Olim Omnes Romani Eramus

eTwinning project (2017-2018)

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Qui sumus? Who are we?

We are students and teachers of Latin from five high schools: IES Urbi (Basauri, Bizkaia, Spain), Colégio Minerva (Barreiro, Portugal), IES Politécnico (Soria, Spain), IES Unamuno (Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain) and IES Doctor Francisco Marín (Siles, Jaén, Spain).
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Project information

Olim Omnes Romani Eramus / Once we were all Romans is an eTwinning project

The worked issues are as follows:
-Pre-Roman peoples in the Iberian Peninsula.
-Phases of the Roman conquest in the Iberian Peninsula.
-Law and citizenship: political-administrative divisions, colonies, cities, municipalities.
-Communication routes.
-Monuments and Roman remains.
-Vernacular languages and Latin.
-Methodology: active methodology, collaborative work through international teams, CLIL methodology, gamification, the use of ICT.
-Internal and external assessment.

Targets

1.- Each student will appreciate the value of the common Roman past and the sense of belonging to the European Union from the inherited Roman tradition.

2.- Each student will consider Latin language as an European fabulous inheritance which is the very basis of most of our languages and Civilization.

3.- Each student will acquire and use properly through speech or writing English academic terminology related to Romanization to B1 level and in Spanish to B1 level for Portuguese students.

4.- Each student will improve English colloquial language to B1 level and Spanish to B1 level for Portuguese students.

5.- Each student will use the Latin language properly to orally make easy presentations.

6.- Each international working group will elaborate and present six infographics collaboratively on:

I Pre-Roman peoples.

II The phases of the Roman conquest.

III Administrative divisions of Hispania.

IV The Roman roads.

V Colonies, cities and municipalities.

VI Romance and non-Romance languages in the Iberian Peninsula.

7.- Each international working group will elaborate a board collaboratively on the most significant Roman remains close to the students.

8.- The students of every school will record the same Latin song or poem in their vernacular languages.

9. - The students will elaborate an eBook with the final products.

10. - Every pupil and teacher of the participant schools will improve multilingual and digital competences.

Work process

- From 30 October to 22 December 2017: First phase of the project: Warming up

Registering with twinspace and introducing the students to the platform.

Creating the project`s facebook account and the twitter account.

Organising the 12 international working groups.

Students and teachers introduce themselves in English through their twinspace profile, and in Latin through a video.

Internal assessment of the activities carried out during the first phase of the project through rubrics.

- From 8 January to 22 June 2018: Second phase of the project: Implementation

Producing through collaborative work and presenting the 6 infographics in front the classmates.

Answering to the “quaestio disputata”, the weekly question to energise and dynamize the collaborative work.

Creating the board on roman remains through collaborative work.

Recording a video of a Latin poem recited or sung in the vernacular languages of the students.

Elaborating an eBook with the final products.

Internal assessment of the activities carried out during the Second phase of the project through rubrics and one final questionnaire.

External assessment of the project `activities based on the indicators of the eTwinning national Quality Label.

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Products

- Self introduction of each project member in English via the twinspace profile.

- Self introduction of each project member in Latin through a video.

- 6 infographics with Canva worked out by each international working team on: Pre-Roman peoples in the Iberian Peninsula; Phases of the Roman conquest in the Iberian Peninsula; Law and citizenship: political-administrative divisions, colonies, cities, municipalities; Communication routes; Vernacular languages and Latin.

- One collaborative board carried out by each international working group on the most significant Roman remains close to the students.

- The video of a Latin poem recited or sung in the vernacular languages of the students.

- The eBook with the final products.

Methodology

- Active methodology:

Every single student will be the main protagonist of the project. So, he/she

will investigate, analyse and collaboratively create some products on the

Romanisation, under teacher`s supervision and guidance.

- Collaborative work through international teams:

The students won`t work in parallel, but in conjunction. They will be mixed

with the students of the other schools.

- Active Latin teaching-learning methodology: students will use Latin as a living language.

- CLIL methodology (Contents and Language Integrated language):

Teams mainly will communicate and work in English.

- Gamification:

The international working groups will have to compete weekly in a contest about Romanisation called “quaestio disputata”.

- The use of ICT.

Assessment

Internal assessment

-The project will be included in the Center`s Yearly Plan and in the syllabus of the subject.

-The project counts for the assessments.

-The assessments will be summative and final.

-The project`s assessments will be held in conjunction with the ordinary assessment of the subject.

-Students will self-evaluate the degree of involvement and acquisition of the objectives during the process.

-Students will answer a satisfaction survey to give their opinions and suggestions.

-The degree of achievement of the objectives in the final assessment has been highly satisfactory:

Medium: 22%

High: 52%

Very High: 26%

-Students are highly satisfied with the acquired skills

Very Poor: the 0.6% of students voted for this option.

Poor: the 5.1% of students voted for this option.

Medium: the 20.2% of students voted for this option.

High:the 40.6% of students voted for this option.

Very High: the 33.5% of students voted for this option.

-The acquired skills with grater reliance:

-Recording a video of a Latin song or poem in mother languages.

-Making a collaborative board about the Roman remains.

-Linguistic competences (listening,reading and writing) in English.

-Improvement of the digital competency.


External assessment

Once the project will be completed, we will apply for the eTwinning Quality Seal. So the project will be evaluated by external agents.

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Dissemination

Project's dissemination strategy uses the internet (The web page of the schools), the social networks (Facebook and twitter), the logo of the project, eTwinning corner at school, presentations at school with teachers and parents, workshops with etwinners, and printing T-shirts and banners. The project products will be disseminated across the 5 schools and externally across the wider secondary education sector.