On June 6, 2014, the ceremony of presenting the “Local Government friendly to the Learning School” title took place at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The award, conferred by the Center for Citizenship Education Foundation under the “Learning Schools” (LES) Program was received by 74 local governments.
“The Center for Citizenship Education Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Therefore we decided to honor local governments which in a special way, through their schools, participate in the ‘Learning Schools’ Program,” said Dr Jacek Strzemieczny, President of the Center for Citizenship Education Foundation.
In his “Education focused on the students’ learning” presentation Dr Strzemieczny spoke about the necessity to develop the priorities in education, the research studies on factors which have impact on student achievements and three interconnected educational approaches, that is formative assessment, visible learning and student achievements’ assessment. Next Dr Danuta Sterna, the “LES” Program expert on formative assessment, spoke about the implementation of the formative assessment approach.
“The LES” Program, with the local government’s support, helps schools improve the effectiveness of students’ learning by introducing to their work of the quality improvement system geared to refining school work and school teaching,” emphasized Dr Strzemieczny.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of local governments from all over Poland. They also had a chance to see the “Poland-wide Youth Projects’ Presentation”. The presentation was organized at the Royal Castle by the Center for Citizenship Education Foundation.
The report of the ceremony can be found at: http://www.ceo.org.pl/pl/sus/news/najlepsze-samorzady-uhonorowane-0
The “Learning Schools” is a program addressed to headmasters and teachers of all types and levels of schools, whose aim is to support changes leading to improvement of teaching and learning effectiveness. It introduces formative assessment to schools and supports teachers’ team work. The “LES” Program has been managed since 2000 by the Center for Citizenship Education Foundation jointly with the Polish-American Freedom Foundation.