School with Class 2.0
NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION.
INNOVATION OR FRUSTRATION?
Center for Citizenship Education
Non profit organization, established in 1994.
Runs over 25 nationwide educational programs.
Works on a regular basis with about 4000 schools a year.
Promotes citizenship knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Works to empower students to have real voice and impact.
Supports teachers and schools in better and wiser teaching.
No choice, only look at them…
14th Middle School in Gliwice
Teacher as a guide, not the sage…
XXI Century Skills (USA) or Key Competences (EU) vs subject
knowledge and simple factual data.
Students need support, guidance, feedback and…self-confidence.
Teaching the relevant: learning experience related to real world
and personal needs.
CAN NEW TECHNOLOGY HELP? NO GUARANTEE! TOO OFTEN ICT
USE IS ONLY MIMICKING THE OLD „CHALK AND TALK” SCHOOL.
Why is it so hard to ICTnnovate?
• Technology is not the major obstacle!
• Mindset of teachers (and heads) - fear and
intimidation with ICT; routine as remedy for
• Learning overwhelmed by standardized tests,
and overloaded curricula; teaching to tests
leading to teachers’ burnout and students’
• Shortage of social capital in school life; human
capital and creativity hindered by the lack of
trust, cooperation, engagement.
• Rigid school – ethos of control in relations
student/teacher/head; stiff classes, lessons,
breaks; idol of discipline.
Szkoła z klasą
Run by CEO and Gazeta Wyborcza with Polish-American Freedom Foundation
and other partners. Since 2002: 8,500 schools, 100,000 teachers, over one
million students. 86% Polish teachers claim to recognize the program.
School with Class 2.0: for the last three years focusing on wise ICT use in
education. E-learning platform, e-courses, moderators, e-resources, blogs,
virtual labs, Pinterest...
Whole school involved: teachers, pupils, headmaster, parents.
Network of schools - Professional Learning Communities.
4 C for All Teachers… on Pinterest
Flipping classrooms with e-resources
First the teacher asked sudents to watch Khan
Academy movies on order of operations (at
home). Back at school they were asked to solve
math problems and equations online.
Primary School in Lubań
Children from Koźmin were discovering the
Jewish past of their town and municipality.
They started from searching for
information on the Internet:
wikipedia.org/wiki/judaizm) and then
made interviews with their parents and
Primary School in Koźmin Wielkopolski
Public Schools in Żydów
How to teach with Projects 2.0
Producing a stop motion
film on the Polish historian and
ethnographer from Podlasie region.
12 th Elementary School in Białystok
Students have constructed an
interactive white-board by
themselves for less than 50
1st Middle School in Lubań
Students learn: responsibility and creative thinking, planning and
collaboration, gathering and selecting information, problem solving and
decision making, evaluating their work and presenting the effects to
Running a social campagin in
Gdynia and attracting 35 potential
donors of bone marrow.
High school for adults in Gdynia
Students prepared an alternative,
healthy menu for the school cantine
for the whole week, without changing
the meal prices.
Ist High school in Łask
Learning by Teaching
Students prepare - with teachers’ help - classes
for peers, kids, and even elderly grown-ups.
They learn how to: set the learning goals,
engage the audience, teach in chunks, to
transmit knowledge and skills and even how
to assess whether their teaching was effective.
A review before Polish language test based
on e-resources, prepared by the 6th-graders
for their peers.
Elementary School in Bestwina
A computer class for grandparents
XI Highschool in Cracow
To blog for meaning (and fun)
Elementary School in Chwalibogowo
TiK – Tak wprost i wspak,
12th Elementary School in Białystok
Schools, get connected!
Primary School in Wesoła,
Primary and Middle School in Drwinia, 600
School Codes 2.0
• Developed individualy in every
school, responds to the needs of
its students and teachers.
• Worked out during open and
democratic debates with pupils
engaged in the decision-making;
• Codes 2.0 used (and modified) in
everyday school practice.
School Code 2.0 - example
• OPENESS – mrat.pl is a student-run school website: one student from each class is
allowed to contribute content online.
• HONESTY – completing a task, we always
provide the source. We are aware of the basic
copyright policy and we abide by the rules.
• CREATIVITY – the school enhances a number of
classes which are conducted through an
educational platform. A computer placed in
each classroom is used by both students and
• CULTURE – we are aware of the netiquette
within online communication and we abide by
• KINDNESS – we express our opinions treating
other Internet users with respect.
• SUPPORT – Teachers create an online education
database, which of students are allowed to take
• SAFETY - we conceal our personal data, online logins and passwords. We use only secure
Maciej Rataj Middle School in Żmigród
Festivals 2.0 or celebration of learning
School Festivals 2.0
What have we learned? Presentation of
the effects of teachers’ and students’
work in every School with class 2.0.
A great way to integrate the school
community and promote good education
Nationwide Festival 2.0
The final gala, organized at the end of each
school year with the Copernicus Science Center
in Warsaw for over 350 participants: students,
teachers, experts. The Festival shows how wise
teaching and learning can look like.
Global digital citizen?
• premonition of power among digital natives
• quite often…false consciousness (Karl Marx)
• how to make adequate? how to turn it into reality?
Give them voice & power (seriously…)
In their own school
Europe of citizens
School with Class 2.0
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