2. Teachers

2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers

Both initial teacher education (ITE) and continuous professional development (CPD) are critical to ensure that teachers acquire the competences, skills and knowledge that allow them to respond to a range of classroom situations. Professional mastery is positively associated with teachers’ satisfaction. This is especially the case for teachers who work in more demanding contexts, such as schools with high levels of socio-economic and educational disadvantage and very heterogeneous groups of learners.

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Micro-network sharing among schools

The network involves 10 school clusters in Portugal (clusters include several schools from pre-school to secondary) that collaborate on a number of issues, such as training plans, sharing experiences and methodologies and, in some cases, even sharing of human resources. In addition, the network develops thematic panels where several issues are discussed with students and intervention partners.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners

Subareas: 1.4. Cooperation within education systems; 2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Portugal

Plus Success teaching methodologies

The Plus Class in Portugal provides additional support to selected groups of students with similar skills. The measure is targeted at specific school years according to the pupils? needs in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles of the basic level and the secondary level. It consists of The Plus Class and the Phoenix Project which are class organization models that intend to support all pupils in their learning.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.3. School management; 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 4.1. Communication and information; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Portugal

Sala Farol - Lighthouse Room - support for learning difficulties

The Lighthouse Room programme is focused on the learning difficulties of each learner. It provides individualised support to learners through periodic teaching in small groups with (additional) support teachers. The identified learners are provided with an individual student learning plan which helps them in accomplishing learning objectives.

Areas: 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Portugal