We present you
ECOLE BEST COMMITTEE Member List
present the members of our commettee in picture and text.
me welcome all of you!
name is Alessandra Talamo and I work as a researcher at the Dept. of
Social and Developmental Psychology of the University of Rome "La Sapienza".
I'm involved in several projects dealing with the pedagogical use of ICT
in education and in virtual professional training.
Together with others here I'm coordinating the ECOLE BEST committee.
If you want to know more on teachers' BEST clubs just send an email to
Patrizia Corasaniti - Italy
Hallo, I'm Patrizia Corasaniti and I am a Primary Teacher at 1°
Circolo Didattico in
Rome. I have been involved since 5 years in
the following Comenius 1.1
Projects "Children across
Europe" and "Art through
children's eyes and PCmouse" . The last one
is coordinated by the fantastic and great Vilienka Savli. I am the founder
and the coordinator of Centro Friend,
an Italian virtual community of Primary School Teachers of Foreign
since last year I have been cooperating with the University La Sapienza
where I am in charge of the setting up of the ECOLE Best Club Community.
Hello! My name is Rosaria Chiummo and I teach Italian, English and History
at a Primary school in Rome, Italy. My school takes part
in a Comenius1 project
in which are involved schools from Norway and Portugal; we
already have a project website where you can see the Try out Project we
carried out last year.
In september 2002 I had the opportunity to participate in the Ecole
Conference "Bridges for Learning" held in Prague, where I met very special
people. Since then I began to collaborate with the Ecole network. In
december 2002, with Alessandra Talamo and Patrizia Corasaniti, we build up
Ecole Best Club website that we presented during the ECOLE-ESP Conference 2003 "Bridging Best
Practices", held in Rome. At present I'm involved, together with the above
mentioned persons and other ECOLE members, in the development of the Best
Viljenka Savli - Slovenia
I’m Viljenka Savli, a teacher of English from Nova Gorica, Slovenia. I’ve
been working as a teacher of English at
but on the
other hand I’m also a sociologist and I like studying human relationships.
I’m engaged in different activities:
- Early English Learning
- The co-author of course book for early learning My sails
- The use of computers in teaching English
- The use of CD-ROMs in teaching English
- a coordinator of
Comenius 3.1 project
- a partner of
ECOLE Comenius 3.3 project
- EUN Virtual School Primary department
- MyEurope and eSchola projects
- I*EARN, KIDLINK and ESP projects on Internet
I’m also a teacher trainer and I prepare seminars on distance learning,
project work on internet, early learning of English… I try to enrich the
on-line materials for students and teachers. I'm a member of
– we organize teacher trainings
and international conferences on ICT and project work.
Jana Knez - Slovenia
Hi! I'm Jana Knez. My daughter, Nataša is 17 and she attends the Secondary
School in Ljubljana. (I'm a few years older, 41). We
love music, films and travelling. Besides that I also love dancing and
sauna. I'm good at writing articles. I'm lucky, because my husband is a
computer expert – I need a lot of help!
I'm a teacher of English at a Primary level. My pupils are between 11 and
15 years old. I have participated in Comenius and Tempus projects. I also
took part in two international courses in Turku, Finland where I met some
great experts on Educational Technology. I love young learners, singing,
funny stories and project work. Many pupils in Ljubljana have computers,
so they can use Internet, CD-ROMs and various electronic dictionaries at
home (home computing). In my MA thesis (in 2003) I wrote about the role of
IT in a language classroom. I analysed international projects (Comenius)
in Slovenia and I focused on good practice of Slovene teachers and pupils.
I presented my research in Piran, on an international conference. I would
like to thank everybody who helped me during the research, especially
teachers and pupils from Primary School Pišece, and my special friends
Matjaž (Primary School Krško), Majda (Primary School Pivka) and Viljenka
(Primary School Solkan)!
Francisca Soares - Portugal
Hello, I'm Francisca Soares. I'm a teacher of Portuguese and
English in a
Basic School in
Portugal, called Escola Básica 2, 3
da Cruz de Pau.
My pupils are between 10 and 12 years old.
I have been involved with my students in many European projects,
Tell me! -and
Building Understanding and Friendship among our
I am also the Co-ordinator in Portugal for the
European Schools Project
and a member of the consortium
I am a mother of two lovely daughters: Marta, aged 11 and Bárbara,
aged 17. During my scarce spare time I like reading, collecting things,
going for a walk to the beach (especially during Winter) and gardening.
Joaquim Ribeiro - Portugal
My name is Joaquim Ribeiro and I teach Physics and chemistry at a
Secondary level in
Portugal (Ancorensis Cooperativa de
I was three years involved in a Comenius 1.1. Project named "Inland
economic and ecologicaly important?" with three schools (Portugal, France
Greece). Now I'm
envolved in another Comenius 1.1. project named "Rural
cultivations wich lead to traditional production of alcohol". We
are on the
year of the project and there are four school (Portugal,
Furthermore I work with you on the Ecole-network and now, I expect
more, on the
We have some projects together with some schools, more on sports,
but we have to develop it more to be a
José Tomé – Portugal
Hello, I’m José Tomé and I am a Secondary Teacher at Escola
Secundária Públia Hortênsia de castro in Vila Viçosa, Portugal.
I have been in the Comenius 1 project “Comparing European Education Systems” and in the Leonardo Project “STTAR”. I am also involved in the Viktor Muuli project “Bye, bye Summer” since Prague Ecole conference.
Nick Hoebe -
53 years old, married to Tonny, father of 4 sons (19,20,25 and 27),
teacher of science for 30 years already, also international co-ordinator
for my school.
I’m one of the two Dutch co-ordinators for the European School Project and
also I am the secretary of Workshop European School Project. This is a
foundation that does do international work as well.
I may say that I am involved in international projects for 7 years now. I
started a Comeniusproject for my school with a Finnish and an Italian
school. I created some international projects where many school
participated in and still do participate (Smyle, 20 Questions,
Springproject, Tell me a story) and at the moment I’m involved in another
Comeniusproject with a Norwegian and a Czech school.
Other interests are birdwatching, trainspotting, painting and travelling.
Geir Olafsen - Norway
My name is Geir Olafsen, I am a teacher at Avaldsnes
school, grade 7. Avaldsnes is situated on an island on the west coast of Norway.
My students are 12 years old. I teach languages, (Norwegian and English),
maths and social studies. At my level social studies means history and
geography. There are 28 students in my class. We're well
equipped, we have ten computers, a digital camera, a digital camcorder and
two scanners in our classroom. (OK: This is highly unusual in our
country). Our school has been involved in a Comenius project called "Amities
sans frontiers" or "Friends without borders" as it was called in English.
The project finished two and a half years ago, and involved schools from France, Italy, England
My class has also participated in a project called "The
Island of the Sagas"
This was also a European project.Two years ago we also finished a multimedia project based on Norwegian
Michael Scharff -
Lucía Negredo -
My name is Lucía and I have worked as a language teacher ( English,
Spanish and Catalan) for 16 years in the school Joan XXIII in
Hospitalet, a small town near
Barcelona. I'm also the
of Foreign Languages Department. I've taken part in some programmes of
students exchange with schools from Britain and Germany. And I have also
taken part in three Comenius projects. At present I'm teaching English to
students aged from 13 to 18 years old. I'm not very good at ICT but I'm
trying my best to take the most of New Technologies possibilities and
effects in language teaching. I find ICT a good motivating opportunity to
encourage students in learning languages which allow them world-wide
communication. TEACHING IS CHANGING!!!!! All the best for the Best
Hello,my name is Annika Henryson and I'm a maths and science teacher, but
last two years I have been working as a ICT-specialist at the Pedagogical
Sweden. I don´t have any students now, but among other
things I teach teachers how to use IT in school. At present I'm starting
a new project called
CultureQuest. The website is under
please keep your eyes open for it later on.