Since 2016, The de Ferrers Academy has been part of the Erasmus+ scheme to form education partnerships between schools and organisations in EU countries. Erasmus funds the projects through local organisations like The British Council. As well as developing global expertise and effecting impact, the projects aim to help educators experience and appreciate other cultures across the EU.
The Academy has been part of 3 projects during the kast 3 years:
Girls into Global STEM (GiGS):
A project linking 9 partner schools, universities and research groups from UK, Poland, Sweden and Cyprus to explore how the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, digital technology and project-based learning can inspire more girls to enter STEM careers. The project includes student-created experiments, initial teacher training material and a research database.
GiGS project homepage: http://www.gigsproject.eu
News story: http://www.deferrers.com/news/?pid=8&nid=1&storyid=2119
The de Ferrers Academy GiGS student book: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/global-stem-challenges/id1327823939?mt=13
E-Teach The Teacher (E-TTT):
This is a 2 year schools project involving The de Ferrers Academy (UK), Rennbucket Realschule (Germany) and Lentiz Reviuslycum (Netherlands), all schools that are experienced in 1:1 iPad strategy and training. The project is focused on producing a teacher guide and training course for the iPAC framework to evaluate app use, building upon a previous Erasmus+ project (MTTEP).
E-TTT homepage: www.e-ttt.eu
The iPAC framework: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-mobile-learning-toolkit-manual/id1236064983?mt=11
Designing and Evaluating Innovative Mobile Pedagogies (DEIMP):
We are one of 5 UK associate partners of the DEIMP project, involving in helping to develop and trial an app for choosing suitable pedagogies and applications of digital technologies.