Education and Vocational Training has awarded 30 projects developed by groups of 105 centres from all over Spain, four of them from the Balearic Islands, to promote inclusion and educational innovation.
Project: Two islands, two archipelagos, a common goal
CEIP S’Albufera (Port d’Alcúdia, Illes Balears).
Project: Connection on the airwaves
IES Biel Martí Secondary School (Ferreries, Illes Balears).
Project: Get excited
CEIP Inspector Joan Capó (Felanitx, Balearic Islands)
Project: Navigating towards educational transformation. A new approach to collaboration between island schools.
IES Antoni Maura (Palma, Illes Balears)
These are collaborative initiatives implemented by two or more public schools in different autonomous communities. The grants amount to a total of one million euros and a maximum of 10,800 euros per educational centre.
The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training has recognised the value of 30 educational projects in the promotion of inclusion and educational innovation, to which it has granted aid worth one million euros. The particularity is that these projects are developed by groups of public schools in different autonomous communities.
In total, 105 centres from 15 autonomous communities, Ceuta and Melilla have received grants of up to 10,800 euros to finance these collaborative projects whose main objective is to promote equity and educational inclusion, but which also help to promote innovation and research initiatives, contribute to the development of key competencies for lifelong learning, develop the ability to work in teams, train students in digital and virtual learning environments, as well as open up educational centres to the outside world.
Clusters are made up of two or more schools from different autonomous communities or cities. A team of teachers or other professionals from each participating school prepares and develops a project jointly with the schools that make up the cluster. At the same time, each centre carries out a specific project that contextualises the common project to the reality of that centre.
All this is carried out in an online collaborative environment of the Ministry in which teachers interested in participating in this call explain the possible projects they want to develop and come into contact, through a forum, with teachers from other schools with similar interests. In the 2021 call, 700 teachers registered on the platform.
The projects born through this environment and awarded in this call have developed, for example, a hydroalcoholic gel within a project on ethnobotany and sustainability; they have connected centres of island communities through the project ‘Two islands, two archipelagos, a common goal’; they have addressed issues such as emotional health, science, nature or ‘The rural school as an inclusive model and dynamic element of the culture and development of the environment’, developed by three rural schools in Toledo, Asturias and Madrid.
The collaborative environment for the 2022 call will be opened in the coming days so that interested teachers can register and start exchanging ideas on future projects. In addition, the Ministry plans to increase the budget allocation so that more schools can participate.