The school year at Sandgärdskolan has to a very large extent focussed on the GiGS-project. At least when it comes to the school development part of the year. Most of the things that are needed to explain about the last part of the e-book writing and the week in Poland has already been said, so I leave it until the book is finally finished in a couple of days.
It is a pleasure to realize how much other aspects of school development that have come out from the thrilling cooperation with UK, Poland and Cyprus. We have done a local research project based on one of the pupil-led lessons. More about this will come this autumn when Jonas and I go to Stockholm to present at the Teachers' Research Conference.
We will also continue working with the e-book as a means of collecting and presenting pupils' work. It is an interesting and stimulating way of combining various media in one neat package.
Now I think it is time to take a summer break. Personally the first thing I will do is to visit Berlin next week and brush off the old Autobahn Deutsch. Perhaps there will be new ideas already there for next year's lessons and in what direction Sandgärdskolan needs to turn to improve even further. Even though I might not get any ideas about school development, I might at least get an idea of what it is like to not understand most of the things people say. Might be something worth remembering when the term starts off with new year-7 pupils.