Project training has started Publicēts: 31.10.2022
Project training has started
At the beginning of October, in Italy, in the city of Soverato, the project "Digital skills for all" took place, where four participants participated and learned knowledge, representing the Ranka elementary school, the Gulbene county library and the administration of the Gulbene county municipality. The training took place in the cultural association "JUPM", which specializes in curriculum development. On the first day of school, during the "Mission Impossible" activity, there was an opportunity to get to know the culture and history of the city with the participation of local residents. During the event, the city's identity, symbols and special sights were revealed through stories. An adapted activity can be used in local history classes in county libraries and schools.
In the following days, we got to know the STEAM curriculum learning method based on competence education (covering 5 disciplines: natural sciences, technology, engineering, art and mathematics), and we also performed practical tasks in applying the method and creating curricula. In the theoretical lessons, we looked at new applications that are useful for creating websites, games, tests, videos, info graphics, as well as applications for language learning, creating curricula, educational games and creative teaching. The teacher reminded what skills children improve by playing games in the digital environment: communication, critical thinking (problem solving), cooperation, creativity.
During the studies, there was an opportunity to visit and get acquainted with everyday life at the Soverato school, as well as to participate in the lessons organized for the students by the project participants from Aruba. As part of the training, we participated in the international conference organized by the cultural association "JUMP", where participants from all over Europe shared their experience on how to make the learning process creative. The digital skills acquired during the studies will allow to work more efficiently with new technologies and tools in the future, and the curriculum will be developed, which will be implemented in schools and libraries of the region.
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