homeschooling, unschooling, free schools, democratic schools, and other forms of alternative, independent, and non-traditional education. While the Homeschool+ Conference is geared toward those participating in or wanting to learn more about homeschooling, unschooling, free schools, democratic schools, and other forms of alternative/non-traditional education, this conference will also be valuable for traditional educators looking to expand their scope and understanding of teaching and learning practices. Learn more at http://www.homeschoolconference.com.

REFORM SYMPOSIUM (RSCON5) – July 11-13, 2014

 

Join the annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) – an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning. RSCON5, will take place July 11th – 13th, 2014 and will feature 60+presentations, 11 keynote speakers from across the globe, panel discussions, tech/app/lesson swaps, the EdInspire Awards, and plenaries Dean Shareski and Kevin Honeycutt. Join the Future of Education community to keep updated with these events and connect with over 10,000 educators worldwide. The Call for Proposals is now open – proposals will be accepted between now and July 7th, so be sure to get your submission in soon! See more information at http://www.reformsymposium.com.

THE FUTURE OF MUSEUMS CONFERENCE – July 24, 2014

Future of Museums Conference
When
Thursday, July 24th, 10am-5pm
Where
This is an online event.

http://futureofmuseums.com/page/promotion

The New Media Consortium and LearningRevolution.com announce twin events about the future of museums on July 23rd & 24th. Both events are focused on four main themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition: Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces. July 23rd – The NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums is an exclusive symposium for you, the curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators. In this limited-space event, engage with panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! July 24th – LearningRevolution.com is hosting the free, online Future of Museums Conference, a collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future. This event will be held from 10am – 5pm US-Eastern Time, and will feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by your peers. Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the field. Curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators are encouraged to present. We are looking forward to these fun events, and to your participation. More information at go.nmc.org/future-museums and http://www.futureofmuseums.com.

Festivalul Sanselor Tale – 18-24 noiembrie 2013

Raport

Festivalul Național al Șanselor Tale

18-24 noiembrie 2013

Festivalul Naţional al Şanselor Tale” este o manifestare naţională, coordonată de Ministerul Educaţiei, Cercetării şi Tineretului şi organizată la nivel local de inspectoratele judeţene şcolare în colaborare cu actori locali: consiliile judeţene, primăriile municipiilor/oraşelor/comunelor, casele de cultură, casele corpului didactic, agenţiile judeţene de ocupare a forţei de muncă, universităţi, unităţi şcolare, ONG-uri etc.

Pe parcursul festivalului, timp de o săptămână, se desfăşoară intensiv activităţi diverse, menite să-i motiveze pe elevi să înveţe continuu, familiarizându-i cu oportunităţi de învăţare, conştientizându-i asupra necesităţii de a învăţa, precum şi a beneficiilor învăţării.

 

Scopul festivalului este acela de a promova, recunoaşte oficial şi implementa conceptului european de „învăţare pe tot parcursul vieţii” (Lifelong Learning), prin încurajarea şi celebrarea învăţării.

Conform programului activităților dedicate acestei săptămâni au fost realizate următoarele activități:

18 noiembrie – ”Ghid de liberă circulație și ședere în Europa”;

19 noiembrie – ”Bookworms, project about books”, proiect eTwinning (Romania, Polonia, Turcia);

20 noiembrie – Competiție sportivă între echipa Școlii Butoiu de Jos și a Școlii Hulubești;

21 noiembrie – Concurs de eseuri pe tema „Cetățean român, cetățean european”;

Activitatea ”Ghid de liberă circulație și ședere în Europa”, s-a derulat luni, 18 noiembrie 2013. Coordonatorul acesteia a fost prof. Voicu Cristina (prof. de istorie și cultură civică) și a avut drept obiectiv înțelegerea de către elevi a drepturilor de care beneficiază la deplasarea pe teritoriul Uniunii Europene.  Elevilor li s-a explicat ce înseamnă să fii cetățean al Uniunii Europene. S-a accentuat faptul că doar cetățenii țărilor membre au acest drept. Ei au aflat care sunt documentele necesare pentru a putea trece frontiera dintre țări, au aflat ce este spațiul Schengen. Fiecare cetăţean al Uniunii are dreptul la şedere pe teritoriul unui stat membru gazdă pe o perioadă de timp de cel mult trei luni fără a îndeplini nicio altă condiţie sau formalitate în afara cerinţei de a deţine o carte de identitate valabilă sau un paşaport valabil. Statele membre pot impune restricţii în cazurile în care acest lucru este justificat de considerente de ordine publică, siguranţă publică sau sănătate publică. Elevii au fost instruiți și despre cum și unde pot găsi mai multe informaţii și ce pot face în cazul în care consideră că nu v-au fost respectate drepturile.

Bookworms, project about books” – a fost titlul unei alte activități desfășurate în școala noastră. Doamna prof. Cristina Voicu a prezentat elevilor de gimnaziu proiectul european ce se va derula în acest an școlar cu elevii clasei a VI-a.

Proiectul are drept obiective:

-          încurajarea lecturii în rândul elevilor de gimnaziu;

-          dezvoltarea competențelor de comunicare în limba engleză;

-          îmbunătățirea competențelor TIC;

Proiectul presupune derularea, în fiecare lună, a unor activități comune cu elevii celor 4 școli partenere:

  1. Natalia Ryplewska (FOUNDER) – Szkoła Podstawowa nr 65 w Łodzi, Łódź, Poland
  2. Sermin Ozil – süleyman demirel orta okulu, Kilis, Turkey
  3. Seher Güler  – Atatürk Ortaokulu, Tut, Turkey
  4. Voicu Cristina-Elena (FOUNDER)  – Scoala Nr. 1 Hulubesti – Butoiu de Jos, Hulubesti, Romania

Cea de-a treia activitate ce a fost propusă în cadrul Festivalului Național al Șanselor Tale a fost o competiție sportivă (șah) între elevii școlilor Butoiu de Jos și Hulubești. Elevii ambelor unități de învățământ au reușit să demonstreze că știu să recurgă la strategii interesante pentru a câștiga. Astfel fiecare școală a avut învingători în echipa ei. Coordonatorul activității a fost prof. Ioniță Cristian.

În data de 21 noiembrie 2013, doamna profesoară de limba și literatura română, Nenișanu Cristina, a inițiat un concurs de eseuri pe tema ”Cetățean român, cetățean european”. Cele mai bune eseuri vor fi publicate în revista Școlii Butoiu de Jos – ”Pașii copilăriei”, sem. I.

Toate activitățile propuse de cadrele didactice ale Școlii Butoiu de Jos au fost eficiente și au reușit să implice toți elevii școlii.

Cercurile metodice semestrul I – 2013/2014

SĂPTĂMÂNA EDUCAȚIEI GLOBALE

SĂPTĂMÂNA EDUCAȚIEI GLOBALE – 10 – 18 NOIEMBRIE 2013 cu sloganul

Adoptă un stil de viață durabil

GLOBAL EDUCATION WEEK

16-24 November 2013

“ GO FOR A SUSTAINABLE LIFE STYLE ! ”

 

Recommended Links to tackle Sustainable Development & Glocal interdependence

 

RESOURCES

§ United Nations Development Programme

§ United Nations Environment Programme

§ United Nations division for Sustainable Development

§ Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations by 2015 and 2025

§ What is Sustainable Development according to the International Institute for Sustainable Development

§ Sustainable Development according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

§ What is Sustainable Development according to the World Bank

§ Sustainable Development and Global issues resources on YouTube

§ TED Ideas Worth Spreading

USEFUL LINKS / NETWORKS

§ FEE - Foundation for Environmental Education is a non-government, non-profit organisation promoting sustainable development through environmental education.

§ Greenpeace

§ IUCNInternational Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges

§ See also the outcomes of the 2011 European Commission Green Week
European Commission videos related to climate change/environment issues

§ Join the largest on-line community of Youth interested in Global issues and creating positive change: Taking IT Global’s mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges.

And more…

Annoncer la Couleur :
Annoncer la Couleur is dedicated to activities instrumental in relaying important issues of global citizenship, such as migration, democracy, cooperation, etc., to young people in a playful and original manner.
http://www.annoncerlacouleur.be/ (Dutch, French)

Global Education:
This website offers teacher resources for educators, including introductory material, activity suggestions, school case studies, web tools and apps, etc.
http://www.globaleducation.edu.au/ (English only)

Global Campaign for Education:
The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education. The website informs about the movement, and puts forward a range of campaigns, reports, and other resources.
http://campaignforeducation.org/en (Arabic, English, French, Spanish)

Migration Citizenship Education:
is an information platform providing free online access to learning resources related to issues of migration, such as asylum, minorities, identities, immigration societies, and human rights, for European Citizenship Education on a European and national level,
http://migrationeducation.de/home.0.html (English only)

Multicultural Center Prague:
The Multicultural Center Prague is committed to issues related to the coexistence of different cultures in the Czech Republic and abroad. working on new educational, cultural and information initiatives. The Center organises workshops, courses, international seminars, debates, film screenings and book readings for children, students, teachers, librarians and just about everybody else. Additionally, it runs websites devoted to issues such as migration or multicultural librarianship, offering a well-stocked public library designed for those with an interest in multicultural issues.
- http://www.mkc.cz/en/home.html (Czech, English)

Oxfam Education:
The Oxfam Education website offers hundreds of free online resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas, and support and guidance for education practitioners. The award-winning resources are all quality tested by experienced educators, and all take a Global Citizenship approach.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education (English only)

Pocket Cultures:
Pocket Cultures is an independent site which aims to increase connections, awareness and understanding between different cultures through articles and links about specific aspects of world cultures, high quality, well written blogs from different countries, and real life stories and interviews of people living in cross-cultural relationships, multicultural families, or abroad to convey global perspectives.
http://pocketcultures.com/about-pocketcultures/ (English only)

Portal Globales Lernen:
The web portal is a central contact point for professional educators, who seek information about global education and/or plan to incorporate it into concrete activities. The page also offers a wealth of materials, documents and background information. (German only)
- http://www.eine-welt-netz.de/ (German only)

Refugee Education Initiative:
The Refugee Education Initiative (REI) links like-minded people from around the world to discuss issues of forced migration, displacement, education and conflict. With a specific focus on improving access to education for refugees and displaced persons.
http://www.refugeeeducation.com (English only)

Right to Education Project:
The Right to Education Project aims to promote social mobilisation and legal accountability, looking to focus on the legal challenges to the right to education. The website hosts valuable information resources, tools, a country database, and links to related websites.
http://www.right-to-education.org (Arabic, English, French, Spanish)

Swiss Centre for Global Education:
The Swiss Foundation for Education and Development (FED) is the centre for Global Education in Switzerland. Its educational mandate starts from the idea of a sustainable development and includes those interrelated subjects and questions that are vital for the future of mankind.
http://www.globaleducation.ch/ (English, French, German, Italian)

Films pour un seul monde:
Films pour un seul monde/Filme für eine Welt, a specialised department of the Swiss Foundation for Education and Development, offers information on a range of films from and about the global South and the global East. Selected according to quality criteria the films deal with issues related to development and intercultural dialogue.
http://www.filmeeinewelt.ch/index_fr.html (French, German, Italian)

UN Human Rights Education:
Interactive website offering diverse resources to educate yourself or others about human rights, including reading material, videos, podcasts, cartoons, flash games, testimonies, etc.
http://www.humanrightseducation.info/index.php (English only)

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And some ideas of activities …

Forced Migration:
This exercise aims for students to develop an understanding of situations which cause people to flee their homes, the rights of the people that are forced to flee, and the processes that protect and support these people.
http://www.globaleducation.edu.au/teaching-activity/refugees-up.html

Globalisation:
In this exercise students explore ways in which they are linked to flows of people, capital, goods and services around the world; discuss advantages and disadvantages of globalisation; and analyse the intercultural understandings that inform working in a global context.
http://www.globaleducation.edu.au/teaching-activity/whats-globalisation-got-to-do-with-me.html

Global Education magazine
Global Education Magazine is an educational magazine with international character promoting ideas and experiences from the work of educational professionals, as well as NGOs, Voluntary Associations, Supranational, National, Regional and Local Institutions and Organizations, that struggle every day to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations by 2015 and 2025 . Reflecting on the value and significance of education in the globalized era of the 21st century requires tackling global dynamics (economic, political, cultural, social, educational, etc.) with new forms of cooperation and democratic social organization to respond to the challenge of governance in a cosmopolitan society. Therefore, we consider that the new network societies promoting a better awareness of the problems of a local-global and global-local: the “glocal issues”.
http://www.globaleducationmagazine.com/

Many more ideas for activities, categorized according to student age groups, topics and countries can be found http://www.globaleducation.edu.au/resources-gallery/resource-gallery-teaching-activities.html

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WHAT YOU CAN DO…

. Measure the environmental impact of your daily activities and think about cleaner alternatives in terms of energy consumption; water consumption; car or public transport option / pollution generated during your daily travels; consumer practices (pollution impact of ones choices when shopping such as local products / imported products);

. Contact the Town Hall or local authorities to determine whether a policy of sustainable development is being implemented at the municipality;

. Identify/contact local NGOs involved in sustainable development/environment and participate in/support/disseminate its activities;

. Organise with local authorities/NGOs/local media awareness campaigns (recycling, green space, planting trees, etc…);

. Create a local network comprising local authorities/NGOs/local media/schools (…) for awareness raising actions or activities throughout the year;

. Interview people in your setting about 3 priorities to help the planet, and share the video on-line;

. Follow and take part in AVAAZ campaigns

. Share your initiatives or check events happening in your country with the GEW network coordinator in your country ;

. For more information consult the North-South Centre Global Education Week webpage

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The NSC Education & Youth programme invite you to celebrate volunteering and active citizenship video

Tabara medievala pentru copii – Tara Barsei

ONOARE şi PRIETENIE
în Tabăra Medievală pentru Copii

Lăsăm telefoanele mobile și tabletele acasă, scoatem televizorul și calculatorul din priză și ne îndreptăm repede ca vântul spre ieșirea din oraș. Peste vară, undeva în Țara Bârsei – tărâmul legendelor, al cavalerilor și domnițelor– copiii poposesc în Tabăra Medievală pentru Copii.

Tabara Medievala pentru copii

Înconjurați de munți, de istorie și de oameni cu suflet frumos redescoperă principiile cavalerismului medieval luând parte la numeroase activități educative și creative:

  • pictură și heraldică
  • spadă
  • improvizație și teatru
  • tir cu arcul
  • realizare manuală a hârtiei

Momentele de relaxare le vor gusta din plin în drumețiile din împrejurimi, excursiile istorice și în timpul serilor de tabără.

Dedicarea și curiozitatea lor vor fi răsplătite la ceremonia de investire din ultima zi petrecută împreună la foc de tabără și, mai presus de orice, cu cele mai frumoase amintiri din copilărie.

Cum înscriu cavalerul sau domnița mea?
Click aici pentru detalii și înscriere

Dar ce va face copilul meu în tabără?
Click aici pentru a vedea programul complet 

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