n a total of 1,204 projects in forty-one countries, two hundred and thirty European Quality Stamps were awarded to Portugal in 2018, four of which are here in the Madeira Aitónoma Region, according to a statement sent by the Ambassador and Twinning of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Roda Luísa Gaspar.
The award winning schools were the EB1 / PE of Lombada – Ponta do Sol with the project ‘Enhancing Students and Teachers Success through STEM education’ invigorated by teacher Rosa Luisa and educator Sofia Freitas; the EB1 / PE project of Visconde Cacongo with the project ‘Coloured by the sun, United by the sea’, by Professor Rubina Silva and EB / S Gonçalves Zarco with the project ‘Reach – Reinterpreting, empowering and accepting our culture heritage’ by teacher Alexandra Francisco.
According to the press release, the project provides a platform for educational professionals (teachers, teachers, principals, librarians) working in schools in the European countries involved to communicate, collaborate, develop projects and share; in short, feel, and indeed be, part of the most exciting learning community in Europe. ”
It is also read that after “all work collaboratively, the first step is the schools and teachers that have revealed a certain level of quality in their country receive a national seal of quality for their projects.”
Informs that the Quality Seal is awarded to teachers who have actively and visibly contributed to the project activities.
This is a way to encourage “students to continue to participate and work in eTwinning activities and a concrete way to demonstrate that their efforts have been recognized.”
Students can receive the Student Quality Seal, once their teacher receives a national seal of quality. And this will be the public statement of the school’s commitment to quality and openness in European collaborative work, “says the same source.
The European Quality Label is a “second success mark and indicates that the project has met a certain European Standard and is awarded by the central support service (CSS) in Brussels to teachers on a project awarded on the basis of their quality score” .
Criteria “which are based on pedagogical innovation, curriculum integration, communication and exchange between partner schools, collaboration between partner schools, effective use of technology in the classroom, and its results, impact and documentation of the activities carried out result in a tangible and sustainable result, “concludes the ambassador.