ABOUT THE PROJECT
“Brave New Words: innovative educational tools for training and teaching people with Special Learning Disorders”, it’s a project supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2- Strategic partnership for adult education.
The project aims to create innovative learning pathways that increase the quality of the work of educators and staff members dealing with students with Special Learning Disorders (SpLD), using 3D Printing and Augmented Reality (AR).
SpLD is a type of Neurodevelopment Disorder that does not allow the ability to learn or use specific academic skills in one or more areas of reading, writing, math, listening comprehension, and expressive language, which are the bases for other academic learning.
For this reason, students with SpLD need special and inclusive learning pathways and tools for increasing their opportunities to reach proper learning outcomes. Furthermore, people often realise they have a learning disorder already in adulthood and this makes it more difficult to reach proper learning outcomes.
The use of 3D printing and AR technology will transform how people with SpLD will learn by offering a multi-sensory experience to them. For the development of Multi-sensory methods and methodology, the new technologies (3D Printing and AR) can be useful tools for developing new inclusive tools.
It lasts 30 months 01-11-2019/ 30/04/2022
The objectives of Brave New Words project are:
- Increase the quality of the educational and “caregiving” process of staff working with people with SpLD.
- Provide proper tools to teachers, trainers and other staff members for working with people with SpLD.
- Increase the quality of the learning process to people with SpLD.
- Increase the quality of the adult inclusive education in the countries involved.
- Increase the cooperation among European different entities working in the field of inclusiveness.
- Education, and technology development.
The activities of Brave New Words project are:
- To develop a guideline for teachers and educators on 3D Printing and Augmented Reality to use them with people with SpLD
- To develop 20 exercises (10 in 3D printing and 10 in Augmented Reality) to help people with SpLD in their learning process
- To test all the materials realised during the implementation of the project with the target group involved.
- To realise a set of webinars to disseminate the project as much as possible.
INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT 1
A GUIDELINE FOR TEACHERS AND TRAINERS ABOUT THE USE OF 3D PRINTING AND AUGMENTED REALITY.
The consortium created a guideline for teachers and trainers about how to develop and to design some exercises suitable to be printed in 3D and some exercises suitable to be used with Augmentative Reality technology for people with SpLD.
IO1A1 – Transfer of knowledge about basics of 3D printing concepts and Augmented Reality to the teachers and trainers working with people with SpLD
IO1A4 – Identification of 3D printing most suitable technologies for special education
IO1A5 – Identification of AR most suitable technologies for special education
IO1A6 – Develop a methodology for creating new 3D printing exercises for people with SpLD
IO1A7 – Develop a methodology for creating new AR exercises for people with SpLD
INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT 2
SET OF EXERCISES FOR USING 3D PRINTING AND AR WITH PEOPLE WITH SPLD.
A set of 10 exercises developed by 3D printing and AR technology suitable to use with people with SpLD
*PLEASE NOTE for each exercise you will find inside: One exercise guide in English, Italian, Bulgarian, Spanish and Polish. The renders, the STL files and photos of the 3D printed exercises.
- Alphabet letters and accents
- Europa and its seas
- Let’s learn the geometrical shapes and mathematical sign
- Let’s learn the geometrical shapes and mathematical sign 2
- Let’s learn the geometrical shapes and numbers
- Matching the shapes
- Positive and negative numbers shapes
- Puzzle numbers
- Sensory numbers and arithmetic symbols
- The addition of numbers
- What do you like to eat?
*PLEASE NOTE for each exercise you will find inside: One exercise guide in English, Italian, Bulgarian, Spanish and Polish. The ACLASS files, Markers printable and the materials used for the exercises.
- English alphabet
- Geometrical shapes
- I spy
- Interactive Polish orthography-spelling
- Let’s learn the Bulgarian alphabet
- Let’s learn the English alphabet
- Let’s learn the numbers
- Show me the directions
- Tell me a fairy tale – The Turnip
- Tell me a fairy tale – The wheat bread
- The Polish words around us
IO2 A6 – Augmented Reality Toolkit
The AR toolkit is a support and training document that will help both teachers, trainers or educators and learners or students involved in this project to learn how to use the selected tools.
INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT 4
SET OF WEBINARS TO MAXIMIZE THE IMPACT OF THE FINAL TRAINING VERSION.
A set of webinars, to open a dialogue and forecast the use of 3D printing and AR technologies in the educational field and to help people with SpLD.
- 1st webinar – The project needs, aims and goals, and the importance to use modern technology, working with special education needs
- 2nd webinar – Augmented Reality technology in educational path through SpLD and other education levels
- 3rd webinar – The experience of using 3D printing and AR with people with SpLD, learning goals and concrete results
- 4th webinar – 3D printing technology in educational path through SpLD and other education levels
Excellence in Adult Education for transformative learning
On 30 and 31 May, CEIPES attended as an associated member of the General Assembly and the Annual Conference of the European Association for the Education of Adults – EAEA. During the Ceremony at the Mechelen City Hall, CEIPES was honored with the Grundtvig Award for...
Final project multipler event
On 29th of April, 2022, the final multiple event for the presentation of the project “BNW-Brave New Words: innovative educational tools for training and teaching people with Special Learning Disorders” took place at the RALIZ Day Center. The event was attended by 25...
The Italian Multiplier Event
On the 13th of April 2022 CEIPES hosted the Multiplier Event of our project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, project number (2019-1-PL01-KA204-064981), KA204 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education. The project aims to create innovative learning pathways...
The Polish pilot at the SSW Collegium Balticum
The Polish pilot took place at SSW Collegium Balticum and at the SENSE THERAPY CENTRE in Szczecin in December 2021 and in January 2022. In accordance with the pilot plan, it was conducted in two different stages, the first of which was training and the second strictly...
The four international webinars of BRAVE NEW WORDS
Throughout the month of February and the first week of March, the entire consortium of the Brave New Words project was engaged in the realization of four international webinars. The Polish partner Collegium Balticum held the first webinar day on Friday 11th February...
Teacher training as part of the Erasmus+ Project “Brave New Words”
During the first term of the 2021/2022 academic year, several teachers from Cruz de Piedra - teaching cooperative - have carried out the implementation of the pilot test of the Brave New Words Project. For this, teachers have carried out training on innovative...
New, fun and useful!
New, fun and useful! This is how we can describe the developed augmented reality content and 3D printed prototypes for learners with SpLD. The BNW project “ Innovativ educational tools for training and teaching people with Special Learning Disorders “, Erasmus +,...
In the 4th trasnational project meeting, work and new experiences for the consortium of the project
On the 24th and 25th of November the 4th Transnational Project Meeting of Brave New Words project took place in Szczecin, Poland to Collegium Balticum partner. BRAVE NEW WORDS: Innovative educational tools for training and teaching people with Special Learning...
Another pilot day through Augmented Reality exercises. This technology with the 3D printing will give a such big support to kids with SpLD.
On the 16th of October 2021, the Italian pilot day of the project Brave New words took place in SI.DA Association centre in Palermo, SI.DA staff tested the Augmented Reality exercises produced by the project consortium. BRAVE NEW WORDS – “Innovative educational tools...
2nd day of the italian pilot to test the 3D printing exercises for people with SpLD
On the 20th of July 2021, the second Italian day pilot of the project Brave New words took place in Si.da Association. After the first training session that took place on the 9th June the project managers of CEIPES organized a session in which involved experts of...
THE ITALIAN PILOT PHASE IS OFFICIALLY STARTED
On the 9th of June 20201, the Italian pilot phase has started. The use of 3D printing and AR technology will transform how people with SpLD will learn by offering a multisensory experience to them. For the development of Multisensory methods and methodology, the new...
Augmented Reality and 3D printing exercises in five different languages for SpLD people
The consortium is happy to announce that the 3D and AR exercises are now available in all four languages of the consortium: Italian, Spanish, Bulgarian and Polish, and also in English. The set of exercises is developed by 3D printing and AR technology suitable to use...
The 3rd Transnational Meeting of the project, a very fruitful moment!
During the online meeting the partners presented the activities already carried out and in particular the Intellectual Output 2 – SET OF EXERCISES FOR USING 3D AND AR PRINTING WITH PEOPLE WITH SPLD already available on the site. For each exercise you will find inside:...
IO1A5 – Identification of AR most suitable technologies for special education is now available
The specific aims of the Brave New Words project are to create innovation learning pathways in order to: Increase the quality of the educational and care giving process of staff working with people with SpLD trough provide proper tools to teachers, trainers and other...
Methodology for developing new exercises with 3D Printing Technology and Augmented Reality, are ready and available!
SpLD is a type of Neurodevelopmental Disorder that not allows the ability to learn or use specific academic skills in one or more areas of reading, writing, math, listening comprehension, and expressive language, which are the bases for other academic learning. The...