Zespol Szkol Lesnych -Poland
The Forestry School in Ruciane-Nida was established in 1973. From 01/09/2017, we formally operate as an industry center for vocational and continuing education under the name of the Forestry School Complex. Teaching directions are forest technician, landscape architecture technician, IT technician, tourist service technician, forest machinery operator, gardener. We are a supra-regional school. We have specialist workshops for professional subjects: forest protection, forest use, forest management, forest breeding, forestry and forest biology as well as well-equipped general education laboratories. We have three computer labs, a multimedia studio, and a gym. Most studios are equipped with modern audiovisual equipment. The didactic basis favors the use of modern teaching techniques and an efficient teaching and learning process. Interested students take part in literary, mathematical, sports competitions, ecological competitions related to forest and hunting knowledge - which significantly contributes to the development of their interests and passions. Currently, our team consists of technical school (9 branches - 223 students) and we have a dormitory (used by over 80% of students). Our teachers are very motivated and eager to work in an international team. They are able to use different methods of work, they also use modern technologies. We have gained rich experience in the realization of various projects with ecological purposes. Through their active actions, our students cooperate with similar schools in Europe about various topics and projects. Our students participate in annual Olympic and national competitions in forestry skills and environmental protection and in different ecofestivals. We participated in Erasmus+, and in many projects of municipal and national level, too. The participation in this kind of project will provide our pupils with additional motivation to increase their understanding of the world. We would like to teach our students to integrate themselves more easily in the European multicultural space and allow them to be European citizens. For teachers and students this project constitutes a great personal and professional challenge. The coordinator of the project will be Dorota Sokołowska, teacher of the school who is also the member of board of a teacher association, an NGO that has been preparing and implementing different kind of projects especially with youths over a long period of time. In this project there will be cooperation between the school and the Polish Teachers Association which helps as an expert in the topic of the project. She has been involved in many projects on English and environmental subjects (including Erasmus+). Another key person in the school, who might take the role of coordinator if necessary is Marianna Wolska, very experienced in preparing and implementing different educational projects.
Istituto di istruzione superiore “Enrico Fermi” - Italy
The Institute of Higher Education "Enrico Fermi" is located in Montesarchio, a town of about 16,000 inhabitants in south-central Italy. From school year 2010/11 our institution offers the following fields of study: High School, High School of Applied Sciences, School of Human Sciences, School of Human Sciences Economic-Social, Language High School. The school has 836 students and 107 teachers. There is a percentage of 2% of foreign students, 1% of students with disabilities, and 2% of pupils with special educational needs. From school year 2010/2011 The Regional Education Office for Campania - Polo QUALITY 'of Naples has certified that this educational institution implements a quality management system that meets the requirements of the standard UNI-EN-ISO 9004: 2009. In our institute are pursuing a number of activities of consolidation and expansion of training: PON ESF projects (for students, teachers and school staff) - ERDF (modernization of structures) - recovery projects on basic skills and excellence projects ( Olympics math, Kangourou, olympics chemistry, science, philosophy, Italian, computer science) - Clil project for fifth class - projects on the legality - guidance projects in and out. In addition, our institute is accredited as Ei-Center CERTIPASS®, it offers the opportunity to take courses in classroom training and exams designed to achieve the European Computer Certification EIPASS. In all classes of the institute we study the English language and in the language course also French, Spanish and German. Our school is equipped with instruments for activities related to digital technologies: there are two computer labs, there is a language laboratory, a laboratory of physics, chemistry and biology, a conference room, two gyms. All rooms are equipped with multimedia stations and LIM. Our school has been in the Comenius project since 2008 and the Erasmus program from 2010. Currently, the school manages 3 Erasmus+ KA219 partnership projects and 2 Erasmus+ KA229. Each school year the school hosts foreign students graduate for a few months of training. For this reason, the European dimension is a fact included in the annual planning of school activities. We have some immigrants in Montesarchio. The purpose of the Erasmus Agency is precisely to encourage a regular inclusion of these people in difficulty. In school there are foreign students that are integrated in all the school activities. Patrizia Sgrò is the school referent of the project ERASMUS+. She has experience as math teacher and has participated in Erasmus projects KA2 and KA1. Angelo Lombardi is an English teacher with experience with theater activities in foreign languages. Concetta Bortone is a teacher of mathematics and physics. Shehas participated in Erasmus projects KA2 and KA1. Nicola Rainone is a science teacher with good informatics competence. He usually uses digital tools in the classroom.
INS Les Aimerigues – Spain
INS Les Aimerigues is an eight-year-old center dependent on the Government of Catalonia. It is a public center, innovative and inclusive. The classes offered are ESO (Mandatory Seconday School) and Batxillerat (Baccalaureate: Humanistic, Social and Scientific-Technological) while offering at the same time a personal, academic and professional guidance to all our students. The center's curriculum is structured in fields: Scienglish (Science in English using a CLIL methodology), Tecnomat (Technology and Mathematics), Socitic (Social Sciences and ICT), Artistic (Physical Education, Music, Visual and Plastic Education), Linguistic (Catalan and Spanish) and Guidance / Diversity. The staff consists of 55 teachers, 19 tutoring groups (502 students) and two TIS (social integration technique) that works with the support of the EAP or Pedagogical Advisory Team , two caretakers and one administrative assistant. The institution, formed by an enthusiastic group of highly qualified people, who combines the long experience of some of its members with the desire and the enthusiasm of the youth of others, is in the process of expansion. Our school has already a solid experience in the organization and implementation of student exchanges and Erasmus+ projects. We have a more specific experience as well related to the topic “sustainability” due to our participation in the program “Global Scholar”, to the same Erasmus project we are taking currenly part as well as the knowledge and know-how of our teachers. The structure and curricula of our school (the division into fields or the work in collaborative projects, for example) enhance the transversality required in an endeavor like this. For the same reason, our enthusiastic team of teachers (formed by two scientits, an architect, an engineer, two historians, a new technologies expert and a mathematician) is aimed to move in this same direction. Last but not least, we have built during these years a wide network of collaborators and institutions that includes, among others, the Terrassa Major House, the Cosmocaixa Museum of Science of Barcelona, the University of Barcelona or the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. Vicent Albiñana Navarro, project coordinator in the school, is a biologist. He has experience and training as a professor of Science in English and as Scienglish's field manager. The project will be implemented as a center project and different commissions will be formed (follow up, economic, artistic). As expertise, we will depart from our Global Cities program experience, whose programme is intended as a mission: "to connect global cities through a network for sharing information that provides meaningful forums for exchanging best practices on current problems affecting cities, and to develop a global awareness of the next generation through transnational education programmes in an interactive way". (Information derived from its official website: https://www.globalcities.org/).