Friday, September 29, 2017

Transnational Meeting in Arzúa - 24 to 27 September 2017

During these intense three days, the teachers of the six member countries of the project "On the move ... in the mood" met, started to know each other and made decisions concerning the development of the project.
The countries, schools and teachers who participated in this first transnational meeting of coordinators were:
From Croatia, Gospic, the teachers Edita Klobucar and Zvonimir Knezevic came to represent the school Gimnazija Gospic.
From Germany, Gochsheim, the coordinator country, the teachers Detlef Haas and Daniel Kamm came to represent the school Mittelschule Gochsheim.
From Greece, Soufli, the teachers Nadia Bakatinaki and Eleni Kanari came to represent the school Gymnasio Soufliou.
From Italy, Partinico, the teachers Rosatea Bommarito and Maria Soccorsa Di Gregorio came to represent the school I.I.S. Orso Mario Corbino
From Poland, Skoroszyce, the teachers Justyna Dwornik and Gabriela Latala came to represent the school Zespół Szkół,
And from Spain, Arzúa, the host country of this meeting, the teachers Isabel Fernández, María Jesús Gómez, Esperanza Rocamonde, Miguel Rodríguez-Gigirey and Constantino Bello, helped to organize this meeting.
On Monday 25, we met in the morning in Santiago de Compostela, at the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art. During this meeting, we discussed the following points:

  1. The logo and mascot that are going to represent our project.
  2. The teaching / learning activities to be carried out by each country and during the visit to the other countries: their length, distribution in time, number of participants. 
  3. The distribution of expenses while travelling to other countries.

 In the afternoon of that same day, we had a guided tour around the city of Santiago led by students of the Tourism degree from the school IES Rosalía de Castro.
On Tuesday 26, we travelled to Arzúa, visited our school, its management body and some of its teachers and students, and then had another meeting. During that meeting, we discussed the following points:

  1. The presentations to be made by each country, before going to a country (presenting the school, the town, the sports, their diet, etc), and after returning from that country (titled "Memories from...", explaining the experiences lived in that country. This presentation will be used to tell the rest of the educative community about the trip).
  2. The use of different platforms associated to the project: the Mobility Tool, Etwinning, the project's blog, Facebook, Whatsapp, and Gmail (Drive).
  3. Preparation of the first teaching / learning activity in Germany: activities to prepare before travelling (video presenting the school / town, a music performance, the Christmas market), and the programme of activities to be done in Germany.
  4. Preparation of a questionnaire to test the students' eating habits and sports routines.
  5. Draft of the teaching / learning activities in Poland.

In the afternoon of that same day, we visited the roofs of the cathedral of Santiago.
We also had lunch and dinner together these days, talking about the project and knowing each other better.
All in all, it was a profitable time in which we took the first steps of this ongoing project.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Introduction to a new project, "On the move ... in the mood".

We introduce you to the Erasmus+ Project KA219 “On the move”!

During this school year and the next one, our school is going to participate in an educative project together with other schools from Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland. The aim of this initiative is to know the students and culture from other countries so as to promote healthy lifestyles. Some of our students from 4º ESO accompanied by some teachers will take part in the exchange with students from those countries to know their hometown. They will spend five days in each country sharing experiences with the teachers and students from the other countries, and participating in the different programmed activities for that country. The activities will be based on the topic of sports, food, dancing …

This school year we are visiting the following countries and schools: the Mittelschule Gochsheim high school in Germany, from 10 to 16 December. From 4 to 10 February, we are travelling to the Zespol Szkol high school in Poland, and in May, from 7 to 12, we are travelling to the I.I.S. O. M. Corbino high school, in Partinico, Italy. During the next school year 2018-2019, we are travelling to the Gimnazija Gospic high school in Gospic, Croatia, from 23 to 29 September, 2018. From 17 to 23 March 2019, we will be travelling to the Gymnasio Soufliou high school in Soufli, Greece, and finally, from 5 to 11 May 2019, all the students and teachers from the other schools will be coming here, to Arzúa, to do different activities together.

The coordinator of this project in our school is Tino, an English teacher, and other teachers collaborating to develop this project are Chus, a technology teacher; Sabela and Maca, Spanish language teachers, and Miguel, a maths teacher.

This week, from 24 to 26 September, we welcomed the teachers from the different countries here, in Santiago and Arzúa, in order to organize the coordination of the project and to program the activities for the first meetings in Germany and Poland. We met at the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art, in Santiago, and at our high school, where they could meet the students who have shown their interest in participating in this project, and the students had the chance to show their ability to communicate in English with them. There was also enough time for us to show them around Santiago and Arzúa, and we would like to thank the students of vocational training in sociocultural entertainment and tourism of the Rosalía de Castro high school for their fantastic route around Santiago.

Below, you can see some images of this first meeting in the project, which promises to be very interesting!