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Ultima modifica: 25 novembre 2016

Erasmus Plus Digital Schools of Europe


Digital Schools of Europe (http://www.digitalschoolseurope.eu/) is a flagship programme which aims to promote, recognise and encourage excellence in the use of technology in primary schools in Ireland. 

Schools that successfully complete the 3 step programme receive a nationally recognised Digital School of Distinction Award, accredited by the Dept. of Education.  Digital Schools of Distinction also receive free hardware and software and ongoing practical support and resources as part of the community of digital schools in Ireland. The scheme is coordinated in Ireland by Dublin West Education Centre, on behalf of a national steering committee.

Committee members are interested in coordinating an Erasmus Plus transnational project based on this initiative, the core objectives of which are:

  • Disseminate information and raise awareness about the scheme in a range of other EU countries to stimulate discussion among participants regarding the feasibility and practicalities of introducing a customised, locally adapted form of the scheme for the region represented.
  • Exchanging good practice in a range of European countries by visiting schools that are interested in progressing their use of modern technology to enhance teaching and learning.

The project would conclude with the publication of a guide to best practice in using ICTs in primary education, highlighting the most innovative and effective applications of the deployment of technology observed during the project.

The initial meeting would take place in Ireland, during which visiting teachers would have an opportunity to:

  • Attend a Digital Schools of Distinction award ceremony
  • Visit at least 2 other schools that have already attained the award
  • Be presented with the rationale, principles and structures of the scheme

Each of the succeeding 8 mobilities (two in year one, and three in years 2 and 3) would include:

  • Visiting and observing innovative ICT usage in at least two individual primary schools
  • A presentation / workshop, facilitated by hosting country highlighting progressive use of ICTs in primary education, national context and linkages with curriculum
  • A presentation /workshop, facilitated by DSoD committee members, describing rationale, criteria and evaluation process of the scheme.