Training Course Erasmus+ Youth in Action

The mathematician Ms. Argyri Panagiota successfully completed the training course Erasmus+ Youth in Action entitled «Shape Your Landscape», which was held in Tzurmala, Latvia, from 21 to 27 May 2019, and the organizer was the National Erasmus+ Coordination Unit for the Latvian Youth Sector.

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020. The aim of Erasmus+ is to improve the key competences and employability as well as the modernization of education, training and youth. Regarding Youth sector, Erasmus+ gives the opportunity to young people, informal groups, youth workers and youth organisations to travel abroad and participate in Youth Exchange projects, implement Volunteering Projects and participate in seminars and meetings on a European level. The aim of these projects is to allow young people to be part of the European Union, learn about its institutions, be active citizens and contribute to the improvement of the quality of youth work.

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (https://www.inedivim.gr/) is appointed as the National Agency of the Erasmus+/Youth in Greece, as well as the State Scholarships Foundation (https://www.iky.gr/), which is the National Agency for the fields of Education and Training.

The aim of this training seminar was to empower youth workers and other educators to use place-based education approach in their work and to support them in developing competences that will help them reimagine how different places can be used as learning spaces and resources.

The 24 participants from different European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Holland, Portugal, Slovenia and Turkey), through original group and experiential activities, created action plans on how to transform any environment in learning space and how they can use this approach in the context of working with youth and informal education. Training was linked to the ETS (European Training Strategy) model in the framework of a European Training Strategy for youth workers, which has been put in place to promote an active reflection on how to learn and teach.

One of the main conclusions of the seminar is that teaching and learning approaches based on the place can act as the main stone bridge connecting the experiences with real life, for the introduction of innovative methodological teaching practices in all disciplines. Finally, such international mobility programs based on actions with a strong intercultural character and with an impact on local communities are a very important added value for the quality upgrading of education.

Participation in the 4th Mediterranean Student Conference in Naples, Italy

Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna participated with a team of 22 members in the 4th Mediterranean Student Conference that was held in Naples, Italy (17-20/11/2017), in the Basilica di San Giovanni Maggiore. The conference was entitled “Greek-Roman Civilization and the European Idea: From the realization of History to the formation of the European Values (Civiltà greco-romana e idea europea: dalla coscienza storica alla creazione dei valori europei)”.

 

More precisely, the A’ Class students Andromida Eleni, Doulopoulou Elissavet, Drakoulakou Georgia, Theodoratou Evangelia, Zacharopoulos Stavros, Zotou Elissavet, Katsampani Andriana, Kiourtsoglou Orestis, Kladi-Morfi Olga, Bekiaris Dimitrios, Papageorgiou Danae, Papatheodorou Aikaterina, Papachristos Christos, Petridis Romanos, Pipis Evangelos, Sousani Athanasia, Spinos Ioannis, Spyrou Nicholaos, Tsakonas Panagiotis, Charitos Theodosios, accompanied by their teachers Mr. Thodis Georgios and Mrs. Arnaouti Eirini, successfully presented their paper entitled “The woman in the Ancient Greek and Roman world (La donna nel mondo antico Greco e Romano)”.

 

Here you can see the students’ conference presentation in the Greek language:

ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ – Napoli

Participation in the 5th European Student Conference in Belgrade, Serbia

Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna participated with a 9-member group in the 5th European Student Conference organised in Belgrade, Serbia, from 17 until 20 November 2018, entitled “Rigas Velestinlis, 220 years from his death”.

More precisely, the A’ Class students Drimi Anna-Margarita, Zora Georgia-Theodora, Magiafa Eirini, Teleoglou Eleni, Tsomokos Dimitrios, Tsouvalas Andreas and Charalampopoulou Angeliki, accompanied by their teachers Mr. Thodis Georgios and Mrs. Arnaouti Eirini, successfully presented their paper entitled “Human Rights in Rigas Velestinlis’ Constitution”.

You can read our school students’ paper here: ΕΙΣΗΓΗΣΗ
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You can also see our school students’ PowerPoint presentation here: ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ Ευαγγελικής
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Participation in the School Best Practices Dissemination Event

The school teachers who participated in the Erasmus+ KA1 project entitled «The European innovation as a training subject for the Greek teaching staff» presented the project and its learning outcomes in the Best Practices Dissemination Event of Evangeli Model School of Smyrna in the form of a poster. The event,  which was open to the public, was held in the school premises on Sunday 7/10/2018, at 17:00-20:00. We attach the poster in the Greek language.

Education in Finland – Best Practices Benchmarking in schools

The Greek language teacher Ms. Kalypso Lazou-Balta of Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna attended the in-service training seminar entitled «Education in Finland – Best Practices Benchmarking in schools» in Helsinki, Finland, and in Tallinn, Estonia, from 15 until 21 April 2018. The course was offered by «Euneos Corporation». For the application and dissemination of the acquired knowledge, she has realized the following activities:

  1. By applying the seminar teaching principles, she designed a lesson about the unit «Themes for Discussion» from the «Kinds of Biography» chapter for the lesson of Modern Greek Language in the B’ Class of the High School and she conducted it in a group of B’ class students of the school on 21 May 2018. The lesson was attended by other teachers of our school. The lesson plan, written in the Greek language, follows: Ετεροπαρατήρηση Σχέδιο Διδασκαλίας
  2. During the final training of Teachers for Europe (T4E) of Athens Secondary Education for the school year 2017-2018, Ms. Kalypso Lazou-Balta, T4E Ambassador of Athens Secondary Education, made a presentation about the seminar content she attended. The presentation was entitled «Best Practices – Benchmarking». Here is the event programme in the Greek language Πρόγραμμα Τελικής Επιμόρφωσης
    and her PowerPoint presentation in the Greek language as well Best Practices Benchmarking.
  3. Ms. Kalypso Lazou-Balta, in collaboration with Ms. Eleni Paparoidami, educator outside our school, made a presentation entitled «School as an Organization and Community of Learning: the role of leadership» about the implementation of the best practices in school administration in the 4th International Conference for the Promotion of Educational Innovation, held in Larissa, Greece, on 12-14 October 2018. You can find attached the conference programme and the presentation PowerPoint in Greek.

ΤΕΛΙΚΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ 4ου ΔΙΕΘΝΟΥΣ ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟΥ ΕΕΠΕΚ

ΠΑΠΑΡΟΪΔΑΜΗ-ΛΑΖΟΥ-ΟΚΜ-ΗΓΕΣΙΑ

The presentation paper was published in Greek in the conference proceedings (Lazou-Balta, K. & Paparoidami, Ε. (13 October 2018). Presentation entitled «The school as an Organisation and Community of Learning: the role of the leadership» in the 4th International Conference for the Promotion of Educational Innovation, Larissa, Greece, 12-14 October 2018, Vol. Β’, pp. 463-471).

School teachers’ training by participants in the Erasmus+ KA1 Action

On Monday, 14 May 2018, between 13:15 and 14:15, the team members of the Erasmus+ Action1/KA1, School Education sector, entitled «The European innovation as a training subject for the Greek education staff» for the year 2017 informed their colleagues about the content of the seminars they attended in other European countries.

      

   

The project participants, Ms. Argyri Panagiota, Mrs. Arnaouti Eirini, Mr. Tzelepis Alkiviadis, Mr. Chasapis Sotirios and Ms. Lazou-Balta Kalypso trained their colleagues about subjects of educational innovation, acting in this way as multipiers of the acquired knowledge of the semimars they attended.

The speakers’ presentations in the Greek language follow:

ΚΑ1+GBL – ενδοεπιμόρφωση

Ενδοεπιμόρφωση Ευαγγελικής Erasmus+ ΚΑ1

Best Practices Benchmarking

Theory and Practice of Serious Games & Gamification

The maths teacher Ms. Panagiota Argyri and the English teacher Mrs. Eirini Arnaouti of Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna attended the in-service training seminar entitled «Theory and Practice of Serious Games & Gamification» in Helsinki, Finland, and in Tallinn, Estonia, from 22 until 28 April 2018. The course was offered by «Euneos Corporation». For the application and dissemination of the acquired knowledge, they have realized the following activities:

1. Ms. Panagiota Argyri, by applying the seminar teaching principles, designed a lesson about the use of Triseum Variant Limits digital educational game for the lesson of mathematics in the B’ Class of the High School and she conducted it in a group of B’ class students of the school on 11 May 2018. The lesson was attended by other maths teachers of our school. The lesson plan follows: Teaching Mathematics via Educational Games

She also designed lessons on the use of «Triseum: Variant Limits» computer game in the teaching of mathematics. These teaching scenarios are posted on the Future Classroom Lab portal:

Triseum games – reaching the infinite:

http://fcl.eun.org/directory/details?contentId=1212
http://storage.eun.org/…/TriseumPilot-VariantLimitsFCS-Pana…

Law of Limits:

http://fcl.eun.org/directory/details?contentId=1213
http://storage.eun.org/…/TriseumPilot-VariantLimitsFCS-Pana…

Approaching the concept of Limits of Functions:

http://fcl.eun.org/directory/details?contentId=1214
http://storage.eun.org/…/TriseumPilot-VariantLimitsFCS-Pana…

She then presented these teaching scenarios, along with the conclusions from their implementation, in a training seminar organized by the European Schoolnet on 12 September 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. You can see here the training seminar programme and Ms. Argyri’s presentation.

ExpertSeminar_SeriousGamesEducationalSector _1209_agenda_3.pdf

 

Panagiota Argyri-ΚΑ1

This training seminar was followed by a Tweet Chat entitled «Educational games development: what challenges and perspectives?» on the 19th September 2018 at 17:00 (CET). You can find attached screen shots of the chat refering to the afore mentioned teaching scenarios and to the relevant in-service training seminar she attended within the framework of this Erasmus+KA1 project.

 

2. Mrs. Eirini Arnaouti, by applying the seminar teaching principles, designed and implemented, in collaboration with the school Chemistry teacher Mrs. Chrysi Aggelidou, a creative cross-curricular project entitled “Creation of Taboo Board Game about Biochemistry themes in the English Language”, which was realised by a group of the B’ Class of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna during April-May 2018. The last lesson, which consisted of the project presentation, was attended by teachers and students of our school on 22 May 2018. The project plan follows in the Greek language: Παιγνιώδης μάθηση - ετεροπαρατήρηση

3. Mrs. Eirini Arnaouti, in collaboration with Mrs. Chrysi Aggelidou, realized a cross-curricular project entitled «Creation of Board Games about Biochemistry themes in the English Language» in the framework of the subjects of «Biology» and «English» in the B’ Class in Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna during the spring semester of the school year 2017-2018. You can see the students’ creations of the Creative and Cross-curricular projects here.

4. Ms. Panagiota Argyri and Mrs. Eirini Arnaouti, in collaboration with teachers from other European countries that participated in this seminar, made a post with a video regarding the importance of their training on the STEM Discovery Week 2018 blog. The post and the video can be visited on the following addresses:                    http://sdw-blog.eun.org/2018/04/28/training-courses-ka1-for-professional-develpment/                                                                           https://www.youtube.com/playlist?ist=PLtA54levDap3DZT8rTksVoYzqXsldHIhu  A relevant post was also made on the European Schoolnet facebook account:https://www.facebook.com/european.schoolnet/videos/1636287353133468

5. Ms. Panagiota Argyri made posts on the STEM Discovery Week 2018 blog regarding this training seminar before leaving (see here) and after returning and implementing game-based learning in her teaching practice (see here). Furthermore, she realised two relevant webinars; the first one entitled «It’s a game changer!» on Scientix portal (see here) and the second one entitled «Game-based learning in the classroom research: validating Variant: Limits™» on Future Classroom Lab portal.

6. Mrs. Eirini Arnaouti, in collaboration with Mrs. Chrysi Aggelidou, ex-Chemistry teacher of our school, made a presentation entitled «Creation of Board Games with Biochemistry themes in the English Language» about the implementation of game-based learning principles in the 4th International Conference for the Promotion of Educational Innovation, held in Larissa, Greece, on 12-14 October 2018. You can find attached the conference programme and the presentation PowerPoint in Greek.

ΤΕΛΙΚΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ 4ου ΔΙΕΘΝΟΥΣ ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟΥ ΕΕΠΕΚ

Παρουσίαση Χ.Αγγελίδου-Ε.Αρναούτη

The presentation paper was published in Greek in the conference proceedings (Aggelidou, C. & Arnaouti, Ε. (13 October 2018). Presentation entitled “Making Board Games on Biochemistry in the English Language” in the 4th International Conference for the Promotion of Educational Innovation, Larissa, Greece, 12-14 October 2018, Vol. D’, pp. 32-36).

Peer Coaching and Mentoring

The maths teachers of the Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna Mr. Sotirios Chasapis and Mr. Alkiviadis Tzelepis attended the in-service training seminar entitled “Peer Coaching and Mentoring” in Marbella, Spain, from 6 until 10 November 2017. The training was realized by “ΕuroKey Community”. For the application and dissemination of the acquired knowledge the following events were organized:

  1.  Both participants included the theoretical part of their training in their presentation that took place during the one-day event entitled “The Problem in Mathematics”, held in Eugenides Foundation on 8 December 2017. More information about the event can be found on the link http://algebrateacherlab.blogspot.gr/2017/12/8-2017.html. The presentation, which was realized in Greek, is the following: Παρουσίαση Ευγενιδείου 2017
  2. Mr. Alkiviadis Tzelepis, by applying the teaching principles of the training seminar, designed a lesson for the Maths of the B’ High School Class and conducted it in the B’ class of Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna on 8 February 2018. The lesson was attended by maths teachers of our school and other schools of the area. The lesson plan and material, written in the Greek language, are the following: 2. Φ.Ε. Η Αρχή του Ήρωνος και η ανάκλαση του φωτός (διδασκαλία Erasmus+)
  3. Mr. Sotirios Chasapis, by applying the teaching principles of the training seminar, designed a lesson for the Maths of the B’ High School Class and conducted it in the B’ class of Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna on 25 April 2018. The lesson was attended by maths teachers of our school. The lesson plan and material, written in the Greek language, are the following: Ανακλαστικής Παραβολής εφαρμογές Erasmus+
    Moreover, in the following link you can see the video with the step-by-step proof, according to students’ answers to appropriate questions, and the relevant GeoGebra file: https://algebrateacherlab.blogspot.gr/2018/05/blog-post.html