Liceul Teoretic Național, Bucharest, Romania

https://www.liceulnational.ro/

Liceul Teoretic Național is a private school founded in 2012. From kindergarten to high school, it provides all levels of education for pupils aged 3 to 18 years old. Currently over 250 students are enrolled in our school.
Liceul Teoretic Național bases its mission on introducing the educational concept “LTN Standard – School for Life”. This is a unique concept, an authentic LTN brand, meant to fulfill the school goals by enforcing its vision to all years of study.

”Liceul Teoretic Național is more than a school: we are a community of students, teachers and parents that take the process of education beyond teaching or homework. Therefore, our mission is reflected in the joy of learning and the enthusiasm of applying the knowledge and values learnt in school.

Presently over 250 students are enrolled in our school and approximately 57 staff members are currently working hereOur school has a solid experience in chemistry, computer science and mathematics. Our expertise relates to the development and use of ICT tools and alternative teaching methods that we successfully integrate into primary and secondary school lessons. The classrooms of our school are equipped with smart boards or smart TVs and video projectors, making use of the Chromebooks available in the school’s technology lab.”

Project team:
Mrs. Silvia Moraru, Principal
Mrs. Rodica Paliga, Vice Principal
Mrs. Rodica Cherciu, Teacher
Mrs. Vali Giurcă, Primary School Teacher
Mrs. Maria Bondoc, Coordinator

Hüseyin Ak Ortaokulu, Kepez, Antalya, Turkey

www.huseyinakortaokulu.meb.k12.tr

Hüseyin Ak Ortaokulu is a public secondary school located in Antalya, Turkey. It was founded in 1994 with 29 classrooms. The school has 59 staff (1 headmaster, 4 deputy headmasters, 2 counselors and 40 teachers) and 1237 students aged 11 to 14.

The project involves the whole school community, including the students with fewer opportunities and the disadvantaged ones. 

”We want to strengthen the European dimension at our school by using new digital technologies and exchanging good practices in education in order to highlight our potential of cross-border cooperation, to teachers’ professional development in the field of ICT competences, and to provide international learning experience to our students.” 

The school has conducted a survey with their partners of which the results show that a huge number of the school community wants to go on being a part of the Erasmus programme and they want to make use of ICT in learning, and having cross-border opportunities to practice using foreign languages in real life. 

The main objective is to develop knowledge and understanding of the diversity of European cultures and its value among students and teachers. Having good ICT skills is the key to getting a good job in Antalya where there are thousands of tourist facilities demanding multilingual ICT specialists.

Project team:
Mr. Özvan Özbek, Teacher
Mrs. Yurdagul Çakal, Teacher
Mr. Mehmet Gelișgen, Teacher
Mrs. Burcu Karabulut, Coordinator

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lon Las, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

http://www.ygglonlas.co.uk/

”We are situated in a suburban area called Llansamlet in Swansea  South Wales and we have approximately 40 staff working within the school with 17 classes. Normally 2 classes per year group apart from the odd exception. We currently have around 540 pupils in our school and we are proud to be one of the biggest Welsh medium primary schools in Welsh. 

We recognize that the world of ICT develops at a quicker rate than any other subject and we would like to have an insight into how other schools in different countries all around the world implement ICT within the classroom and whether we can introduce new methods to our staff and children.”

The school has recently moved into a brand new facility that is on the same site as the old school as a part of the government’s 21st century school programme. A lot has been invested in buying new ICT equipment (32 chromebooks and an additional 16 ipads to share among classrooms). 

The school is currently in the process of creating an ICT learning area where code clubs and a green screen studio will be developed. In addition to this, each year group has 2 / 3 computers to share. The goal is to improve the quality of teaching within the school by sharing and learning new skills and techniques of teaching ICT across the curriculum. 

Project team:
Mrs. Victoria Jaynes, Primary School Teacher
Mrs. Carys Long, Primary School Teacher
Mrs. Nia Rhys, Primary School Teacher
Mr. Carwyn Richards, Coordinator

Școala Gimnazială Cojasca, Dâmbovița County, Romania

Cojasca is one of the poorest communities in Romania, 80% of the population being of Roma ethnicity. Most of the students come from disadvantaged families (low income, risk of poverty and social exclusion). Cojasca Secondary School is running under the authority of Cojasca Technological Highschool, being located in the village of Cojasca, Dambovita County. It was founded in 1920.

The activity of the school is carried out by a teaching staff consisting of approximately 30 teachers, one principal and two deputy head teachers. The number of students enrolled in Cojasca Secondary School is 335.

”The school’s vision is a school delivering education for everyone. The teaching staff of Cojasca School aim to attract and keep children at school, giving them hope in a bright and safe future through education. We constantly make our best efforts to offer quality educational opportunities for our students, but our task is difficult because of the deprived economical and social environment that our students live in.”

The school has an IT lab and the teachers were recently given laptops and a smart board. The interest of the school for developing the teacher’s digital competences is due to the students. So teachers want to help students acquire skills required by today’s society: develop a critical, open and receptive spirit, collaborative and tolerant attitudes.

Project team:
Mrs. Jeanina Petre, Vice Principal
Mrs. Alina Ion, Teacher
Mr. Roșu Dănuț, Teacher
Mr. George Puiu, Coordinator