European projects for schools: how to internationalize and aim at self-entrepreneurship in teaching
How the course was born
“My goal has never been just to create a company. It was to build something that actually really makes a big change in the world”— Mark Zuckerberg, founder, Facebook. With the words of a famous entrepreneur we open the page of our training activity
Business Inovation Council has carried out many Erasmus+ projects over the years and has always been close to the schools and staff that has accompanied these activities. Over time we have strengthened our expertise. On every occasion at the end of each experience the teachers who participated in all forms have always asked us to want to do something more for their school, to be able to be spokesmen of the good practices collected and shared during the internship period. Teachers, parents and students must develop entrepreneurial skills and work together in synergy by acting as “potential entrepreneurs”: networking, creating a long-term vision, innovating and training minds in the use of “divergent thinking”.
Why we built it
In reality, the questions that have always been filled to us at the end or during the realization of the activities are always the same; mainly I can summarize in the following ones.
“How can we share the experiences of internationalization that we have lived here or that our students have lived in our school? How can we help our young people to approach the world of work also in our contexts?
We understand the school as a small business that can act on the children on the territory on the families and on the future of all. This is the starting point of our course. The course will help teachers from all over Europe to structure your business development plan in relation to your European development plan.
Our business experts and our tutors who normally carry out Erasmus+ will be at your disposal.
We try to propose experiences of relationship between students and teachers also from different European schools and face practical cases together. Our training courses are always customized according to the target group that attends them, to give each participant the opportunity to live a really useful experience. They are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education. If possible, within the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing and collaborating in the realization of one or more lessons
Below we propose some basic contents that we could develop with the groups of teachers and staff attending this course.
Internationalize the school, build a European development plan, build attractive educational paths that renew learning methodologies. Finding new ones goes out to involve students in training and in its European dimension. Propose to the students paths of self-entrepreneurship. Accompany students in the enhancement of their skills useful to the labor market. Discover and build new projects also through channels such as e-twinning to concretely travel europe. Learn to socialize in school contexts and on social media the project results.
Close to Europe’s priorities
Our training activities are planned to reduce the environmental impact: we will discuss this feature together as a process to be introduced also in ordinary teaching.
At each intervention we will take stock of the inclusiveness of the methodology or the proposed teaching activity
The training actions include the use of smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, or in any case digital devices to experience first-hand the experience of digitization in teaching.
The educational path aims to provide and build together with the group of learners practical tools for the realization of educational paths aimed at self-entrepreneurship and internationalization
The training activities have been planned to be carried out by teachers and school staff to experience the different aspects of the European dimension of training
From 8 to 12 days – the training activities will be customized according to the specific didactic-training needs of the various European participants
The thematic structure
• Welcome, knowledge, sharing of objectives, general information
• European projects
• The European Development Plan and the role of the teacher
• Social entrepreneurship and school as the first business
• Education in self-entrepreneurship and new forms of youth work
• Project work My school and European projects – sharing activities
• Learn and transfer
• Laboratory: let’s build together an educational path of European importance
• Sharing with our school and extracurricular context
• The activities will be specifically agreed with the incoming group.
• We will follow this format:
• Initial briefing
• Plenary comparison activities with industry experts
• Practical activity
• Final briefing of verification and planning of the next day,
• If possible we will address some “outdoor” issues in companies or schools in our network.
Our staff will set up a call for presentation of the course and explanation of the activities to better agree on the organizational details with all the participants. In this way we will simulate a pre-organizational visit and be immediately operational at the beginning of the course.
If possible we will organize this first meeting with all European participants or fix it for each individual participant.
At the end of the training, we will deliver a formal certificate of participation and the team is available to fill in the Europass Mobility certification document according to the EU model model and other documents necessary for reporting the sending institution.
The cost is entirely covered by the Erasmus scholarship. Contact us to inquire about the costs and services provided to plan your mobility project.
We are available to agree with you or your educational institution the various logistical aspects regarding, dates of realization, travel management of the pandemic, special needs (eg reduced mobility), equipment, registration procedures etc …