Collaborative Projects - Program Description:

ACSI Europe member schools desire to develop and offer international collaborative projects for their students. ACSI is facilitating this initiative with the following goals:

  • Providing International collaboration opportunities at teacher and student levels
  • Helping teachers develop meaningful biblical integration in their school subjects to facilitate character and spiritual formation of their students
  • Learning how to design effective projects for Project Based Learning
  • Developing your students' 21st Century Learning Skills (collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication)

 

There are two ways to participate in our International Collaborative Projects program: 

  1. Join our International Collaborative Projects e-learning course.  This four-week course will introduce you to the important aspects of project based learning with strong biblical integration, and provide you with the opportunity to develop a project in partnership with another course participant that you can then implement with your students. This option would suit teachers who have limited experience with project based learning and do not currently have a partner school or a particular project in mind.  
  2. If your school already has a partnership with another school, join our International Collaborative Projects e-learning course with a teacher (or teachers) from that school.  During the course you will work with your partner/s to develop a project which you can then implement with your students. 

  

What is a collaborative project?

Collaborative Project Based Learning is a method of instruction which empowers students to initiate the research, plan, coordinate, and produce a solution to a real-world problem while meeting the curricular goals of your subject area. It also enables project teams to collaborate between subject areas, schools and geographic boundaries for greater project diversity and learning potential.collaboration process
 
If you are unfamiliar with Project Based Learning, this is a perfect opportunity to learn! ACSI takes Project Based Learning ideas further to incorporate clear biblical integration and meaningful collaboration between students in various schools and countries.
 

Partnership and Project Design in an eLearning environment:

Course applicants form teams to develop a project for their subject area, level of education, project working language, etc. In the online course, participants study the necessary elements of project based learning. Then the teams define and develop a project of their preference. The online course is designed to provide teachers with all the necessary support in the development of a high-quality project with biblical integration elements. 

Teams can then decide about a Project Implementation Phase:

After the teams of teachers have fully developed their projects, they begin working with their students in collaboration with the students of other team members from the online course. Successful project implementation is facilitated and guaranteed by regular check-points, brief reports, and support by the course instructors.

 

Length of the Online Course:

4 weeks of project development + time needed for project implementation
Courses begin in each semester (October and February)
Courses end in the same semester when the projects are complete (usually after 8 weeks)

Pricing - Promotional rates apply. (Add 30 € for 3 CEUs)

70 EUR/teacher from ACSI member schools in Western countries 
120 EUR/teacher from non-member Christian schools in Western countries
35 EUR/teacher from ACSI national member schools in Eastern European countries