Saturday, 9 February 2019

Catalan writer Arturo Padilla at school

  We invited the writer Arturo Padilla to come to school to take part in a workshop with ESO students. Arturo talked about his last novel published; Despertant la Ira del Faraó. He usually writes novels for teenagers and he's a writer who was born in a village quite close to ours, which helps students to get engaged and interested in reading.

Working on Storytelling in class

   During the 2nd year GoFor project, partners agreed on start working on storytelling in our classes. This will be the motto of second students' exchange mobility in Estonia, where they will be working in mixed nationality groups in order to write a story. In order to be successful, we considered essential to work on this previously in our classes, as well as creating a mail chain where each partner will develop 3 pages long section of the same story. This will be a model for a our project students.

   During January, we've been dealing with stories' structure, grammar, vocabulary to get our students ready for the project task. Moreover, our students have participated in an itinerary of storytelling tasks: sequencing, free writing, whole-class story, grammar exercises, create your hero... timed. This helps our students to develop their language skills, their critical thinking, creativity and autonomy, as well as learning to work under pressure.

   After the lesson, students were invited to leave their comments (the most you like and the least you like) in a panel.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Three, two, one...action!

As part of our last mobility programme in Estonia, all the teachers participated in a project recording at the old quarters of the national TV in Estonia. We recorded some news to spread our project objectives, aims and results as well as showing our enthusiasm in visiting these days this the great country. Watch it out:

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Post-Estonia dissemination actions

   Back to La Llagosta, we've been spreading all the activities that we implemented in our last C3 mobility in Paikuse Pohikool in Pärnu (Estonia). We also explained our scholar community how is the project going, all the actions implemented during the 1st year by teachers and students, previous mobilities and future ones. In order to do this, we make use of our project's blog, INS Marina website and other school social networks such as facebook, instagram or twitter, project's instagram @ gofor_spain, and its facebook profile, INS Marina magazine, La Llagosta 08120 local press, as well as teachers' meeting where the coordinators and the mobility participants have explained these items in more detail.

   In our lessons, students can also check how the mobility was and all the activities and projects we will implement during the 2nd year. 

Monday, 8 October 2018

GoFor... Estonia!

 From 24th to 28th September, five teachers from Institut Marina attended the 4th teachers' training mobility under the Erasmus + programme GoFor at Paikuse Pohikool in Parnü (Estonia). 

   We spent a week working collaboratively to review project objectives,  continuous assessment actions (partnership swot analysis), collecting best activities to deal with writing strategies in our lessons and getting conclusions, reviewing Twinspace second-year tasks for our students to implement, as well as agreeing on 2nd-year mobilities. 

   Apart from all these issues, it was a wonderful week where we also had the chance to meet first-hand Estonian culture and people living in Parnü. Indeed, this will be the location of our next students' exchange mobility last week of March. 

Etwinning Label

   Our project, Go For Literacy to Enlighten your Future, has been awarded with an Etwinning label for its collaborative students' work.
   During one year, our students have been implementing reading circles based on different English novels. Moreover, our work has also been focused on Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2018. This innovative methodology has helped out students to become a bit more interested in reading and their reading and speaking skills have considerably improved. During our second year project, we'll continue working on Twinspace to write a collaborative story in groups. 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Module: The Guide of Teaching Abilities: Listening & Speaking skills

   We've been working hard this first year of Gofor project and as a result of our sharing of good practices and continuous debate and assessment; our French partner was the responsible for coordinating the second module which deals with listening and speaking skills.

Module : The Guide of Teaching Abilities: Reading Skills

We've been working hard this first year of Gofor project and as a result of our sharing of good practices and continuous debate and assessment; our German partner was the responsible for coordinating the first module which deals with reading strategies.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Erasmus Day 2018

    On 6th June we celebrated our Erasmus day at Institut Marina where authorities from townhall, students, teachers and parents were welcomed. We organised different project intineraries where our project students explained and showed pictures and video from the different mobilities, school activities and other actions implemented in the 3 different Erasmus + projects that we have; Smile, LTSDU and Gofor.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Follow-up work

   It's nice to see how partners get so much involved in our project. Meeting on Skype helps us to make progress in our project aims, get better results and a bigger impact on the actions we implement.
   Thanks a lot dear partners!