Miejskie Gimnazjum nr 1 im. Jana Pawla II z siedziba w Knurowie
Brief description on the School/Organisation:
Our school is located in Knurów. It has 133 students , 18 teachers and 5 service workers . The school is situated in a building from 1810 that has been renovated . What is more, the school functions in the oldest district of the town called 'Old Knurów' , which is considered to be socially neglected . It is inhabited by families with economic difficulties and educational needs beacuse of low educational aspirations. Since the beginning of the twentieth century the development of the district and the town was connected with the construction and work of the 'Coal Mine " Knurów”.
The school is for students age 13 to 16. In the Polish educational system it is the third stage of general education . The school prepares students to learn in high schools and vocational schools where they achieve average results . In our school about 30 % of the students need help in learning, but also about 20 % requires assistance in the development of their talents and interests. In our school there is a system of monitoring current teaching results which are analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively . The results of the final examination show the quality of the work of the school and they are very important. The aim of the school is to improve educational outcomes , especially in maths and science that are the most difficult for students. It is also important to raise students' motivation to learn by using ICT skillls and increase the professionalism of teachers in ICT area too. It will help to make the lessons more attractive and involving. The participation in the project is the part of the strategic objectives of the school , which wants to develop in such fileds as : innovation , international cooperation , the development of modern teaching facilities , working with gifted students and collaboration with the local community.
Activities and experience in the areas relevant for this project and
Skills and/or expertise of key persons involved in this project:
The teachers are well educated. All teachers are employed with the dignity of their qualifications. Many of them have additional studies to learn a second or third subject. Four teachers completed postgraduate studies in the field of ICT. Teachers use information and communication technology almost every day. In addition to that, we have an electronic register to monitor students' attendance and communicate with their parents. Teachers of foreign languages (English and German) as well as a history teacher use the interactive whiteboards with software for the particular subject. The school has two classrooms equipped with the positions of desktop PCs (including 36 computers), three interactive whiteboards, 5 multimedia projectors, but not all teachers use them. There is a particular need to engage them in the process of modernization of working methods with the use of ICT among teachers of maths and science.
Miejskie Gimnazjum nr 1 im. Jana Pawła II z siedzibą w Knurowie
ul. ks. A. Koziełka 7
Tel: +48 32 235 27 54
+48 500 25 56 96