Sunday, October 18, 2015

etwinning Quality Label 2015 for the project "Beautiful Places On My Island"

In October 2015 the project "Beautiful Places On My Island" receives the German etwinning Quality Label 2015 to be a best practice project given by the National Support Team NSS of the European Commission.

" ... eTwinning Quality Labels are granted to teachers with excellent eTwinning projects. They indicate that the project has reached a certain national and European standard. 
... The NSS apply 5 specific minimum requirements in granting the Quality Label to a project. All 5 requirements must be met:
1.    The project must have common goals and a shared plan.
2.    It must be finished, or in its last stages.
3.    The applying teacher must have made a significant contribution to the project.
4.    A certain degree of collaboration must appear. 
5.    Project results must be visible.
Once these 5 requirements are met, the project is then evaluated on the six criteria required.
A project has to broadly achieve excellence in the following areas: 
(1) Pedagogical Innovation
(2) Curricular Integration
(3) Communication and exchange between partner schools
(4) Collaboration between partner schools
(5) Use of technology
(6) Results, impact and documentation ... "
Only 46 schools in whole Germany receive this extraordinary label this year. The description of "The Beautiful Places Of My Island" project has convinced the members of the independed panel of educational experts to award this project unanimously.
By this award the project will automatically take part to the German etwinning Award competition in winter 2015/2016.
Those of you who didn't take part to this project or you just want to remind yourself about what had taken place in spring this year in different countries around Europe and abroad you should visit the following websites:
English Presentation "Beautiful Places On My Island", Part 1
English Presentation "Beautiful Places On My Island", Part 2 & 3 & 4
Final Polish- German English Language Presentation "Beautiful Places On My Island"

Thank you so much to all of you, the local and the foreign members of this project (schools, teachers, students, administrations), especially to Liina Truu from Estonia, who set up this project originally. I know that you all had taken strong effords to realize this project with such a great success.

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