eTwinning project-Let’s save energy together

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About the project

The project is linked to Goal 15 “Life on land” (Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development). The pupils will learn about the dangers posed by combustion and will find together solutions like resorting to renewable energy and saving energy at school and at their homes. They will mature skills that integrate with several subjects (science, technology, citizenship, art, English, mother tongue, etc.).
There will be theoretical classroom learning and corresponding hand-on activities.
Final product: The Eco Energy-Saver’s guideline on energy waste reduction.

Schedule
Mod 1, October: goal 15 of the Agenda 2030.
Mod 2, November: how to reduce energy waste at their school
Mod 3: – December: recycling challenge: creating “artworks” and Christmas cards and presents wth recycled materials
Mod 4: January: “Let’s walk to school” challenge: sharing the advantages of walking to school and having a “pedibus”
Mod 5: February: final collective interactive presentation
Mod 6: March: end-of project activities.

AIMS

Students will:
● learn science concepts related to energy consumption and how to contrast it
● be acquainted with environmentally friendly practices, to be integrated into their daily lives
● learn how to carry out researches and interviews
● learn to share, help and cooperate with their school mates and with students of other schools, appreciating different ideas and methods of working
● use the Internet as a safe source of information and means of communication
Teachers and students will:
● enhance ICT skills by using the Twinspace and other apps/tools
● improve their skills in English
● improve their sense of belonging to a wider global community
● Contribute in modernizing learning and teaching processes in their schools.

WORK PROCESS

An agreed calendar of activities will guide the participants throughout the project.
Students and teachers of the partnered schools will develop the activities together, sharing the results attained in progress with padlets, presentations, videos, online quizzes, webinars, etc. The partner teams will provide feedback, through comments, reactions to posts, forum discussions, chat sessions, etc. The students will be divided in national teams to carry out specific activities and the same will merge into international groups when the sub-topic will be dealt collectively (creation of joint products and webinars). Questionnaires and challenges will be held to motivate and energize the activities and to stimulate the students to go through and analyse the work of the partners. There will be monthly students’ webinar for the schools that can handle them, according to an in-progress calendar. Each school will participate at least at a student’s webinar throughout the project.

EXPECTED RESULTS

Competences:
● The students will develop the competencies listed in the “aim” section
● The teachers will enhance their citizenship, methodology, language and ICT skills.
Products:
● Students and teachers will actively use the TwinSpace, as a project meeting point.
● The homepage will keep track of the different steps in the project, showing results in progress): end of modules collaborative presentation, (created with the twinboard app), video-photo storytelling, quizzes that will be completed collectively (challenges), online webinars
End of project products:

● a board/leaflet advising how to save energy in everyday life
● a collective interactive guideline/manual on how to save energy in everyday life.
eTwinning will be embedded into the policies of all the partnered schools. In the future the project may also be converted it into an Erasmus +.

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