Tartu International School is represented by a body of staff with expertise across many sectors of education. We aim to share this expertise by working on a range of activities with external groups and organizations.
Besides sharing our expertise, TIS has also successfully participated in several projects which have enriched the learning environment of our students.
Our recent projects:
As one of the partners of the project BIG GAME, we are actively contributing to research and development of a hybrid learning model adressing environmental issues. The game-based module is taylored to students aged 11 to 16. While incorporating partners from several European countries, the project aims to promote STEM approaches in learning, support digital transformation in education and raise awareness for climate change.
BIG GAME is funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Erasmus+ programe.
Learn more on the BIG GAME website: https://big-game.eu-track.eu/
Designing a teachers´ development course in cooperation with the International House of Tartu. Main topic – teaching and supporting students with a mobile background. Funded by the European Social Fund and the Estonian government.
The school successfully passed IBO accreditation to teach the Primary Years Programme.
Kultuurid klassiruumis (Culture in the Classroom). We shared our expertise at a teacher training course in cooperation with Tartu University. Funded by the European Social Fund and Estonian government.
We participated in an Estonian Information Technology Foundation for Education project to improve the school´s digital capacity. TIS received funds for new digital devices. Funded by the Estonian government.
International Code Week workshops at TIS. Our teachers shared their expertise at programming. Funded by the Estonian Information Technology Foundation for Education.
We held a cooperative project with a small Estonian-speaking school to promote the acquisition of the Estonian language among students in grades 1–3. Funded by the Estonian Ministry of Education.
Erasmus+ staff mobility project. Staff undertook five mobilities abroad for TIS teachers to learn about CLIL methods, happy school environments, and to attend the biannual conference of the European School Heads. Funded by the European Commission.
Liitev klass, liitev kool (A unified class, a unified school). We shared our expertise about different cultures in the classroom at a teacher training course in cooperation with Tartu University. Funded by the European Union and Estonian Ministry of Interior.
Erasmus+ strategic partnership project “Professional Capacity Dealing With Diversity” (NAOS). The objective of the project was to strengthen professional capacity in our partner countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Norway, Lithuania and Portugal) and their respective schools with the ultimate goal of increasing educational attainment and reduced drop-out and unemployment rates among groups of migrant children. Funded by the European Commission.
The 3rd Baltic Inter-ministerial Round Table on Migrant Education Policy Partnership. TIS shared its expertise in educational counselling. Organized by SIRIUS: European Policy Network on the education of children and young people with a migrant background.
Erasmus+ cooperation project “Big Issues in Small Hands” (BISH). A project promoting active participation in school life between TIS and five other schools from Greece, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey and France. Funded by the European Commission.
Erasmus + staff mobility project. Staff undertook four mobilities abroad for TIS teachers to learn about the 21st-century classroom and participate in the biannual conference of European School Heads.
TIS obtained a grant to improve the learning environment. Four sets of Lego WeDo and Lego EV3 robotics sets were purchased to teach robotics and programming in lessons and as an extracurricular activity. Funded by the Estonian Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA).