Yesterday morning the first transnational meeting within the Erasmus programme "My Europe, my future, my responsibility - energy and sustainability" took place in the conference room of the city hall from Barlad. The members of the project, the representatives from seven schools from Luxembourg, Germany, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece and Romania (Barlad) attended the meeting. The counsellor of the mayor, Costel Tudor and Paula Dascalu, the headmistress at "George Tutoveanu" Secondary School in Barlad (partner in the project) and Irina Stoian, the coordinator of the project, who is a teacher at the same school were present at this event.
"We've met today in order to establish a common structure for a learning cycle about energy. The theme of the project is to create a private station for the development of a learning cycle related to the issues of energy and sustainability under different aspects: electricity, water, alternative forms of energy, food and nutrition, recycling and prevention of producing waste. The purpose of this project is to make pupils aware that they are responsible for their future. They will learn about the importance of pollution prevention, how to stop global warming and create a healthy environment for the people of tomorrow", declared Irina Stoian for the Eastern Europe News.
The guests from the partner countries involved in the project are staying in Barlad for three days. Tomorrow they are going to visit the hydropower station in Neamt, and the day after tomorrow they will take part in practical demonstrations on the topic of the project, presented by the pupils from "George Tutoveanu" Secondary School.
The exchange of experience will help us find new methods or strategies for teaching, which at an international level can solve common problems, namely prevention of sedentary behaviour in our daily life at school, but also for the lives of other people who are building the future", Paula Dascalu mentioned.
The Erasmus programme, in which "George Tutoveanu" Secondary School is a partner school, shall be carried out from September 2016 to August 2018.
Chairman: Guenter Peifer
- Presenting the websiteeu by Webmaster Gunter Peifer, Eichenlaubschule Germany
- Menu structure of the website
- Partners are invited to send texts, press reports and pictures to the webmaster
- Pictures only accepted in reduced resolution (800x600 px to 1024x768 px)
- Choosing an overall logo
- Discussion about what characteristics the logo should have
- Simple to reproduce
- Context of the project clear to explain and recognizable
- Discussion about what characteristics the logo should have
- Every school can choose a special logo for their learning station or fill in the letters of the common logo with own ideas (national flags, symbols of renewable sources of energy, …)
- The shape with increasing heights of the letters symbolize the aim of the learning circle to increase the knowledge of the students
- The name of the green color is pantone 360c. This color should be used in all print products
- All partners agree!
- Inner organization of the stations
- Every station can be structured as a learning circle itself with no special order for working on the tasks or as learning ladder with working in a prescribed order
- An intro to the stations can be useful
- Materials have to be copyright free. All rights are on the school’s side.
- Videos cannot be directly uploaded to the projects website. They have to be uploaded on YouTube. The links to the YouTube videos can be put on the website. The webmaster will not be responsible for the content of the videos.
- Target group
- Students of 12 (+/- 1) years
- We should not overload the station with aspects that are not compatible with the age of the students
- During the project work there can be lots of activities to create material for the stations. Older students can be involved but always with the target group of the stations in their mind while producing tasks, worksheets, …
- The stations must be applicable in all schools over Europe
- Time frame
- 2 blocks of 2 lessons
- Homework between the two blocks possible
- Project journal
- Because of holidays, periods of exams and other time-packed phases in the normal school life it makes no sense to give a monthly report on project work. Periods of two months are better to realize. The German partner school prepares an adapted word document regarding the problems addressed.
- Guenter Peifer will distribute the adapted journal template as soon as possible. He draws attention to the importance of writing the report of the project work continuously and on time and as soon as possible using the provided journal template and not destroying the structure of the template. A crashed structure can be easily rebuilt by using the back button of MS-word. That will be helpful for the intermediate and final project report. Every school is responsible for their own.
- Mobility tool
- While sending documents to the webmaster of eufures.eu it will be easy to describe the project work. Links to the projects website can be used.
- A continuous work with the tool is strongly recommended.
- Planning the next meeting
- The next meeting will take place in Greece.
- It will take more than 3 days because two schools from Greece are involved in the project.
- After a long discussion regarding the holidays and taking account of the organizational matters of all partner schools the following dates for the meeting will be from 3 to 7 April 2017. Presence of all partners is required on these days, arrival and departure days excluded!
- It is a must to inform the school community and the public about the project work through press reports, flyers, bookmarks or other printed products and during conferences and school and public events.
- The national agencies should be informed of structural changes of the project (changing the order of the project meetings …). Project funding by the EU must always be mentioned.
- Unfortunately, the EU did not provide funding for student mobility. Therefore, it is particularly important to involve students in the video conferences.
Responsible for the protocol: Guenter Peifer, Eichenlaubschule