The project addressed various topics including STEAM education, introducing robotics and coding, exploring web apps and digital storytelling, and implementing gamification through technology.
The participants were eight preschool teachers with the objective to enhance their expertise in the realm of technology.
The project enabled teachers to gain knowledge and skills in robotics, digital storytelling, gamification, and virtual reality through formal courses and informal exchanges with colleagues from different countries. This inclusive initiative accommodated teachers with varying English proficiency levels and equipped them with the ability to use translator apps.
Through this project, the preschool has embraced innovation to provide top-notch education for children. They've integrated robots, tablets, and interactive whiteboards, utilising these technologies both indoors and outdoors for enhanced learning experiences, including nature-related apps. Innovative communication and documentation methods have reduced paper usage. The project has fostered a culture of learning and knowledge sharing among teachers.
Teachers took a lead role in exploring innovative instructional strategies and integrating technology to engage children. They enhanced their competencies in child development, interactive tools, digital storytelling, and safe tech use through professional development. This knowledge transfer extended to Aizkraukle parish preschools via Zoom meetings focused on Erasmus+ and early education technology. Teachers and children collaborated on tech experiments, with children actively assisting teachers in coding, robot-building, and tablet app usage.
Impact and output
Teachers learned to embrace technology for education rather than just entertainment, with a focus on guiding children's natural interest. The project's inclusivity involved teachers of varying English proficiency and ages, fostering active technology use in the school. Teachers shared their knowledge with parents and other preschools, leading to collaborative projects, like helping another preschool in Ķekava municipality write a proposal. This reflects their ongoing dedication to developing technology skills.
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- Early childhood education and care
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Skrīveru pirmsskolas izglītības iestāde "Sprīdītis"
Asociaon Plus Project
ITC International TEFL Certificate s.r.o.
ITCS Information Technology Training & Consulting Services Ltd