Our school teacher’s presentation in a Panhellenic Conference

“Peer observation and peer evaluation in the introduction of a cognitive and methodological innovation in the B’ Class Modern Greek Language subject in a Model High School” is the title of the presentation made by the Greek Language and Literature teacher Kalypso N. Lazou-Balta in the 4th Panhellenic Conference  entitled “Education in the 21st century: Education & Culture”, organised on 10-12 May 2019 in Athens College by the aforementioned college in collaboration with the Museum of School Life and Education and the Hellenic Educational Society.

The presentation analyses the content of an one-session teaching of Modern Greek in B’ Class, which the teacher offered to the school teachers for peer observation and mentions the comments of the other teachers, who evaluated the educational innovation (methodological and cognitive), which emerge from the statistical processing of the peer observation form handed out to them.

The peer observation activity was organised within the framework of the dissemination of Ms. Lazou-Balta’s training in Finland and Estonia, in April 2018, during her participation in an Erasmus+ KA1 project.

The teaching scenario was based on an autobiographical note, of the chapter on Kinds of Biography (pp.91-103 of the Modern Greek Language school book). The teaching aimed at the completion of the autobiographical note by the B1 Class students of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna, with the use of individual consultancy tools. Role-play and collaboration were applied with the involvement of the peer observing teachers in the student teams. The teachers played the role of the “important others” in their students’ lives. An experiential workshop was created, in which every Consulting Student used the “Questionnaire of Personal Beliefs for the Exploration of Professional Perspectives” that was completed by three “Important Others”, i.e. three persons that highly influence his development and the formation of his personality. These three persons are a friend, a teacher of his choice and a parent, played by a classmate. The Consulting Student then evaluated the validity of the answers he received and incorporated the ones he accepted as real in his autobiographical note, which he composed according to the European autobiographical note template (Europass).

The in-school peer observation form was designed by the Pedagogy Sector of the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the School of Philosophy of the NKUA and was implemented in the peer evaluation realised by the Model and Experimental Schools in 2014. The no.7 question was added by the school mathematicians Sotirios D. Chasapis and Alkiviadis G. Tzelepis, when they were observed themselves. These colleagues made use of the same form in the Algebra Laboratory that has been running in the school for the eighth school year now, as well as in the peer observation they organised for the dissemination of the training where they participated during the Erasmus+ KA1 project entitled “The European innovation as a training subject of the Greek education staff”, in which the school teachers participated during the school year 2017-2018.

Creation of our school students in the 4th Panhellenic Conference “Education in the 21st century: School and Culture”

Our school teacher during the school year 2015-2016 Mrs. Antigoni Laskaridou made a presentation entitled “Student Competition of Historical Documentary” in the 4th Panhellenic Conference “Education  in the 21st century: School and Culture” held in Athens College on 10-12/05/2019  (Link to the conference proceedings: http://www.ekedisy.gr/praktika-4ou-synedrioy/).

In her presentation she presented the historical documentary creation entitled “The grocer’s daughter… and an international recipe” made by the students of the A’ Class elective module of “Greek and European Civilization” of the school year 2015-16 that she was teaching.

The documentary was a critical approach of an important personality of the Modern European History, the Prime Minister of Great Britain Margaret Thatcher. The documentary included the interview of the Emeritus Professor in History of the NKUA Thanos Veremis. The objective of this creation was a combination of historical research and cinematic art.

The school students Athanasopoulou Vera, Karaousou Marina, Kolio Eleni, Kyriakidis Kyriakos, Kotis Georgios, Magnisalis Aggelos, Mavromichalis Stavros, Peraki Eirini and Tsekouras Georgios were the team members who worked on this innovative activity and won the 4th place, i.e. a distinction in the 3rd Panhellenic Pupil and Student Competition in Historical Documentary.

Eugenides Foundation offered the technical support for the documentary creation.

Congratulations to the ex-school students of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna and current university students!

Participation in the 6th European Student Conference in Venice, Italy

Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna participated with an 18-member group in the 6th European Student Conference organized in Venice, Italy, from 29 November until 2 December 2019, entitled “History meets Arts, Letters and Technology: The Man and his itinerary from Renaissance to the modern civilized world”.

More precisely, the A’ Class students Askounis Apostolos, Kantartzis Spyridon, Karava Christina, Kasfiki Athanasia-Eirini, Kouroukli Alexandra, Kouroukli Anna, Koritou Foteini-Evangelia, Koroniou Maria, Kostaridi Stavroula, Marinou Melina, Mariolis-Sapsakos Dimitrios, Baka Alexandra, Bethani Eleni, Oikonomopoulou Nancy, Petridis Nikitas, Stefanidis Prodromos, Tzelepis Konstantinos-Iakovos and Tsirigotaki Myrto, accompanied by their teachers Mr. Thodis Georgios and Mrs. Arnaouti Eirini, successfully presented their paper entitled “The contribution of Universities and typography in the dissemination of the Renaissance spirit and the creation of the contemporary European civilization”.

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:


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

You can also see our school students’ PowerPoint presentation here: ΠΑΡΟΥΣΙΑΣΗ Ευαγγελικής


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.



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