I.E.S LA OLIVA is located in La Oliva, a town in the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. Our high school has got 43 teachers and 438 students. The economy of our municipality is based on the tourist sector, and our students’ families are from different places in Europe, different parts of Spanish Mainland, different parts of South America and different parts of Africa, and also from other Canary Islands. Most them were born in Fuerteventura or they arrived here when they were kids. The economic situation of these families is, mainly, based on the tourism although many of them have been long-term unemployed and they are helped by the Town Hall social Services. Our students study the different subjects which are included in the Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate according to the LOMCE (Improving Educational Quality Law). In order to achieve the goals described in the LOMCE (reduction the school dropout, amelioration of the academic results, improvement of the employment opportunities, encouragement of the students’ entrepreneurship,development of the use of the ICTs (information and communication technologies) and promotion of the multilingual abilities) our teachers work using the ITCs, the collaborative work and the project-based learning in and outside the classroom. Following the guidelines proposed by the Canarian Ministry of Education, our school has created four Educational Networks: REDECOSNetwork of Schools for the Sustainable Development; BIBESCAN-Educational Virtual Network of School Libraries; RCEPS, Network of Schools Promoters of Health; RCES, Network of Solidarity; RCEI, Network of Schools for the Gender Equiality. The coordinators of these Educational Networks are teachers but most of the activities and projects are organized and performed by the students. The teacher Carolina Ramos, is participating in an eTwinning project called EUROPE CULURAL HERITAGE CONNECT US. Through this project we are sharing, using English as our means of communication, and the ICTs, our cultural heritage. In our case, we have focused on History, Architecture, Sports, Literary and Biosphere Heritage of Fuerteventura. She has got a degree in English and Spanish Philology. She has taught English and Spanish as a second language at different high schools and School of Languages in Canary and also in Spanish Mainland. Her work as a teacher of Spanish Language has taken her to different countries around the world and her love for History and Arts has made her attend to different courses. She believes that teachers must be “eternal students” so she takes part in Innovations in Education, Students’ Management, ICTs and Languages courses. At La Oliva High School, she is the coordinator of the Educational Virtual Network of School Libraries in Canary Islands (RED BIBESCAN), she is one of the members of the Extracurricular Activities Department and of the High School Council as one of the teacher’s representative.
LORESU TEAM in La Oliva: students - Anxo, Aihotz, Alberto, Aday, Daniela and teacher Carolina
Students who participated in the project and in mobility to Croatia, Poland and Italy.