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On November 25 and 26 2019, 14 partners from Portugal, France, Poland, and Belgium met at the Academia Comenius offices in Porto to hold the third transnational meeting of the ChildIN project. Latest project activities and developments, as well as preparations for the pilot sessions of the learning materials produced competence framework, were discussed.
The meeting aimed at preparing the implementation of the ChildIN training for childminders on how to deal with autistic children to foster inclusion. Therefore, partners talked about the testing and validation of all the materials, as well as the national events to be held in France, Poland, and Portugal early in 2020.
For these national events, childminders and VET providers will be invited, together with other stakeholders such as autism professionals and organisations, policy-makers, journalists, parents, or people on the autism spectrum. These multiplier events are aiming at presenting the project and their outputs, specially the ChildIN training kit.
Other matters addressed at the meeting were the overall planning of the project, the development of the database, or the sustainability and disseminations plans, regarding the visibility and success of the project during its lifespan, and beyond.
This was the third of the foreseen five transnational meetings over the two-year lifespan of the project. ChildIN partners will meet again in June 2020 in Nevers, France.
During the first year of the project, partners have been working on the production of the competence framework, its related learning architecture, and on the development of a database of resources. The guidelines on how to use the ChildIN materials and the release of a policy brief are expected to be achieved to be achieved by July 2020.
Training the trainers
After this meeting, future trainers attended the ChildIN learning mobility days. At this three-day session, ChildIN partners introduced the project and the learning materials in detail to participants from Portugal, France, and Poland. The childminders’ training will be accomplished by using a blended methodology, mixing face-to-face and online training sessions in a dynamic way.