CFU – Center for Undervisningsmidler Fyn/Vejle (Educational Resource Centre, Vejle and Funen) is an educational resource and teacher in-service-training centre. Funded by the state it is part of University College Lillebælt– a centre for further education. CFU is responsible for providing resources, advice and training to all educational establishments in the region, including adult education. – The Educational Resource Centre employs 55 persons in its staff, of whom 22 are educational advisers. 15 of these are full time employed, the rest are part time advisers and part time teachers.
The rest of the staff includes administrative personnel, technicians, drivers and delivery service.
The region has a population of approximately 675,000; approximately 550 schools at primary and secondary level and some 11,000 teachers.
In DSoE CFU, University College Lillebaelt, will contribute with skills concerning learning technologies in education. Furthermore CFU is responsible of the output about social media and eTwinning. With the background of having participated in eTwinning since this started in 2005, CFU will motivate schools involved in DSoE to initiate new eTwinning projects.
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Below you will see links to the website’s of the schools and a brief summary of each school outlining the school environment, technology usage, issues and successes. These are the schools affiliated with University College Lillebaelt, Center for Education for the DSoE project.
Vssenbjerg Skole is a public school placed in the northern part of the municipal of Assens on Funen (an island in the middle of Denmark). Around 600 pupils/students are attending the premises. The staff counts more than 75 employees. Our success are based on happy and open minded pupils, qualified teachers and assistants, competent management, backing parents and decentralized power and economics from the municipal. Vissenbjerg Skole counts 610 pupils in the span from 6 to 15 years of age (in Denmark primary and secondary schools are often in one building).
Pupils being from 6 to 8 have been equipped with an iPad to use in school as well as home. Pupils being from 9 to 12 borrow a laptop, also with the possibility to bring these home. BYOD (bring your own device) applies to the oldest pupils, and for those who do not have their own devices the school provides pc’s to borrow. Therefore all of our pupils have access to devices both in school and at home. We have equipped all our classrooms with IWB’s (interactive white boards). All of our teachers are also equipped with a device. All pupils attending 5th to 8th grade (the age of 11 to 14) have IT as lessons. The oldest pupils can choose IT, programming and/or IT and gadgets as optional courses. We also have an IT squad consisting of pupils, who are in charge of testing and/or function as IT-mentors to help younger pupils or even assist teachers.
Vissenbjerg Skole runs numerous IT projects such as robots in teaching, how drones can be used, 3D-printing.
To keep staff well informed on IT didactics and students to be able to use their digital skills in a creative and beneficial ways
We are focused on how we can bring parents into our teaching of IT. We are networking with other schools and higher education plus different rganizations.
Furthermore do some teachers play a role as agents of change or first movers. These agents tries out new teaching methods, systems and ways of practising IT, after which they are expected to spread their experiences to their colleagues. Since 2015 these agents have visited the Bett Show in London to seek out new inspiration. This is something that will continue with new agents each year. Vissenbjerg Skole has inquired a lot of software and educational teaching resources which can support and underpin both the teaching and the teachers. We use several different digital systems in both administration and knowledge sharing. This includes more than one learning platform.
Holluf Pile Skole is a public school, and it is located in the south-eastern part of Odense which is the third biggest city in Denmark (189.000 inhabitants). The school is located in a neighbourhood of detached houses in the suburbs of Odense and it gives the area a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities, since woods, streams and green areas are nearby. The area was built in the early 80’s, and the population in the area is a typical middle class segment.
Holluf Pile Skole has recently been renovated both on the inside and on the outside. There are 3 classes on each grade, which gives us about 685 pupils all in all. The school is divided in 2 departments: primary and secondary. The teachers and educational staff work in teams. The After School Centre has 265 children coming in every day when the school day ends.
We are an LP-school, with focus on health, ICT and the development of positive environment for both primary and secondary pupils.
We work closely with the Music school in Odense, with Kompan (a company developing educational playground toys for children) and Tornbjerg High school. The international connection is at high value in our school. And we have experience in that field due to different projects with partner schools across Europe.
The pupils in our school strive for knowledge, the surroundings for learning are attractive, all staff is educated and very competent. The parents are supportive and positive towards what’s going on in school. The school motto is: ”With joy, we can do everything! Without, we’re lost.” By all means, we all try live up to that every day.
We use digital learning platforms and digital tools as a natural part of every school day. The children bring their own device from 6th grade and onwards. At the lower levels we have a great number of devices accessible for the students, both iPads and Chromebooks.
The children learn using editing software for films and pictures. They make cartoons, videos, ads and so on. They use their phones for digital dictionaries, making notes while moving around during different exercises and for orienteering exercises in both P.E and other subjects.
As long as the ICT competences of the teachers are unequal, the opportunities of the students are also unequal.
We dream of being able to provide devices for all the students..