LET'S MYTH TOGETHER!

The idea of the project "LET'S MYTH TOGETHER!" with the topic Myths and legends in Europe, derives from a deep analysis and observation of the schools' curricula, through researches, teachers' observations and meetings and from the need to revise and innovate teaching approaches and learning strategies. The surveys point...

Transitional Meeting Minutes Bulgaria

 

 

 

1st transnational project meeting

LET'S MYTH TOGETHER

Project number 2017-1-PL01-KA219-037848

 

 

Dates: 31st October  – 4th November, 2017

Venue:  Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo village, Strumyani municipality, Bulgaria

 

Participating partners:

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 27, Toruń, Poland

Základná škola Nad Medzou, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

Istituto Comprensivo San Giovanni Bosco, Catania, Italy

Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija, Mažeikiai, Lithuania

Agrupamento De Escolas Santos Simões, Guimarães, Portugal

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

The list of participants attached.

 

31, October 2017

Arrival of the guests, transfer from Sofia Airport to the hotel “Perun”, Sandanski

Dinner at the hotel

Transnational meeting  programme

1, November 2017

7:00-8:00  –  Breakfast at the hotel

9:00  –  10.00 Official opening of the meeting at  Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo village, Strumyani municipality, Bulgaria. Welcoming  speeches by school authorities and project coordinator.

10:00 -10.30  – Self-introduction of the delegations, welcoming speeches

10:30   –  11:00 Looking around the school

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30 Genesis and rationale of the project, aims and objectives. Round table discussion conducted by the project coordinator Darius Mazurowski

13:00 – 14.30 Lunch

14:30  –   15.40 Workshop 1:  presentations about  countries and  towns.

15:40 -     16: 30 Workshop 2:  presentations on: the schools, the educational systems  and the school curriculum

16.30 - 17.00 coffee break

17:00 - 17.30 workshop 2 to be continued and discussions about similarities and differences in education

17:30  – Transfer from the school in Mikrevo to hotel „Perun“ in Sandanski

20:00 – Dinner

 

Second day

Venue : Scool library

2, November 2017

7:00-8:00 – Breakfast at the hotel

9:00  – 9:30  – Workshop: Presentation by the host school “My place in Europe”; Presenting the activities, which have been done up to the meeting.

9:30  – 10:30  Discussions related to the project philosophy: the age of students , number of mobilities; the possibilities to link the project with the school curriculum; pupils and teachers' activities for the first project year, details about the scope of future activities and the chosen myths and legends. Project outputs and outcomes for the first year.

10:30  – Coffee break

11:00 –  13.00 Workshop: Making the project evaluation plan on the partnership level: establishing common instruments regarding the evaluation process  and creation of evaluation portfolios;

discussion on  the questionnaires for evaluation, possible questions for interviews, form, frequency, responsibilities. Establishing Transnational Coordination Committee; Discussions about the SOW (Statement of Work), the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) and  the budget.

13:00  –  14.00 Lunch

14:30  – 16.00  Visiting the Art Center in Ilindentsi village and the museum in Strumyani: establishing contacts with the museum for further project activities and closer collaboration;

16:30  - 18:00  workshop 3 : Detailing the activity plan for the first year of project with deadlines and responsibilities; means of dissemination at local and international levels. Detailing the final products: structure, form, contents; partners’ tasks related to the final results and responsibilities.

Establishing the form of the website and the content for it; possible design,etc.

18:30 – Departure to Sandanski

20:00  – Dinner

 

 

Day 3

3, November 2017

6:30-8:00 – Breakfast at the hotel

9:00 - 10.00   Workshop  4 :The European Mobility Tool  and Erasmus + results platform; What it is and how it works.

10:00 - 10:30 – Criteria for organizing the LOGO competition: each school is supposed to promote among students, the designing of a LOGO for the project: how many samples per school, etc.

10: 30 - 11:00 – involvement  of other stakeholders : what organizations, how often , reasons.

11:00 – 11.30  coffee break

11:30 – 12.30  Workshop  5 : plans for handling risks if any; involvement pupils with fewer opportunities; frequency of meetings on line; detailed planning of the first mobility;

13:00 –  14: 00 Lunch time

14:00 - 15: 00 Official evaluation of the meeting, official closing of the first transnational meeting ; giving the declarations for the participation

15.20- 19:00 Sightseeing in historical sites: Sandanski archeology museum, Melnik and Rozhen; Bulgarian traditions  and  mythology

20:00  - Dinner

Day 5th

4, November 2017

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Sofia Airport .

 

 

Day one the 1, November

Head of meeting: Dariusz  Mazurowski an English  teacher, coordinator at partnership level

Minute taker: Bozhidar Hariskov, a coordinator at Mikrevo Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School

9:00  –  9.30 The day started with an official opening of the meeting at  Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo village, Strumyani municipality, Bulgaria. The teams were met by a group of school teachers, the school headmistress and local authorities. An artistic performance by pupils of Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo was shown.

9.30 Afterwards, we all joined for the Welcoming Ceremony at the School’s teachers' room. Welcoming  speeches were made  by the school authorities:  the headmistress Lilyana Velcova,  the deputy Yuliya Yaneva  and the project coordinator in Bulgaria Bozhidar and the representatives of Strumyani Municipality.

10:00 -10.30  – Self-introduction of the delegations and welcoming speeches made by : Anna Czarnowska,the head of Szkoła Podstawowa nr 27, Toruń, Poland and the project coordinator Dariusz  Mazurowski, Ramune Badaukiene, the principal of Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija, Mažeikiai, Lithuania and the coordinator Lina Cepauskiene,Valeria Alfia Pappalardo, the head of Istituto Comprensivo San Giovanni Bosco, Catania, Italy and the project coordinator Lucia Antonina Rigano,the project coordinator Nuno Rodrigues Martins Sousa and the teacher Ana Maria Ataide Malafaia Spinola from Agrupamento De Escolas Santos Simões, Guimarães, Portugal, the project coordinator Lucia Turancova and a teacher of English Zuzana  Žigrajova from Základná škola Nad Medzou, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia, and a project team from Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School. The delegations were shown around the school, visiting different premises : classrooms, library and canteen.

11.30 - 12.30 The project coordinator Darius Mazurowski spoke on the genesis and rationale of the project, aims and objectives. Round table discussion conducted by Lucia AntoninaRigano  was started. Each member equally participated in a discussion clearifying the aims, project responsibilities  and outcomes for the first project year.

14:30  –   15.40 After lunch the first workshop was organized. Each participating country presented its country and  city/town using  Power Point presentations and filmed material.These presentations were held in the presence of other teachers and students.

15:40  -     17: 30 Workshop 2 included presentations on the schools, the educational systems  and the school curriculum. Each country had prepared valuable presentations on their schools so the partners could get a closer view on the project partners' schools and education in 6 countries. After the presentations discussions about the eduction systems defining  similarities and differences were held.The project team and a group of pupils from Mikrevo Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School  took part.

17:30  The day at school ended and the teams went to the hotel „Perun“ in Sandanski which is 15 kilometers from Mikrevo.

 

 

No.

Name

Surname

City, Country

 

App. TIME

1.

Anna

Czarnowska

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 27, Toruń, Poland

10 min

2.

Ramune

Badaukiene

Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija,Lithuania

10min

3.

Valeria Alfia

Pappalardo

Istituto Comprensivo San Giovanni Bosco, Catania, Italy

10min

4.

Nuno Rodrigues Martins

Sousa

Agrupamento De Escolas Santos Simões, Guimarães, Portugal

30 min

5.

Lucia

Turancova

Základná škola Nad Medzou, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

30min

6.

Ana Maria Ataide Malafaia

Spinola

Agrupamento De Escolas Santos Simões, Guimarães, Portugal

10min

7.

Lucia Antonina 

Rigano

Istituto Comprensivo San Giovanni Bosco, Catania, Italy

30 min

8.

Zuzana

Žigrajova

Základná škola Nad Medzou, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

10min

9.

Lina

Cepauskiene

Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija,Lithuania

30min

10.

Dariusz

Mazurowski

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 27, Toruń, Poland

60 min

11.

Bozhidar

Hariskov

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

60 min

12.

Lilyana

Velkova

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

60min

13.

Yuliya

Yaneva

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

10 min

14.

Petar

Hristov

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

10 min

15.

Krasimira

Yaneva

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

10 min

16.

Municipality

Representatives

Strumyani Municipality,

Bulgaria

 

15 min

 

 

 

 

Day two: 2, November

Venue : Teachers' room in Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

Head of meeting:  Dariusz Mazurowski an English teacher, coordinator at partnership level

Minute taker:  Lina Cepauskiene, English teacher, coordinator at Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija,Lithuania

 

At the school library at 9:00 the third  workshop was organized.The  presentation by the host school “My place in Europe” was perfomed by the pupil under the conduction of the teacher of English Petar Hristov.The   presentation of  the activities, which had been done up to the meeting were introduced.

From 9:30  – 10:30  the discussions related to the project philosophy  the age of students , number of mobilities per country, the possibilities to link the project with the school curriculum, pupils and teachers' activities for the first project year conducted by Dariusz Mazurowski  were overviewed. All the coordinators expressed their oponions on the topic .Later the details about the scope of future activities and the chosen myths and legends were introduced. The coordinators from six project countries tried to come to the agreement on the suitable ways and activities the pupils could be involved in. Finally,the group  analysed the  project outputs and outcomes for the first year.

After the coffee break the fourth workshop concerning project evaluation  plan on the partnership level was introduced.The teams expressed their  proposals  establishing common instruments regarding the evaluation process  and creation of evaluation portfolios. Later the  workshop went  on as  the questionnaires for evaluation, possible questions for interviews and its form, frequency, responsibilities were discussed. Discussions about the SOW (Statement of Work), the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) and  the budget were talked about by the coordinators of the countries.

In the afternoon the teams visited  the Art Center in Ilindentsi village and the museum in Strumyani on purpose to establish contacts with the museum for further project activities and closer collaboration concerning Bulgarian myths and legends.The participants had a chance to experience the unique Bulgarian village , to listen to folk music and taste national dishes.

After the visit the work at school went on and detailed  activity plan for the first year of the project with deadlines and responsibilities was discussed . Means of dissemination at local and international levels were foreseen and detailing the final products: structure, form, contents was introduced by the project coordinator. The  partners’ devided the tasks related to the final results and responsibilities.

The last but not least qustion was the establishment of the common project website. Everybody expressed their opinions on the  content, possible design, responsibilities.

The day ended  with the trip to the hotel Perun in Sandanski.

No.

Name

Surname

City, Country

 

App. TIME

1.       

Nuno Rodrigues Martins

Sousa

Agrupamento De Escolas Santos Simões, Guimarães, Portugal

50 min

2.       

Lucia

Turancova

Základná škola Nad Medzou, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

50min

3.       

Lucia Antonina 

Rigano

Istituto Comprensivo San Giovanni Bosco, Catania, Italy

90 min

4.       

Lina

Cepauskiene

Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija,Lithuania

60min

5.       

Dariusz

Mazurowski

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 27, Toruń, Poland

90 min

6.       

Bozhidar

Hariskov

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

50 min

7.       

Lilyana

Velkova

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

20min

8.       

Petar

Hristov

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

30 min

Day 3, the 3rd November

Head of meeting: Bozhidar Hariskov , coordinator at Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

Minute taker:  Lina Cepauskiene, English teacher, coordinator at Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija,Lithuania

 At 9:00 the  workshop  4  started with the explanation of the European Mobility Tool  and Erasmus + results platform.The coordinator of  Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija,Lithuania, who has had previous Erasmus + experience introduced the Erasmus Mobility tools and what is necessary to know due to the involvement in such projects due to the handbooks.

From 10:00 to 14.30 the  criteria for organizing the LOGO competition were discussed. Due to mutual agreement, each school is supposed to promote a contest among students for  the designing of a LOGO for the project. The best samples must be introduced during the next meeting for the project team to vote.The coordinators also talked about  involvement  of other stakeholders : what organizations could be  involved and how often , reasons for the involvement. Everybody  agreed that Municipalities, localmuseums, library workers as well as parents have tobe involved to different extent at certain times into the project activities.

After a short coffee break  the fifth workshop  started: plans for handling risks if any and involvement pupils with fewer opportunities were discussed. The list of possible sollutions was proposedby Lucia Antonina Rigano and everybody agreed on the proposed ideas.Then a  frequency of meetings on line were talked about and  the teams decided to meet online every Tuesday .To organize Skype meetings for pupils was also considered to be a great idea to help pupils toknow each other better. The workshop ended by detailed planning of the first mobility to Slovakia. Lucia Turancova from Základná škola Nad Medzou, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia, propsed the dates of the first learning/teaching visit, spoke about the best way to reach  Spišská Nová Ves, the number of mobilities for teachers and pupils and possible activities during the stay.

During the lunch an  official evaluation of the meeting and  an official closing of the first transnational meeting  was held  in a cafe, giving the certificates for the participation in the meeting.The headmistress Lilyana Velcova and the project team of the host school made speechess and gave presents to all the participants.

Later in  the afternoon  a sightseeing tour  to historical sites: Sandanski archeology museum, Melnik and Rozhen was organized.The visitors could get in close touch with the Bulgarian history, mythology and culture.

Late dinner in the hotel let the participants to overview the achievements of the first meeting, discuss about shools and teachers' work on the whole.

the 4th November , departure for Sofia airport

 

No.

Name

Surname

City, Country

 

App. TIME

1.

Anna

Czarnowska

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 27, Toruń, Poland

10 min

2.

Ramune

Badaukiene

Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija,Lithuania

10min

3.

Valeria Alfia

Pappalardo

Istituto Comprensivo San Giovanni Bosco, Catania, Italy

10min

4.

Nuno Rodrigues Martins

Sousa

Agrupamento De Escolas Santos Simões, Guimarães, Portugal

20 min

5.

Lucia

Turancova

Základná škola Nad Medzou, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

30min

6.

Ana Maria Ataide Malafaia

Spinola

Agrupamento De Escolas Santos Simões, Guimarães, Portugal

10min

7.

Lucia Antonina 

Rigano

Istituto Comprensivo San Giovanni Bosco, Catania, Italy

20 min

8.

Zuzana

Žigrajova

Základná škola Nad Medzou, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

10min

9.

Lina

Cepauskiene

Mažeikiu Ventos progimnazija,Lithuania

30min

10.

Dariusz

Mazurowski

Szkoła Podstawowa nr 27, Toruń, Poland

40 min

11.

Bozhidar

Hariskov

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

30 min

12.

Lilyana

Velkova

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

20min

13.

Yuliya

Yaneva

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

10 min

14.

Petar

Hristov

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

10 min

15.

Krasimira

Yaneva

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

10 min

16.

Teachers

 

Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

10 min

 

 

 Final decision of the first project meeting at Sveti Paisiy Hilendarski Secondary School, Mikrevo, Bulgaria

 

Number

Decisions

Responsible

Dates

1.       

To prepare a specific myth /legend per country to be introduced in Slovakia

Project teams

To 2018, February

2.       

To arrange logo contests at schools

Project coordinators

To 217, December

3.       

To register on eTwinning site

Project coordinators

2017, November

4.       

To establish common website on eTWINNING  paltform

Poland

2018, January

5.       

To contribute with the ideas for the website's design, content

Project teams

2018, February

6.       

To disseminate the results of the first ransnational meeting via diffrent sources of media

Project teams

2017, November

7.       

To create a page for the project on schools' websites

Project coordinators

2017 November

8.       

Constantly  announce the community about the project's stage

Project teams

Every month

9.       

Carefully collect the documents concerning the budget and mobilities

Project teams

Every month

10.   

Constantly keep in touch by FB, Skype and emails

Project teams

Every month

11.   

Organize a skype meeting for pupils

Project teams

December - January

12.   

 

Establishing Transnational Coordination Committee responsible for the smooth collaboration, cooperaion and risk solving

 

Project teams

November

13.   

Allocate time for integrating project activities intoschools'curriculum

Project teams

Through the fist project year

14.   

Involve pupils'parents,libray,museum employees into project activities

Project teams

When necessary

15.   

Organize the first TEACHING/LEARNING  meeting in Slovakia

Slovakia and project teams

March

16.   

Follow the project activity calendar

Project teams

Through the fist project year

 

 

 

Author: Krzysztof Maruszak
Last editor: Krzysztof Maruszak