Partner 5. Agrupamento de Escolas Camilo Castelo Branco "AECCB", Portugal
The Camilo Castelo Branco School Group (AECCB) offers pre-school to secondary education to 3880 students, aged 3 to 19 years. AECCB employs 316 teachers, 3 senior technicians, 15 technical and 100 operational assistants. At the secondary level, there are four courses for accessing higher education in three years: sciences and technologies; arts; socioeconomic science; languages and humanities. There are also six professional courses that give students a level four competency certificate: audiovisuals, catering, sales, management and programming of computer systems, fashion design and food quality and control. We offer specialized artistic education in music. We also have a qualification center for adult education, designed to meet the needs of those people who have left school (lower than 12th form). Our offer is also aimed at adult emigrants, to whom we offer Portuguese for Speakers of Other Languages (PFOL).
In EcoPodcasts, the Agrupamento de Escolas Camilo Castelo Branco is the leader of the development of the EcoPodcasts resource hub and is responsible for developing various educational resources. The school also supports piloting activities in Portugal. Also, they develop many students’ podcasts. Furthermore, they are responsible for the identification and validation of teachers’ training needs in relation to the adoption of environmental education through an online survey.
Rosário Ferreira holds a PhD in Child Studies, a Master in special education, a postgraduate in learning difficulties. She graduated in special education focussed on cognitive and physical disabilities and completed a bachelor's degree in primary education.
In EcoPodcast, Rosário is responsible for the overall management of the dissemination and exploration. Together with the Portuguese team she also lends her support to the task of overall quality assurance.
Sérgio Martins is a secondary school teacher of Physics and Chemistry in AECCB, where he teaches the 10th grade. He is a member of the Project Internationalization Team, and ambassador of the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN).
In the project Sérgio works on the development of the resources. He is in charge of mapping and selecting learning resources and case studies.
Marta Vida graduated in Geography from the University of Porto. Today she teaches Geography in the 10th and 11th grades at the AECCB. She has experience with Erasmus projects and collaborates on school projects related to the environment and climate change.
In this project Marta works on the development of the resources. She is involved in creating the resource hub, to be available on the EcoPodcasts platform.
José Castro is a special needs teacher at AECCB. In this project José is working on the development of the resources to be used by the teachers to instruct the students.
Teresa Martins holds a master's degree in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Minho. She teaches 11th grade at AECCB. She is a teacher and a coordinator of several science dissemination projects and ambassador of the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN).
In EcoPodcasts she works on the development of the resources. She is in charge of the research protocol and the selection criteria for the identification of exemplary practices.