17 April 2023
HTT introduces the IDS ambassadors: Joanna Górecka, Edyta Kłeczek, Małgorzata Nowakowska, and Piotr Walda
HTT is launching a partnership with four teachers who, among other things, will create didactic tools for IDS (Interdisciplinary Subject).
HTT is launching a partnership with four teachers who will create a set of lesson scenarios and didactic tools for IDS (Interdisciplinary Subject.) They will also conduct the first demonstration lessons using the IDS concept, becoming ambassadors of HTT’s proposed teaching methodology.
Joanna Górecka, Ph.D.
Polonist, doctor of humanities, passionate about education that is unusual, non-oppressive, and engaging. She teaches the Polish language at the “No Bell” school in Konstancin-Jeziorna, near Warsaw, where she is also a school development specialist and director of the Institute of Educational Innovation.
Joanna Górecka conducts courses and training and writes publications on innovative education. She also coordinated the projects of four innovative curricula for early childhood education: “Citizen of the World,” “Business Explorer,” “Interests and Passions,” and “Little Inventor,” prepared for the Center for Education Development.
She graduated in history from the Higher School of Pedagogy in Krakow (now the University of Pedagogy). However, for the past 20 years, in addition to history, she has been teaching English – currently at a public elementary school in Brzeźnica, a village between Krakow and Wadowice.
Edyta Kłeczek is an ambassador of the English Teaching program and a school coordinator of the Erasmus Plus program. She also completed post-graduate studies in Project Management. For years, she has been interested in holistic and interdisciplinary teaching, combining English and elements of history in her lessons.
A graduate in physics. Passionate about popularizing science. Author of the blog “Fake News Busters” and organizer of meetings under the same banner. She cooperates with the “Wega” Foundation on science picnics and interviews with scientists.
She teaches physics at Lifeskills High School and works at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, where she creates and consults on educational materials related to the “The Future is Today” exhibition. Privately, she is a mother of two boys who recently began their adventure with the school.
Graduate of the Faculty of History at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. He has been teaching school for 33 years and still loves it. He emphasizes that working with and for children – imparting knowledge, caring for them, and shaping their personalities – is his dream job.
He is a workaholic educator, but he enjoys reading books, traveling, skiing, and biking in his free time.
In the coming months:
- Our partners will create IDS lesson scenario formats with comments and references to the WSOT list and the core curriculum. These formats will serve as a model for teachers interested in the IDS grant to develop sets of their own scenarios.
- They will develop sample scenarios for subject lessons conducted using the IDS method. These will include lessons in physics, English, and history.
- They will develop a set of didactic methods that best support the transfer of competencies and knowledge in subject lessons implemented according to the IDS approach. Ultimately, they will become part of the “toolbox” for teachers.
- They will develop a list of factors that support the teacher in implementing innovative lessons at school.
- IDS Ambassadors will also train other teachers, for example conducting demonstration lessons.