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EL vis. ELvis LLP project A little History: EUROJOURNAL1999 – 2002 GB(2), SE, FR, DE, IT, NL Students reported in an internet Newspaper on life at school.

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2 ELvis LLP project A little History: EUROJOURNAL1999 – 2002 GB(2), SE, FR, DE, IT, NL Students reported in an internet Newspaper on life at school and in their living environment. EUROLINK2002 – 2005 NL, GB(1), BE, DE, FR, IT Different schools led different projects: Logo Competition, Recipe Book, City guide, PPT Our School, Stereotypes, Romeo & Juliet; the students own take on the final Act.

3 ELvis LLP project EUROLINK II2005 – 2007 NL, GB, (FR and BE 1yr), DE, IT Calendar (2), Fashion Show, Fairy Tale, Book Quiz (Holes, by Louise Sachar) and story project (story in installments) (Partnership abandoned a year prematurely as the number of participating schools threatened to be too low) EURO citizen LINK2007 – 2009 NL, LT, DE(2), BE Survey on Wellbeing of Kids in our schools (modelled on UNESCO survey), Survey on How European students and parents feel, Winnies research projects, Calendar(2) Foreigners-Friends Poetry project, Recipe Project, Play: Europeans on the Moon

4 ELvis LLP project Problems: Schools drop out when grants fail to come their way No continuity or durability Dependent on individuals Only a few subjects, teachers and students involved On top of that: The world has changed but our schools have not

5 ELvis LLP project We wanted to tackle all this and formed the EL partnership NL, BE, DE(3), IT, GB, LT, RO, CA, TH Aims: - a durable partnership, cooperating on more levels; - changing the way we educate by learning from each other; - becoming less dependent on European grants. Challenges:- Making the EL partnership a household name in the schools, standing for: daring, fun, ICT-led, and worthwhile learning; - staying together as a group, while circumstances change.

6 Delegates at meeting December 2008

7 ELvis LLP project The New LLP/Comenius project: EL vis ( E uro L ink V irtual I nternational S chool) 2009 – 2011 NL, B, D(3), IT, GB (RO & LT) Virtual Learning Environment: (If possible) Inquiry based projects on: History, Social Science, Science, German, French English one common project Exchanges between individual schools (Gulpen – Lecce / Ihlow – Gulpen) Management and Staff exchanges and job shadowing, staff development Two Annual Project Meetings

8 ENGERFREIGERICHT IHLOWLECCE

9 The VLE ELvis LLP project We chose Its Learning as they were: 1.Enthusiastic about what we are trying to achieve;Enthusiastic about what we are trying to achieve; 2.Flexible enough to try and adapt to our wishes;Flexible enough to try and adapt to our wishes; 3.Willing to treat all 9 participating schools as if we were 1 school;Willing to treat all 9 participating schools as if we were 1 school; 4.Good at training and knowledge exchange.Good at training and knowledge exchange. https://elvis.itslearning.com

10 GULPENWESTERLO WROUGHTON

11 Projects All projects should be interactive and done/visible on- line; We wanted to have one common project; There will be a number of projects between (a limited number of) schools; Every school is free to offer one or more projects; Projects can be long or short. ELvis LLP project

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13 Role of Teachers Teachers are facilitators and partners in learning, not the supreme being Teachers support by teaching HOW to research – research methodology Teachers are also action researchers – improving their research skills and providing material for professional development and publication. Objective – Both students and teachers are accredited ELvis LLP project

14 Sequence of events Most projects should be on line by 1 December; Projects will be chosen by 15 December; Super users will be trained in January; The first projects can start after that training; First results should be visible in Wroughton in March; Projects can run until the end of the school year. https://elvis.itslearning.com ELvis LLP project

15 Other Activities We will meet at least 3 more times: - Wroughton (UK) March 2010, - Gulpen (NL) autumn Lecce (IT) spring 2011; Teachers/managers and support staff are encouraged to do job shadowing; There will be exchanges between schools; We aim to arrange social activities accessible for staff in all participating schools; Etc., etc.... ELvis LLP project

16 Hans Venderbos Head of English Sophianum Gulpen International Relations Upper School


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