Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna hosted the 2nd mobility of the Erasmus+KA229 European Project entitled “Playing Europe”

In the framework of the Erasmus+KA229 European Project entitled “Playing Europe” was successfully realised its 2nd mobility in the premises of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna, from 14/3/2022 until 18/3/2022.

In the project participate students and teachers from the schools: IES El Carmen (Murcia, Spain), Istituto Istruzione Superiore Orso Mario Corbino (Partinico, Italy), Sint-Gummaruscollege (Lier, Belgium) and Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna, (Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece), which was this time the school that hosted the European partners.

The European priorities set for this European Project concerned the reinforcement of the development of basic skills, the support of the teachers and the educational leadership, and the promotion of the holistic approach of foreign language teaching and learning.

The project objectives were: the learning of new tools and strategies for the management of diversity in class, the acquaintance with the European culture and history through traditional games, the integration of traditional game in the educational process (especially as a means of facing diversity in our schools), the improvement of our students’ oral and written skills in English and of their cognitive and soft skills (communication, teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, creativity) through the use of traditional games.

During their stay in Greece, the students and teachers from the partner-schools participated in the following activities:

  • “Presentation of traditional games”:Presentation of selected traditional and popular games and their implementation.
  • “Our history”:Creation of short stop-motion animation films about six (06) selected historical periods of Greece: Classical Athens, the Foundation of Constantinople, the Fall of Constantinople, the Greek Revolution of 1821, the 28th October 1940 and the Polytechnic University Revolt.
  • “Educational Visit”:Visit and educational programmes in Benaki Toy Museum and in Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology (Exhibition of Ancient Greek Instruments and Toys).
  • “Integration in the host school”:Attendance of teaching of mathematics and philosophy, depending on the partner-teachers’ specialisation while visiting students followed their Greek partners in their classes; Lesson of Greek as a Foreign Language for both partner-teachers and students.
  • “Teaching Unit”:Students’ writing down of ideas regarding the integration of the host country’s games in the educational process.
  • “Playing Europe – The quiz”:Creation of a digital quiz with multiple choice questions regarding the games and the culture of the host country.
  • “Acquaintance with the Greek civilization”:Visit in the Acropolis Archaeological Museum, in the Acropolis, in the Ancient Agora, in Thission and in Monastiraki as well as solving of a crossword puzzle regarding the ancient Greek civilization.
  • “Presentation – Banquet”:Project dissemination event in the presence of representatives of the educational institutions and of the wider school and local community and buffet with traditional snacks of the host country.

Despite the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic of covid-19, our purpose to build good and productive relations between the schools of European countries was achieved, bearing in mind, among others, the warm thanks we received from our partners both during their stay and after arriving in their countries.

First mobility for our European project “Playing Europe” in Murcia, Spain (17-23/10/2021)

During the week 17-23/10/2021 was realized the first mobility of the European project of School Partnerships Erasmus+ KA229 entitled “Playing Europe” (2020-2023), in which our school participates. The mobility was realized in Murcia, Spain, where six students and two teachers of our school, along with a team from Italy and another one from Belgium, travelled.

Greek participating team: Baka Alexandra (C3), Papadimitriou Ioannis-Iason (C3), Koliothomas Christos (Β1), Mascha Nte Filippis Magia Stella (Β3), Papageorgiou Kalliopi (Β3), Sarantopoulou Dimitra (Β3)

Accompanying teachers: Arnaouti Eirini (English teacher, Project contact person), Thodis Georgios (Greek language and literature teacher)

The participants actively participated in the project works, collaborated with members of the teams of Spain, Italy and Belgium, dealt with Spanish traditional games and their educational use and participated in educational visits and cultural activities. They returned in Greece with their luggage full of new knowledge, rich experiences and deep feelings, having experienced the real meaning of the European citizen.

For the project dissemination, the regional television channel of Murcia made reportage about our European project and the Greek teacher Mrs. Arnaouti Eirini talked in the television programme about the project on behalf of the non-Spanish teachers.

Moreover, the Mayor of Murcia received all the project participants in the Town Hall, where the project coordinator Mr. Garcia Garcia Jorge and Mrs. Arnaouti Eirini, on behalf of the non-Spanish teachers, were invited to present the project.

 

       

STEM Discovery Campaign 2021 webinar

The “Playing Europe” webinar was organised as an event of the partnership between SDC21 and our “Playing Europe” Erasmus+KA229 project. The webinar presenter was Ms. Panagiota Argyri, mathematician in Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna and Scientix Ambassador. In the webinar she presented our project and associated it with other European projects and resources related to the use of games for educational purposes. You can watch the webinar recording here and read the webinar presentation below:

PLAYING EUROPE-WEBINAR

Webinar of our “Playing Europe” European project

We are preparing our next dissemination event of the Erasmus+KA229 project entitled “Playing Europe!

WEBINAR “Playing Europe”

15th April 17.30 CET

Are you a secondary teacher and would you like to learn how you could acquire new tools and strategies for dealing with diversity in the classroom by engaging your pupils in learning about the European culture and history through traditional games?

Or you are interested in innovative teaching practices for the integration of games in your classroom?

Then, join us in the webinar entitled “Playing Europe” and fill in the form:

 http://bit.do/Webinar-Playing-Europe

Our Erasmus+KA229 “Playing Europe” project on Scientix platform

One more dissemination activity of our project is a fact! Our project has been uploaded on the Scientix European educational platform and has been included in the Scientix Digest, which is the Scientix community news release.

                             

Vote for the logo of our “Playing Europe” European project!

The online contest for the choice of the logo that will represent our Erasmus+KA229 European project, where our school participates, is open and it will remain open until the 13th December 2020. On the 14th December the results will be announced.

In the contest participate 4 logos, 1 per European school that participates in the project, all creations of these schools’ students.

Go to our project official website , click on the “Logo Contest” tab and choose the logo that will represent our project in all activities and events!

“Playing Europe” in the CASE & GSO4SCHOOL Conference

The 1st dissemination event of our “Playing Europe” Erasmus+KA229 project is a fact! Our project has gone online these days and it is presented with a poster and a recorded presentation in the CASE & GSO4SCHOOL Conference, held online on 1-3 December 2020. 

The poster is based on the approved application of the project, so its authors are the teachers of the four European schools who worked on the application-writing, i.e. from our school, Dr. Eirini Arnaouti, English teacher and contact person of the project, and Ms. Panagiota Argyri, Mathematician.

You can see our poster and watch the recorded presentation here.

Greek logo competition & School video presentation trailer

On Friday 13/11/2020 the Greek student- and teacher-participants of the Erasmus+ KA229 project entitled “Playing Europe” voted for the logo that will represent our school in the final project logo competition. The voting poll was conducted online, on the Mentimeter platform. You can see the candidate logos, all creations of our student-participants, the voting poll result, and the winning logo, in the PowerPoint presentation that follows.

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The students are also working on their video presentation of our school, Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna, and its history, in the form of a Treasure Hunt game. Here is a sneak preview of the short film that will follow soon!