We are a group of schools called “Agrupamento de EscolasGonçalo Mendes da Maia (AEGMMaia)”. It has six schools, five are primary schools (students aged from 3 to 9) and an elementary school (students aged from 9 to 15). Its name is E.B. 2/3 da Maia, it has about 1183 students and it is located in the city center of Maia.
We are a member of “Eco-Escolas Program” that is an international program developed in Portugal since 1996 aiming to encourage actions and recognize quality work developed by the school, in the area of Environmental Education for Sustainability. Our school has been in this program since its foundation (40 years ago). Working together, we have the “Environment and Art Club” that aims to be a space where projects of local, national and international scope are developed, as well as actions open to the school community that promote education for consumption and sustainability. It also aims to develop the community spirit and articulate environmental contents with activities of art expression.
Related to IT we have the “SuperTabiProject” that intends to encourage the change and updating of pedagogical strategies in the primary school; the project “APPs for GOOD”which is an educational program proposed and started in our country. Its goal is to challenge groups of students supported by teachers, to assume the role of “Problem Solvers” and “Digital Makers”, throughout the process of creating an App that contributes to solve a school community problem, and finally, we are creating a “Future Room” where the implementation of new pedagogical strategies using the new technologies and mobile devices will be put into practice.