CONTACTS: Centro de Formação Dr. Rui Grácio Sede: Escola Secundária Júlio Dantas Address: Largo Prof. Egas Moniz, 8600-904 Lagos Portugal Tel. +351 282770997 Fax:+351 282770998 E-mail: [email protected] URL: www.esjd.pt/centroruigracio Centro de Formação Dr. Rui Grácio OF THE TEACHER EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIPS University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Italy CIRDFA, Centre for Advanced Training & Didactical Research, Venice, Italy University of Crete, Hellas Natural History Museum of Crete, Hellas IRRE Milano, Italy University of Grenoble – Institut de Geographie Alpine, France Centro de Formación y Recursos Educativos de Alzira, Spain Centro de Profesorado Bollullos y Valverde, Spain Delegación Regional de Educación de Huelva, Spain University of Ostrava, Czech Republic University of Ankara, Turkey University of Huelva, Spain University of Malmö, Sweden Natural Museum of London, UK Museo Leonardo Da Vinci – Milan, Italy University of Lodz, Poland Centre de Recursos y Formación de Gracia, Barcelona, Spain University of Caen, France University of Nancy, France University of Genoa, Italy University of Malta, Malta Goldsmith University of London Profile TRAINING CENTRE Associação de CENTRO DE FORMAÇÃO DR. RUI GRÁCIO Escolas de Lagos Aljezur Vila do Bispo LAGOS PORTUGAL THE TEACHER TRAINING CENTRE Comenius Regio MCMC Meeting the Challenge of the Multicultural Classroom “Centro de Formação Dr. Rui Grácio” is a public In-Service Teacher Training Centre of the Portuguese Ministry of Education since 1993, inside the Portuguese Education system. The Centre coordinates the Continuing Professional Development plan of 800 teachers and 250 other school personnel of the 63 Schools from Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo councils. The Centre is responsible for the project of management and evaluation of inservice teacher training in the southwest region of Algarve - Portugal. The Centre is certificated by the “Scientific and Pedagogic Board of In-service Teacher Training” of the Portuguese Ministry of Education. The Centre has the expertise to conceive and organise several CPD and research-action projects, under several modalities: workshops, courses, seminars, conferences, study circles, research and innovation projects (local, regional, national, European and international level). THE LOCATION OF THE TRAINING CENTRE IS SECONDARY SCHOOL “JÚLIO DANTAS” LAGOS PORTUGAL TEACHER TRAINING CENTRE’S OBJECTIVES To contribute to in-service teacher training in its personal, professional, organisational and territorial realms; To contribute to the improvement of professionals and education agents from a motivating perspective towards permanent training; To promote study, analysis and debate around problems related to educational praxis outlining research-action methodologies and research on education; To promote exchange and partnership with higher education institutions as well as other institutions important to teachers and other school professionals continuing professional development, regionally, nationally and transnationally. EXPERTISE IN THE FIELD OF TEACHER TRAINING The Centre is legally authorised to conceive and organise several teacher training programs and research in all the fields of Education. BENEFICIARIES - Teachers of all levels; School headmasters; Educational psychologists, sociologists, special needs education staff, etc Administrative personnel; School auxiliary assistants; Other school personnel. Every year the Centre organise training courses in all didactical fields, with the collaboration of different partners and several experts with PhD and Master Degrees, Post-Graduation, Degree on Education and Educational Sciences. All Teacher Trainers of the Centre have relevant Curriculum Vitae and are certificated by “Scientific and Pedagogic Board of In-service Teacher Training” of the Portuguese Ministry of Education. The Centre has participated in several European / international projects in the field of Teachers CPD, educational research and Innovation.