Two-year international project on professional development in secondary school to improve local cultural heritage completed

23rd May, 2023

The Erasmus+ funded project TOGETHER has concluded after two years of intensive international collaboration between seven countries. Seven organisations from different countries worked together on the TOGETHER project and developed outcomes to provide a toolkit for teachers and students in secondary schools. The aim of the toolkit: to promote digital creativity skills and preserve local cultural heritage. The project developed three applications for secondary school teachers and school administrators.

1. The Teacher’s Guide

The Teacher’s Handbook is a pedagogical tool for the continuous professional development of secondary school teachers and school management. The book offers those interested an innovative educational model based on digital creativity skills to formulate concepts of service-learning and project-based learning. The aim is to engage students in initiatives to digitally enhance local heritage.

2. The Competency Framework

In addition, a new competence framework for teaching digital creativity to secondary school teachers has been developed. The aim of the framework is to define required knowledge, skills and competences to design and implement a service-learning project related to the digitisation of cultural heritage.

3. TOGETHER Digital Creativity Academy

The TOGETHER Digital Creativity Academy is an online educational platform. It contains the digitised version of the handbook and a toolbox to support teachers in designing and implementing their service-learning initiatives based on digital creativity in cultural heritage.

All materials can be downloaded free of charge from the project’s website and thus remain fully available to all interested parties: and on the TOGETHER Digital Creativity Academy platform.

The initiators of the project would like to encourage all interested parties to use and share the material in schools and educational contexts.

A big thank you goes to the whole consortium: Budakov Films Ltd (Bulgaria), Emphasys Centre (Cyprus), Agrupamento de Escolas José Estêvão (Portugal), LINKgroup (Serbia), EUROGEO-European Association of Geographer (Belgium), Politeknika Txorierri (Spain) and Berlin Cosmopolitan School (Germany).