WHAT IS INDIe?
INDIe is an Erasmus + Project (2018-1-ES01-KA201-050924) in the field of school education, that falls within the category of “Strategic Partnerships supporting innovation”. It started on September 1st 2018 and will last three years up to August 31st 2021. It is coordinated by the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain, through the Digital Content Creation Center (https://cpcd.upct.es), which mission is to empower teachers for an improved learning process.
The INDIE project aims at boosting the use of digital instructional contents for education in both primary and secondary schools by 1) providing a tool to help teachers to become authors of rich digital learning units 2) creating repositories on a regional level where authors publish their learning units and other teachers can become “consumers” of this material for their own classes.
The objective is to empower the teachers so that they can deliver high quality teaching and help them adopting new learning methodologies: flipped classroom, blended learning, adaptive learning, etc…, which are student centred and seek to ensure that learners are engaged and drive their individual learning experience. As an output of the project, a number of teachers/authors will have created digital contents, used them in class, and published them in the repository for others teachers to use, but, more importantly, the structure will be set up, at a regional level, for the regional authorities for education to promote a much wider use of the platform within the community of teachers and schools, by launching official calls for training and creating digital contents.
1st GENERAL LYCEUM OF LEVADIA is a public senior high school that prepares 15-18 year old students to sit Pan-Hellenic University Entrance Exams among other things.
The school has taken part in many European programmes such as Comenius, Comenius Regio, has coordinated an Erasmus+ project and now is taking part in another Erasmus+ coordinated by UK.
School underachievement and dropout has been identified as a problem in our school demanding for solutions. To improve the situation, there are many extracurricular activities and afternoon clubs at school. To be more specific, MUN club teaches students how to make public speeches or use argumentation so as to take part in MUN – Model United Nations or Euroscola conferences as ambassadors and delegates of their country or other countries. The Young Entrepreneurs club teaches students entrepreneurial values, hands-on learning and how to create virtual businesses and products. There are also drama, literature, environmental, music clubs, a photography club, a charity club, a sports club and a STEM and Robotics club.
Most of our students are computer literate and some students have won awards in competitions like Scratch and Lego. However, some Teachers in our school do not know how to use technology in their lessons like IWB, or special platforms to find content concerning their subjects or virtual classrooms. Hence this project would be a great opportunity for them to foster improvements in the field of computer assisted learning (CAL), it will facilitate live/active teaching interaction between students and teachers or among the students themselves.