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The Concept of Millennium Schools’ Programme
The aim of the Programme
To create integral, optimal and high standard conditions for learning and elimination of achievement gap in every municipality of Lithuania.
Vision of the Programme
Every child in Lithuania has the opportunity to study in an open and modern school. A consistent, gradual modernization of all Lithuanian schools.
What does the Programme rely on?
Tailored solutions for each municipality to strengthen already functioning schools.
Motivation of municipalities to cooperate in the process of preparing and implementing joint education progress plans.
Motivation of schools to form networks and create new connections between themselves. Intellectual and infrastructural resources created during the programme are made available to students and teachers at other schools.
Throughout the programme municipalities are consulted by the Millennium Schools’ Academy.
Areas of school performance improvement
Leadership in action is strengthening the personal trust and involvement of the school head and teachers in school life, mobilising and enabling the school community to work together for the success of each pupil, creation of positive relationships in the school community and the positive school microclimate, ensuring a safe physical and emotional learning environment for all.
Inclusive education is strengthened through activities aimed at building the competencies of the school community to ground their work in the principles of universal design for learning. Also, through improvement of skills to teach children with various educational needs. Furthermore, through teamwork of education support team, teacher assistants and teachers that ensures quality education of students with special educational needs as well as creation of safe and appropriate educational environments for them.
Cultural education is strengthened through activities when culture or art (or artists, creators) collaborate with the school community in order to solve educational or education-related problems. Through cultural education students and teachers develop various competencies.
STEAM is strengthened through implementation of integrated activities of various disciplines (science, technology, and others) while applying elements of engineering and creative activities (art) and basing it all on mathematical thinking. STEAM education activities enable students to gain comprehensive knowledge of real-life phenomena, learn its practical application and proactive use of various skills while solving a problem.