Erasmus+ project No.2017-1-LV01-KA101-035273 “New approaches in teaching math”
Main objective of SSG project “New approaches in teaching math” is to improve professional knowledge and skills of teachers in methodology of mathematics in educational institutions of United Kingdom. In this project, there are planned courses in innovative methodology of mathematics and visiting the local education institutions to get to know the English education system.
Three teachers will participate in this mobility project. Selection of participants will be made by SSG that will announce an application procedure, where applicants on the basis of voluntary will submit their applications – motivation letter and self-assessment of their professional activity.
Project scheduled duration is 15 months, and the main planned activities are:
Participation in the project "New approaches in teaching math" will provide international experience, new knowledge and skills for teachers, as well as strengthen cross-border cooperation. Teaching staff will acquire new knowledge to implement in their teaching methods to improve quality and efficiency of education, to promote creativity and students' interest in mathematics and industry career. It is expected that teaching staff will acquire new knowledge of UK teaching methods, will be inspired to the new approaches in the learning process, will become more open to development of competence and international experience. This will be reflected in further educational process.
International project experience provides an opportunity to indirectly transfer knowledge to the rest of the teaching staff and other educational institutions in the region and all Latvia, as well as the wider public, attracting new students and partners in Latvia and abroad.
Sigulda State Gymnasium (STG) is a higher secondary education institution. The foundation day of STG is considered to be 17th of November 1918. In the school rating Sigulda State Gymnasium is in the second place among the city gymnasiums in Latvia.
If we talk about Sigulda State Gymnasium strategic priorities, then the key words characterizing our school activities, are motivated students that study together with modern teachers in creative environment.The trend of school in general is the fact that we move to the more modern teaching methods, so we think more and more about interactive lessons in which the child has an opportunity to be more active than the teacher.We strongly think about the environment, which is related to the development of sports education and the folk dance, the instrument game and vocal pedagogy.
In this educational institution in general study about 500 students with whom work 40 teachers in four education programs – lower secondary and three upper secondary education programs. What is important – 13 of these teachers have the highest professional qualification. Part of the teachers working in our school, are methodically strong at the national level – there are teachers who take part in the creation and evaluation of the centralized examinations.
The school has defined a clear objective – to work specially with the innovations and creativity in science and technologies.Every year, a lot of study works from our school goes to national level, where it obtains the first and second places and recognitions. A lot of them. Gymnasium very actively participates in different kinds of competitions, wherever may be, and also achieves good results.
If we look from the perspective of centralized examinations, then we are one of the top schools in Latvia.In fact, a lot of us is now in very good places everywhere, and not only in Latvia, but also throughout the world. It is definitely one of the cores of education system in Sigulda region, in the sense that it is the final stage of all the other stages of education.
School that in a time of change purposefully provides targeted competencies-based education and development of competitive, creative, growth-oriented personality.
Sigulda State Gymnasium – innovative and prestigious educational institution, competitive in national and regional level, appropriate for 21st century educational needs.
Motivated students who are learning in creative environment with modern teachers.