REPORT 1

ERASMUS+ PROJECT “MY SMART SCHOOL”

TM1 12-16 DECEMBER 2017

ISTITUTO OMNICOMPRENSIVO “N. SCARANO” TRIVENTO ITALY

AGENDA

Tuesday 12 DecemberArrival day
Wednesday 13 December

9.00-10.00 Presentation (15 minutes each)

10.00-11.00 Visit of the Junior High School and The Applied Science High School

11.00-13.00 Project meeting

13.00-14.30 Lunch at the restaurant

14.30-17.00 Project meeting

17.30-19.30 Visit of Trivento

20.00 Dinner at the farmhouse

Thursday 14 December

9.00-10.00 Visit of the Primary School

10.00-13.00 Project meeting

13.00-14.00 Lunch at the restaurant

14.00-17.30 Project meeting

17.30-19.30 Sightseeing tour: Isernia

20.00 Dinner at the farmhouse

Friday 15 December

Sightseeing day

9.30 Visit of Agnone

11.00 Visit of the Pontifical Bell Foundry Marinelli and its museum (www.campanemarinelli.com)

13.00 Lunch at the reastaurant

Afternoon: visit of Termoli

Saturday 16 DecemberDeparture day

REPORT OF THE MEETING

Initial presentation

  • The Italian Head Teacher introduces Istituto Omnicomprensivo Nicola Scarano. Then the Portuguese team (a teacher of French and an ICT teacher), the Polish team (a Headmaster and a teacher of English), the Turkish team (a Maths teacher and a teacher of English) and the Macedonian team (an ICT teacher and coordinator of Erasmus + project and a teacher of English) present their own schools.
  • The Polish partners show the website they were in charge of creating, the lapbooks made by their students. The Polish and the Portuguese team introduce their logos. Italy is in charge of creating the logo. The logo has to contain all the infos about the project. Students can vote on facebook for the best logo.

Cooperation plan:

  • Students should share ideas and aims;
  • Partners design activities that students should do;
  • Students get to know each other and learn to cooperate;
  • Partners follow the agreement and keep the deadline;

Evaluation of the project meetings

  • Italy will upload on the drive a more detailed and suitable initial questionnaire for students in order to get a rich feedback that will let partners measure the improvements and evolutions recorded from the beginning to the end of the project.
  • The initial questionnaire for parents will have questions connected with the main aims of the project and parents’expectations on it. The survey form will be shared by the partners on the drive.
  • A final questionnaire will follow

Communication plan:

  • Poland created the website;
  • A Facebook group was made by the Portuguese partners. It is only for communication before, during and after the meeting.
  • One group etwinning only for teachers will be created;
  • One facebook group for all students will be created to let them keep in touch before the meeting. Host country is responsible for this and a teacher is a supervisor;
  • Gmail, Google Drive, Skype, Facebook, Etwinning per information speading;
  • Europass will be put on the Drive;
  • At the end of January students will fill in an application form about health conditions, allergies, etc so that the host country (Macedonia) can get information in time before the meeting;
  • Monitoring of the project every two months;
  • Italy will create folders on Google Drive, one for each LTTA and one for TM1 and TM2. A general dissemination plan form in PDF version will be in the shared folder.
  • TM1 in Italy: each partner has been given a paper certificate of attendance as requested by each National Agency. The certificate of attendance, together with the meeting agenda and the participant list(with host organization name, email address, date and partners’signs) are sealed and signed by the hosting school Head Teacher. They will be shared in TM1 folder on Google Drive

Dissemination Plan

  • A section of the site is open to collect links and pictures about students activities for the project;
  • A shared folder on Google drive will contain a general dissemination plan form in PDF
  • Municipalities and local media must be involved in the project and video links, newspapers links, scanned documents can be shared on the drive folder or in the website section dedicated to the dissemination.
  • Workshop of transfer of knowledge or dissemination session after each LTTA: target group, at least 30 participants per sesssion. Students from other schools of the area should be involved
  • Template report on Mobility tool every three months

Activity plan

DATES OF LTTAs MEETINGS

C1 11-17 March 2018 Macedonia
C2 6-12 May 2018 Poland
C3 21-27 October 2018 Portugal
C4 24-30 March 2019 Italy
TM2 6-11 May 2019 Turkey

Number of students for each mobility

MacedoniaC1 Host countryC2 5+2C3 4+2C4 5+2
PolandC1 5+2C2 Host countryC3 5+2C4 4+2
PortugalC1 5+2C2 5+2C3 Host countryC4 4+2
ItalyC1 5+2C2 5+2C3 4+2Host country
TurkeyC1 3+2C2 3+2C3 3+2C4 3+2
Total students18181616

In order to have well shaped groups, it is suggested to add extra students

  • LTTA1 in Macedonia: according to the official agenda, there will be 4 working days (the first and the last day are for arrival and departure). There will be 5-6 hours a day for the training, 26 hours in total, with engagement in mixed groups, public speaking activities, cultural events and a party on the last day. Students will work on Powtoon. Target group: 13-16 years old students.
  • At the end of January students list and information about students health conditions and allergies should be sent by partners to the hosting country.
  • LTTA C4, the topic will be religious studies. Partners decide to work on festivals, religious icons and symbols in art in order to find similarities rather than differences.
  • In the first year each partners school will have the same subject taught in the traditional way and with digital tools. A comparison of the results will follow

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REPORT 2  

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ERASMUS+ Project “My Smart School

(Reference number: 2017-1-IT02-KA219-036475_1)

MEETING IN ITALY

REPORT

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TRIVENTO , LTTA 4 Event Italy 25th-29th March 2019.

Attendees: 42 students, 12 teachers and the host school Head Teacher

 

First Name and SurnamePartner Country

Aleksandar Petrovich (Teacher)

Katica Taseska (Teacher)

Mario Bojarovski (student)

Teodor Isakovski (student)

Sreten Mishevski (student)

Teodora Cvetkoska (student)

Klara Ivanoska (student)

Nikolina Petrovich (student)

Macedonia

Edyta Slonka (Teacher)

Izabella Kaluża (Teacher)

Bartlomiej Hubczak (student)

Agnieszka Wnętrzak (student)

Kinga Kachel (student)

Gabriela Gớrna (student)

Dominika Uczniak (student)

Oliwia Bodzek (student)

Poland

Carlos Jorge Peixoto Monteiro (Teacher)

Maria Manuela Montes Guedes (Teacher)

Iúri Rafael Soares Vítor (student)

João Miguel Esteves Atanásio  (student)

João Paulo Carneiro Da Silva (student)

Beatriz Tavares (student)

Márcia Alexandra Rodrigues Xavier (student)

Portugal

GulistanAykalAcar (Teacher)

MustafaYurduseven (Headmaster)

Beren CiÇek (student)

Aysu Güzel (student)

Cihannüma Aksu (student)

Nazli Siirer (student)

Mehmet Mithat Siirer (student)

Turkey

Mario Carlucci (Teacher)

Mariantonietta Fochitto (Teacher)

Michelina Di Rienzo (Teacher)

Novella Di Soccio (Teacher)

Barbara Berardi (student)

Domenico Bianco (student)

Francesco Fiore (student)

Giada Griguoli (student)

Michela Griguoli (student)

Michele Landi (student)

Mario Mariano (student)

Felice Molinaro (student)

Davide Perrella (student)

Caterina Sebastiano (student)

Giovanni Sebastiano (student)

Antonia Scarano (student)

Danny Taddeo (student)

Francesca Vasile (student)

Maria Vitullo (student)

Beatrice Nicodemo (student)

Cristina Di Nunzio (student)

Alessandro Mancinella (student)

Nicolò Felice (student)

Nicola Pavone (student)

Italy

Executive overview: the LTTA4 of My Smart School was hosted by Istituto Omnicomprensivo “N. Scarano”, Trivento, Italy, from 25th to 29th of March 2019. The partners involved in the project are: Italy(coordinator), Portugal, Poland Macedonia and Turkey.

Exchange – Goals and Organization

The goals of the Exchange were:

  • Involvement of the students in their own learning with a view to attaining better results and becoming more motivated;
  • Development of students’ transversal skills-computer literacy, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability;
  • Development of intercultural understanding and acceptance;
  • Development of communication skills in English;
  • Promotion of European values and development of cohesion among European citizens.

The Exchange consisted of three parts:

  1. Welcoming ceremony and team building
  2. Topic related activities: Religious Studies lessons with ICT tools
  3. Discovery of the area and the country: it was appointed for sightseeing, visiting cultural and historical monuments and tourists attractions of the host country as a part of the intercultural understanding and acceptance process of the Exchange.

Meeting activities – Goals and Organization

The topics covered in these lessons and the way they were developed had the aim to show how traditional lessons can be integrated and enriched through the use of new technologies, in order to involve students and make the teaching and learning process more effective; but, above all, the goal was to arouse students’ interest and curiosity.

The purpose of the team games was to entertain students and encourage them to communicate with each other and socialize. Students were divided into small groups with representatives from each of the partner countries. Twenty students from the host school were involved with different tasks in the meeting activities. Four of them, Felice, Michela, Cristina and Beatrice, held a lesson, a small group was a support team who gave a help when needed, the remaining part were involved in the heterogeneous groups who worked on the topic subject.

DETAILED MEETING MINUTES

March 24th 2019 : Meeting with the Polish, Portuguese and Turkish teams in Rome. Sightseeing tour of Rome: Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Campidoglio (Rome’s town Hall)), Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona. Macedonian team arrived in Trivento in the late evening.

First working day March 25th 2019

  • Welcoming Ceremony and Ice-breaking activities
  • Topic-related activities: Lesson 1
  • Sightseeing Tour of Trivento

Welcoming Ceremony

The Welcoming Ceremony was opened by Junior High school choir that sang a traditional song of the area: “Rosa bella”. Soon after the Head Teacher of Istituto Omnicomprensivo “N. Scarano” of Trivento, Mr. Francesco Paolo Marra, gave the guests a warm welcome and went on with his speech with a brief description of the project “My Smart School”, its main aims, and LTTA4 activities in agenda, involving students in Religious Studies.

As a special guest of the ceremony, the Archbishop of Trivento had his welcoming discourse, reminding that My Smart school project is an extraordinary experience that lets young and grown up people build bridges among countries.

The Mayor of Trivento in his welcoming address to the partners underlined that all the people from Trivento were honoured and proud of being host families of the partner countries. He underlined that Erasmus+ project is an extraordinary experience because it was born as a cooperation among schools, the place where tomorrow citizens start growing. Therefore, they will feel proud to be European citizens in the future.

The Ceremon kept on with the host partners’ presentations of their own schools, countries and cities. At the end, a traditional dance wsa performed by the pupils from the Junior High School and all foreign students were invited to dance “Quadriglia” on the stage. Many host parents and citizens attended the ceremony as the meeting had been previously and widely advertised in the town and it was going to give all the citizenship an international breath.

 

Ice-breaking activities

After a mid-morning snack, all the students attended the ice-breaking activities, like “Throw and catch the ball”, “Follow the wool thread”. The most favourite one was “Guess my name”, the activity that let them identify the new foreign friends, those already met in the previous meetings and even those who had been friends with on whatssap or messanger groups for a long or short time.

Afternoon- Presentations about wedding ceremonies

The topic of the meeting were the Religious Studies. As host country, the Erasmus+ team of the Italian school chose to explore the anthropological side of religions so that to share the different traditions connected with one of the main event in life: the wedding ceremony. The partners had previously been asked to prepare two presentations about the selected subject and the first lesson was dedicated to the discovery of such interesting traditions. The Italian students opened the working session by introducing a presentation on Google Slides of the traditional wedding ceremony of the area, especially focusing on the official moments, like the engagement, the delivery of the dowry, and the religious rite, providing evidences with their grand-parents wedding ceremony old pics. A homage to the second religion in Italy was offered with an Adobe Spark presentation of the Jewish wedding ceremony. Two students coming from Morocco and India were also very glad to show an outline of the wedding tradition of their countries.

The Portuguese team showed two Powtoon videos on their traditional wedding ceremonies, emphasizing the value of the religious rite, the original St Anthony wedding ceremony in Lisbon involving many new couples and the enchanting Minho dark blue wedding dress, typical of a northern region of Portugal.

As for Turkey, students showed their rich tradition about food and the events that precede the wedding ceremony, like “The henna night ritual”, a women party, where the brides’ friends and family members gather to eat, dance and sing before the bride leaves her mother’s home crying. It is called “henna night” because they put henna on their hands.

Animoto was used by the Polish students to make their presentation concerning the engagement, the proposal, the bachelor and bachelorette parties; for the wedding day they provided images of some traditional wedding dress from different regions of Poland and modern fashion as well. As for the ceremony, the video highlighted some important rituals like the typical wedding toasts to wish the couple long life and good health and the old tradition when wedding ceremonies used to take place only during the “Good luck months”, the ones containing the letter R in their Polish names.

A Powtoon video from Macedonia provided a detailed schedule of Galichka Svadba, a traditional two-day wedding ceremony, celebrated in July and lasting from the late Saturday afternoon to the end of the Sunday morning, with its very ancient and rich symbolic rituals, involving women wearing old costumes, music and dances. One more interesting presentation of a traditional Macedonian wedding ceremony was offered with a video made lively and rich by the use of very original Powtoon animations.

Lesson 1 – Google Images and Unsplash.com a Sightseeing Tour of Trivento

Students, organized in international and mixed groups worked with Google Images and Unsplash.com to learn how to find and download high resolution images in order to create paintings on one of the following topic: Religion, diversity and friendshipo. Felice and Beatrice introduced the DeepArt.io site, but unluckily students couldn’t work on it as Unsplash.com turned out to be unavailable. The working day ended at 5.00 p.m.

Soon after students and teachers were given a guided tour of Trivento, its historical flight of steps, its Cathedral with the ancient Crypt and then a view on the top of the hill, supported by an Italian and an English guide. C:\Users\user\Desktop\Foto Erasmus\index Trivento.jpg

Second working day: March 26th

Ice-breaking activities

The opening activitiy of the secon day were some lively table-games that asked students to apply to identify their partners or fanous people by their phisical descriptions or their roles. Such games proved to be very successful as student showed a great acquaintance of their partners, cooperated as teams and hold their communication in English.

Lesson 2 – Canva.com

The second lesson started with Beatrice and Felice introducing Canva.com, an online platform useful to create presentations. So students, organized in small mixed groups worked to create short presentations on religious holidays and traditional food connected to a religious festival. They made works representing some typical food linked with the religiosu tradition of a country different from their own or made a comparson between two countries and how they celebrate the same tradition. At the end of the lesson, each group showed its final product.

Lesson 3 – MyPaint, Autodesk Sketchbook, Dafont.com

During lesson 3, students were asked to complete the task assigned the afternoon before. i.e. creating paintings on one of the following topics: religion, diversity and friendship. Teacher Carlucci held a workshop on the use of some drawing tools, like MyPaint and Autodesk Sketchbook.and introduced the students the site Dafont.com to help them search for and import new fonts. After that, students, divided in small groups, had enough time to create their own posters on the above mentioned topics. All of them applied with curiosity and interst and each of them displayed his/her own creativity and originality. The majority of students made a poster on friendship with nice images and quotations, some highlighted the special value of diversity, some other made a nice presentation of religion emphasising the value of acceptance.

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Third working day: March 27th

Sightseeing Tour in Rome: Vatican Museum

The agenda of the third day covered a visit to the Vatican Museums with its astonishing rooms full of frescos and paintings, like “The School of Athens” by Raffaello, representing Ancient Greek Philosophy. The visit ended in The Sistine Chapel, one of the greatest treasures of the Vatican City, of Rome, the temple in which Popes are chosen and crowned. What grabbed the attention in the Sistine Chapel were the frescoes that completely cover the walls and the ceiling, painted by Michelangelo, like The Creation of Adam and “The final Judgment”. A quick tour in St Peter’s Basilica completed the discovery of the artistic beauties of the Christian main reference point.

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Fourth working day: March 28th

Ice-breaking activities and lesson 4- Adobe Spark

The day started with the students taking part in a Volleyball match at the gym of the Junior High School under the guide of P.E. teacher Giuseppe Colavecchio; a short performance of “Street Dance” made by some Italian students followed up; it ended with the involvement of teachers and students in the funny and merry atmosphere of free dances. Break time came after.

Lesson 4- Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark, an integrated suite of storytelling applications was presented by Felice and it was used to let students create a video on their trip to Italy, their new friends and the activities carried out during the mobility.

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While students were busy with their task, all teachers were offered a tour of the Junior High School and the Italian Headmaster was glad to show the new technological equipment of the school; He then signed and sealed the Europass. Teachers confirmed the date of the TM2 in Turkey and agreed on updating by emails about the necessary further steps required for the oncoming final meeting in Istanbul.

Visit to the archeological site of Altilia and Campobasso

The afternoon covered the visit to the historical site of “Altilia”, the ruins of the Roman city of Saepinum. With the help of an archaeologist the teams discovered the city gates, three of which with the arch, some public buildings, such as the Curia, the Capitolium and the Basilica opening on a rectangular forum, and the theatre consisting of the stage and the stalls both in carved local stone, capable of holding about 3,000 seats. In the late evening the teams were given a quick tour of the high street in Campobasso, the largest city of the area.

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Fifth working day: March 29th

Visit to a dairy

The first activity proposed on the fifth day was a visit to a local dairy. Felice Molinaro, one of the Italian students, was happy and proud to show all partners the dairy run by his parents. He provided his guide in English of the dairy with its premises, its equipment and showed how mozzarella cheese is made. According to the plan students were in charge to finish their Adobe Spark work, but owing to lack of time, it was stated by the Italian coordinator that the students could accomplish their presentation as a kind of workshop in their own schools. A new and exciting activity was about to come as, soon after, students and teachers were involved in an archery training session, with the help of the archery teacher Luigi Fierro.

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Afternoon

An aerial picture of all students and teachers taken by a drone crowned the morning. In the afternoon all the partners were given the Certificates of Attendance by the Italian Headmaster, together with some gadgets as a memory of Erasmus experience in Italy.

A farewell party ended the working session of the meeting at a restaurant with some typical food and a nice cake with the project logo as topping. Everyone enjoyed the nice evening of dances and songs.

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Departure day

On the next day, in the early morning, the Turkish, Portuguese, Macedonian and Polish teams left Trivento. The LTTA4 hosted by Istituto Omnicomprensivo “N. Scarano”, in Trivento, Italy, was successfully and effectively completed. Grateful thanks to all partners were expressed by the Mayor, the municipality and families of the town for having offered them an unforgettable experience.

 

The Italian coordinator

Michelina Di Rienzo