First transnational meeting was in Barcelona, Spain
SUMMARY OF THE MEETING IN BARCELONA
3-8 November 2014.
1. Welcome reception and visit to Ferran Tallada School (local authorities, teachers)
2. Presentation of the general features of the schools, the cities and some activities (audio-visual presentations, speeches)
3. Presentation of Croatian, French, Czech, Polish and Spanish schools and educational systems (audio-visual presentations, speeches)
We learnt how to upload files (always first in the material section), videos (first in YouTube and then, upload in e-twinning) and how to invite teachers to become part of the net.
We pointed out that the chat doesn’t work
We stated that pupils can’t be administrators but can be awarded temporary pupil administrator status.
5. Web page.
We suggested linking it with Twinspace. The Spanish team will design a webpage in Wordpress.
6. Visit to the Parc de Recerca Biomedica de Barcelona (PRBB), Centre for research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL)
We attended a lecture on health factors and we were told about their projects and research and had the opportunity to ask questions on the subject. (see CREAL presentation)
7. Visit to Cosmocaixa, a science museum run by the social foundation “la Caixa” where different scientific disciplines are explained didactically and interactively. We visited the permanent and temporary science exhibitions and the jungle greenhouse
We reviewed all the activities planned during the first year of the project and the expected outcomes.
9. Visit to Montjuïc
Montjuïc mountain has been the focus of key events in the city and helps to understand the history, art, and daily life in Barcelona.
We visited the castle of Monjuïc, the National Museum of Art (MNAC) in the Palau Nacional, the Olympic stadium LLuis Companys and Palau Sant Jordi and the CaixaForum, a modern cultural centre.
10. Meeting for coordinators
We studied carefully the budget and noted that it is possible to switch amounts (up to 20%) between some items.
We have to keep recipes in order to justify the expenses
We agreed to bring motivated students (13-15 y.o.) to the following meetings: Poland 2015 (not more than 5 from each school), Croatia 2015, France 2016
We decided not to bring to the meetings more than 2 teachers from each school who can’t communicate in English if there is only one teacher accompanying them.
The same as this time, all teachers who attend transnational meetings should be involved in the project.
We discussed some practical aspects related to the next meeting in Kalisz (dates, transport, accommodation). The Polish coordinator will send us full information by email later.
We stressed the importance of respecting deadlines as much as possible
There will be a mobility tool to record how projects work and disseminate results (not published yet)
11. Participation in class activities
Some teachers attended classes and spoke with Spanish students
- The 5 lesson plans (OER) regarding measuring noise, air and light pollution and analysing the measurement must be written first in English.
- We have to be careful with the materials we pull off the Internet (copyrights, legal questions). Everything should be original or authorised.
- The project coordinator will send a model of a table to record the process and the outcomes of the activities; there will be a title, dates, description, outcomes and number of participants
- In the end, each country will have a sort an e-book product.
- We discussed the possibility of using some of the most popular web tools: Google drive, Skype, Twinspace, Facebook, Wordpress and others like Glogster or Pixton.