Spain in English
Barcelona in English
On May 9-13, 2022, the teachers of Kindergarten No. 11: Claudia Chovgrani, Wanda Koter, Joanna Smalko and Marlena Solnica took part in job-shadowing (observation of teachers' work) in a school and preschool institution in Spain: Escola Els Arenys in Castellbisbal. It was another form of training for teachers under the POWER program "Different, but the same".
The teachers got to know the organization of the school's work and the methods of working with children in an educational institution with extensive experience in teaching and educating children from different linguistically and culturally distinct regions of the world. Observing the various activities of Spanish teachers, they broadened their knowledge about the methods of effective intercultural integration of young children. They acquired practical methodological skills and tools for work, based on good practice presented by a Spanish kindergarten.
During their stay, the teachers observed classes in preschool groups of children aged 3 to 6. They took part in maths, language, music and movement activities, sensory games with the use of various materials, and games to memorize letters and numbers. They participated in very interesting movement and music classes in a room equipped with ultraviolet lamps, as part of the internal project of the kindergarten "Light". The teachers were very interested in games and exercises with the use of various plastic materials and teaching aids made by local teachers.
The Spanish teachers welcomed our friends very warmly, offering care and support during their daily visits to the kindergarten. They presented kindergarten and school rooms, workshops as well as equipment and teaching aids. Our teachers could visit each classroom, ask questions and get inspiration. The trip was a great experience both in terms of content and language. The teachers had the opportunity to improve their English and Spanish in practice. Our friends came back with heads full of new ideas that they want to use in working with our preschoolers