Must project was presented on May 29, 2015 in a workshop at the international SIRIKT conference in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Breda Poličar, who is developing math course materials, familiarized the participants with the project goals and the material, which has already been prepared. The workshop was visited by math and informatics teachers, who are working on Moodle and wanted to improve their knowledge of Moodle’s new features.
16th February 2015 held a meeting with representatives of E-Learning Center at AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow: Agnieszka Chrząszcz and prof. Jan Kusiak. Forming Polish MUST team Bogusława Gniecka and Marian Talar took part in the appointment. The aim of the meeting was to set up a cooperation between our school and e-Learning Center to help in organization of our local Must on-line seminars in October 2015. The e-Learning Center is the leading educational institution in the field of on-line education in Malopolska region. It will help us in dissemination of the results of our project – the final product – among the educational institutions in Poland.
Starting from the December 2014 project MUST has been present on the big educational portal CEO. It is a huge database of different educational resources mainly in Polish language, but it contains English language resources too. The portal resources include various disciplines, with STEM resources among them. CEO is lead by Center for Civic Education Foundation in Warsaw.
We are here in a few of sections:
- physics and chemistry,
- teaching tools,
- maths (in English)
- nets and workshops,
- English language portals
In January 2015 we announced on the ERASMUS+ Forum run by National Agency of Erasmus+ in Poland (former Comenius Forum) the MUST workshop in Benidorm in 2015.
So far 81 people have read this announcement and there were some enquires concerning the workshop.
To present our project to our local community we sent an article to our local magazine “ZGODA” issued in the last quarter of 2014. We have also placed the information about the project on our school webpage. This way all the schools in our region are familiar with MUST project.
Added by Marian Talar
MUST coordinator, Luis Gonzalez, has presented the project in a meeting organised by the Innovation Directorate of the Education Department of Generalitat Valenciana on the 11th December. The main aim of this meeting has been to put in contact all Erasmus + KA2 projects coordinated by institutions of the Valencia Community. This activity has lead to build a network of innovative institutions and create synergies between coordinators.
(picture courtesy of INFORMACION newspaper)
A group of 17 European teachers and educators have gathered in Benidorm at the MUST project KICK OFF meeting. They came from schools of Slovenia, Romania and Poland coordinated by IES Mediterrània. The main aim of the meeting is to agree on project development and quality assurance plan for the ICT-based material which is going to be built using the Moodle platform.
Over the last decade, the education sector has invested heavily in digital technology, but there is not evidence that such investment has yet resulted in radical improvements to educational attainment. International surveys describe the seriousness of a gap in the implementation of ICT-enabled innovation for learning and its negative implication on learning outcomes. Taking this into account, the European initiative on “Opening up education” shows that the development of approaches to ICT-supported learning and the access to quality OER (Open Educational Resources) is of high priority.
In this context, MUST vision is that committed teachers, with convenient support, are able to build research based elearning materials for innovative practices. These materials will have the format of Open Moodle Courses developed in order to be used in mobile devices and will be translated to the partnership languages. Later, they will be used to promote teacher professional development by training teachers in their management. In order to achieve this objective a consortium composed of four secondary schools from four countries (Spain, Slovenia, Poland and Romania), one edutech company and a Regional Education Department has been set up.