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Do you know what Mind map is?

It can be used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing

mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole. It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.

PRETTi Handbook

Specialized Handbook with theory, guidelines and practical exercises

The main target group is mainstream primary teachers who are not specialists in SEN.

The Council conclusions on education and training in Europe 2020 suggest that the improvement of the professional development of school teachers, school leaders and teacher trainers, will lead to increase in the quality of teaching. The PRETTi project develops this argument further by preparing primary teachers to respond to the diversity of needs they will face in today’s classrooms, a measure needed to impact students' personal development and lead to inclusive education.

Focus Groups in Bulgaria and in Slovakia

An average of 150 primary teachers from Slovakia and Bulgaria are targeted

10 focus groups (5 in BG and 5 in SK) were organized and carried out to demonstrate and collect feedback on applicability and potential for improvement and further exploitation of the PRETTi Handbook.

In Bulgaria NART in collaboration with SU Vasil Kunchov, Vratsa, held 5 focus groups as part of the evaluation process of the draft version of the PRETTi handbook.

In Slovakia Zakladna skola and  VUDPAP organized and held 5 focus groups with the participation of primary teachers and experts in inclusive education.

How to apply the PRETTi Handbook

Joint Staff Training in February, 2018 in Spain, hosted by University of Cordoba

The activity is called: „Train the trainer“ and will be part of the exploitation efforts of the partners. During the five-day event teachers from the two partner schools, as well as 2 representatives from NART, RAABE, University of Bucharest and VUDPaP will be trained on how to train other (external to the consortium) teachers on applying the PRETTi Handbook, as well as on early identification of learning difficulties and managing diverse class groups.

3 Ways to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment

Differentiating, Healthy Grading, Relationships

Schools need to provide a welcoming experience for all students, not just those who struggle, so that effective classroom strategies can be successfully employed. Here are three tactics to consider when creating an inclusive learning environment:

EUROPEAN AGENCY for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

WHO WE ARE

Our mission is to help our member countries improve their inclusive education policy and practice for all learners. All our work is in line with and directly supports international and European Union policy initiatives on education, equity, equal opportunities and rights for all learners.

We are an independent organization acting as a platform for collaboration for our 30 member countries .

In Bulgaria the new Government Regulation defines the state educational level for inclusive education

Under the Act Pre-school and School Education, the new regulation defines the state educational level for inclusive education.

The emphasis is put on the direct work with children and students and lessens the administrative duties of the support teams for personal development. The regulation also increases the possibilities for taking additional classes on the subjects and for counselling children and students. Attention is paid to the provision of additional support to gifted children and students and to the care of their health.

PRETTi Handbook

The PRETTi Handbook will provide Primary teachers with theory, practical exercises and guidance on how to carry out activities in class

The PRETTi Handbook will provide primary teachers with both - theory necessary to identify learning difficulties in mainstream school education at primary level, practical exercises and guidance on how to carry out activities in class, interaction with parents, resource teachers and SEN experts. It will be developed in 5 languages to ensure wide exploitation and accessibility.

What is Inclusive Education?

All students learn and participate together

Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school.

Inclusive education is about how we develop and design our schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn and participate together.

European Parliament Workshop on the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Inclusive Education for Learners with Disabilities

On 12 October 2017, the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs held a ‘Workshop on the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ for the Committee on Petitions (PETI). It took place in the European Parliament, Brussels.