S.O.S. European Citizenship Education

Description and main aims

Draft proposed program

S.O.S. ECE Education in action is a brand new training on the so-called European Citizenship Education which is a subject still not taught in the most of the European educational systems. 
There are many possible lesson plans on European topics and many tools provided by the European Commission, websites and EU projects aiming at training teachers to teach “Europe at school”. 
This training will give to participants a general overview on EU guidelines and policies creating a common base of knowledge and promoting a positive sense of community and critical spirit. 
Another aspect of the training is the method. Schools are still very formal and teachers don’t know how to improve Non Formal Education and Innovative approaches while teaching, especially those methods which implies the break of barriers and common cultural walls. 
The actual educational guidelines ask to teachers to be able to communicate more and make teaching appealing, international, transversal and funny. With ECE Education is possible to become more "European Teachers" and start a new teaching process widening the network and opening minds, creating cooperations, innovative skills and competences of all.
Knowing more about Europe and its opportunities means to have a bigger perspective and be involved in many networks, know more informations and being able to explain what is happening in the European Union and in the world. 
JUMP is running since years a project titled “We School Europe” involving many schools in Europe and has a training kit of tools and lesson plans to be shared and used by teachers adapting to every specific context. As almost all JUMP trainings, part of the session will be in local schools working "directly" with teachers and students.

The title S.O.S. refers to our intention to deliver teachers a "Tool kit" of lesson ideas, methods, practical and technological games which we have or can be created by teachers once they know how, useful also to cover those moments where a European subject can cover other specific subjects. ECE Education is transversal and can be taught at different levels also creating debates (if secondary school). This subject can be useful to fill holes in the school schedule when subject teachers are absent and other teachers can enrich the curriculum with innovative European lessons.

Target group
Teachers can be any kind of teacher working in a public or private school or educational institutions.

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant. 
Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, especially schools of the territory. 
We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

Program

Sunday : arrival of participants, welcoming by the B&B , free time and relax

Monday : 09:30 - 11:0 first briefing by organizers, presentation of the team, logistic of the local context, program overview and changes, moving to the activity place

11:00 - 12:30 Expectation tree and program in details. First lesson on EU nowadays and Education in Europe (ET 2020 framework).

12:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Exploring tools, websites and EU guidelines of ECE Education

Tuesday: 09 - 13:00 lesson. WE School Europe Training kit for teachers. Project Based learning and first modules on key topics at the base of the subject "Europe"

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 session. Continuing the morning activities

Wednesday: 09 - 13:00 lesson. Simulation of ECE Education module for your subject 

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 session. Preparing for work on the field lessons to be delivered into a real class a school in Soverato. 

Thursday: 09 - 13:00 

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Debriefing and evaluation of the morning session. Planning the day after.

Friday: 09 - 13:00 session. Moving to the school again and other lessons with children and teachers.

13:00 - 14:30 lunch break

14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Continuing the debriefing and deepening the topic of Europe as a subject. Innovation in didactic and methods popular in a European dimension nowadays.

Saturday: 09 - 12:00 Last session. Final evaluation. Europass, certification and sharing of perspectives, future plans and cooperations. 

Saturday: 12 - 13:00 Group pictures and celebration of the week

Certification and number of days
JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 
The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 
10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 


At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution. 

Costs: the cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to info@associazionejump.it to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.

PLAN YOUR SESSION

JUMP organises a training every month of the year excluded in the Christmas period.

If you're a writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1 of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together. If you prefer to write and you need a formal confirmation, please write to associazionejump@gmail.com