Art and Technology Exhibition

Photographs of our students’ works in the Art and Technology Exhibition in the seat of the Imvrians’ Association in Athens, in Nea Smyrni, which will last until the 3rd of May 2018, 18:00 – 21:00.

The exhibition was organised by the Secondary School teachers Mr. Diamantis, Mrs. Papadaki and Mrs. Kopteridou, some of whom also work in the High School.

             

       

Our school in Athens Science Festival 2018

Some days ago Athens Science Festival 2018 finished. It took place between 24 and 29 April in Technopolis, City of Athens.

Some of our students participated in this feast of science. They represented, apart from our school, the Regional Department of Attica and Cyclades of the Greek Chemists’ Association.

More precisely, on Thursday 26/4 our students Isavella Papadopoulou, Myrto Papadopoulou, Evangelia Theodoratou, Christos Karaoglanis, Konstantina Mavroukaki-Karagkouni, Georgia Xagorari, Aikaterina Papatheodorou, Athanasia Sousani, Varvara Karyoti, Andriana Katsabani and Olga Kladi-Morfi, accompanied by the school Chemistry teacher Mr. Christodoulos Makedonas as well as the school Vice-Principal Mr. Sotirios Chasapis, conducted experiments entitled “Exploiting solar energy with the help of fruits and vegetables of the Greek land”.

For this event, our students constructed DSSC (Dye Sensitized Solar Cells) and studied various natural dyes as sensitizing agents.  Furthermore, they also conducted one more experiment, with which they revealed the role of the intermolecular powers while mixing solutions of different solvents.

Among the visitors was the previous and currently retired Biology teacher of our school, Mrs. Nikoletta Moschopoulou.

Congratulations to our students and their teacher, Dr. Christodoulos Makedonas.

School Profile

Model High School “Evangeliki School of Smyrna” has a long history. It was founded by the Greek inhibitors of the city of Smyrna (Turkey) in 1717 (or as found in other sources in 1733).

The School initially had a religious orientation that lasted until 1810, when the well-known philosopher Theofilos Kairis (from Andros island) was invited to teach philosophy and mathematics. The religious orientation of the school was totally abandoned in 1828, during the direction of Avramios Omirolis. During his time, the Evangeliki School reached a perfection that is rare for an educational institute.

The School was destroyed by a fire in 1842 and opened again in1843. Prominent directors worked for its intellectual elevation and the boosting of its prestige.

It is worth mentioning that during the direction of Konstantinos Xanthopoulos (he took up in 1861), the School graduates registered in the University of Athens without entry examinations.

During the direction of G. Sotiriou, teaching improved, the ancient Greek authors were more thoroughly taught, the school programme was completed, engineering teaching was introduced, and the school was equipped with the necessary aids for the teaching of the new scientific achievements. Moreover, the Commercial School was founded, as a department of the Evangeliki School, and the 3-grade School for the studies of primary school teachers.

After the expelling of the Greek population in 1922 from the Smyrna city the School had been refounded in 1934 in the suburb of Nea Smyrni in Athens, Greece.

It is a public school and in 1971 it has been nominated as a Model School. In Greece there are only five Model Schools. The students of the school enter (from primary education) the 7th class with exams and the personnel is selected by the Greek Ministry of Education according to high level qualifications that include postgraduate studies, experience and other.

Nowadays, the Junior High School (Gymnasio) has 240 students and the High School (Lykeio) has 270 students of age 16 to 18 years old. Junior High School corresponds to 7th to 9th class and High School to 10th to 12th class. It follows the Greek Educational System and the graduates of the 12th class take the National Exam in order to enter the Greek Universities.

The School has nowadays high academic standards, fact that is proved every year by the exceptional rate of entrance of its graduates in the Greek Universities and Technical Universities.

Beyond the high  academic standards the students get involved to various clubs (theater, robotics, speech and debate, chemistry, maths, astronomy etc) and other extracurricular activities. Students of the clubs often participate in contests and festivals and have brought a harvest of prizes to School.

Goal of the School is not only to prepare successful University students but also to educate moral and informed citizens that have the necessary qualities in order to contribute to the embetterment of our society.

School Facilities

 

Clubs

STEM Alliance CLUB 2017-2018

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Each year, STEM Alliance carries out major campaigns to raise general awareness about STEM education and careers, in close collaboration with its partners, such as the ongoing STEM Ahead (http://www.stemalliance.eu/stem-ahead-competition).

Are you looking for STEM resources you use to enthuse students in your class?

The STEM Alliance repository of practices is full of resources http://www.stemalliance.eu/resources for inspiring students to STEM careers.

On this page are presented some examples of implementation of the STEM club “European pathways on science education” of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna with supervisor Ms. Argyri Panagiota (Mathematician) and members: Avgerinou Aikaterini, Nikiforakis Georgios, Giappas Charalambos, Fragaki Theodora, Gourgouletis Nikolaos, Tsolkas Marios, Bekiaris Dimitrios, Papatheodorou Aikaterina, Drakoulatou Georgia, Lalioti Anastasia, Kiourkzoglou Orestis, Zotou Elissavet, Stamatiadi Sofia, Gogianos Iosif, Karaoglanis Christos, Theodoratou Evangelia,  Diamantis Dimitrios.

1. On the 9th October 2017 we started with “Xplore Health” http://www.stemalliance.eu/practices/detail?resourceId=12007 for bridging the gap between Responsible Research and Innovation and education.

The main objective was to offer students the possibility to engage in research processes that respond to students’ real life and which are co-developed between researchers, higher education students and secondary school students and teachers.

The activity was entitled “Using the resources for educators” provided by the website of

https://www.xplorehealth.eu/en/students/skin-cancer-exposed. We successfully completed “Skin cancer into the research microscope of students”.

As introduction to the curiosity about the topic, students researched resources for information about what is cancer and what the steps of cancer diagnosis are. They got deeper knowledge about cancer from the videos that were presented to raise public awareness regarding the importance of detecting the cancer type early. They experimented for carrying out the test in the following Xplore Health virtual laboratory and described the diagnostic method that corresponds to it. Finally, they discussed about the ethical, legal and social aspects related to skin cancer.

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The most important thing was that students had the opportunity to get to know experts’ opinion about cancer treatments as Mr. Lembessis Panagiotis (researcher of Biology, PhD Medicine) participated in the STEM class.

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If you are looking for industries and companies in your country for collaboration in science education, you could access the Professional Go Back to School tool http://www.stemalliance.eu/pgbs_tool.

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Students were highly motivated about careers on medicine and biology.

2. “Take the role of a data scientist to explain the real world” using Texas Instruments: Inspiring Learning – Interactive maths teaching and learning tools by STEM Alliance repository http://www.stemalliance.eu/practices/detail?resourceId=13716.

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Statistics analysis of “Data City” were evaluated and students were involved in a number of investigations that were suggested.

The analysis and processing data with this statistics method cultivate the critical and analytics skills that is a requirement and an essential skill in most STEM careers.

Students were activated and took a role of a STEM career as a data mathematician, a data scientist, a data engineer, a research data scientist, a data expert, a data research scientist and assessed, corrected or rejected some of it before moving on to analyze it.

They investigated and made decisions about many different values of continents in the world (e.g. population, food cost, living space etc.).

3. We had the opportunity to learn by playing educational games, by using the educational software https://triseum.com/ (https://triseum.com/calculus/variant/).

From engineering to medicine to 3D graphics, Calculus is a foundational for all STEM careers. However, Calculus courses today have among the highest failure rates of any course on any campus.

4. A MATHS LESSON – EXPLORING POLYGONS THROUGH THE ‘ART GALLERY PROBLEM’

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects the unconnected. Students were to play the role of fire safety company employees. Their task was to find the most efficient placement of fire detectors in a variety of rooms. This type of problem is known as the ‘art gallery problem’ (http://wild.maths.org/art-galleryproblem). For each room students had to decide where to place fire detectors so that the entire room was covered, using the smallest number of detectors.

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For additional pedagogical value, students designed a Path MATH IN MOTION USING THE TI-INNOVATOR ROVER by the STEM Alliance resources (http://www.stemalliance.eu/practices/detail?resourceId=13716).

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Rhetoric Art Club

Formation of students’ groups for practicing the rhetoric art. More precisely:

Realization of Argumentation Competition within the Club. Students are given a topic and they form two groups who try to persuade their audience about their opposing points of view, by developing the appropriate arguments.

Teaching of methodology and of argumentation-making techniques regarding ambiguous topics, both diachronic and contemporary ones

Introduction to the development of “Spontaneous Speech”, “Protreptic Speech” and to the “Meaningful (Expressive) Reading”

The teachers in charge may also invite external collaborators for the preparation of Argumentation Competitions.

Participation in Argumentation Competitions

Teachers in charge: Maria Litsardou, Ioanna Pseftogianni

 

European Paths of Science Knowledge

In the era of the knowledge and information revolution, the use of new technologies in European projects offers new potential to the teaching approach of scientific educational topics.

– Exploitation of resources from the European Schoolnet (http://www.eun.org/)

– Participation in European digital communities for the exploitation of digital resources, tools, applications and innovative teaching and learning practices of the sciences

– Creation and dissemination of new digital educational content through inquiry-based learning scenarios about sciences

– Combination of scientific fields for the realization of interdisciplinary projects

– The European projects offer modern environments of inquiry-based learning of sciences for the connection of the curriculum knowledge with the phenomena of the real world.

– Application and realization of innovative teaching practices aiming at the scientific knowledge approach through the continuous feedback from and collaboration with teachers and students of European schools

Teacher in charge: Panagiota Argyri

 

Chemistry Club of the Evangeliki School of Smyrna: Chemistry in vivo, in vitro and in silico

The Club work is divided into two parts: (a) The first part focuses on the experiment of chemistry. Students will be taught the basic laboratory techniques of classical and instrumental analysis.

(b) The second part focuses on the simulations on a computer. Students will learn how scientists design, for example, a new catalyst or a new medicine and how it is possible to predict properties of chemical compounds that have not been composed in the chemical laboratory yet.

Moreover, students will be prepared for their participation in chemistry competitions, e.g. EUSO 2017 and competition of the Greek Chemists’ Association.

Teacher in charge: Christodoulos Makedonas

 

Mathematics Club for the students of the A’ Class of the High School

Teacher in charge: Sotirios Hasapis

 

Mathematics Club for the students of the B’ Class of the High School

Teacher in charge: Sotirios Hasapis

 

Drama and Music Club

Aim of the Club is the production of an artistic product through the combination of the subjects of the Greek Language, History and Philosophy, Mathematics and Science (the students as receivers ad creators) and the collective artistic creation (preparation and performance of a play).

Scheduled activities of the Club also include participation: a) in theatrical performances within the framework of student drama competitions in Greece and abroad, b) in activities of community interest, c) in school events, and d) in activities concerning contemporary social issues.

Teachers in charge: Kalliopi Siopi, Maria Diakonou, Sofia Gourna

 

Astronomy Club

The Club content aims at the education of students with increased interest in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Its realization will be carried out in collaboration with the Eugenides Foundation and it will include the study of the sky, its observation with a telescope at school, in Eugenides Foundation and in the National Kapodistriakon University of Athens, as well as the theoretical and experimental approach of astrophysical phenomena.

Teacher in charge: Maria Diakonou

Other Activities

Our channel on YouTube!

Our new channel on YouTube has been launched with two big productions of our C’ Class students!

Don’t miss them!

4th Mobility Meeting of the Erasmus+ KA2 European project entitled ?CineMaths Paradise?

Ms. Argyri Panagiota and Ms. Arnaouti Eirini, in charge of the Erasmus+ KA2 European project entitled ?CineMaths Paradise?, participated along with the students Mitsioni Marianna-Fanouria, Mitropoulou Adamantia, Mavridopoulou Effrosyni, Kolla Zoi, Damache Anastasia, Pipis Charilaos and Mastrogiannopoulos Pavlos in the 4thMobility Meeting of the project in Αgerbaek, Denmark, held between 2 and 8 April 2017. The activities that were successfully realized focused on the history of maths as projected in the European cinema. The students from all partner schools worked with a lot of enthusiasm, developing a plethora of cognitive and critical skills along with their English language skills. Last but not least, the exchange of the European cultural characteristics through the daily contact with our partners is a unique experience that caused the best feelings concerning the value of such European projects realization.

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Educational Visit in Thessaloniki

Participation in the Conference of the 9th International Week Dedicated to Maths 2017

Within the framework of the 9th International Week Dedicated to Maths 2017, held in Thessaloniki between 15 and 19 March 2017, the pupils? team of the Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna consisting of Patros Panigyrakis, Aikaterini Theofanidou, Charalampos Giappas, Evangelia Lambrou, Michail Petropoulakis, Marios Tsolkas, Nicholaos Armenakis, Myrto-Eleni Bouza, Chrysoula Panigyraki, Ioanna Gakoumi, Myrto Androni, Georgios Nikiforakis and Anastasia Lalioti, members of the ?European Paths of Science Knowledge? club, supervized by the Maths teacher Ms. Panagiota Argyri, presented their work on the connection between mathematics and other sciences entitled ?Young Scientists Save the Planet from the Climate Change?.

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The pupils? work is part of the Stem Alliance (http://www.stemalliance.eu/) European project from the repository of the Scientix European Science Community (www.scientix.eu/) of the European Schoolnet (http://www.eun.org/) and aimed at the dissemination of innovative learning practices of maths.

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During this educational visit in Thessaloniki, on Thursday 16/3/2017, the pupils also participated in the application of the educational activity of the European project Hypatia (http://www.expecteverything.eu/hypatia/) in the Museum of Science and Technology NOESIS. The activity aimed at the pupils? engagement with STEM work, in an equal way for both sexes.

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Moreover, on Saturday 18/3/2017, the pupils attended the educational programme of the museum, completing in this way their educational trip in Science and about Science.

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Activities realised in Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna complete the European map of innovative educational practices

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Activities realised in Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna complete the European map of innovative educational practices.

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25/01/2017: Workshop for teachers? professional development in Attica prefecture about the potential and the privileges offered to teachers by the online Scientix portal. Organisation & Presentation: Argyri Panagiota

The ?European Paths of Science Knowledge? club, under the guidance of Ms. Argyri Panagiota, participates in the campaign of the European Schoolnet for the pupils? motivation in the study of sciences ?All Stem, All Stars?.

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Until the end of the school year, many more educational activities that are suggested by the European online Scientix portal (www.scientix.eu/) of the European Schoolnet (www.eun.org/) will have been realised.

 

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 STEM careers tour on climate change: 

Choose a STEM job to save our planet from the climate change

Congratulations to STEM club students Panigyrakis Petros, Panigyraki Chrysoula, Lalioti Anastasia, Theofanidou Aikaterini, Giappas Charalambos, Lambrou Evangelia, Katsivardi Penelope, Tsolkas Marios, Armenakis Nikolaos, Kalambakas Fotios, Sergentani Eirini, Bougesi Danai, Bouza Mirto-Eleni, Giakoumi Ioanna, Androni Myrto, Nikiforakis George and Petropoulakis Michalisand to their supervisor Argyri Panagiota for their participation in ?All-STEM, All-stars? competition.

They realized PROJECT SCIENCE LEARNING

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Students worked as researchers and scientists to study the global problem of climate change and they share their ideas and worksheets.

Research Reasonable Innovation: http://bit.do/investigation_phase

STEM careers POSTER

Workshop for primary & secondary teachers ?Engaging students in STEM careers?

(Wednesday 25 January 2017, 17:00-18:30)

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See the whole announcement here.

Participation forms: https://goo.gl/forms/gKwPpqSkE1ugRz7a2

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Experiential Workshop for Teachers

The Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna, within the framework of innovatory educational activities of European projects, realizes in collaboration with Ellinogermaniki Agogi School the experiential workshop:

?The use of lifelong learning online tools in the school class for the realization of interdisciplinary activities in Sciences?
Wednesday 23 November 2016, 17:00 ? 18:30
Location: Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna

The experiential workshop aims at presenting to the participants the concept of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and at showing ways in which MOOCs can be used in the school class in order to reinforce the students? contact with subjects related to their interests and their daily life along with traditional teaching.
In the first part of the workshop, MOOCs examples will be displayed. These examples mainly illustrate the support of interdisciplinary teaching of Sciences through the connection of various thematic units in the same lesson. The examples and educational resources that will be presented are designed to promote inquiry-based learning and to help students understand the connection between different natural phenomena and between different natural laws. In the second part, participants will have the chance to get to know and be trained on the digital platform used for the examples creation that will be presented in the first part. More specifically, participants will have the chance to work on and learn the basic functions of edX platform (https://www.edx.org/) that has been designed by the University of Harvard and the Technological Institute of Massachusetts (ΜΙΤ).
Participation forms: To apply for your participation, please fill in the form found in the link below: https://goo.gl/HXsWN8 
Certificate of Attendance: All participants will be given a Certificate of Attendance after the end of the workshop.
Workshop programme:
17:00 – 17:10 Introduction: Combining inquiry-based and interdisciplinary teaching

17:10 – 17:30 Examples of MOOCs use in the school class

17:30 – 18:20 Creating our own MOOCs on edX platform

18:20 – 18:30 Discussion – Summarizing

 

Introduction to current subjects of Informatics and Algorithmic Programming with Python

Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna is launching an educational project for the students entitled «Introduction to current subjects of Informatics and Algorithmic Programming with Python».

The project is an initiative of the President of the school Academic Supervisory Council Professor Michail Vazirgiannis and will be realized by members of his academic group under the supervision of the Professor and the school Headmaster.

Events

Event entitled «Volunteering: Values & Rights»

On Wednesday 8/3/2017 at 18:00 the open to the public event entitled ?Volunteering: Values & Rights. The offer of the volunteer blood donor? was held in the amphitheatre of the Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna.

Erasmus+: Students’ film screening

On Thursday 2/3/2017 at 12:30 the film ?Beautiful Numbers?, a creation of the Erasmus+ Greek students? group, was screened in the school amphitheatre. The director of the film ?Eteros Ego?, Mr. Sotiris Tsafoulias, attended the screening. After its end, a discussion about mathematics in the cinema was carried out.

3rd Mobility Meeting of the «Cinemaths Paradise» Erasmus+ KA2 European Project 

 

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From the 11th until the 17th December 2016, the Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna had the honour and joy to host students and teachers from the following European schools: IES Alc?ntara (Spain), Lyc?e G?n?ral Technologique J.M. Carriat (France), Agerb?k Skole (Denmark).

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You can see the meeting press release here.

You can see the Greek activities of the meeting here.

You can see a review of all the Greek team?s work so far here.

You can see a trailer of the meeting here.

Administration

School Year 2017-2018

Headmaster: Christos Fanidis, Ph.D. in Physics

Vice-Headmaster: Sotirios Chasapis

 

ACADEMIC SUPERVISORY COUNCIL

President: 

Michail Vazirgiannis, Professor in the Economics University of Athens

Members:

Paraskevas Gialouris, Ph.D. in Chemistry (Education Counsellor)

Christos Fanidis, Ph.D. in Physics (Headmaster of the Model High School of the Evangeliki School of Smyrna)

Maria Diakonou, Ph.D. in Physics (Teacher in the Model High School of the Evangeliki School of Smyrna)

Eirini ArnaoutiPh.D. in Media Education (Teacher in the Model High School of the Evangeliki School of Smyrna)