Model teaching in Religious Education

On the 11th April 2024, within the framework of the subject of Religious Education, we received in the ceremony hall of our school a group of 30 students from the Department of Theology, School of Theology, NKUA, so that they would attend model teaching in two lessons.

The model lessons were carried out by the Religious Education teacher Mr. Sotirios Kollias, who taught the thematic units “Forgiveness as transcendence in Christianism” and “The Christian community in a multicultural world”, with the collaboration of the B2 and B4 group students.

The students were divided from the beginning of the lesson in 5 groups and were asked to work in these groups and express their opinion about the topics under study.

The teaching units were developed in four stages, starting from the element of Experiencing, taking into consideration students’ experiences on these topics.

The process continued with Conceptualising, during which the teacher projected relevant pictures and videos on the whiteboard that the students were asked to comment on. In this stage the bridging with the theological thought was gradually realized.

The next stage was Analysing through a deep insight in the texts of the New Testament and in modern texts, on which the students worked in groups in order to identify concepts and answer specific questions of the worksheet.

In the stage of Implementing, the students were asked to participate in group activities, which they then presented in the class plenary.

In the end, in order to consolidate the thematic unit, the students were asked to take a personal stance justifying their opinion in comparison with the statements read by the teacher.

After the end of the two lessons, Mr. Kollias presented and analysed to the university students the stages of the lessons and answered their questions.

8-12 April 2024: Spanish teachers’ job shadowing in Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna

During the period 8 to 12 April 2024, two teachers, one of English and one of Technology, from the Institut Sabadell in Spain, visited our school for job shadowing in the framework of an Erasmus+ project.

The Spanish teachers attended classes as well as the Club of Cinematic Education, had meetings and talks with the school Administration and teachers and were informed about the national curriculum, the Clubs, the extra-curricular activities as well as the way of administration and function of the school and of the Greek education system as a whole. Moreover, they presented the function of their own school to our school teachers and exchanged ideas and good practices.

After a very interesting and constructive week together, we waved them goodbye and both sides hope for a future collaboration in the framework of Erasmus+ projects.

Educational Visit to the Hospital ?ELPIS?

?Connecting Education with Workplaces?

On November 30, 2022, students of the club ?Connecting Education with Workplaces? had the unique opportunity to visit the General Hospital of Athens (G.H.A) “ELPIS”. The program of the educational visit was well organized by Mrs. Oikonomopoulou G., Office of Quality Control, Research & Continuing Education and included:

Tour of the Hospital’s clinics led by Ms. Tsitsika M., Specialist ENT Department, G.H.A. “ELPIS” & Mrs. Mougaraki Ev., extension (specialist) in Internal Pathology, G.H.A. “ELPIS”

  • Cardiology Clinic ? Tour leader: Mr. P. Apostolopoulos, Cardiology Specialist, G.H.A. “ELPIS”
  • Regular Ophthalmological Clinic ? Tour leader: Mr. D. Fragos, Physician, Ophthalmology Department, G.H.A. “ELPIS”
  • ENT Clinic ? Tour leader: Ms. M. Tsitsika, Specialist ENT Department, G.H.A. “ELPIS”
  • Radiodiagnostic Department/Ultrasonics-Axial ? Tour manager: Mr. Eng. Theodosiou, Scientific Responsible Director of the Radiodiagnostic Department, G.H.A. “ELPIS”
  • Pathology Clinic ? Guides: Mr. Ev. Mougaraki, extension (specialist) & D. Fertakis, Specialist, Department of Pathology, G.H.A. “ELPIS”

Discussion with Mrs. Theiakou F., Director G.H.A. “ELPIS” and Mr. Fasoulakis M., President of the Scientific Council, G.H.A. “ELPIS”

Demonstration of the use of protective equipment:

We thank Mr. Halvatsiotis P., Chairman of the Board of Directors. G.H.A. “ELPIS”, graduate of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna, for the unique experience that the students who aim to follow Health Sciences as a professional career had in the clinics of the G.H.A “ELPIS”.

We also thank the President of the Alumni Association of Evangeliki School, Mr. Tsatsos A., for making the contacts for the organization of the visit.

The accompanying teachers of the visit were Ms. Argyri Panagiota (Mathematician, M.Sc, M.Ed), Head of the “Connection of Education & Work” Group, and Mrs. Vamvakopoulou Sevasti (Biologist, PhD).

Article publication about the video of our school participation in the competition ?The Greek Jews and the Holocaust? 2020-2021

On 23 November 2022 was published in the academic journal of audiovisual literacy Open Journal of Animation, Film and Interactive Media in Education and Culture [AFIMinEC] (volume 3, issue 2) of the Hellenic National Documentation Centre the article of our school English teacher Dr. Eirini Arnaouti entitled ?October 1944: The revolt in Auschwitz?February 2021: The mediated choreography in Nea Smyrni?. The article deals with the creation of an artistic video with the school students entitled ?For at least some minutes they were free. Marcel Nadjari?. The video was awarded a prize in the 7th Student Competition of Short Film Creation (video) on the subject of ?The Greek Jews and the Holocaust?, for the school year 2020-2021.

You can read the whole article in Greek or its abstract in English here.

Participation of the Mathematician Argyri Panagiota in the International Project ?Act Now for the UN Sustainable Development Goals ? SDGs in STEM Education?

The Mathematician of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna was chosen to participate, together with 20 other teachers from various European countries, in the international Project “Act Now for the UN Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs in STEM Education”, which started in February 2020.

On October 14, the produced teaching material for the integration of the 17 Sustainable Development goals into the curriculum of STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) was published.

Author of ?Air Pollution – Smart Cities?: Panagiota Argyri

As part of the teaching material:


A series of virtual events are organised for the presentation of the results:

Previous webinars are available on our YouTube channel:

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First aid and defibrillator use seminar

On 6 October 2022, within the framework of a series of activities regarding First Aid and teachers? training in the prevention and confrontation of dangerous situations for the human life, with the initiative of the Physical Education teachers Mr. Sarlas Georgios, Ms. Athanasopoulou Efthymia and Ms. Belte Smaragda, was realised a Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) seminar, leading to our school teachers? certification by the European Resuscitation Council in the use of an external defibrillator.

The seminar was realised by the Head of the Education Office and Library of Onasseio Cardiosurgical Centre and certified trainer Mrs. Maria Meidani, and a group of certified trainers consisting of Ms. Pigi Michali, Mr. Tasos Karagiannis, Ms. Dimitra Doumpou and Ms. Androniki Tasouli. The volunteering knowledge, on a theoretical and practical level, will be implemented with the installation of an external defibrillator in the auspices of Evangeliki School, to serve not only the school but also the wider local community.

We deeply thank the administration of Onasseio Cardiosurgical Centre for the complimentary offer of this seminar to our school staff as well as Mrs. Meidani and the trainers for the excellent organisation, collaboration and realization of the seminar.

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:

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


Participation of our school teachers in the 7th Panhellenic Conference of ?Neos Paidagogos?

Our school teachers Aggelidou Chrysi and Karimali Evangelia participated with presentations in the 7th Panhellenic Conference organised by ?Neos Paidagogos? academic association.

The titles of their presentations were ?Using ?bath bombs? for the experimental study of chemical kinetics: A teaching suggestion for the Covid-19 special conditions? and ?Towards a phenomenological teaching of literary texts: From theory to practice? respectively. Both presentations were the result of actions realised with students of the secondary and high school of Evangeliki during the school year 2019-2020.

The conference was realised online on 18-19 September 2020. The online presentations can be found on:

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:

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!