The kick-off meeting of the Eureka Project (The European Engagement in Kids Achievement Project) took place in Birmingham UK on the 15th and 16th of December 2016.
The project aims to create a detailed manual for the identification of most able students, which can be used across national boundaries.
It will be created through the exchange of practice and will build on the work of the Talented Child project (https://www.talentedchildrenproject.eu/index.php/en/)
In addition a resource directory detailing best interventions will be developed to accompany the manual.
The project also aims to deliver two courses based on the exchange of practice of partners for teachers and other associated professionals which will provide training on the identification of the most able children in education and secondly provide successful intervention techniques and resources. The training will be certificated and will involve input and validation from Birmingham City University.
We aim to target teachers, educational psychologists and others who touch on the education of children such as guidance specialists/teaching assistants and other counsellors. In addition we will involve managers of schools providing primary/secondary education including governors (a recommendation of Ofsted in the UK), teaching institutions and universities. Consequently more able children will benefit from upskilled professionals.
The partnership is led by TITAN Partnership Ltd in the UK who lead on Most Able initiatives in large areas of Birmingham. They have worked with KPPP Zlin on the Talented Child project and have formed a strong bond for development. Birmingham City University(BCU) have significant expertise in teacher development and course design and will contribute this to the EUREKA project an area rich for development. Ellinogermaniki Agogi in Greece bring great research and creative skills to the partnership and will use this to develop significant resources, whilst GRETB through two of its secondary schools will contribute expertise from an embryonic but highly innovative setting in Ireland.
For more information please visit the project’s community in ODS at http://portal.opendiscoveryspace.eu/el/community/eureka-european-engagement-kids-achievement-project-847157
An update on the various dissemination and social media points will be available soon
Teachers in Greece may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers in Ireland may contact email@example.com
Teachers in the Czech Republic may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers from the UK and all other countries should contact the project coordinator at http://www.titan.org.uk/contact-us/?doing_wp_cron=1487080695.8171620368957519531250