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Thursday, April 4, 2019



SHORT-TERM EXCHANGES OF GROUPS OF PUPILS

BUCURESTI, ROMANIA 01.04.2019

The topic is “Mens sana in corpore sano”


The headmaster of Secondary School, Mrs.Stoenescu Mihaela, the responsible of the project, Mrs. Emanuela Popescu and a member of the project's staff, Mrs. Mirea Simona welcomed the participants in a short ceremony.



ACTIVITIES:
1.CURRICULAR
The guest participated at the school program of Romanian school. They were distributed on age criteria in appropriate classes according their ages: 4A, 4B, 4C, 5A, 6A, 6C, 7A, 7B, 8B, 8C. The foreign students attended classes every day together with their Romanian colleagues.

Specific work for the project (elaboration of the e-magazine “Mens sana in corpore sano”, articles for the Blog and Webpage, translation of the texts, drawing, working at computer for the uploading photos, Power Points, movies and others) have been done during the IT, English, arts, technical classes in common with pupils from all the partners, making necessary materials also for the International Exhibition.


2. EXTRACURRICULAR
In school
-1st day, after classes, the STAFF held a special session of foreign students' presentation to the hosting pupils and teachers. The foreign pupils presented Power Point and small movies about their schools and about the project's activities under the topic “Mens sana in corpore sano”. The Turkish team presented a small exhibition with medicinal plants.






For a better cultural presentation of partner countries, each team of pupils presented in their national costumes, a small program of dances and songs.

- 2nd day – it was done a volunteering cultural activity together with pupils with disabilities from school: egg painting with markers and wax, dancing traditional dances and singing organized by the project’s team together with some parents and 2 members of an NGO.









A Graffiti activity on the fence of the school called "No Violence" - a drawing contoured by student Craciunescu Matei from 7th grade.







- 3rd day – The foreign students and the Romanian from the working teams made a common activity of sport and Romanian pottery activity. Back in school all the pupils from the project prepared the International Exhibition of photos representative for each project’s partner.




- 4th day – evaluation session with questionnaires were applied to the students and teachers involved and disseminating activities. There were also group discussions, interviews and observation made by the teachers and pupils from the working teams. During the exchange of students the pupils collected impressions about the activities developed and upload them in Website, Blog, Facebook and eTwinning.



Monday, March 4, 2019


SHORT-TERM EXCHANGES OF GROUPS OF PUPILS
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - 25.02 – 01.03.2019

The exchange of students held under the topic “Mother Nature”- Solidarity for Environment 
1st day
Headmaster of  Atasehir Emlak Konut Secondary School, Mr. Tuncay Karakaş, deputy headmaster (Esra Türkmen), project’s responsible (Gülder Fatma Engin) welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of the event.
Pupils were allocated to classes: 5 A /5 B/ 5 C /6 B/ 6 E / 6C / 7A/ 7M/ 7 I
They attended classes every morning and had lunch at school.
Evening activities:
1st day
Presentations session of national Educational Systems/ Participants exchanged traditional gifts.
2nd day
Students participated at a meeting with Municipality representative Mrs. Ayten Kartal. She made her speech about environment, zero waste projects and recycling. The event was broadcasted live via Emlak Konut Secondary School Facebook page.
A National TV channel “Habertürk” made interviews with the students and teachers and then reported as news on TV.
3rd day
The working teams had an evaluation session of the meeting: the stage of realization of the final products of the project - E-shops "Environmental Solidarity", poster, flyer, calendar, brochure and ways of disseminating activities through Website, Blog, Facebook and eTwinning.
4th day
It was completed the intentional exhibition made by the students, with the presentation of the project activities carried out so far.
Evaluation questionnaires were applied to the students and teachers involved.
Mrs. Gülder Engin, handed out the Attendance Certificates.
Evaluation of LTTA
Questionnaires were applied, discussions and interviews were held with local community representatives who came to school, parents, school administration staff, NGO.
Pupils had notebooks for their impressions.
Advertising/ Dissemination
The LTTA advertised in school through activities carried out for 4 days in classes, in the gym, in the laboratories, at the school canteen, in the festivity hall where the ceremony for opening the mobility took place, attended by parents, members local authorities (District Director of National Education Mr. Ertuğrul Bilican and Municipality representative Mrs. Ayten Kartal), NGO “ÇEVKO - Protection of Environment and  Recycling” members (Mrs. Zeliha Sunal) and members of the press.
- international exhibition, project’s calendars in each classes,
On webpage
https://nielskristensen.wixsite.com/buildingbridges
Blog
www.bbbcultures/blogspot.ro
Facebook of the project (https://www.facebook.com/623845407741124/posts/1966384386820546?sfns=mo) were published articles, photos, movies and reports during mobility and partners Facebook (Turkey - https://m.facebook.com/atasehireko/, Italy - https://www.facebook.com/icsbuttitta/?ti=as, Denmark https://www.facebook.com/Fjordbakkedistriktet-Skole-b%C3%B8rnehave-vuggestue-og-dagpleje-836698993140489/, Spain https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007023165646
In the national online newspaper - @Haberturk TV adlı kişinin Tweetine göz at: https://twitter.com/HaberturkTV/status/1100314525058793473?s=08
Partner inserted the report on their school websites.


Monday, December 3, 2018


SHORT-TERM JOINT STAFF TRAINING EVENT
27 – 29 NOVEMBER 2018
CEIP Salamanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Day 1, Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Welcome speech.
Welcome speech.
Mrs. María Reyes San Martín Cruz, the school principal, CEIP Salamanca, Spain opened the meeting with the welcome speech. She talked about the main objectives of the Erasmus + project and the training sessions and invited the partners to upload the presentations for each training activity in Dropbox to allow other partners to access them.
She highlighted the importance of this education theme to promote the continuing professional development of educational staff and the inclusion of students at risk. It has also been stressed that it is necessary to create a teaching curriculum tailored to such situations, focusing on eliminating students' skills shortages in basic subjects. It is also necessary to prepare educators with competences in teaching and using modern pedagogical tools aimed at students at risk.

Introduction to the school
Attending to the classes
The host school assigned the participating teachers in different classes where there were a large number of children at risk to participate directly in observing working methods in one class for one hour.

Development of Teamwork
- The participants return to the training room and begin the present informative materials (Power Point, movies) about the educational systems in their countries.
- Discussions
Module 1: Workshop "Pedagogical methods of social inclusion of students in risk situation"
- Mrs. Emanuela Popescu presented the theoretical information related to concept of social inclusion in school:
1 - School Inclusion of disadvantaged students: students' perspective
2 - School Inclusion of disadvantaged students: from the teachers' point of view
Subsequently, the proposed problems were addressed and the participants shared their own experience as formal or informal educators. The theoretical approach to the subject ended with a brainstorming session on motivation regarding the concept of education for the social inclusion of students at risk.
- All the participants present 2 cases study of social inclusion situation that occurred at their schools and they have personally observed.
Spain – presented 2 cases: some siblings from Senegal and a student from South America
Denmark – presented 2 cases:  one student from Sudan and one from Romania
Romania – presented 2 cases: a student belonging to the Gypsy community and one emigrant student from Asia.
Italy – presented 2 cases: one student from Ghana and one student from Romania
Turkey – presented 3 cases: one student from Siberia Russia, another student from Iraq and one from Azerbaijan.
In the end of the first day there were:
- Discussion and feedback from all partners
- Briefing on the results of the training event
The first day finished with the evaluation through questionnaires
Conclusions
- Teachers’ understanding of the concept of inclusion
- Thus, participant teachers lacked professional knowledge of inclusion and relied more on personal feelings and judgment.
Teachers’ practice in social inclusion
According to the data of this study the teacher that new more did more. Thus we can suppose than there is a link between teacher’s education and practice.
How teachers promote interaction between regular students and students with special needs?


DAY 2 | WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2018
The second day began with the Module 2: Seminar "Europe, spirit of solidarity"
- the Seminar regarding the knowledge of the rights and obligations of a European citizen by the pupils;
- parents’ presentations about partners’ school involvement in educating European values like tolerance, solidarity, respect for others, non-discrimination, xenophobia to the pupils
The participants at the seminar were the representative parent of the Spanish school, the teachers of the hosting school and also the representative of the school’s parents, Mr. Ricardo García, the member of the local authority José Carlos Acha (scholastic authorities) and local NGOs members “Pequeños valientes”.

There were discussions regarding:
-  the knowledge of the rights and obligations of a European citizen by the pupils;
- discussions about partners’ school involvement in educating European values like tolerance, solidarity, respect for others, non-discrimination, xenophobia to the pupils.
- Brainstorming “How are teachers promoting social inclusion?”

The results of the Module 1 of the Short – Term Joint Training Event were the following:
A. The social inclusion is a multifactorial feeling that occurs in the 19% of the population of pupils during their academic life;
B. Although teachers understand certain aspects of social exclusion as stressors, like examination periods, different events, etc.  there was observed some sort of lack of equal consideration to the social aspect of everyday school life, which seems to host the major stressors as identified by the pupils. We have talked about the conflict between school regulations that say that each student is equal and about the reality that makes teachers more tolerant towards students at risk is to be treated equally.
C. Teachers from certain countries, e.g. Spain or Italy, expressed that there is a significant number of immigrants and therefore, a great number of pupils in risk situation.
In the second part, the members of the NGOs and local authorities presented their activities and involvement in the collaboration with the school.


DAY 3 | THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2018
The participants on the third day were the school teachers and the representatives of the participating schools.
The program started with - Discussion about possible risks in rolling up of the project’s activities
- Development of Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
Every team expresses their conclusions making the Synopsis of the training.
The program finished with Discussion and feedback from all partners, briefing on the results of the training event and the Meeting evaluation through questionnaires.

https://eldia.es/sociedad/2018-11-28/1-barrio-Union-Europea-ingles-inclusion.htm




Wednesday, October 10, 2018

FACEBOOK ADDRESS OF OUR PROJECT

https://www.facebook.com/BuildingBridgesBetweenCultures/

Friday, October 5, 2018

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