Mobility - Classical Origins of Europe

Classical Origins of Europe
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Classical origins of Europe
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Dates of the meetings: Monday 25 February 2019: 4.00 – 6.00 p.m., Wednesday 27 February 2019, 11.30 a.m.-1.00 p.m, Friday 1 March 2019: 9.00 – 10.30 a.m.
Participants: Jordi Pipó, Eva Torres (Spain), Zdeňka Schormová, Jana Segeťová (Czech Republic), George Varnavas, Eleni Mosialou (Greece), Alina Lenuta Botas, Claudiu Daniel Vlad (Romania)
Issue 1: Work done between 1st and 2nd short-term exchange of groups of pupils
(December 2018- February 2019)

• Students in each school were working on searching and compiling the information about Roman towns and town planning using various types of resources,
• Product 1 brought for the meeting in Romania: Powerpoint presentations about Roman towns, their structure, inhabitants, important buildings, materials, military camps,
• Product 2 brought for the meeting in Romania: model of Roman town – Spain, model of Roman theatre – Greece, model of Roman military camp – Czech Republic, model of the domus and forum – Romania. Materials used: wood, cardboard, matches, paper, plastic, printed model from 3D printer, glue, paint, plants. Photos and videos from their elaboration and the production process,
• Students were provided with the manual how to present in public. They were learning and practicing how to present results of their work orally in English in public.
Feedback: All national teams worked hard on completing the tasks and they came prepared and brought both the models and the presentation.

Issue 2:  Practical organizational aspects of the future short-term exchanges of groups of pupils_

Project team discussed the issue and came to the following:
• Greece (Volos) 3rd short-term exchange of groups of pupils will be held on 6 – 10 May 2019 with the topic: Linguistic issues. The team discussed practical aspects dealing with educational visits related to the project topic – Acropolis in Athens and Meteora monasteries as well as the structure of the work students will be doing in each school between March and May 2019. Student will study the linguistic variety in
Europe and its classical origins, Latin and Greek traces in their own languages and prepare a presentation about the origin and development of the languages in the project: Romanian, Greek, Catalan, Czech and English. They will look for words of Latin and Greek origin in their language and describe their development and meaning. Students will be working with concept maps and movie maker program in Volos,
• Czech Republic (Brno)  4th short-term exchange of groups of pupils will be held on  9–13 December 2019 with the topic: Traditions, everyday live and pastimes in Roman society. Detailed content will be discussed in Volos, Greece in May,
• Romanian team introduced new project web pages:,
• The project team discussed and completed mobilities in the Mobility Tool platform and created second mobility there for the partners to complete it,
• The team decided to create a sheet where the information about dissemination activities of each school will be entered called Dissemination Activity Form,
• The team promoted the use of eTwinning platform instead of Facebook for safety reasons.
Feedback: Project webpage is very good, team discussed minor changes which will be done by the Romanian team. Spanish team will make the descriptions of the project activities in the Mobility Tool platform more detailed, Greek team will complete their groups in both project activities as soon as they arrive back to Greece. Greek team will prepare a lecture on the Greek alphabet for the mobility in Greece. Salvador Oliva March (Spain) will send a detailed structure for the Linguistic issues topic to all teams as soon as possible.

Issue 3:  Work done by the pupils during the 2nd short-term exchange of groups of pupils
Work completed and done:
• Presenting in English the information about Roman towns and town planning in Powerpoint presentations orally in English individually and in national teams,
• Presenting models: model of Roman town – Spain, model of Roman theatre – Greece, model of Roman military camp – Czech Republic, model of the Roman domus, the entrance gate to military camp, amphiteatre and Roman camp – Romania and presented them orally in English in national teams,
• Creating a model of the Roman town in the Librecad program in mixed international teams and presenting the results in English,
• Creating a model of the Roman house in the Floorplanner program in mixed international teams and presenting the results in English,
• Recording, creating and editing a video with soundtrack in Movie maker program about the Roman town Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and other places they visited during the stay with short explanation of each student in the group in English – group work in international groups.
Feedback: A practical guide about how to present in public led to improvement in presentation skills, however, some pupils were still mostly reading the texts (Greek) – work on improving presentation skills will continue. Students worked with IT tools and new programs practically in the ICT lab and learned new skills which they will disseminate to other students in their own schools. Each school should carry our an activity for this.

Issue 4:  Common provisions:
• Spanish team will work on how to evaluate presentations in the rubric, they will add some more items to assess them like the length, the focus on the topic or team members’ engagement and we will send you a new rubric proposal.
• A date will be set for the teachers to talk via Skype and prepare the next mobility in Volos. Later we will do the same with the students.
• The activities that are carried out before the mobility to prepare the collaborative work that will be done during the week in each partner country will be sent to the country responsible for the dissemination (Romania) and the coordinating country to show them through the Project website and e-Twinning.
• The same will be done regarding the activities that are carried out after each mobility to record the impact of the new ICT resources and the good educational practices learned, resulting from the mobility
• the country responsible for dissemination (Romania) will create a section of information and access to ICT resources that have been learned in the different mobilities for all students at each partner's school, where there will be the description of the activities, user manuals and examples of results of activities visible through QR codes. This section will appear on the home page of each partner's school website and the aim of this is an action will be promoting the sustainability of the Erasmus+ Project.
• Greek partner is responsable for creating evaluation questionaires for teachers and students
All partners agreed to provide all the presentations and created materials to all project partners after the meeting.
Read and agreed by all parties on the 1 March 2019 in Apateu and signed by all the coordinators.

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