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We are a state school with two classes for every level (pre-primary and primary education, 3-12 years old) placed in the south area of Granollers in the suburb neighborhood of Can Bassa. We are 33 teachers and 449 pupils. The immigration rate is 31,40%. The socio economic and cultural level of our families is medium-low and we are detecting more families with problems to face up educational expenses every day. In the management project of the school 2014-2018, one of the
main goals have been changing our methodologies especially in Maths and Foreign languages. All the staff of the school have been training in manipulative Maths, in particular in calculation using cuisenaire rods. We have understood that the process of learning have to be changed. It should be active experimentation, manipulation, symbolization, abstraction and generalization. In the new management project 2018-2022 some of the most important goals are: - Extend this new
methodology to the rest of the Maths fields such as geometry. - Include robotics and improve ICT. - Improve foreign language skills and expand it to different subjects. So, with these main goals we think that taking part in this project will provide us with the necessary knowledge and practise to carry them out by sharing our experiences and background. Another important motivation is offer our students the opportunity to maximize their inputs and outcomes due to their few opportunities and the risk of exclusion. We have held a meeting staff where we agreed to develop the Erasmus+ project. We have created a commission formed by the principal, the head teacher, one teacher of every cycle, a coordinator, the foreign language teachers and the Math expert that is working in our school. Most of them have a definitive position in the school.Then we have held another meeting with the community (parents, town council, staff) in order to approve applying for this project. The English teachers are going to coordinate, encourage and boost the project. As we are a commission we will not have any problem in case someone will leave their post in the future. We can contribute to the project with experience and expertise staff. We don't have experience in Erasmus+ but we have been working in E-twinning projects for 7 years and we have an European Quality label. The language coordinator (and English teacher) has experience in travelling abroad with students and school exchange.She has been teaching in USA as a foreign language, too. The other English teacher and the rest of the staff have experience in cooperative work with other schools of the region. We have an expert teacher working with us, Manel Ballesteros, he is a teacher trainer specialized in Maths, Geocaching, gamification and he is our ICT coordinator, too.