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eTwinning Professional Development Workshop
Transcript of eTwinning Professional Development Workshop
Professional Development Workshop
İstanbul / May, 2014
Outdoor Activities + ICT =
An eTwinning Project Starts with some classical steps like;
You are supposed to introduce
some other characteristics related to your culture.
this simple beginning may be a chance for you to include your pupils in outdoor activities
you make your pupils think that eTwinning is waste of time :)
The pupils simply make searches on the web and get some photos about the topics
form groups of pupils and give some tasks
a team for school introduction
a team for city presentation
a team for cultural displaying
Our First Outdoor Activity
The question is "
How can we handle a specific topic with the full attendance of pupils and do it outside?"
How can we
sth to our partners other than using ICT?
Hands-on, Experiential Education:
We strongly believe that students learn most effectively when learning-by-doing, learning through hands-on activities, guided discovery, and outdoor play.
: Outdoor Education has been proved to increase self-confidence, teamwork, environmental awareness, creativity, physical fitness, communication skills, and concentration
By bringing the rich, powerful learning experiences of outdoor programs to students local environment, it may be possible to connect these students meaningfully with that environment – building community, awareness, and education all at the same time.
Because it has a positive effect
the quality of project
: Engaging students multiple intelligence’s by integrating physical education, science, social studies, mathematics and language arts. Outdoor activities are engaging, effective, and worthwhile for all our students.
Kids don't have conversations-they have Facebook chats; they write and report on the smallest of activities but there is no up close and personal contact, no meeting of the eyes and human expressions, no hugs or feelings.
THE LACK OF HUMAN RELATIONS
Kids get bored easily during the lessons. We have to enrich the teaching/learning environments to motivate them and take their interest
THE LACK OF MOTIVATION IN EDUCATION
Kids try to reach all their goals by using ICT
Two separate groups, consisting of 3 pupils, took their cameras and started to explore the cultural-historical buildings across the city. This event really made them feel motivated,
Then, we started a campaign against waste of paper and come together with my students and talked possible steps.
the ideas coming from my pupils are all related to use internet, find slogans, print them and stick on the school walls.
The next step was a painting competition on forests
News on the press
Attending Europe Day
Low Participation of Pupils
No other stakeholders
Poor content of the projects
Long Live Our School
Talk about workplan,
How to integrate the project to the cirriculum,
the age group to work with,
Which activities can be done,
Where can the group work,
Can their parents join the process,
How can they support the project,
What are their abilities considering the topic.
How can you handle the topic in your lessons.
What activities can be done.
What are your abilities about the project topic.
How can you promote your pupils.
Permissions; both for pupils and teachers who will take part in the project.
Support; for setting up the workplace, organise the activities, getting materials.
Dissemination, to make the educational environment aware of the project,
The possibilty of joining the activities,
To know the importance of the process,
To give permission for his/her pupil to participate in the actions,
A Sample Brainstorming with a Partner
The beginning of a project
International Memorial Forests
This project was about drop-outs
We talked about the possible reasons
and decided on a roadmap
One of the Partner opened a topic on GAMES
The question was "
What can be done at schools?
"The Other Question was "
Past and Present Games
The Collaboration was among
The Head Teacher
The Maths Teacher
Employees at Municipality
If you want to set up outdoor activities, you need to be a team!
How to plant trees?
Pupils go and search information at school libraries.
They take notes
Form word, pdf files
Upload them on twinspace
Search the related words in Google
Copy and Paste the images and the texts
Make presentations and upload them on twinspace
Make a list of the games
Cooperate with P.E. Teachers
Form groups for the games
Upload to twinspace
Great Heights With e-Kites
The Main Action of the Project is a Kite Festival, the pupils are supposed to design and make their own kites writing their dreams on the tails with the help of teachers and parents.
Lets look where the project has taken us...
Life at the Zoo
Open Days at School
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Any places out of the class are considered as outdoor by our students though they are covered ones.