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Střední průmyslová škola chemická Pardubice

The boost in bringing innovation in trainings and in the education

The boost in bringing innovation in trainings and in the education

SPSCH Pardubice this academic year was enriched with a start of a few new Erasmus+ Strategic partnership projects. All of them are focused on empowering academic staff with innovative teaching methods and tools which increases the quality of education. We are inviting you to explore new projects and if interested – follow the progress or even take part in it.

FightARs – teasers for firefighters training in immersive rescue environments

Innovation in fire fighters training was not implemented in Europe so widely because of many barriers. However, our day-to-day heroes who are saving our lives are always in need to improve their skills and immersive technology can support that. Within this project partners will use AR (Augmented Reality) glasses (Hololens 2) and 360° videos to enhance firefighters training process to become more engaging and possible where there are limitations. Partners have identified that there is a high need to choose scenarios with hazardous substances and electrical/hybrid cars. These topics are taught in theory, simulation, but usually it is best to have an actual experience. High risks, high costs for needed equipment in training – it reduces to have a more realistic training. Immersive technology is one of the best tools to be closer to minimise those barriers, increase learner’s motivation and in some cases actually make such training possible.

Our trainers with collaboration with the Fire Brigade in Pardubice will take part in learning about the immersive technology, how to create scenarios for such technology and see in practice how beneficial it can be. We will have scenarios-teasers and it’s a start to establish an Excellence Center for immersive firefighters training.

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TeachMergency – Preparation for emergency situations: teaching rescue, surviving and first aid

TeachMergency aims to equip teachers/trainers with innovative tools in teaching rescue, survivor and first aid. Our trainers will share best practices, learn new ways and put everything in the Teacher’s guide. All trained staff will pass the knowledge to their students and we will organise international competition – workshop to see the results.

During the project we will also develop several educational videos for the community on basics how to survive, rescue from the water, in the mountains, and provide first aid in emergency. We will invite everyone to become more confident in these skills and react in emergency situations.

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STEMclubs – Clean, green future through STEM-sports clubs

To create a sustainable system for STEM clubs that young learners would be continuously motivated, inspired in a long term could be a challenge. We take concepts from sport clubs which have a long history of developed systems on how to engage young people in activities even after they leave the club. Therefore, educators from different organisations will share their best practices, there will be created new STEM clubs with elements from sport clubs. All the knowledge will be transferred into the online platform where all educators, STEM enthusiasts will be welcomed to learn, to exchange, to get inspiration on how to create, maintain a successful STEM club. 

SPSCH Pardubice has plans to create new clubs. Several chemistry, biology, and physical education teachers will be trained and engaged in exchanging the experience and take part in creating educational material and best practice online platform. 

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DIOS – Didactic innovation labs – digitalisation experts in VET

The increased use of digital media in education and especially in VET education accelerates the integration of technologies such as AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality), 360° videos, IoT (Internet of Things) and 3D printing. Within the project there will be an exploration and experimentation of these digital tools in training. 

SPSCH Pardubice chemistry and physics teachers will be actively taking part in learning about the technologies, how to prepare a training material for / with AR glasses (Hololens 2) and 360° videos.

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CLIL in Education

CLIL aims to develop an integrated educational approach that puts together various subjects and language that engages students in learning by doing, and solving problems, which comprises acting, observing and reflecting on the data collected, while exposing them to the target language. Within the project we will invite our teachers to test project-based learning tools, CLIL methods, multidisciplinary and to exchange the good practices

In the end there will be created useful material for teachers: examples of tested lessons, a tutorial how to develop it, recommendations on digital tools, etc. Trained teachers will also prepare students for international competition that will present the results of student developed multidisciplinary lessons. We are looking forward to seeing their achievements.

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Online Schooling

Teaching online requires specialized skill sets including the understanding of how to conduct classes in a virtual environment, knowing when and how to use video conferencing, share content, respond to students’ submissions. One of the key challenges in online teaching is how to assess students remotely, to prevent them from cheating, using other materials, or accessing the web on other devices during the test. Therefore, our project intends to focus on introducing effective pedagogical strategies for online teaching rather than the technology itself.

The general objective of our project is to motivate and help teachers to use online teaching to become a normal part of the educational process in our schools. The more specific objective is to suggest and recommend for implementation a model of assessing students remotely. By using this approach, students might gain enhanced learning outcomes.

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If you are interested to know more about the projects or establish collaboration in any of the mentioned areas, you can reach Justina Pluktaite – Officer for foreign relations  – via email: pluktaite@spsch.cz 

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