Nordplus Junior 2020 project Digital Creative Education targets at finding the effective digital tools to use teachers' time effectively, shifting the emphasis in teachers' daily duties from bureaucratic routines to creative cooperation with students, explicit differentiation and support of students' individual needs.
Project period 08/2020 - 12/2023
Project number NPJR-2020/10200
Grant proposed 43070 EUR
Expertise in the use of digital tools
Meetings with the experts in the field
Teacher job shadowing
PROJECT FOR STUDENTS "The Best Digital Tool for My Learning"
According to our project plan in October all the project partners organized a project for students "The Best Digital Tool for My Learning" in every partner institution. Students had to speak, write, draw, record videos about the digital tools that help them learn, and then teach their teachers about these tools. Teachers had to act as students and reflect on the outcomes of these projects.
Please find below short review about project results in every partner institution.
DIGITAL MOBILITY TO NORLIGHTS MONTESSORISKOLE IN STAVANGER
On the 26th of April we had the third digital mobility to Norlights Montessori School in Stavanger, Norway. It was our last meeting before project report in school year 2020/2021 and it was organized as effective as possible. Our partners from Stavanger Josef Berg and Helge Erdal performed outstanding digital event, introducing Norlights School to project partners as also performing report on extremely actual topic of Cyber Wellness. Before our digital mobility was started, our guest lecturer Anna Pjatecka, a Riga Zolitude grammar school teacher, reported on her research and experience about Students Motivation While Studying Online. Please find our project partners’ feedback on the digital mobility to Norlights School below.
DIGITAL MOBILITY TO "EDUKATEKA" IN KLAIPEDA
Despite travelling restrictions caused by the pandemic, we keep working on our project using online opportunities. We are happy to acknowledge that digital mobilities can be both effective and exciting. According to the project plan, on the 22th of February we had a digital mobility to PI "Edukateka" in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Being run by our outstanding colleagues Gediminas and Saulius, PI "Edukateka" provides a surprisingly wide range of informal education activities for children, young people and teachers, including English learning programme, folk dance, IT, theatre, dance studios, and Young Leader’s studio. We would like to thank Saulius and Gediminas for leading the digital mobility and sharing information about their informal education centre. Please find our project partners’ feedback on the digital mobility to "Edukateka" below.
REPORTING ON THE DIGITAL TOOLS IMPLEMENTED IN NORDPLUS PARTNER ORGANISATIONS
On the 8th of February, according to the project plan, we had an online conference, where all partners presented their reports about a variety of digital tools they had implemented at schools. You will find a short review on new digital tools for learning used in every partnership organization further in this article.
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE "LIVING SCHOOL: A SPACE TO CREATE, GROW, BE"
On the 9th of February, our Partner public institution "Edukateka" and Klaipėda Gedminai progymnasium
have organised International online Conference "Living School: A Space to Create, Grow, Be", where took part two speakers from Coordinating institution CLIL educational centre.
Four hour conference consisted of 10-15 minute reports of speakers from Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and other countries. The aim of the conference was to share best practices about the development of an educational institution as a living organization, creating opportunities for each student to achieve better results according to their abilities.
OUR FIRST DIGITAL MOBILITY
To meet the challenges posed by Covid-19, the Nordplus administration approved a number of temporary changes to the Nordplus rules, , for example postponing travels or replacing physical meetings with virtual ones.
We have meet the challenge and organised our first digital mobility and visited our project partner Siauliai Sanatorium School via Zoom conference.
The main aims of our digital mobility was to learn more about structure, curriculum, pedagogical process, methods used and of course Sanatorium School expertise in the use of digital tools.
CLIL Education Centre, Latvia
Contact person: Veronika Skripačova
Siauliai Sanatorine school, Lithuania
Contact person: Lijana Giedraitienė
Vilnius Municipality’s Grigiškės Šviesos gymnasium, Lithuania
Contact person: Gražina Vaitkunskė
PI "Edukateka", Lithuania
Contact person: Saulius Rudelis
Norlights Montessori School, Norway
Contact person: Josef Berg
Illuka School, Estonia
Contact person: Ave Amor