We are non government & non profit organization „Suradnici u učenju“ (Partners in Learning) with twelve years of experience in educational context. Suradnici u učenju team started activities in 2008 by publishing digital magazine Pogled kroz prozor (A View through the Window). As NGO we are registered since 2011 as an association of teachers and educational professionals dedicated to creating a positive and stimulating environment in which educational professionals can share their experiences, get quality and up-to-date information, be creative and innovative and improve professionally. The association promotes the smart, purposeful and pedagogically meaningful use of digital technologies in all areas of education, lifelong training of educational professionals, promotion of all STEM areas, computational thinking, problem solving, learning to learn competences as well as responsible and safe use of the Internet. Teachers from more than 10 countries share examples of good practice through our digital magazine Pogled kroz prozor and the portal ucitelji.hr.
As an association, we enable teachers to show what and how they work and to teach us all through examples of good practice how to better adapt to today’s students and how to modernize teaching, learning and working methods. Simply put, we create a positive and stimulating environment in which educational professionals can share their experiences, get quality and current information, be innovative and creative, and constantly raise their competences.
Every year we carry out various activities on national, regional and international level in which students, teachers, parents, schools and local communities participate. Special emphasis was placed on the exchange of practical ideas, experiences and useful advice for parents and children in the world of new technologies.
We cooperate with the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, the Agency for teacher training (AZOO), CARNET, the Agency for Mobility and EU Programs (AMPEU), the Agency for Vocational and Adult Education (ASOO), Microsoft, Google, Oracle, national and local authorities, schools and NGOs. All our projects have support and acknowledgement from the Ministry of Science and Education and our experts worked on different projects organized by the of Science and Education, like comprehensive curricular reform, experimental programme School for life, distance teaching and learning during pandemic, development of policies for teachers’ promotion and awards as well as framework for students’ assessment and many more. All members of our team worked closely with the Ministry of Science and Education on comprehensive curricular reform and with AZOO and CARNET on different projects with focus on teacher in-service training and support for the students, parents and teachers.
For 7 years we were official Safer Internet Committee for Croatia in the INSAFE and we organized multimedia exhibitions of students’ works, lectures and workshops for teachers, parents, students and local communities (reach 50 000 participants) as well as special issue of our digital magazine Pogled kroz prozor each February for the Safer Internet Day. In 2013 we were announced as the best Safer Internet Committee among 99 countries.
NGO “Suradnici u učenju” was partner or organized several projects on national and international level.
Bebras (Dabar in Croatia) is an international initiative aiming to promote Informatics (Computer Science, or Computing) and computational thinking among school students at all ages. Participants are supervised by teachers who may integrate the Bebras challenge in their teaching activities. The challenge is performed at schools using computers or mobile devices. In Croatia Dabar is organized as online challenge since 2016. Every year around 550 schools and 25 000 students take part in it. Challenge is organized in five categories based on students age and includes 12 online interactive tasks that have to be solved in 40 minutes. Dabar was first practical example of implementation of new Computer Science & Mathematics curriculums in Croatia and helped in promotion of STEM competencies because it doesn’t require formal training and it is open to all giving all students chance to tray and solve logical tasks. https://www.bebras.org/ or http://ucitelji.hr/dabar/Read more
ENABLE (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) aims to tackle bullying in a holistic way, helping young people exercise their fundamental rights in the home, school, class and community. The project aims to develop social and emotional learning skills as a means of building resilience in young people so that they can better understand and become more responsible and effective for their on- and offline social interactions. Partners: European Schoolnet (Belgium), Centre for Digitale Paedagogik (Denmark), Princess Diana Awards (UK), South West Grid for Learning (UK), Partners in Learning (Croatia), For Adolescent Health (Greece), Vodafone, Facebook,Twitter, Ask.fm Liberty Global. Project was funded by the Daphne Programme of the European Union. ENABLE has been implemented in half a dozen countries across Europe. In 2015-16, ENABLE has reached more than 100 schools across Europe, with more than 500 teachers and almost 16,000 pupils receiving training. http://enable.eun.org/news or http://ucitelji.hr/enable/Read more
Pet za net
Project is addressing these overall objectives: to develop and implement school curriculum area for children's safety on the Internet as part of the Croatian Qualifications Framework (CROQF); raise students, teachers, parents and general public awareness and understanding of issues relating to the children’s safety online in synergy with the EU policies. Project activities involved 5 partner schools, around 1000 students and parents, 200 teachers. Project was financed by European Union, IPA IV programme. Pet za net - Further implementation of school curriculum for Children's safety on the Internet in primary schools in Sisak-Moslavina County (50 workshops for students and parents) https://petzanet.ucitelji.hr/Read more
Pogled kroz prozor
International digital magazine for education professionals, published monthly since October 2008. Every issue has average 15 articles about teaching and learning methods, ideas for digital technology implementations, examples from school projects (Erasmus+ dissemination) and other topic relevant for education. Authors and editors are teachers. Reach: 125 000 unique visitors & 220 000 visits every year, 1811 articles published since September 2008, https://pogledkrozprozor.wordpress.com/Read more
Growing up on a safer Internet
The project Growing up on a safer Internet develops awareness of the application of digital technology in personal and professional life, of the consequences of its application and of the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen. Project activities strengthens the knowledge, skills and attitudes of children and young people, for them to be ready for learning, working and a live in a contemporary world. In this project students will acquire skills and necessary knowledge that will enable them to express themselves creatively, to think critically, to feel safe in an online environment and to behave responsible. Project is financed by Google
Be Internet Awesome
Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. Resources are created by Google and in Croatia implemented and supported by NGO Suradnici u učenju. http://ucitelji.hr/budi-internet-genijalac/ or https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/Read more
Safer internet for children
For 7 years we were official Safer Internet Committee for Croatia in the INSAFE-u and we organized multimedia exhibitions of students’ works, lectures and workshops for teachers, parents, students and local communities (reach 50 000 participants) as well as special issue of our digital magazine Pogled kroz prozor each February for the Safer Internet Day. In 2013 we were announced as the best Safer Internet Committee among 99 countries. Activities around Safer Internet Day are organized every year with focus on promoting and sharing good practice examples in primary and secondary schools. http://ucitelji.hr/sigurniji-internet-2013/Start Now!
Learn how to code and have fun
Through the project, we give students the opportunity to get acquainted with the basics of programming and new IT technologies through interesting workshops, such as Microbit, Mbot, Probot, Arduino, Fisher, Boson, etc.… Advanced students had the opportunity to participate in projects and learn about advanced Python programming language. We organized 43 workshops for 750 students. Project was financed by Google
Professional development institute
Organization of different workshops, webinars (first webinar organized in 2008), conferences and trainings for teachers and students. Writing guidelines, recording videos and preparing interactive resources for the use of digital technology as a way to enhancing learning and empowering learners. Giving support for distance teaching and learning. Organization and support for virtual environments for learning such as Teams Google Classroom, Moodle. Some activities are financed by Microsoft, Oracle, Google and Ministry of Science and Education.