Positive impressions from the speech of the Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Eliza Vozemberg in our school

With exceptional happiness and interest did our school students and teachers attend the speech of the Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Eliza Vozemberg, who visited our school as an invited guest, in the framework of the completion of the action “Schools-Ambassadors of the European Parliament”.

On the “Day of Europe”, Mrs. Vozemberg referred to the problems that the European Union is facing as well as to the new age challenges. More precisely, she highlighted the effort made to turn the interest of the decision-makers from the course of economy to the real problems that citizens face. She also talked about inequality in Europe, and especially in our country, regarding the opportunities offered to women so as to fight for their rights and be promoted in their professional environment. She referred analytically to the high crime rates, in the last years, against women and in general to the high crime rates of sex violence. She underlined that initiatives are needed for the enforcement of women’s participation in politics and the elimination of offensive stereotypes that undermine women’s position. As far as the increasing euro-skepticism is concerned, although she admitted that there are disagreements and opposing opinions, she stressed that all the time is pursued convergence and collaboration for the common course of all European nations. Regarding the steady demands of Greece about the relationship of our country with its neighbours, she underlined that diachronically all the Greek governments make an effort to sensitize the European institutions so as to be faced effectively and be recognised as European problems the possible imperialistic practices of third countries against our country.   She made a special mention to the youth, by saying that the decision of the European Union must focus on the young people and the improvement of the opportunities offered to them as they are the future European citizens.

After the speech, a discussion between Mrs. Vozemberg and the A’ class students that attended the speech followed. The event was completed with the presentation of the students’ works.

 

 

In-school Teacher Training in Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna

On Friday 20 May 2022 the teachers of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna participated in a face-to-face, 2-hour, in-school training.

Ms. Argyri Panagiota presented the European Project BRIST: Building a Research Infrastructure for School Teachers, which creates the necessary support tools for the teachers involved in the research process, through “Translation Research”, i.e. the integration of action research in the teachers’ professional development and the case study “Participatory research in the industry field as a means of the educator’s professional development”.

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She also referred to the call for papers of the 3rd Panhellenic Conference of Scientix: https://scientix.ellak.gr/

Dialogue and opinion exchange followed with additional presentations, which presented case studies regarding the integration of educational research in the educational process (presentations made in Greek):

  • Arnaouti Eirini (PhD in Media Education), English teacher

Εστιάζοντας στη δημιουργικότητα: Έλληνες έφηβοι συνδυάζουν την ψηφιακή αρχειοθέτηση με τη δημιουργία ψηφιακού ντοκιμαντέρ (Focus on creativity: Greek teenagers combine digital archiving and documentary-making)

  • Diakonou Maria (PhD in Physics) & Aggelidou Chrysi (PhD in Biochemistry)

Μελέτη χημικών και φυσικών ιδιοτήτων υδατικών διαλυμάτων χαμηλής συγκέντρωσης

  • Makedonas Christodoulos (PhD in Chemistry), Chasapis Sotirios (Mathematician), Thodis Georgios (Greek Language and Literature teacher), Diakonou Maria (PhD in Physics), Fanidis Christos (PhD in Physics) & Pouloudi Maria (Mathematician)

Απόψεις των μαθητών του Προτύπου Λυκείου της Ευαγγελικής Σχολής Σμύρνης σχετικά με την εξ αποστάσεως σύγχρονη εκπαίδευση την περίοδο της Άνοιξης 2020

  • Taliouri Eirini (PhD in Biology)

Η αξία του Podcast στην σχολική Βιολογία

Moreover, the school Headmaster Mr. Fanidis Christos presented the process of creating a Europass Curriculum Vitae.

At the end, Mr. Chasapis Sotirios (Mathematician) and Mr. Kominos Dimitrios (Greek Language and Literature teacher) presented the educational use, the functions and affordances of ΙRIS Scan, which is owned by our school.

Video with IRIS Scan use directions

 

Speech by the Greek Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Eliza Vozemberg in the framework of the action “European Parliament Ambassador Schools (EPAS)”

On Monday 9 May is completed the action “European Parliament Ambassador Schools (EPAS)” with the visit of the Greek Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Eliza Vozemberg in our school. Mrs. Vozemberg will discuss with our students and will talk about the new challenges of the European Union and the position of the youth in it.

During the event the students will present the works they have prepared on the topic of the European Union during this school year. The action “European Parliament Ambassador Schools (EPAS)” had as an objective to inform students about the European parliamentary system, the values of democracy in Europe and the role and function of the European Parliament.

The choice of this specific date for the event was made because the 9th May has been institutionalized as the Day of Europe and it is the anniversary of the historic “Schuman Declaration”. The French politician Robert Schuman is considered to be the inspirer of the European unification as on the 9th May 1950 he formulated his suggestion about a new form of political collaboration aiming at the avoidance of war conflicts in Europe and the peaceful living of the European nations.

The event will be held during the last two teaching sessions and will participate the A’ Class of our school.

Teachers in charge of the action: Matthaios Giannaras – Dimitrios Kominos

Distinction of our student in shooting

Congratulations to our A’ class student Iasonas Vaskas, who won the 2nd Panhellenic place in the Mixed Sport of Male and Female Adolescents (silver medal) and the 3rd place in the Individual Sport of Male Adolescents (bronze medal) in the Panhellenic Competition of Fixed Target with Air Gun 2022 of the Hellenic Shooting Association.

Visit in the Philosophy Faculty of the NKUA

On Friday 15 April, the C’ class of the Humanities Pathway visited the Philosophy Faculty of the NKUA. The students and the teachers visited the premises of the university and attended activities (presentations, lectures, etc.), which had been organised by the academic and research staff and dealt with the career orientation and the career opportunities of the Faculty students. The teachers of our school who accompanied the students were the Greek Language and Literature teachers Mr. Thodis Georgios and Mrs. Katsouli Georgia.

Presences … in the Mathematics Club 2022…

The award-winning student of our school (C’ award in the 39th National Mathematics Olympiad 2022 organised by the Hellenic Mathematics Society) Dimitrios Kassimatis from C’ Class worked with the younger students of the Mathematics Club of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna, on the solving of competition problems, on Friday 01/04/2022. He had an excellent interaction with the students of the Club – most of whom (19 students) participated in the same competition, competing with older students of the high school on the same test, after a panhellenic selection among more than 18,000 students.

More precisely, they discussed their ideas about the solution of selected problems and Dimitrios highlighted the value of persistence and patience so that a basic idea of them can be transformed into the solution of such a problem. Moreover, starting from their own ideas, he guided students into the finding of their solutions.  The most important thing of all, though, is that our students learn in every moment of their life – through their classmates and people familiar to them, like Dimitrios – that ethos and hard work make you able to find satisfaction into learning and creating, which can also lead to success.

Dimitrios, we thank you and wish you good luck in the upcoming preliminary competition for the selection of the National Teams of Mathematics 2022. We hope you enjoy solving the problems you will be faced with on 16/17-04-2022.

The teacher in charge of the Mathematics Club

Sotirios Chasapis

Mathematician

www.arithmoi.gr

http://users.sch.gr/shasapis/

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.

Pilot Implementation of the New Curriculum: Reflective Mathematics

Mathematics in C’ Class students of the Humanities pathway- Unit 2.3: Statistical Measures. Application – Argyri Panagiota, mathematician

Measures of Position / Variability

Basic actions (calculation, execution processes)

Transformational actions (organisation, systematization)

Concept-building actions (change, comparison)

Problem-solving / implementation (explanation, justification)

2-session Model Teaching in the subject of Religious Education

On the 17th February 2022, during the Religious Education lesson, we received in the school theatre a group of students from the Theology Department of the NKUA that attended a 2-session Model Teaching.

The Model Teaching was realised by the Religious Education teacher Mr. Sotirios Thodis, who taught the thematic unit “The suggestion of the Christian tradition for overcoming stereotypes” to the B1 class. The students were divided into 6 groups and were asked to work in groups and express their opinions about the topics under study.

The unit was developed in four teaching stages, starting with the Experiential part, taking into consideration students’ experiences, continued with Conceptualisation, during which the bridge towards theological knowledge was built, it then proceeded with the Analysis, through deeper study of the New Testament texts and was completed with the Application, during which students did activities where they were asked to take a stance towards the stereotypical conceptions of social life.

After the 2-session teaching, Mr. Kollias presented and analysed to the university students the teaching stages and answered their questions.

 

The Headmaster

C. D. Fanidis

Publication of an activity of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna with the Department of Modern Greek Literature of NKUA in the Academic Yearbook of the Faculty of Philosophy, Athens University

In the “Academic Yearbook of the Faculty of Philosophy” of Athens University (volume ME, pp.373-377) was published the educational collaboration between Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna and the Department of Modern Greek Literature of NKUA.

The collaboration was realised within the framework of the action “On the altar of the Homeland”. From Rigas Feraios to Ioannis Kapodistrias, for the celebration of the 200 years since the Greek Revolution.

Mrs. Dora Menti, Special Teaching Staff, was in charge of the activity on behalf of the Department of Modern Greek Literature of the Faculty of Philosophy, and Mr. Georgios Thodis, Greek Language and Literature teacher, was in charge on behalf of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna.