LOOP-Friends visit

10.03.2023. Since 2010, teachers and scientists from Portugal, Italy, Greece and Germany work with great commitment on the Erasmus+ -founded project LOOP – Scaffolding in Teachers Development: Mentoring and Mentors in Induction Programs (2020-1-PT01-KA201-078764) to analyse and strengthen the role of mentors in educational programs and advanced training programs. The common goal of the seven project partners is to improve the qualification of teachers all over Europe to tackle the great challenges of our time: Too many school dropouts, a lack of resources for inclusion as well as socio-economic and educational inequalities. For this purpose, the project partners develop digital educational- and advanced training offerings as well as a digital collaboration platform which empowers teachers to network Europe-wide and share experiences and expertise. Furthermore, international advanced trainings events, project meetings and a big international final conference provide opportunities to share experiences, discuss innovative learning- and teaching approaches and to define the role of Good Mentors. In this context, the Schulzentrum Carl von Ossietzky – Gymnasiale Oberstufe welcomed 16 guests who – via workshops, job shadowing and presentations – came to the conclusion that the federal state of Bremen provides exemplary and outstanding support- and qualification programs for teachers that significantly contribute to an appreciative and progressive school atmosphere. In many discussions, it becomes clear, that digital offerings and the Europe-wide exchange with colleagues are a surplus profit for teachers from Germany, too: Inspiration, motivation and the conduct of mentors as role models for life-long learning and as teamplayers are promoted. Learn more about the LOOP-project here (newsletter) and about the big final conference in Braga in July 2023 – digital participation is possible.