On 5, 6 and 7 November 2020, the 2nd ARISBAE Best Practices Exhibition was held at the Santo Domingo Convent in San Cristóbal de La Laguna. The works were shown to the general public, participating teachers and collaborating entities in the Erasmus+ for Adults ARISBAE. The contents of these didactic proposals dealt with the theme of Erasmus+. The main purpose is that they serve as examples to be put into practice by the partner centres, collaborators and all the on-site and virtual participants.

The work of some thirty institutions was on display: schools, libraries, educational administration, cultural and artistic entities. In this exhibition they could see the aspects that are worked in the Erasmus+ ARISBAE, such as: the treatment of INCLUSION, how to improve the BASIC COMPETENCIES, the use of COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION technologies, the use of the ARTS as a fundamental tool in the educational process, the use of COMPETITIONS as participatory elements of the whole school community, LUDIC activities as motivating and integrating elements, LIFELONG learning, examples of ERASMUS+…

We would like to point out that in times of pandemic, the activity had to be adapted to the regulations imposed by the health authorities. As it was held in a very large convent and we had the entire venue at our disposal, we used the Sala de Cristal (with a capacity for 52 people) as a room for the presentation of the work of the participants. As it is a room with large windows on the left side overlooking the cloister and large glass doors on the right that open onto a garden, this meant that there was an outside audience who could hear the presentations. In 4 other rooms, the work carried out by ARISBAE members and collaborators was exhibited. During these 3 days, the general public could follow the activity from their homes.

The exhibition was visited by hundreds of people, as the fact of being in the Convent of Santo Domingo, located in the historic centre of the city of San Cristobal de La Laguna (World Heritage City), helped to enhance their visit.

Opening ceremony of the ARISBAE Good Practices Exhibition in the Sala de Cristal. On the left of the table Yaiza López Landi. Councillor Delegate for Culture and Citizen Participation. President of the Autonomous Organism of Musical Activities of the City Council of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. In the centre, Plácido Checa Fajardo Founding President of the associations “CanariaseBook” and “La Ciudad de Galdós”. On the right, Jesús F. Luis-Ravelo González, representative of SOCAEAN.

A picture of the Sala de Cristal with the participants in the opening ceremony, the capacity allowed by the health authorities due to the pandemic was 52 people; we note that outside the glass windows there was an audience listening to the speeches over the loudspeaker system.

Jesús F. Luis-Ravelo González, representing the Sociedad Canaria Elio Antonio de Nebrija, informed the audience about the Erasmus+ ARISBAE project.

The Erasmus+ coordinator of IES Ichasagua in Arona, Alejandra María Martín Delgado, presents the activity carried out in her school: “Celebration of Europe Day in times of confinement”.

Presentation of the work: “Art and Life”. MAD 214. Educational proposal in times of confinement. Educational proposal presented by the coordinator of the work Silvia Álamo Santana. The proposal involved the participation of teachers and students from the: Conservatorio Profesional y Superior de Música de Las Palmas, IES Poeta Tomás Morales and CEIP Perseidas.

Presentation of the paper: “Challenges of teaching through screens”. Participants: Ruth Jiménez Sosa, Virginia Santana Rivero and Margarita Lousa Sosa. Teachers at the Jaime Balmes centre in Las Palmas de G. Canaria.

Presentation of the project: “Erasmus+ Leadership: a path to innovation. Our first steps in Erasmus+”, from the IES El Galeón de Adeje. The table was formed by the school principal Salvador González Hernández, the Erasmus+ coordinator Nicolás Hernández and the teacher Margaret Cabrera Martín.

Presentation of the work: “Applause that cares”. Speakers at the table were Sonia Vaquero González and Mari Nieves Pérez Cejas, ARISBAE collaborating teachers from the School Coexistence Area of the Canary Islands Department of Education.

Presentation of the work: “Building your dreams through reading and knowledge of the environment”. Juan Rafael Rosales, Celia Camacho and Mª Santana, teachers at the CEPA Santa Lucía de Tirajana Adult Education Centre in Gran Canaria, an ARISBAE collaborating centre.

Presentation of the work: “History becomes history through a film script”. Presented by Mª José Manso. Director of IslaBentura and La Palma Film Commission, a collaborating entity of ARISBAE. Among the examples she presents, she shows in these images the one of the teacher Pablo Cobiella.

Presentation of the proposal made by ASF: Approaches to learning in functional diversity, with its activity “Today I will not lose”, with the participation of: Faustino Afonso, president of ASF, Juan Jesús Aguiarsecretary and the collaborator María Pino Brumerg.

Presentation of the work “El baúl ecológico en la etapa COVID-19” and “Programa radiofónico: El Recreo”, with the participation of Yazmina and Carmen Rosa Torres, teacher and journalist. CEIP Luis Álvarez Cruz de Las Galletas. Arona. ARISBAE collaborators.

Presentation of the work “La radio y podcast: herramientas educativas”, by Esteban Gabriel Santana, teacher at CEIP in Arucas. We would like to comment that this teacher has been nominated to be chosen as the best teacher in Spain. He is currently on the list of the 10 finalists chosen from among the hundreds that have been submitted. In December, one of these 10 will be selected to be chosen as the best teacher in Spain and represent us in the election of the best teacher in the world. From these lines we congratulate him.

Presentation of the work “Canario conoce tu isla” and “Portfolio confinado”, with David Rivero Trujillo and Carmen Milagros Hernández Bencomo, teachers at Pureza de María School. Los Realejos.

Presentation of the work “Tatuajes latinos”. Teacher Roberto Marreo and student Jesús Ivan Dorta, from IES Adeje, took part. They showed how tattoos can be used as a tool to teach multidisciplinary and intercultural contents.

Dr. Daniel Cassany, Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, presented the paper “Teaching in the COVID-19 era”. He showed a series of possibilities for approaching the teaching-learning process in the period of confinement.

The writers Mariano Gambín and Lourdes Soriano take part in the literary/musical evening show. In this image we see them presenting their stories, in which the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna is the protagonist. Examples of the use of the immediate environment as a tool to work on basic skills. It is a musical literary support to the Erasmus+ ARISBAE.

In this picture we see the writer and teacher Rafael-José Díaz, reciting some poems from his extensive poetic work accompanied by the violinist Pablo Rodríguez. Another example of the use of literature and music as motivational tools based on the innate qualities of the pupils.

In this image we see one of the students who participated in the event showing the interrelation between the arts: literature, music and corporal expression, as the performance is based on the text of a literary work and its illustrations.

In this image we see one of the students who participated in the event showing the interrelation between the arts: literature, music and corporal expression, as the performance is based on the text of a literary work and its illustrations.

The Italian actor Matteo Belli (Bologna), known as “The jester of the 21st century”, presented his show: The actor’s thousand voices. Giving voice and body to a character. He showed on stage how corporal expression transmits the ideas we want if it is used properly.

Supported by onomatopoeic sounds through voice modulation and gesture, it conveys ideas and is understood by everyone; it is a universal language.

In this image we see the staging of Ima Galguén’s group, a teacher who works with literature, music, illustration and corporal expression to keep local culture alive. She presented different educational proposals where she uses the arts as a starting point to work on different contents.

He was accompanied by musicians Pablo Rodríguez (violin) and Yeray Herrera (guitar).

The storyteller Tato (Venezuela) staged a wide repertoire in which he showed how any legend, tale or short story can be used to transmit culture.

His performance was highly applauded as he succeeded in fusing the content of the story with his portentous change of oral registers and musical mastery of the Venezuelan cuatro.

The singer-songwriter Emiliano Valdeolivas (Barcelona), known as “The minstrel of the 21st century”, presented the work he has been doing for dozens of years with the arts: interrelations with literature, music and illustration.

With these tools he has worked on the creativity of the pupils. It has managed to motivate them to improve basic skills.

In this picture we see the intervention of ANDRÉS AJO LÁZARO, Director of the SEPIE School and Adult Education Unit. He participated in the Best Practices Exhibition commenting on the variants produced in ERASMUS+ due to the pandemic. He also commented on some of the new features of the next ERASMUS+ call for applications.

Images of the exterior and interior of the Convent of Santo Domingo de La Laguna.

Images of the exterior and interior of the Convent of Santo Domingo de La Laguna.

Images of the exterior and interior of the Convent of Santo Domingo de La Laguna.