Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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.
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
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
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.
Delegates at meeting December 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hans Venderbos Head of English Sophianum Gulpen International Relations Upper School